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Race Car Colors (Wherein I shine a spotlight on a very shallow topic. Prepare to be blinded.) - Salvador Dali in a lawn chair.
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Race Car Colors (Wherein I shine a spotlight on a very shallow topic. Prepare to be blinded.)
I've been doing a lot of shopping lately, some before my cruise with Mama since I needed shorts and bathing suits, and some since the cruise where I won some money gambling.

In that time I've realized I tend to wear only a handful of colors, almost always solid. I've taken the calling them Race Car Colors: red, black, white, and gray (every shade of gray you can possibly imagine, I have in my closet).

Everytime I got back from the store and started showing off my loot, I saw that, while still lovely, they all belonged to the same semi-color-blind palette.

I used to wear more colors, others that just haven't been popular the last couple of years in the limited stores I can shop in: royal blue, navy, hunter green, olive, chocolate brown, bronze.

I love fall colors that Lane Bryant won't sell unless they put mix it all up horribly in a vomit-like mixture of paisley and pin-stripe.

I went out on a limb and bought a bright orange v-neck t-shirt and intentionally paired it with a pair of super-comfy olive slacks, just to force myself to accept that if I could wear that out in public, I could wear anything.

But until I can either shop in a greater variety of stores or Lane Bryant decides to quit laying on the cheeky housewife (which isn't so bad) or bad-seventies-sistah (not for me) montage, I'll be stuck with Jeff Gordon.

mood: a truncated spectrum
music: the semi-kitty-whine sound of the external hard drive

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birdofparadox From: birdofparadox Date: June 15th, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC) (link)
in the past, i found some really gorgeous stuff at lane bryant, but it was EARLY in the season, before all they had left was icky prints....

i just hate how they feel justified in bleeding you for any item of clothing because it has a little more fabric in it.
lost_angel From: lost_angel Date: June 15th, 2004 12:38 pm (UTC) (link)
Yep, if you try to buy anything on sale, all you have left are the things even the desperate women wouldn't buy. I've gotten kinda lucky the last couple times because they still had semi-acceptable things on the clearance racks.

But to get anything you won't be embarrassed to wear, you have to pay 50-100% more than regular-sized clothes. I try to use their coupons and sale days (since I don't shop but thrice a year normally), but you still walk out feeling victimized.

And you can forget finding a bargain basement, trift store with the race zinger of a find for plus sizes.
birdofparadox From: birdofparadox Date: June 15th, 2004 12:41 pm (UTC) (link)
I should totally quit web design and design clothes for non-twiggy women.
exblogger From: exblogger Date: June 15th, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC) (link)
Totally!
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