Dressing to Go Shopping

@DianneN (243816)
United States
March 11, 2016 9:06am CST
Today is the day for my spring shopping spree, but I have to dress carefully for two reasons. The first reason, is for easy on, easy off clothes and shoes. I prefer a simple dress rather than tops that mess my hair and makeup, pants that need to be zipped and unzipped, buttoned and unbuttoned, and shoes that need tying or buckling. The next reason is that I want to look good and classy at the same time. My husband is taking me to my favorite stores on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach where everyone dresses well. I like to fit in, but that's me. Now, I must find the perfect shopping outfit and shoes that won't hurt my feet. Do you do the same?
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• United States
11 Mar 16
I stopped doing this type of thing when I graduated from high school. While growing up, we went shopping before each new school year began, because we had outgrown our clothing. That doesn't happen any more. I buy what I need when I need it, mostly online. I don't like shopping, I know, odd, huh?
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
11 Mar 16
You reminded me of all the years I went back to school shopping with my mother. Loved those days. I have a busy social life and a love of clothes, so I consider shopping my hobby. Besides, I never wear the same thing twice when out with friends. But that's me.
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@TheHorse (155671)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Mar 16
I do as much of my shopping on-line as I can. But I do sometimes get a high fashion bug and go to Target or Big 5 Sports.
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• United States
12 Mar 16
@TheHorse I have far more success online than in stores.
@bluesa (15033)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Mar 16
@DianneN , enjoy the shopping! Yes, I also wear something that is not too much of a hassle to change out of, and shoes that slip on and off, so I don't have to struggle to try outfits on. :)
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
11 Mar 16
Again, we are alike! It just makes sense, doesn't it? Btw, I had a ball!
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@bluesa (15033)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Mar 16
@DianneN . It does just make sense. I am glad you had a wonderful time! :)
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• Pensacola, Florida
11 Mar 16
One way to prevent messing up makeup is just not doing it.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
You don't know me very well.
@jaboUK (64905)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 16
I know how you love shopping, but for me it's just a chore. Enjoy yourself.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
11 Mar 16
I had so much fun! It's only a chore when I need something specific, such as a dress for a wedding.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
I will be going shopping next week! Hope you find all your Spring essentials!!!
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
Thank you! I certainly did. I hope you have as much fun as I had. Going back next week for more -- without my husband!
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• United States
12 Mar 16
@DianneN He-he. Without husband to go shopping for longer?
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
@infatuatedbby He began to get impatient when he ran out of phone calls to make!!! Lol! I may go with my sister-in-law. I only hit the clothes, shoes, and makeup counter. No handbags or sunglasses!
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@Lucky15 (37364)
• Philippines
12 Mar 16
i don't do shopping, i mean lately, haha. i mean with clothes i always wear flats and shirt, making me more comfortable with fitting and standing :)
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
No bottoms? Lol! I love flats!!!
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@Lucky15 (37364)
• Philippines
12 Mar 16
@DianneN hahaha Jeans
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
@Lucky15 Good! Lol!!!!!
@paigea (35191)
• Canada
12 Mar 16
I hope you found some lovely things. I am more one to think of shopping as a chore.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
I found some beautiful things, which is not difficult to do there. The chore for me is finding something specific, like a dress for a wedding. Ugh!
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@paigea (35191)
• Canada
12 Mar 16
@DianneN Yes that can sure be a chore.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
@paigea Is shopping for skiwear a chore? Lol!
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@just4him (264769)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Mar 16
No, never have. My sister was always the fashion person in the family, still is. I just make sure I match and look decent when I leave the house.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
My husband is like you. He wants to match and look decent when he leaves the house, too. Lol!
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@just4him (264769)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Mar 16
@DianneN Sometimes I'd like to be fashion minded, but it takes too long. I don't like spending anymore time getting ready to go than it takes to get dressed. Now when I need to look nice and a little more than casual, yes, I'll take the time to do up the 9's and that includes make-up. That doesn't happen very often.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
13 Mar 16
@just4him That's fine with me. I still love you!
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• United States
11 Mar 16
Have fun shopping and I hope you get what you need there Dianne. I used to yes every thing had to be perfect. I dont bother anymore however though I sometimes miss shopping.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
I'm sure one day shopping won't interest me anymore. Nah, I doubt that! Lol! I made a good haul, but am not done!
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• United States
12 Mar 16
@DianneN I am happy you found stuff..lets see it
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView Lol! Some is being shipped to the house. Too much to carry.
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@sallypup (48689)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Mar 16
Wow. You live on another planet than me. Just call me dowdy and scared of your world. I do agree about needing to wear easy on and off clothes when it comes to trying on things.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
Lol! My world is normal and not frightening at all.
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@sallypup (48689)
• Moses Lake, Washington
12 Mar 16
@DianneN Well. I've found a red turtleneck and jeans. Good enough to go to a library fundraiser. I don't have any pearls to string around my neck. I also have my stack of poetry books. And boots. My feet must be dressed, too, cause its just above freezing this morning. They're scuffed but maybe that's a new fad?
