Friday, August 28, 2009

Clothes shopping

Clothes shopping. . . hmm. Do you like it or loathe it? Personally, I like it and loathe it by turns. I can tolerate, even enjoy, up to 30-40 minutes of shopping, but after that it just gets too stressful and too confusing.

I'll be all excited (sometimes - often there's not much in modern fashion to be excited about) about certain new season trends, with a mental list of clothes items to look out for whilst shopping. Then, after an hour's shopping, I'll come home totally disillusioned, feeling like I never want to hear the word "fashion" again.

It's times like these when I almost wish I had an older sister. It's good to go clothes shopping with my mum, but - we don't often get the chance to go for a leisurely shop with just the two of us.

Yes, an older sister, one who has time on her hands, enjoys shopping, and has good taste in clothes.

On the topic of sisters - I frequently feel like I should have been a younger sibling, rather than the oldest. Big sisters are supposed to be responsible, mature, confident, and good at bossing people (younger siblings) around. I'm not as responsible, mature, or confident as I would like to be. And I am certainly not good at bossing people (younger siblings) around. Oh, I'll try it, but I don't do it very convincingly. Me: "____ [insert name of sibling], get down from there!" or "do this!" or "do that!" or "don't do that, you're not allowed!" Younger sibling almost always pays little or no attention, sometimes retorting "you're not Mummy!" or "yeah, whatever. . . "

Seriously, my 11-year-old sisters boss me around much more than I do them

Getting back on topic: which is the best way to go clothes shopping? I have tried two methods, and haven't been very successful with either:

1. Go through your wardrobe, carefully consider what you need to get rid of and what you need to buy for the season, be it summer/winter/whatever. Make a list of clothes items to find and purchase.

2. (This is a much less organised method): simply go to the shops, try on whatever takes your fancy, then pick the several items that you like the most and need the most. 

I find both "methods" can be somewhat stressful. 

So how do you find/buy the clothes you need without: a.) getting too stressed/exhausted and b.) spending excess money?


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The Editrix said...

Okay Jesse. Thanks for your comment.

Livi said...

Lol, I'm over in Christchurch now clothes shopping! I tend to use you second method.

Vellvin said...

About 6 months ago me and Mummy and 3 of my sister's went clothes shopping. It wore us out but it was still fun
even though we speent 4 hours shopping
God bless

Autumn said...

As Vellvin says .Yes we did go shopping for winter clothes now I'm not a very big fan on clothes shopping but it was fun with Mummy to help. You don't know but up until the July this year I was a real dag. I naturaly have very little fashion or style sense. I have a great Mummy and she guides me wonderfully.I have felt lots more girly since my style change
and a lot nicer.and about the older sister thing keep cool and remember noone else is you and that God has a wonderfull plan for your life.I know that I am naturally bossy,and often get myself into truoble for not biting my tounge or minding my own buisness.

Mada said...

I have bad memories of waiting in a clothes shope while my mum and sisters would spend ages looking for things. *snore*

However, clothes shopping is fine, provided you're in the right company.

The Editrix said...

Autumn - thank you for your lovely comment! It left me feeling so encouraged after reading it. :-)

Adam - firstly, LOL! Secondly - very true. You do have to be in the right company for it to work okay. Rule No.1 of clothes shopping for me - never take my 14-year-old brother along. . .