Ebay. Anyone know what that term means?
I've been doing some work on my closet lately at the prodding of the impending cruise to Mexico. My closet--it's a sad state of affairs these days...and certainly not filled with a cruise-worthy assortment of items.
More like a mommy assortment.
Jeans and casual pants. A few capris. Sweatshirts for warmth on park days. Shrits made to be left untucked and layered. Nothing that needs ironing or hand-washing. Tennis shoes, slides, casual leather flats...one pair of black leather heels that Ihaven't even put on since before G was born--meaning they probably don't even fit anymore.
My closet screams "Mommy" at the top of it's lungs!
I have only a few fashion rules:
1--no shirts without collars
3--no horizontal lines
4--white socks only go with jeans and tennis shoes
5--no shirts with writing or designs on the chest
Beyond that I'm all Mommy.
So, imagine my delight/surprise/horror when I read that each evening of our cruise is semi-formal dining. Not black tie but almost. The men are to wear suits with ties. (Did I mention that this is what Joal wears every day?)
Four nights of elegant evening wear to be packed in my suitcase...hmm. This is going to require some creativity on all levels--creative planning, creative shopping and of course, creative packing.
I don't want to sink hundreds of dollars into this...obviously it'll proabably be a while before I need them again. (My current avarage is a formal event every 13 years...LOL!)
So, all that to say, I've been browsing around ebay for nice outfits. I've had a little luck but not much. I have discovered something else tho--you can really find anything on ebay. Some stuff looks better left unfound--I think. It's difficult to shop online for clothing--you can't touch it or try it on. There's the risk and of course, shipping. I went to a couple of department stores over the weekend and found a few possibilities. Planning to go back next weekend.
Honestly. If we weren't going with Joal's colleagues, I wouldn't bother so much, but we are and I want to step it up.
I wish I knew how to sew with fabric instead of paper.