Thursday, November 14, 2013


It all started with black pants, a black tank, and little Liz Claiborne black feather cardi (patterned with feathers in muted colors, not actual feathers :-D)  . . .

Perfect little work outfit, don't you think?  Yeah, I thought so, too.

We were both wrong - here's how quickly it all went pear-shaped . . .

I check my look in the mirror and I look down.  The tank is WAY too low cut for the office (possibly too low cut for anywhere now that I have these great new Panache SuperBras from Bravissimo in Edinburgh) - let me just say that my girls have not looked this good in a VERY long time - but I digress . . .

Anyway, I decide to go with a sweater instead. . . that apparently biased when it went to the dry cleaners :-S  That was bothersome because it was my mom's and I really like it.  Off with that, at which point I notice that the hem of my black pants is out on the right leg.  


I start pawing through the closet looking for another pair of black pants.  No black pants.  Oh hell - REALLY??  I have only ONE pair of black pants????  Crap.  How can that BE???  I see another pair toward the back - tags still on and I grab them, praying they fit because they are from four years ago when I got smaller before I had plantar fasciitis.  They fit.  I managed to get the tags off and put them on.  Eureka!!  Yay me - they didn't fit a month ago.  

OK - at least I have pants.

But they are navy blue.

See above for why the original top that went with the black pants didn't go with the blue pants (or any pants at all for that matter).  I give the biased sweater one more try with the blue pants.  No.  The blue pants do nothing to alleviate the wonky curving line of dark buttons on the oatmeal-colored sweater that starts properly right between my girls, and ends up wrapped around my right hip.  :-P  

Alrighty then.  

Next, a cute blue/green/white leaf patterned top (I love leaves) with 3/4 length sleeves (I also love 3/4 sleeves).  Too summery, too baggy in the body, and not long enough in the length.  No.

Then a long-sleeved blue top with false cuffs and collar.  Color OK with the blue pants but it looked dorky on me.

Second Chance Shop: 3    A: 0

FINALLY, a nice teal-colored v-neck tee with 3/4 sleeves that I just got at Chico's. Fine with the blue pants. Cute, fits, long enough in the body and whothehell cares about the arms because they are 3/4.  Did I mention that I love 3/4 sleeves?  I do.  I really do.

I missed my train.  I missed the second train.  I missed the late train.

I suppose it's a good problem to have that all of a sudden I have a lot of choice in what I want to wear every day, but really????  I'm going to have to plan better - and I need a new pair of black pants that fit.

It's a good thing I have a good sense of humor.


p.s.  You can get Panache SuperBras on Amazon - you don't have to order overseas - I like the Andorra  :-)


Michelle said...

Thanks for the chuckle and getting to walk a mile in another's shoes . . . or pants . . . or something! ;-)

Auntea said...

Oh A, I shouldn't laugh, but seriously, I couldn't help it. I have lived this moment from both sides. Losing weight and having nothing to wear, and gaining weight and having nothing to wear. The hem out of the pants, everything. And all to coordinate with the great looking girls in the new bra. Excuse me, I need to go have a good chuckle. And check Amazon......

A :-) said...

My pleasure, Michelle :-D

A :-) said...

Ellie - the bras are spendy, but wow - are they worth it ;-D

Tammy said...

I don't like 3/4 sleeves. :-)

Michelle said...

Tammy, you must not be of a certain age yet. Between the hot flashes and the body changes, they've become MY favorite, too!