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I Have Nothing to Wear

While I can mean this quite literally in Mongolia when stuck in a snow storm in June, I can (almost) never mean it literally in America (what am I going to do with Mongolia for an excuse in 15 days? ha!). I think this statement has a queasy-ing effect on my husband: whenever I say this, he knows that I start itching to go shopping and spending big money from our tiny bank account. While neither of us are math whizzes, tiny < big is an equation we know…

But never fear! In swoops the Average Girl’s Guide with an awesome idea: when feeling desperate, depressed, or despondent about the lacking in your closet, make a list! (I LOVE lists, so perfect!) Simply note down the thing/s that you feel are lacking and when out and about (you know, you just happen to wander over to Target or Nordstrom…) buy ONLY THE THINGS ON THE LIST. Visionary.

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Do I Have a Body Type?

So, I’ve had a lot of time lately to read blogs and get some inspiration about types of clothes to build my closet when I get home. Special thanks to one of my very favorite blogs, for their great tips: academichic.

However, I have no idea what body type I am :/ Perhaps someone can help me out (sorry if this is a bit TMI):
1. I’m short (5’3″), but not so much petite. I have wide (i.e. not narrow by any means) hips and line-backer shoulders.
2. I carry most of my weight in my derriere and thighs, although I also have a poochy stomach.
3. sometimes I feel like an under-worked gymnast: my arms aren’t slim, but not jiggly, and my legs can get pretty muscular without too much work.
4. my body is fairly proportional (torso vs. legs)
and I know all this is kinda arbitrary, but it seems like finding clothes would be a bit easier if I had some specifics to look for. Also, sometimes I just want to belong to a group :)

According to bodyshapefashionadvice.com, I’m an hourglass, but I don’t feel like I have the boobs for that (they compare me to Nigella Lawson, leggy, booby Nigella, who is awesome by the way, just in case you’ve never caught her on the Food Network). Oh, the life of the vertically challenged.

I know my following isn’t super huge as of yet, but if anyone out there is listening…

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