Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My European looking, American bought wardrobe

When I was in Chicago over the 4th, my mother-in-law took me shopping at Oakbrook Mall. Three of my favorite stores are all together there--The Limited, The GAP, and Express.

Since I moved to Europe, my shopping habits are much different. While I don't consciously look for clothes in black and white, that's what I always end up getting.

After my shopping trip with my mother-in-law, I had acquired:
1. A black, white and tan skirt
2. A white shirt
3. An off-white shirt
4. A black and off-white shirt

It all sounds a bit boring, but my European colleagues have been very complimentary of my new clothes, so my fashion tastes must be adjusting well. Today, for instance, I wore a shirt I never would have worn 5 years ago (it is very European looking--long and flared)and got 2 compliments so far--one from a German woman and one from a Swiss guy.

But the best part is, I got all my European looking clothes at American prices. And that is really the icing on the cake.


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