Every year it feels like the holidays sneak up faster and faster. This year I’m unprepared and have to do some marathon shopping to catch up. It’s fun to see all the over-the-top store decorations. They help get me in the holiday spirit. I shop with a list, but also like to keep my eye out for unexpected treasures!
This week Pam and I continue our series on Hitting Your Style Sweet Spot. This Sunday it’s a holiday shopping marathon. Your Style Sweet Spot is where your appearance and confidence meet. It’s when you know you look your best and are sending the message you want with your appearance.
You need to look nice, so you’re treated well by store clerks. I’m not talking about dressing up. But if you go shopping looking shabby, you won’t get the service you would, if you looked better. It’s just a fact.
I also have to be comfortable. I’ll be on my feet all afternoon so my shoes are critical. They have to be cushioned and supportive. If my feet are miserable that quickly puts an end to the shopping.
I chose a pair of Eileen Fisher shoes. Almost any of her shoes I own would work, but I chose these because of their thick, rubber soles. The extra cushion is better for my hip and my feet never get tired.
Since I live in Northern California, I can get by without a coat. I know how bulky and cumbersome coats become once you enter the mall. It’s no fun to be racing around, getting warm and stuck with your coat to carry! If you live in a colder climate, see if your nicer department store has a coat check.
My everyday purse is a satchel, but it’s awkward to juggle with shopping bags. I take my cross body bag so my hands are free.
Simple clothes and accessories that are comfortable. The pants and top are knit so they have stretch. If I get warm while shopping the white cardigan is light enough to toss into a shopping bag.
This is where I hit my style Sweet Spot for a holiday shopping marathon.
Now lets see what Pam is wearing to go shopping and why she chose what she did.
Style Your Day Beautifully,