Thursday, October 18, 2007

About this whole clothing thing

So, if Stacey and Clinton are reading this post they may want to stop now. However, seeing as how they are savvy, fashionable New Yorkers, the chances of them reading the blog of a Canadian suburban housewife are pretty darn slim, so I think the warning may be a tad bit unnecessary.

You see, I was looking at some of my long-sleeved shirts the other day and noticed a reoccurring theme. Holes. Yep, tiny (and not so tiny holes) in the tummy area of almost all of my long-sleeved shirts. This is a problem for several reasons.

1. My tummy is not so pretty that I want to show it off. In fact, I want it covered, at ALL times. This is for the good of the rest of the world as well, as I've got a mommy tummy with faded stretch-marks and waay too much cellulite to ever see the light of day.

2. It is now winter and long-sleeved shirts are not necessarily on sale now. At least not in the way I would deem a sale. (As I may have mentioned before, I am cheap.) To me, a shirt must cost less than $7.00 new or $3.50 used or I am probably not going to buy it. I tend to walk in to a store and only look for clearance racks, but all those racks are just full of swimwear right now.

This is the way I shop. I don't look for pretty or stylish (they may be secondary concerns depending on my mood) I look for the best deal. While other women hold up shirts and say, "look isn't this gorgeous" I'm more "Look, 80% off the lowest ticketed price!"

I understand that most women get a sense of satisfaction wearing a great outfit that looks good on them. I get my sense of satisfaction that my outfit is all new and cost me less then $12.

Thus the problem. I really do need some new long-sleeved shirts. My kids are supposed to look like ragamuffins, not me. (This is not because I want my boys to look like ragamuffins but they are pre-schooler boys, that seems to be the only way they come.) However, I can't stand to pay too much. PLUS, shopping with Spud and Sprout for more than 22 seconds at a time is somewhat akin to a root canal, you try to do it as infrequently as possible cause it's just not fun.

So, maybe I'll just stay inside this winter and wear jammies. Come to think of it, that's not a half-bad idea.


JCK said...

So, I guess you won't be getting Stacey & Clinton's clothing advice downloaded to your cell phone?

Seriously, I've never heard of this show, so you're ahead of me in the fashion department. And my holes tend to be in a wierd place - like between my shoulder blades. Now what is THAT about? Of course, the shoulder blades are a safer open target than the stomach...

Janet said...

I HAVE THAT TOO! I think it's from my vests. Or my sweaters I wear over top.....or mice. Ugh. Let's not think about that option.....:-)