It is March 16 today. And my car said it was 76 degrees outside. In Minnesota.
I think those who live here will join me in a collective: WHAT THE FUCK?
The optimist in me wants to believe that Spring is officially here. The pessimist is saying: WHOA. It could snow in two weeks.
With amazing weather comes the desire to break out the warm weather wardrobe. My issue? My wardrobe has shrunk by nearly 90%. Even my summer SHOES are too big. SHOES? REALLY? Some of my tops are still a comfortable fit, but the bottoms? I can either cinch them up with a belt or suck it up and buy new clothes. I'm sure you can take a wild guess which route this shopaholic will take.
I headed out into the incredible and freakishly warm MN day with the idea that I would first try to find some cute summer dress sandals. After striking out at two stores, I decided that I needed a cute "going out" top. I stopped in at a couple of my staple stores: Gap, Express and Loft. Gap was too casual, Express was too clubby/flashy and Loft was too "work"-ish. In a last ditch effort, I stopped in at New York & Company. Jackpot. My selections:
One for work and one for play. The bottom one I got in black. The most awesome part of my excursion? I had to ask for each one of these in a size small. Not only can I not even remotely remember the last time I wore a small but I have always been too ashamed to ask for different sizes in the dressing room- usually because I always had to go to the next size up (or two).
Shopping isn't the only thing that is amazing for me now. I have had the urge to go out with my friends lately. Partially spring fever related; however, I think it has a lot to do with my confidence level. I kind of want to go out. Show off. Feel good.
I don't want to hide anymore!