I’m going to be 33 in a couple of weeks and up until this time in my life I’ve just worn what I like. Easy as that. Presently, I live in a country that is VERY, VERY warm and I’m accustomed to not wearing layers upon layers of irrelevant clothing.
Translation: I wear short shorts and if my cellulite shows — SO BE IT. It’s hot and no one will judge me because they’re wearing short shorts, too.
So, my wardrobe is pretty much Cabo-ready. Not Northwest-Ohio-ready.
When we were in Ohio I felt like I need to dress differently. Am I too old to wear short jean shorts? Do I need to wear polos from Land’s End or should I be wearing cotton shorts to my knees — Bermudas, if you will? Not that Ohioians dress like that, because they don’t — but I think the bottomline is that I’m spending more time considering “age-appropriate” clothing.
I’m clearly experiencing some sort of fashion identity crisis. While I can safely admit that during our time in Ohio I did not step foot in a Forever 21 for the first time since 2006, nor did I run into an Ann Taylor, either.
I’m completely confused as to what I should be wearing.
I know what I like… but something in me is saying, “You’re getting older. You can’t wear that.”
And there ARE a list of things I really shouldn’t wear:
1.) Shorty-short, cut-off shorts or any other shorts with a 1-inch inseam. (Note: I wear cut-off denim, just with a longer inseam.)
2.) Any sort of midriff-baring top.
3.) Visible colored bra straps.
4.) Ambiguous shirt dresses. (“That’s so short it looks like a shirt. Wait, does she have pants on?”)
5.) Anything from Victoria’s Secret, “PINK” section.
I could go on and on.
I’ll figure it out, I’m sure. But until then, want to see two BCBG Max Azria dresses I bought and got a KILLER deal on?
The first looks super-red, but in real life it’s more Berry-ish. (Not my body — duh. I think it’s so cute and ruffles are so forgiving.)
Next, I LOVE this one.
Sweetheart black strapless with blue underneath with a black lace trim and a flouncy, sheer, pleated skirt on top. LOVE.
Now, I just need a place to go.