Thank Goodness For Mothers Who Like To Shop
Oct 28 2007
My mother was in town recently for a quick visit. She helped me go through my entire wardrobe and get rid of pretty much all of my pre-mommy and mommy clothes (up to 10 years old!) that
were way out of style needed to go. We took literally bags and bags of old clothes to the Goodwill. She then helped me find and gifted me some really nice, new clothes. I had several moments of sticker shock as I saw how expensive clothes have become! I usually shop at Target, Ross, or Costco so you can guess how many times I said “Are you sure, mom?” And she said “Yes, I’m sure. Now is the time in your life to dress for success. You are only young once.” Isn’t she great!
One joke in our family is that I was born without the shopping gene. Growing up I was more than content to wear torn jeans and shoes with holes in them. My mother would secretly throw them away when I wasn’t looking which resulted in a few teenage tantrums on my part. I know she meant well, and she didn’t want other people to think she had a teenage daughter who dressed like a
street urchin boy, but at the time I thought she was ruining my life. I’m sure that episode will re-run in our house in some form or fashion when our daughter hits her teenage years.
She and I both felt that since I was spring boarding back into the business world, I should have a few modern outfits to wear instead of my old Levi jeans and Target tees.
Now if I can only find those elusive, perfect shoes that are stylish yet without a “who can walk on those without breaking their back and tripping on the sidewalk?!?” heels to go with all of these nice new clothes….
P.S. By the way, I admire organizations like Goodwill because their mission “is to enhance the quality and dignity of life for individuals, families and our community by providing job-related services for people with barriers to employment.” I like non-profit organizations that help create jobs. The Goodwill store sells clothes that are donated in stores that are staffed by volunteers and paid employees.Author: Aruni | Filed under: mom, mother, random stuff, working mother | Tags: , clothes, dressing for success, shopping | Comments Off