Now on to "Fashion Friday."
My new blog friend, Robin, is already mentioning bathing suits!! A girl after my own heart! She's ahead of the game! But when I read her post, this is what came to mind:
Now, before you get the wrong idea and think that I am a hairy monster, let me set the record straight: Yes, I do shave my legs. However, there is a distinct difference in "winter-time shaving" and "summer-time shaving." The two don't go hand-in-hand in my world. If you have the luxury of shaving your legs once a day, every day in total peace and quiet, in candle light and amidst layers of bubbles, well, God bless you!! It don't happen in my world, that's fer sure! So, I admit that I usually procrastinate - for very good reasons, of course - in the winter time. In the summer time, I eventually learn to loathe shaving simply because I have to do it more frequently (I won't dare tell you how long I go between shaves, but I thank God quite often during the summer months that my hair is so blonde)!
God also blessed me with fair skin. I don't tan. At all. I burn. Every time. I've spent many sessions the tanning beds but that was before Baby Girl came along. I am so thankful for capris in the summer because it's my own personal way to cover my "blindingness." But this summer is going to be different. For some reason, I see myself being a skirt girl during the hot months which means I have to find a solution for the "blindingness" problem. Solution: Jergens Natural Glow. I've used it before and I love it.
And as for skirt girl, I bought I nice cotton skirt at Target this week and Old Navy has their regularly priced $25 skirts on sale for $15! Check it out!
I simply left out a very important piece of information on Monday during my rant: I actually bought three items from Forever 21. I didn't lie. I simply didn't know if I would keep the thin, slinky, tight-fitting shirts. Not blouses. Shirts. As in t-shirts. I spent over $60. Which brings me to my point: I took them back to Forever 21 today. Or, at least I tried.
Can you believe that this store will only give store credit for returns? The sales clerk/manager would not give me credit on my debit card. I wasn't happy about that at all!! Then, she had the audacity to ask me why I was returning the items. By this time, she had ticked me off and I felt like telling her, "Well, they've actually been in the trunk of my car for the last seven days..." but I didn't. Instead, I told her the exact same thing I said on my blog on Monday: "I'm too fat to wear these clothes!"
The sales clerk/manager looked appauled. Really. And tried to sweet-talk her way into telling me how skinny I was compared to her (which I was...) and that she could wear the clothes she sold so I should certainly be able to wear the clothes. Ha!
As she handed me my gift card with my $60 on it - something for me to hafta keep up with because, after all, if I happen to loose it (God forbid), it would be like throwing away money (which is what I most certainly did last week....) - she told me that beginning in April, the store would actually begin selling bigger sizes....XLs and all the way up to XL1 and XL2. She said that they would be going to size 32 in jeans. Then she looked at me and said, "You don't like tight fitting clothes, do you?" I had to hold myself back. After all, Alise was sitting ever-so quietly in her stroller listening to the entire conversation. Mommie didn't need to be the devil today.
So, on to little girl fashion. Walmart and Target style. If I'm skirt girl this summer, then Alise will be sundress queen! Black sundress with tiny white polka dots! Loved this! Nice enough for Baby Girl to wear to church.
Walmart. This came in so many colors!