What is "our age?"
- No longer in college, but not collecting social security....
- Unable to convince strangers we are "29 and holding" but not wearing support hose...
- Loving the current trends and styles, but too old to pull them ALL off, ALL of the time....
What's a girl to do? A girl without a $1,000 monthly clothing budget?
I don't have a lot of answers. I will tell you some places I love and please tell me yours. We will be cool and we will be our age. That is our creed, my friends.
First, I must start this conversation with Ann Taylor Loft. I know, I know, PRICEY.
I agree whole-heartedly. But I have found they usually have some great sales in-store and online.
Right now, they are having a 40% sale on your entire purchase! That's a sweet deal! What I love about Loft are the classic quality pieces that work together so well. I also love the "Julie" fit, which helps girls with birthing hips like myself. :)
Did you know Loft gives discounts to teachers?! I can print off my 15% coupon online, bring it in with my school ID, and BAM! It's Christmas in July!
I wish I'd known about this before my recent shopping trip...sigh...
And how about role models? Who in your life (or in Hollywood) do you feel dresses her age, while looking groovy at the same time? For me, Reese Witherspoon (age 35, thankyouverymuch) always looks polished and trendy, not dressing like she's 15 or showing too much skin.
Okay, one last question. Where do you shop? Have you found some fun things at Target? Old Navy? Or are you a Gap girl? A Maurices maven?
I'll be the first to admit it's hard to buy clothes for yourself when your kids are growing faster than you can say "CHILDREN'S PLACE!" but we can't put ourselves at the very bottom of the pile.
You go, girl! We're all in this together.