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Shopping as a teen versus shopping as an adult

February 19, 2014
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Teen:  You buy your clothes at prestigious boutiques

Adult: You buy your clothes at the same place you buy your milk

 

Teen: You purchase accessories for each outfit

Adult: You figure your wedding ring is accessory enough

 

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photo credit: Hegemony77 doll clothes via photopin cc

Teen:  You take friends with you to shop

Adult: You browse while your kids are in the restroom

 

Teen:  You won’t buy something another woman already owns because you don’t want to copy her

Adult:  You don’t remember what clothes anyone owns and don’t care if you copy

 

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photo credit: denisp12 via photopin cc

Teen:  You hope your boyfriend notices your new outfit

Adult:  You hope your husband doesn’t notice your new outfit

 

Teen:  You buy your make-up at the fancy make-up counter

Adult:  You guy your make-up at the drugstore, which has a counter at the checkout

 

Lisa Newlin

Lisa is a humor writer who plays an unconvincing lawyer in year life. She prefers dogs to most people, and food over most everything. Her blog, http://lisanewlin.com will make you feel better about your own life. It will also remind you that vodka is the answer to everything. (Except if the question is "What should I throw on this fire?" Then the answer is definitely NOT vodka.) She is also a co-author of the bestselling humor books, "I Just Want to Be Alone" and "'You've Got Lipstick On Your Teeth,' And Other Things Only Heard From Your Friends In The Powder Room." You should buy them immediately on Amazon.com.

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8 Responses to Shopping as a teen versus shopping as an adult

  1. February 20, 2014 at 5:20 am

    “You hope your husband doesn’t notice your new outfit”, hahaha, so true! And most of the times not a problem at all.

    • February 25, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Exactly! Or I totally do the “this old thing?” He never knows!

  2. February 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I always thought women became more human (i.e. “like man”) as they aged. This proves it! After a while, the stress and bother of fashion and pleasing others just fades into insignificance, and you live a comfortable life as yourself!

    • February 19, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      You’re a wise man Mike! I finally came to that realization about a year ago…which is why I’m currently writing this comment in sweatpants. It’s delightful!

  3. February 19, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Wow, you certainly have this down to a science. Having had the teenage daughter not too long ago, I don’t think anything changes from generation to generation either. I would add for me the love of trying on clothes in the fitting rooms becomes then a cry of anguish. LOL Great Post Lisa!

    • February 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Oh Donna! You are soooo right about the trying on thing. We go from teens and everything looking good on us to adults and “do I want to hide my belly fat or my fat butt more?”

      • monica
        February 19, 2014 at 10:24 pm

        Sigh. Isn’t that the truth. Apparently laying in bed, reading while eating cheese and chocolate will not get rid of this baby belly.

    • February 25, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      You’re soooo right! Sometimes I just take something home without trying it on because I want to sob in the comfort of my own home…and be comforted by cookies.



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