Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The Clothes Make the Woman??
I went shopping today. My aunt and uncle gave me an Eddie Bauer giftcard for my birthday, and it's amazing that it lasted this long. Now normally Eddie Bauer is the type of store that I find a lot of cute things in for other people. However, it's a nice meeting point for my tastes and my aunt's tastes so I always enjoy checking things out and seeing what's for me. So I went today and holy cow! I found a lot. Cute skirts, cute capris, cute pants, cute tops, cute sweaters, everything! And that's when I realized I've cross the line. When I first graduated college and even that last year when I was in student teaching mode, I was continually frustrated by the lack of clothes that weren't teenage/college skimpy or mommy ready frumpy (extremes of course). And Eddie Bauer for all it's quality clothing goodness with it's relaxed fit and lack of darting always leaned toward the frumpy. And now at 26 (oh so old! ;-) ), I'm appreciating a little less fitted look. Their jeans fit me. (Yay! Jeans I don't have to hem!) And everything is cute. Eddie Bauer has now become age-appropriate for me. I don't think that means I'm settling for frumpy, but I do think I'm officially crossing into "women's wear".