We made it through another week! Today was exciting for me. I joined one of those “we’ll update your wardrobe for you” companies a few months ago, and my package arrived today. I was looking forward to adding some stylish items to my closet. The company said it would take a couple months for my personal stylist to “get” my style. Well, seriously, I don’t have a style. As long as colors and patterns don’t clash and I don’t look like I’m trying to wear clothes that only look good on someone 30 years my junior, I’m good.
I’m fairly sure I mentioned in my “style profile” that I’m in my seventh decade. I also mentioned several times that I’m not a fan of knits – particularly knit pants. So imagine my surprise when my handpicked clothes arrived today. In the package I found a black and white striped knit top. The stripes on one side were horizontal; the other side had vertical stripes. Plus it tied at the bottom, adding bulk to my mid-life mid-section where I do not need more bulk. This went on the discard pile.
Next was a pair of “skinny pants” in a black and white check. The checks were quite large, and there were funky zippers and embellishments on them. They were cute and would look amazing on a skinny little 20-30 year old. Sadly, I am none of those things. I did try them on, but they, too, went on the discard pile.
Next was an A-line dress that looked like a tent. I am sure I mentioned that all dresses had to be at least knee length, and I am on the tall side. This hit right above my knee. Discard.
Then came the purple capris jeggings. Seriously? I will be 63 in a few weeks, and while I don’t want to dress in dusters or sweat suits, jeggings are out of the question. Discard.
I don’t think my personal stylist gets me. I’m going to give him or her one more month and then I’m out. I did keep a lightweight hoodie that will be fun in the fall, but everything else – even the jewelry and socks – went back. My self-esteem after trying on all those clothes, however, may never get back to where it was.
Fortunately, tonight was our Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator team meeting, so that took my mind off the fact that I really need to lose the 15 extra shingles and COVID pounds. Christy was our Make & Take hostess, and here’s the card she designed.
Cute, right? Christy used the What’s Cookin’? Bundle (What’s Cookin’? Stamp Set and Cookin’ Dies. Buy them together as a bundle and save 10%!) and used a fun fold. The Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) is perfect for a table cloth, don’t you think? And this paper is free if you host a qualifying party.
Instead of using a half sheet card stock base, there’s a fun flap on the front where you can write a message and sign your card. It also doubles as a table for the bowl, salt & pepper shakers, and spoon to rest on. So cute!
Don’t forget that we’re having Summer Sale-a-bration, so if you order the What’s Cookin’? Bundle and the Bark 3-D Embossing Folder, you will be able to choose a Level 1 Sale-a-bration item free! Get out your wish list and start shopping!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Oh Buffy, you have more courage than me, trying a personal stylist! I do NOT do knits either. Way too hot. And checks or stripes. No thank you. Please keep us posted as to your “progress”
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I’ll give them one more month. I think the “personal stylists” are 20 year-olds who pick up something and say, “Oh, I LOVE that!” – then throw it in my box. I’ll keep you posted!
I always wanted to try one of those subscription services but now I don’t think so!
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It’s been … interesting. The clothes are cute and would look darling on Amelia (if they were in kids’ sizes). But on a grandma? Just kind of a pathetic bid to hang on to youth as long as possible. They get one more try.
Oh my goodness – I was alternately horrified and laughing – with you, not at you – reading your description of what your ‘stylist’ chose for you, Buffy! Wow – I hope they get it right for you next time. Please keep us updated!! The only thing cooking here is us humans – another heat wave has struck. I do love the card, with it’s fun cut and tablecloth!
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Thanks, Deborah! I’m glad you got a chuckle our of my story. Looking at the clothes, I knew they would look horrible, but I wanted to be fair and give them a chance. I had to laugh every time I peeked in the mirror. We’ve been cooking here too. But fall is on the way!