I hate shopping. I always end up hitting the high street on the search for something in particular (work outfit, wedding guest dress, new pair of jeans) and end up coming home either empty handed or (more likely) with another pair of shoes I don't need as I resent not coming home with anything. I'm also a terrible impulse buyer in the sales, meaning I often end up with items that I haven't tried on and don't suit my shape at all.
In fact I don't really know what my 'shape' actually is, which is pretty bad for a woman in her 30's. You see, my figure changed drastically post University and everything I used to wear - big baggy grunge jeans that hid your trainers and allowed water to creep up to your knees when it rained with belly button revealing tops in a silky paisley print (pierced and the gem changed to match the outfit. It was the early 2000's, give me a break!) - no longer suited me. The fact that they probably never did is neither here nor there.
I hope you realise how embarrassing it is sharing these pictures with you!
|I'm on the right in the electric blue trousers. I was about 19 I think.|
|Front right in the jeans and blue top. Rehearsal for a play|
I then try online shopping and end up sending everything back because although the smiley happy model with her picture perfect legs looks wonderful in the dress I have just bought, on me it looks more like a tree trunk sprouted limbs and got stuck in a lost property cupboard. The majority of it ends up being returned which is even more hassle than just leaving items on the 'I Hate
I'm sure that this is because I don't know what my shape actually is or how to dress for it properly so I don't know what shapes and styles to look for when browsing.
Well, this used to be the case!
Let me introduce you to Laura and her new venture, Love My Figure, Love My Fashion.
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