Friday, January 18, 2013

# 390 - New Clothes with Purple!

My oldest daughter gave me several gifts at Christmastime. She's a generous daughter. The great thing is that she buys me the most wonderful clothes. I don't know how she does it. Every time I buy myself clothes, I end up with articles of clothing I'm not so pleased to own.

So, I don't know how Heather is able to go shopping and find such great pieces, each fitting me perfectly. She also goes the extra mile and usually buys a nice blouse with a matching cardigan or sweater, something I always did when she was growing up. But, she's made me realize how that extra matching piece truly makes everything look pulled together. I especially love this purple accented outfit.

Since I'm one of those people who takes very good care of my clothes, I end up having blouses that I wear for ten years. Clothes shopping is a very infrequent affair for me to enjoy. Since I'm not good at it, I just avoid it.

However, my daughter Heather is a perfectionist at knowing exactly what will look good on me, and she is astute in being able to look at a blouse and know whether or not it will fit me. Plus, she's been buying me outfits that are in a wide range of colors that I might not have considered for myself, but that I LOVE.

Now that my daughter has purchased me several new blouses, I've decided to start shedding my closet of some of those old ones. I admit, it's difficult for me to get rid of "good" clothes, but it's about time that I quit having yearly photos in one of my same, beloved blouses, ten years in a row.

Below is a self-photo as I try to take a shot to show Heather I am wearing the new shirt she bought me. I loved the t-shirt being jazzed up with a nice print.

A big bonus for the shirt was that the part around the bust and abdomen is not tight, I'm definitely a Southern woman who likes her sweet tea and chicken fried steak, so I invite those extra pounds and don't beat myself up over it. I have extra weight on me, but the bottom line is...unlike so many women...I am happy with myself. Go figure! I've learned to embrace my body, as it is, and not let anyone's criticisms pull me down. After all, everyone has an imperfect body and that's what makes us each so perfect! We're all unique!

Heather is one of those women who has that great body, tall, but with a nice, curvy figure and she always dresses fashionable.

Now that I have so many nice, new clothes, it is definitely time to donate a few things. Besides, I am a firm believer in getting rid of old clothes as the new clothes come into the closet or things can get out of control. I've been lax in this area, so I need to get back on track. I'm a tad out of control. However, having so many new things to wear will make this task much easier.

And I am very blessed to have a daughter who is so sweet. She is an amazing young woman, a thoughtful, sweet, forgiving young woman who puts her best-self forward, even when it is difficult. I admire her.

Now, I just have to get her to call me more often. I know that will be next for the natural progression of things to come; I'm being patient. I wish I lived closer to her, but life has us five hours apart and that stinks. I know that we would have good times together, if we lived closer to each other. However, I am being a good sport and looking forward to our Skype date sometime in the next couple of days. Gotta love technology.

Even though Heather is keeping me in nicer clothes, I'll save the moo-moo dresses for the days I'm outside with the chickens, the rest will go to Good Will. Besides, I am due for a shopping trip at Good Will. I am good at shopping at Good Will. Ahhh...the beauty of awesome chain reactions!

1 comment:

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I am the same way, I take care of my clothes and they last forever. I usually have to get rid of them because the style has changed, not because they are worn out!

It was great catching up on your blog. and thanks for visiting mine!