It is a well documented fact (and if it isn’t it should be) that I hate shopping.
I avoid the mall at most costs, unless there is a new season of Criminal Minds out on DVD or if, for whatever reason I have to go shopping for clothes (let’s face it, it’s usually because I have to replace items that are worn beyond threadbare). On those occasions I go to the shops full of sick dread and embarrassment.
Because. Nothing. Ever. Fits.
Or that which does looks dreadful.
So, as a rule, I come away from the shops thinking I’m the size of a barn (rather than a small
toolshed outhouse) and feeling as though I am destined to go through life wearing nothing but jeans and t-shirts. Shopping, see? No fun.
However, my dear friend Bliss could make shopping an Olympic Sport, and it so happened she and I were both free on Monday and in Melbourne (the shopping capital of Australia) and so she and I went to the mall, with a view to kitting me out with a winter wardrobe.
And I didn’t hate it.
I didn’t hate it because we started the shopping with this. The Body Shape Bible: Forget Your Size Discover Your Shape Transform Yourself. It had been a revolution to Bliss, turning her into one of the better dressed people in my world. She was all sorts of keen to work its magic on me!
I was Bliss’ very own personal (very curvy) Barbie Doll – and, as it happened, the same shape as she is – an Hourglass. So, for a few hours we shopped until my credit card groaned under the weight of it… but for the first time in my life I stood in front of the mirror and wasn’t horrified. I put on clothes I would never have chosen for myself (pencil skirt???!!) and they looked amazing. Really amazing.
Me. Looking amazing!
We even shopped in stores I would never consider, because I was sure their clothes would all be too small. But I walked out of Country Road with 3 long sleeved t-shirts (deep scooped neck) and two jumpers (sweaters) and one of them is long and fitted and GORGEOUS.
Me. In Country Road!
Me. Gorgeous, still a size 16/18 but gorgeous.
I might finally be able to believe it.
HA! I knew you would be converted one day! Go BLISS!!
and yay for the clothes, you know you will be walking in a whole different way when you wear them because you will know you look HOT … now we just have to work on some shoe shoppin’ ;) ;)
Kelley @ Magnetoboldtoo says
I bet you look smoking hot. Hourglass eh? Lucky you.
I am a freaking apple. And I HATE apples… except for the electronic devices.
Hmmmmm, my husband is an Apple freak. Maybe that is why he married me.
An apple hater with apple green snakeskin OMFG shoes!!! There better be no stepping on my toes in those babies when we’re shaking our groove thang!!!
Hourglass? *wolf whistles*
Enjoy your fabulous self, girlfriend!
Awesomeness! Do we get to see any photos???
Oooh. That’s tricky… Lulu is a bit rubbish with the camera… But I’ll see what I can do…