II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Monday, October 26, 2009

17 again

Friday night Matt and I went to the Aaron Shust/Chris Sligh concert. I had went and gotten my hair (roots) colored earlier in the day and picked the kids up from school and took them to lunch, so I had thrown on something 'decent.' I decided it looked okay enough for the concert so I didn't change...but when I asked Matt if I looked alright, he replied, "yah, you look like you belong in highschool." I was like "really??" and he said, "yah, but that's how you always dress. Isn't that what you want?"

Yes, I want to look young and hip...but NO, I do not want to look like a 31 year old woman who is trying to come across as 17.

Then after church on Sunday we went to Khol's to try to find me some "grown up" church clothes. YUK! It was like--I could shop in the Juniors section (where I usually shop) and look like a high-schooler...OR...I could shop in the Women's section (where my mom shops) and look like a GRANDMA. Do people still wear pantyhose? If not, what do you wear with skirts in the winter? Surely not bare, white leg...???
I am having a hard time figuring out where the line is between cute and hip and too young.

Jean skirts?
Boots with the fur?
Skinny leg jeans?
Layered shirts?

What do ya'll think?
I've always thought that as long as my clothes are modest and cover everything...who CARES how young or old they look...but maybe I'm wrong.
I know I've seen older women that should DEFINITELY not be wearing short jean skirts with boots up to their knees and long straight hair. They have wrinkles and saggy skin and just look like they are in denial that they are in their 60's. I don't want to be one of them. I need a clothing consultant to take me shopping and show me how to dress fashionably and hip and not look like an American Eagle Ad.


Amy said...

I am totally with you on this, girl! There needs to be a section in the stores for us. I usually avoid clothes shopping because of this reason but when I do have to shop I have the same problem. Sorry I'm no help but you are definitely not alone in this!

Tigerlilly said...

I think you look great. I am 31 years old and love to shop in the Juniors clothes because, lets face it, we're still hip to the cool clothes! Hey, we need to wear them while we CAN still pull them off. I'm sure in 10 years we will be buying panty hose and long skirts, but for now, bring on the tight jeans and cute tops!!

Alissa said...

I don't think you looked too young in that picture! I don't think I'd go for some of the crazier colored leggings out right now (seriously, who needs to wear skin tight gold leggings???), but I definitely wear skinny jeans, layers, etc. So go for it! You can find some of that stuff in the adult section too, but it just takes more searching! I've been shopping at J Crew more often, but they're mucho expensive, so basically I haven't bought clothes in months!!! Oh well!

Rene' said...

I think you always look great-hip and modest, which is appropriate. I personally wish I COULD shop in the junior section, but the pants don't fit past my thighs/hips, so be grateful u CAN wear those clothes-that's awesome! Winter I wear tights (which are in style now-black or black patterns usually) with skirts. But in winter I try to wear dress pants more to stay warmer at church. Try Gap, Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer. Some stuff is too old and boring, but some stuff is really relaxed and pretty. You just have to keep your eyes open when you are out and about, and not necessarily plan a "shopping trip", just kinda keep your eyes open whenever u are out to see if something catches your eye. No matter what, I think u always look cute and not that "31 trying to look 17" look-which I agree is bad, & I personally too hope I never come across like that.