If you have the means, but are lacking in time and resources, my friend Betty has a fabulous new Personal Shopping business. Look at the cuteness she pulled together for a 4th of July event + reunion + 40th birthday party for a friend + whatever other casual event comes up this summer. (Why yes, when I do fork over the cash for an outfit, I wear it. A lot.)
You know, in my pre-child days I liked to hit the clearance racks, spending hours treasure hunting. I found some pretty fabulous deals, but also ended up with a lot of cheap junk in my closet that I never wore or that looked silly when I did.
My life now? I’ve bought clothes twice this year. Twice. One of those times I quick ran in a store with my 7 month old on my hip, said “I have exactly 30 minutes to find one outfit that will work for this, this, and this,” grabbed a couple things from the rack to try on while he stared at himself in the big mirror, and went with it.
That worked, but it doesn’t always. Shopping has completely lost its allure for me, and I’d just as soon someone else do all the work.
Will I buy everything listed above? Likely not, simply because it makes me sweat thinking of spending all that money at once. The hair ribbon? Surely I can find something like that at a fabric store? The earrings? Oh, I’m pretty sure those were made just for me! The shoes? Uh… Love them. So cute. But can I walk in 3 inch heels with a baby on my hip? Am I brave enough to try? That remains to be seen!
If you had the means, what’s a task you’d just as soon pay someone else to do? Clean? Shop? Organize? Do tell!