I guess coming from me this post may be a shock to some. As my friend Yvonne says I am a "Fashionista". I guess this is true I love trendy clothes trinkets and anything else I can be the first to have. This is not a new habit like my Mom commented on my last post, kids made fun of me for dressing up for school but it never stopped me. I have a "fad " box at my Mom's filled with the plastic charm necklaces, those twisty strands of beads that you cliped together , swatches, Jelly bracelets ( only black) and who can forget the plastic bangles. That’s just the jewelry I am not even going to start on the shoes and clothes..HA!! Looking back now it was a good thing, I have become one of those people that can pull off almost anything and if I could get myself out of a 10-12, I bet anything. hehehe. Oh yeah another reason I can pull it off is because I do not care so much what people think. at least until recently...
I live in a area filled with beautiful trendy people with money... To bad that is not me. I am not a thin, I don't get to stay home, I have no time, and I do not have the money to even play ball with the Jones's let alone keep up with them. Don't get me wrong I did not just wake up this morning and decide that I was no longer trendy Lisa, slave to fashion, I think I just woke up thinking that there are more important things. Where it used to be Gucci it is now Gap ( except if sunglasses are involved) my purses no longer come from Nordstrom the are from knock off purse parties :) .
I guess this is a fact of life or just growing up.
People depend on me and putting myself in debt for a new hand bag and some Jimmy Choo shoes is no longer part of the game plan. I guess having a family that loves you, and real friends that you do not have to impress (they were most likely there all along) is a gate way to growing up. I have always know this but more recently it came to my attention, there is so much more to life then having every thing materialistic that you want. Wow who would have thunk it, I actually just said that.
So if you are wondering if I am never going to shop again, get real. I am who I am and I would imagine with my two little girls there is a ton of shopping for us to do and believe me I cannot wait to do it. I've just learned that Nordie Rack and TJ Maxx are places to go for high end things and me, well I am a Target, Old Navy, and Gap girl through and through . . . Unless I make to the Ralph Lauren outlet HA! You all know how I feel about POLO, and now Emma too . . . oops
I can dress my girls in whatever brand name I want but unless they have self confidence and are sure of themselves they are just going to be girls hiding behind a brand name. I am sad to say this happens way to much and at all ages. It is about who you are not what you carry on your shoulder.
This is Emma and I a few Christmas's ago in our matching outfits...Look out Chris soon enough we'll have Tatum on out side too!!! To think I wanted boys, I can not even imagine that now. Me and my girls...I love it :)