Sunday, March 22, 2009

Makeover: Fail

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No, this isn't me. It's just an example of how terribly wrong things can go after a certain age. I'll be taking this with me to the makeup counter as an antidote to pushy salespeople.

I'm going to pick up my new glasses today. They're not the thick black plastic kind the kids are wearing, but they are small, wide rectangles in a dark, heavy wire. It seemed like a good compromise. How they're going to get bifocals into a lens that small is a mystery.

I'm still putting off the clothes and shoes thing. I despise shopping because it's so depressing. We have loads of stores filled with beautiful things, but not one item in any of them ever fits me. "Petites" don't come large enough, and large sizes don't come "petite" enough.

"Petite." Boy, there's a label straight out of a marketing department. Ditto "Womens". They mean short and fat, respectively.

When I do find things, I hold on to them for years. Many, many years. Unfortunately, all my business stuff has those football-player shoulder pads. I'm thinking it may be time to let go of the eighties. Even I know they ain't never coming back.

6 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I hate to shop, but what shopping I do these days is done at Goodwill. Best buys I've ever found. I'm still lucky enough to only need glasses for reading or at the computer --of course these days that's almost full time anyway. My concession to needing a serious makeover was to get finally get my hair cut. That should do it for a while.

Small Pines said...

I absolutely can't stand shopping. And what's worse, I like to examine all my options, so I always have to look at 100 versions of the same thing before I am happy. Thrift stores are a great option. Especially since both of us sort of destroy clothes.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Shopping can be very depressing..The clothes all look like they are made for some teenager...I am with you on that one...

MyMaracas said...

Sylvia, I used to hunt for antiques and vintage jewelry at Goodwill. I still regret not buying a huge old spinning wheel I found in there. Haven't tried the clothing racks, but I'll take a look next time.

Small Pines, I do that too! I'll look all over town and then go back and get the first thing I saw. You too on the thrift stores? It appears I am missing out. Definitely gotta look.

Rambling, Amen. However, the crop tops are actually waist length for me, and capri pants often hit me at the ankle, so there are bright spots. LOL

Kathy said...

Those 80's might not be coming back, but as soon as you donate those large padded shoulders ...

I shop at Macy's pretty much exclusively for myself ... short and fat in one department. It's amazing!

spookydragonfly said...

I feel your pain! I loved the shoulder pads of the eighties...it made everything else look a little more proportionate! Hang in there!