Sunday, July 22, 2007

Confession Time

I have a confession to make.

I hate shopping.

I mean, I'll go grocery shopping every week or so. I love a good deal and know how to hunt for the best unit price like the best of them.

But don't make me buy clothes for myself.

Don't get me wrong - I like WEARING new clothes. I just hate trying stuff on. And picking stuff out. And spending money on myself. And figuring out what my size is.

Now that my size has increased, most of my clothes don't fit anymore. I have given them away. I don't really own too much that looks decent. I've been wearing mostly t-shirts and jeans or shorts, and I know I pretty much look like a slob. I don't like it, but I really haven't had anything else that fit. And now that I'm going to be teaching six days a week, I NEED some professional clothing.

I have the best husband in the world. Knowing how much I hate clothes shopping, DH went with me to Kohl's after we dropped the kids off at camp on Friday. He stayed with me the whole time while we selected tops for me. Even when I started feeling claustrophobic and began pulling at my shirt collar, he made me laugh and stay focused and helped me keep going. When it was time to try them all on DH stayed right outside the dressing room to give me his honest opinion on each and every shirt. He even opened a Kohl's charge card in his name so we could get 15% off of all of the purchases. I came home with eight tops!

Next step . . . bras.


Domestic Goddess said...

I hate shopping for myself, too.
I don't know why, but I love shopping for the boys. I like food shopping more than most people, most likely because I am a food addict. But for myself? PAINFUL! I hate it! I hate Kohl's, too! Too crowded, too many things close together, too loud (music and announcements), too bright, get the picture. A sensory overload for me, on top of not wanting to do it in the first place.
I feel your pain! But congrats on EIGHT TOPS! WOOHOO!

Trace said...

I hate all shopping especially grocery shopping (& getting gas)! I put it off for as long as possible, even though I know if I got up early on Saturday or Sunday morning and went to the supermarket it would be so much less painful. Alas, I can't seem to force myself.

Actually, I'm not into clothes shopping either, but in recent months my husband has been asking me to dress more stylishly. One night after a few beers he said that I was frumpy and that it would help our "personal time" if I dressed in a non-frumpy way so I've been trying. The internet is my friend! I like places where I can order online and return to the store (gap, Eddie Bauer, Victoria Secret, Lands End, etc.). I know you said you feel self conscious about your weight...Chicos has very stylish clothing (it's a little pricey though).