Thursday, 25 September 2014

age appropriate attire

When it comes to clothes and choosing an outfit, I often say, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should." I'm of course referring to people who look bloody awful in what they are wearing. Mutton dressed as lamb, fatties who squeeze into a size too small, ugly shoes, wearing Crocs... So today I was faced with a dilemma. I had to ask myself that very question... 

I was browsing the Myer clearance racks. Just something to do for an hour or two. I took an armful of possibles into the changing room and narrowed down my choices to three dresses and a crop top. Then suddenly remembered my age. Oh. Bugger. I looked again at my selection and tried them all on again with 'I'm 41 not 21' in mind. Crop top? Umm. Yeah, that's okay with a high waisted pencil skirt. Tight black and white patterned dress with slit between the thighs??? Reluctantly I put that one back. It fitted beautifully and looked good, but as my darling 10yo daughter pointed out, "It's the kind of dress teenagers wear." 

It's a pain having to do the age appropriate check. Sometimes a line has to be drawn. 

So what did I buy? Two pretty spring dresses for $12, yes $12 each! Gotta love the Myer 75% off already reduced prices rack! They'll do.


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