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
@sallypup Stay warm and enjoy your day. I no longer need boots in the winter, so I don't know if it's a new fad or not. You can always start one, can't you?
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@Juliaacv (67133)
• Canada
11 Mar 16
I always wear comfortable shoes. Have fun shopping.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
Some high heels hurt after a while on hard surfaces, but I'd never wear sneakers shopping there. I had a ball shopping!
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@Juliaacv (67133)
• Canada
12 Mar 16
@DianneN No I'm not a sneaker person really. I like casual sketcher shoes, they are a little nicer then sneakers and are flat and pretty comfy. What did you get yourself?
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
@Juliaacv I remember your telling me about those comfy Sketchers. I bought some clothes, sandals, and makeup. I still need a few more things.
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@garymarsh6 (23075)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar 16
Give that man a medal. I hate shopping. I hope that he drops you off at the shop and he finds himself a nice little bar or cafe to have a coffee and read a paper.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
He deserves a medal, because he had a lot of waiting to do. Fortunately, the store I spent the most time in had sofas, bottled water, and great reception for all the phone calls he made, while passing the time.
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@garymarsh6 (23075)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar 16
@DianneN OH he stayed with you while you shopped. My goodness he is on a pedestal in my opinion and that has got to be worthy of the title SAINT.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
@garymarsh6 Lol! He is a saint in my book!
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@Marcyaz (35355)
• United States
11 Mar 16
No as I am not made of money I just buy what I like and only when needed.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
I buy what I like, too.
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@Marcyaz (35355)
• United States
12 Mar 16
@DianneN Sounds like you so a love of shopping for clothes and you probably never wear the same thing twice. I love my tried and true and wear the same things over and over as i dislike spending a lot of money on clothing.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
@Marcyaz I do enjoy clothes, etc. it's in my blood, because so many of my family were in the rag business from designing, manufacturing, and selling. I am the first to admit that I'm materialistic. Hope you still love me
@AnneEJ (4963)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
11 Mar 16
Oh you are so lucky to have a husband who will take you shopping. I like your title "Dressing to go shopping". I always try to look my best when I go out anywhere. It amazes me the way some people dress in public. And, If I am going to be trying on clothes, I like to dress simply, easy things to get in and out of. Enjoy your day and I hope you find some fabulous outfits.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
Thanks so much, Anne. I'm with you on trying to look our best when going anywhere, even for a simple walk. If I could, I would love to wear white gloves, too! You always look nicely dressed in your photos, at least the few I've seen! As it turned out, I found some beautiful outfits, shoes, and makeup. I need to get a few more things, but although my husband suggested I go shopping, he started to get antsy. I got tired!
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@AnneEJ (4963)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
12 Mar 16
@DianneN Glad you found some nice things. Thank you for your nice compliment. I love to dress up. I miss the days when we wore hats and gloves.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
@AnneEJ You are welcome! I saw a woman wearing a bright pink and white print sheath, yesterday, and a pink straw hat. She had to be in her seventies. She was blonde and had matching lipstick on. She looked so pretty and ladylike. What struck me the most was her pretty little smile and twinkling eyes.
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@Drosophila (16577)
• Ireland
12 Mar 16
it's too cold in Ireland to do any shoping other than holiday shopping
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
I guess the warm weather here is conducive to shopping for spring clothes. I'll be able to use them here and at home.
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@Drosophila (16577)
• Ireland
12 Mar 16
@DianneN yep I've been looking at holidays to sunny places instead
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@LadyDuck (394388)
• Switzerland
12 Mar 16
Oh my Dianne, another thing we do exactly the same. I always wear a dress when I go shopping for easy on easy off. I like the dress in your photo, the one on the right.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
Lol! I think we're twins. Those clothes in the window are all by Lilly Pulitzer, a famous, now deceased, designer from Palm Beach. She and my sister-in-law grew up together and were good friends.
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@DeborahDiane (38102)
• Laguna Woods, California
12 Mar 16
Yes, when I am going shopping for nice clothes, I like to dress well when I enter the store. However, if I am just running into a sporting goods store for new walking shoes, I feel fine just wearing jeans or a jogging outfit.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
I always dress my best, even when going into sporting goods stores or supermarket, even in nice jeans. I only wear workout clothing when working out. I'm usually too disgusting to go anywhere except home for a shower.
12 Mar 16
i pretty much shop on a whim, normally at Target or one of the other shops close by my house. So typically, I don't plan for it. I tend to live in yoga pants these days due to my workout schedule. well, there are 3 days a week i have to dress "nicer".... but otherwise, yoga pants. I enjoy dressing stylishly, but really don't have the disposable income that I used to.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
I didn't either when I was your age. Btw, I'm still thinking of doing yoga because of you!
@TheHorse (155671)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Mar 16
I recommend Fila sneakers and Lee or Levi jeans. And a nice Target t-shirt.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
Drat! I saw this after the fact. I already bought my shoes and clothes.
@JudyEv (279011)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Mar 16
I rarely shop for clothes but it's a good idea to make sure you can change easily. I'll remember that tip.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar 16
I'm glad I was able to change and dress quickly. My husband was getting antsy.
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