Eons ago I was once described as well dressed. The right outfit that gives out a successful look, the shoes that gives me the height for the feel of power, and the right accesories for a complete finish. Well eons ago, I didn't have to worry and think of what I need to wear.
It's been about 7 years now since I left the Fashion Industry. 7 years ago since I stepped in the plane by myself to fly to our NY showroom and check out the newest in the market. 7 years ago since I know what goes with what. I used to receive clothing allowance and if I needed to spend my own money to shop then I only pay a small fraction of the price. And now I have to dig in my own pocket to buy something to wear and I am quite lost. "Welcome to the real world!" is what I heard from a girlfriend I was complaining to. I say she's quite bitter don't you think? (sarcasm there).
Now I buy magazines to see what outfits are out there, but all I keep saying is "holy shit, who can afford these stuff?". The pair of pants I would like to have is $ 395, shoes $520, $ purse 210. I'm over $1000 already and yet I would have to walk around topless! Not to mention that I have to splurge another $20,000 on having all the fat sucked out of me. Maybe I should nominate myself in "What Not TO Wear", "10 Years Younger", "Trading Spaces", and "Extreme Makeover". That will give me a couple of thousands to look hip, and feel hip again. Ok, back to the real world...
7 years ago I got pregnant with my firstborn. Left NY job, and since then, It's been 7 years that I've been wearing Old Navy - Mommy Couture Land. Good Old Navy whom I used to bash so much when I first started shopping there. Materials are cheap, accesories are cheap, shoes are atrocious! My whole world is now a knock-off! Oh the drama! (I'm bitter can't you tell!)
Mommy Couture isn't so bad, especially when you have more $ left to spend buying Chuck E. Cheese tokens. Which reminds me - Old Navy should be sending me my 20% coupon for Spring clothes! Oh gosh I'm sooooo excited! (no sarcasm this time) :-)