We ate a light lunch at the Nordstrom Cafe. The Cafe was filled with "ladies who lunch" and they got quite a show when the little friend we were with choked and had to get the Heimlich in the middle of the restaurant. There's never a dull moment when your dates are preschoolers.
I was unpleasantly unsurprised to find that I didn't run into a single outfit that "spoke" to me. That obviously is affected by the fact that we had a gaggle of whiny, bored little ones but this is a tough age to feel comfortable and stylish. I am too old for most of what is sold in F21 but I'm tiny and don't fit into real women's clothes. I am not a J. Crew addict. Most of it is too formal for my aesthetic. I like California comfortable, cute, unfussy (I'm not going to wear a hat or blazer, or vest or....) but I'm too old for these cotton mini shirts and other 90's inspired comfy summer looks that are filling the teenie bopper stores right now.
So back to the drawing board. I'm on the hunt for summer dresses with straps (short but not toooo short), tanks with beading or prints that are form fitting but not short, and a pair of shorts that don't make my butt cheeks hang out the bottom.