This is a lot harder than it looks

A week ago today was my first blog post. In the past seven days I have written and deleted more posts than there are New York Housewives. When I embarked on this project, I really didn’t think it would be so difficult to just write. I love reading other people’s blogs, and I wonder, are they struggling, too?

Now, in addition to whatever book I’m reading, and other random papers and receipts, my nightstand is now littered with scribbled notes with story ideas: “I Love the 80s”, “Stacey’s mom lyrics” “where do you shop when you aren’t ready for Chicos?”


Groundbreaking topics, don’t you agree? Seriously…what clothing stores are out there for the woman in her fifties? I’m still looking for just the right place to fit in. It used to be so easy. The Gap always had the basics…when I was in my 30s. My recent trips there seem wasted. Shrunken blazers, cropped t shirts, ripped jeans. Let’s move to the other extreme, Chicos (sorry, mom). Whenever I walk into a Chicos store, the salesperson says, “do you know how our sizing works”, which translates to “oh, this must be your first time in here” I usually just politely walk through the store, and make a quick exit. Really, I am not there yet. So where, then?

  Is this a look for me? It’s from Evereve….
Have you heard of Evereve? Yeah, well, it used to be called Hot Mama. Apparently that wasn’t really working for them. Is Evereve any better? Oh, and let’s not forget Soft Surroundings.  A new retailer that I discovered recently. The best thing I can say about them is that the store smells really nice. Let’s just put them up in the Chicos category.

I like to shop…but nowadays, I don’t really LOVE to shop. It just seems like a lot of work.

Leave me a comment. Tell me where you like to shop. Someplace where you feel like you aren’t browsing through your daughters closet or your mothers closet. I’d love to hear from you.

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