Tuesday, November 20, 2007

SPC: Wardrobe Week #3

I'm sorry I'm using Self Portrait Challenge as an excuse to show the state of the bump, but this blogging every day thing was bound to get desperate sooner than later. Anyway, here's another example of my non-maternity maternity wear, another item pulled from the juniors section of H&M.

Speaking of H&M, is it not great? Back when I was a younger woman, I exclusively wore vintage -- I'd regularly go to a rock show or something wearing a '50s cocktail dress. But, as I moved out of the 119 lb weight range and ebay pushed the price of vintage clothes through the roof, I was forced to settle into the weird stuff that ended up on the Gap and Old Navy sale racks (you know, those few items that the designers managed to push through alongside the classic pocket ts and ribbed sweaters, yet, unsurprisingly, few people actually wanted to buy). Once H&M finally came to Canada, though (maybe three or four years ago), I was sold. The Calgary store just opened this summer, blissfully within a year of my arrival here.

Still though, I sometimes feel that at 32 I might not be best suited shopping in the junior trendsetters department. I once ran into another thirty-something friend at a Toronto H&M on what happened to be a holiday or something and I couldn't believe how many teenagers were in the store. My friend looked at me like I was crazy and said "You know, this store is for them, not us, right? I mean, I shop here too, but it's marketed at teeny-boppers."

Ouch. I used to live across the street from a junior high school and I'd cringe whenever I'd walk by with Ruby's stroller and realize that a kid was wearing the same outfit as me. Oh well, if I'm feeling youthful, I should dress the part right. I just am glad they haven't brought Forever 21 to Canada. I wouldn't be able to stop myself.

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Mich said...

They have Forever 21 at West Ed! Its fairly trendy too though...

Anonymous said...

haha I'm 29 and I still dress like I'm 16 or so..cool flowers on the top!

nicole said...

i think you are just fine shopping at h&m... i love the colors in that shirt, who care what age it is supposed to be for. you rock it!

MLB said...


I'm almost 40 and I still have trouble "dressing my age".
They always do those segments on the Today show about appropriate dressing at the age of 30, 40, and then 50...I still dress like I'm 20 (although now a lot of 20 year olds are a little hoochie lookin'!)