Some girlfriends and I were talking about our wardrobes and the concept of having fewer high quality pieces vs. a closet full of ill-fitting, cheaply made clothes. This is something I've really tried to start thinking about when I shop. As I've been weeding through my closet I've also noticed how many of my shirts really don't fit me well. I love them, but they are too wide or too short, etc...and I start to miss having my personal tailor around (mom). Even when I was like in 6th grade I remember asking her to make my floral parachute pants from Kmart fit better. No joke. Being good at sewing is a curse if you have a daughter like me.
I bought three shirts from Banana Republic the other day because they all made me feel pretty, but they are also cut too wide at the hips. I consider myself on the curvier side in the hip area, but they still flare out about an inch away from my pants on each side. I started thinking about other BR shirts I have & never wear...it's because they all do that & somehow this minor flaw is ignored in the dressing room.
My new solution is to start tailoring most of my clothes. At this age I don't feel I can walk around with clothes hanging & bagging. I'm a mom now & struggle to feel pretty every day, so I need my clothes to work with me, not against me. I may try to do it myself since I have this dress form above that I bought when we were making my wedding dress, or I may wait until my mom comes to visit in a few weeks (haha).
Do any of you have your clothes tailored? I just feel like I would enjoy my current wardrobe so much more if I loved everything I put on. One more step towards feeling like a grown up, classy lady.