Hi, My Name Is Susan P.
& I Am Fashion Challenged!
Yep, as much as I hate to admit it, it is true. It's really kind of strange because when it comes to picking out fabrics, colors, etc.. for my home I have no trouble at all, as a matter of fact I actually quite enjoy it. I love to wander the aisles of any home decor store and have all kind of ideas jumping around in my head as to what I could do with what I see. BUT, when it comes to shopping for clothes for myself I have absolutely no idea how to do it.
Most of my life I have struggled with my weight. I am always either going up or down on the scale, up usually being the case. This alone can make clothes shopping a nightmare, then when you add in the fact that I really don't know how to put outfits together, etc... it can become a real problem in my everyday life. I literally feel like I'm going to break out in a cold sweat when I enter the clothing store and upon seeing all the racks upon racks of clothes it's enough to make my head spin. As a result, I usually just wear the same "old things" everyday until they wear out and then I have to summon up the courage to go and find something else.
I have come to a point that I am just really tired of feeling this way. I want to present a better image of myself to others, but more importantly, I want to feel better about myself. I realized that I can't wait until I hit that "magic" number on the scale to start work on looking better because in reality that might never happen. I need to start right NOW and work with what I've got (play up my good points) and try to look the best that I can no matter what my weight.
Now, all of that sounds like a good plan but there was just one problem. I didn't know how to go about starting. Where to begin? What style? What colors? What essentials? I had the determination but didn't have the skills. I was in unchattered waters and I needed a "captain" to steer the ship! lol I'm sure most of you are familiar with Mrs. Wilt's blog called the Sparrow's Nest. I rememberd her talking awhile back about something called MissusSmarty Pants so I went back into Mrs. Wilt's archives. After reading her testimonial I decided that MissusSmartyPants might be my answer. She could be my "personal shopper" and I wouldn't even have to leave home! So, I took the plunge and signed up this week. So far I really like what I see. I am voraciously reading everything she has to say and I love it that she gives pictures and examples of clothing (for my body type) that I can actually find in stores in my area or online. Now, I know I will never be a Heidi Klum or any of those other fashion models, I just want to be the best Susan P. I can be. I will keep y'all updated on how it's going ~ who knows, maybe I'll even be brave enough to post a before and after picture;o)