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Tiaras and Trucks

Friday, October 1, 2010

Needed: Fashion Intervention

Abbey dresses herself most days. Well, she can’t actually put on all of her clothes, but she picks them out. Now, some of what she picks is a little more colorful than I would choose for her, but she definitely has opinions about what she likes and her own developing sense of style.


I wish I could say the same for myself.

This might seem like a shallow problem to have, but I am having a rough time transitioning to a SAHM wardrobe. Trying to figure out a way to look stylish, yet comfortable, is proving to be more difficult than I thought. I know I need to buy some new things, but I find myself waffling between classic and trendy choices. Too boring? Too young? Too already-out-of-fashion? The upcoming fall and winter months are making it even more difficult. At least this summer I could throw on a skirt and t-shirt and look (relatively) decent.

To compound the issue, I know I need to focus on buying the most versatile pieces possible, because it’s not like I have an unlimited budget to work with here.

For the first time in a long time, I don’t have to worry about a prescribed dress code when buying my clothes, and I was a little shocked to find out that I’m not exactly sure what my “style” is at the moment. Hopefully I can figure it out soon, because the cold weather is moving in, and I don’t know what to wear!


every outfit needs a little bit of pink
oversized shirts (or dresses), leggings, and boots have been a favorite lately
she almost looks like she's toting around a latte in this picture!
so happy to be walking to the park
another favorite - skirts
ruffles don't hurt, either

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8 Comments:

  • At October 2, 2010 at 2:54 PM , Anonymous CarrieRogo said...

    I do need to have some sort of style for work (business casual mainly) but even then I have issues figuring it out. I wish I could dress like my 4 year old! Quirky yet cute

     
  • At October 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    I'm glad someone thinks there's hope for me! Frumpy makes me crabby; I get more done and am in a better mood when I at least have on make-up :)

     
  • At October 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    That's funny! There are some cute ski clothes out there, though.

     
  • At October 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    I love seeing what she puts together every day! It must be nice to not have preconceptions about what is and is not appropriate to wear.

     
  • At October 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    I tell my husband that all the time! I have no problem being humiliated for a short time if I get a new wardrobe and makeover out of it!

     
  • At October 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    Shoes are always good :) They fit right all the time. Abbey would definitely approve of yours!

     
  • At October 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    Isn't that the worst? That feeling of needing something to wear and grabbing anything in sight that might work.

     
  • At October 3, 2010 at 8:56 PM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    That actually helps a lot. I have been thinking about buying things in terms of complete separates. The concept of putting together outfits is a good idea. Now I just need to figure out how to make sure they can work together to make additional outfits.

    Oh, and of course figure out how to shop with two little tornados in tow!

     

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