Shopping (and flowers)
Yesterday my sister and I went out shopping.
She had invited me and I was very glad of the chance to go with her, as I don't like to drive much! I seldom drive anywhere, on my own, except to MY side of town...Lol- which is Wal-Mart for groceries and Bealls ; where I do almost all of my clothes shopping-etc .
Anyway, Joy and I both needed to shop for a new outfit to wear to her son's wedding - which will be in October!
We went to 3 of our better stores to look...Dillards, Macys ... and ending up at JC Penneys. We saw absolutely nothing that we liked - at all! ...Honestly, I saw not one thing that I vaguely was taken with! The colors were gaudy and ugly- all BIG printed patterns -the fabrics remind me of the late 60s and 70s...the polyester blends . I saw no basic colors...I mean-toned down shades-all are LOUD ! The styles are atrocious-just plain unattractive~IMHO.
(Just give me some faded denim and a cotton shirt and I'm happy! LOL)
...But we both know we must find something suitable for the wedding...
Well, we got a few weeks to search...and ponder the problem!
Meanwhile, we're both going through our closets for possible garments of the past to consider. :) LOL-In my case I find things dating back 25 years or more.! Still- they are prettier than anything I saw yesterday-by far!
As I told Joy's husband when he asked how the shopping went..." Neither of us saw anything that we would even consider wearing to a 'Dog Fight,' much less a wedding! (lol- not that I've ever been to one of those )
Really-it was -disheartening-disenchanting-disgusting...lol-all those 'DIS' words!
Have to say, though, in spite of our unproductive outcome with the shopping, Joy and I had a fun time out...catching up with family news and having a relaxing lunch at Olive Garden! We both had the soup and salad, which was excellent! I have to pat myself on the back for being able to resist one of the great pasta dishes they serve there!
(good for me- one battle won, in a long line-up!)
Before leaving Joy's house I had to go out in her back yard and get some pics of her pretty flowers. These are plants I don't have and I don't even know the names- except for the Hibiscus! It's a very pretty color!
LOL-Otherwise I'll have to go on another search!
(Click on pics to enlarge)