“I base my fashion taste on what doesn’t itch.”
- Gilda Radner
So, we’re shooting our engagement shots today. The fantabulous Allison will be shooting us, and I cannot cry loudly enough how much I adore her work. I can’t wait to see what comes from our shoot.
But it did bring a horrible conundrum.. what do I wear?
Shopping was fruitless. I scoured the malls, went to Old Navy twice, explored Goody’s.. and could not find ANYTHING that worked. And what finally dawned on me is that I’m in that very odd age between grown up and teenager.
I know where my age truly lies, but fashion-wise.. I’m in no-(wo)man’s land.
You’ve got tons of choices as a teen/young-adult: Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, Hollister, Wet Seal, etc. And when you become an adult, your choices abound as well: Ann Taylor, B Moss, Banana Republic, Stein Mart, etc. But let’s say you’re in-between.. a working woman who is still on the younger end.. and you’re stuck. Especially if you’re (like me) poor.
And the more I thought about this, as I waded through mounds and mounds of inappropriate clothes, the more I realized that 95% of the people I’ve seen on fashion makeover shows are in that age range. Chances are, that transition from $50 t-shirts to $500 suits takes some serious help. (And, as most of the shows provide, some serious moola.)
Another quick gripe: celebrity designers who make clothes they CAN’T wear. Daisy Fuentes. JLo. I have yet to see a pair of jeans from either of these two lines in anything bigger than a size 4. REALLY? Am I supposed to willingly suspend reality and believe that you, JLo, appeared in “Selena” as a size 4?! And Daisy, honey, you based a career on being the curvaceous beauty that graced Sports Illustrated. Why not celebrate your claim to fame?!
::sigh:: Back to eBay..