Today I did something I haven't done in a long time. I went shopping all day. My feet are sore, I'm tired and I'm poorer. I feel good.
Some events in my life during the past few months have pushed aside pursuits that were once normal and commonplace, like shopping for clothes. I'm pleased to say life has settled down a little.
I haven't been blogging because I have not had the time nor the energy. I have not been shopping either. I felt that I had nothing to say. I want to start blogging again. Posts will be sporadic for a while, but it's a start.
I also have an exciting event coming up in July: our niece Sarah is marrying Peer (who is Danish) and the wedding is in Denmark! Two things are relevant here:
1. Wedding outfit.
2. Overseas shopping.
Today, my focus was finding the wedding outfit. I must admit, I was bracing myself for a battle. I wanted something chic, elegant and very contemporary. I also wanted to wear the outfit again, and it had to work with 'sensible' heels (I want to look back and remember the wedding, not how sore my feet were).
I ended up with two options! One is a ruched bodycon dress. Now, this looks nothing on the rack (or even the super-slim model seen here), but it looks amazing on me!
But the one I am likely to wear is the most elegant, flattering wide-leg jumpsuit. The only photo I could find is here. Again, it looks not much but believe me, I did a double-take when I first saw my reflection in the mirror. The halter-neck style looks flimsy but it's very sexy without being overt. My decolletage is one of my best features as are my legs. My tummy, however is not! This jumpsuit accentuates the best bits and hides the worst! It's also comfortable and I can move easily. This is a style I could never have worn before the breast reduction. I'm so excited!
Whichever outfit I go with, it will be paired with these shoes (also Country Road).
As for the trip, Paul and I will be spending time in England (London, Somerset, Oxford), Denmark (Copenhagen, Tisvildeleje), France (Paris) and the U.S. (San Francisco). I am saving like crazy so I have a good budget for shopping! In a future post, I'll share with you some items I hope to pick up.