I have a confession to make. I have no dress sense.
I haven't the faintest idea what to wear in regards to my shape or my age.
I'm 5 foot 3 and suffer from the 'pear-shape' figure that all women on my mothers side of the family seem to be cursed with. I am a size 10 top (US 8 ) and size 12 bottom (US 10) and have a tiny waist to go with my big bum and hips which means I can never find jeans to fit me properly. The waist always gaps terribly at the back without a belt. Drives me nuts. The other 'curses' I seem to have inherited from my female ancesters are short fat legs and a little too much 'bra' for my liking if you see what I mean. I can't wear blouses with buttons - they always gap in certain 'regions'. Sigh.
I don't think I'm bad looking. I'm hardly a beauty queen but I'm not unattractive
and know I could do better if only I knew what the heck to wear. I do consider myself very lucky in that I am 'wearing very well' -I'm 36 (aaarrrggghh!!) but easily look ten years younger (not a boast, I really do look that much younger). Sadly, its only my face that looks young - the rest of my body is certainly galloping towards middle age with lightening speed due to my total lack of exercise and that terrible thing called gravity.
I've been reading a book called 'What not to wear' written by some unbearable British women called Trinny and Susannah. You may have heard of them, I don't know but they are ghastly. But, they do know their stuff in terms of what looks nice given the figure one has. Going by the pictures in the book the difference it can make if one wears clothes that suits their shape iis amazing.
I find clothes shopping so depressing. Urgh. Flatmate summed it up nicely a while ago - I can spend tons of money on cat stuff, more cat stuff and even more cat stuff but I won't spend a dime on myself. I figure its going to look terrible anyway so why bother?
My wardrobe is jeans, jumpers and t shirts. And a purple velvet jacket that stinks of cat pee.
Any tips on how to create a glamourous new look? Preferably on a shoestring budget? I've got Tobys dental bill arriving shortly ...