Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Make me over

It was inevitable, but I never thought it'd happen so soon. My darling daughter is 9 weeks and I already feel like the frumpy mom. On Sunday we were all complimenting my mom on how cute her sweater was and I mentioned that my mom is more stylish than I am. "Always have been," was her response. And while it's true, this statement has been haunting me ever since. When I get dressed, I don't feel cute. I look at my closet and dread getting ready because I pretty much hate everything I have. I would love to add a few new pieces to my wardrobe, but I have no idea where to start. As in, I have no idea what's even in style. Now I know this post is sounding so shallow and worldly, but I am writing it as a plea to those reading to help a sister out. Where can I find cute clothes that aren't going to drain my bank account?

11 comments:

Brian, Emily, Charlie, and Lucy said...

Ann Taylor Loft is one of my favorite places (and it is affordable too!). Of course, I don't believe for one minute that you could ever be frumpy (even if you tried), but trust me, I COMPLETELY understand how you are feeling. Good luck and have fun shopping!!!

Annegirl said...

Amen, Sister.

I still love platos. Cute clothes, usually hardly worn (cuz rich girls get new stuff every season!) and for sure trendy. Saw some Sevens there last week.

Kara said...

My friend has a great fashion blog. It's nomoremomjeans.bloodspot.com. She is great and so funny too. If the blog address is wrong just Google No more mom jeans. It should come up.

Emily said...

I wish I had advice for you, Jessie but I'm in the same boat. I feel like such a frump most days. I'm stranded at home without a car most of the time so it hardly seems with the effort. I didn't want to invest a bunch of money into nursing clothes (besides bras) so I end up wearing loose clothes/pjs most of the day because it's easier for nursing/pumping. And then of course the post-baby body means clothes fit a little differently now. It's an awkward stage to be in! Sorry I don't have any advice but wanted you to know you aren't alone!

Heidi said...

http://styleplease.blogspot.com/

This is a new blog I've started following...maybe give you some ideas...

Linne said...

I felt the same way. (Some days I still do.) What I did was learn patience with my body. It takes a little while for your body to readjust. While most of the weight falls off with breastfeeding your body is still out of shape from carry a baby for nine months. The next thing I did was go buy a couple of shirts from Old Navy (The sales rack is great!). I bought shirts with loose styles that made me feel good about myself. Next I made sure I got out and did something active, like a half an hour walk with Sydney. I wasn't burning major calories, but it was exercise and I got some serious endorphins flowing. Keep smiling!!! Body image and style slowly return. You won't feel so frumpy!

Allison said...

I've always thought you looked so cute, so I don't believe you could look frumpy. However, I understand completely how you feel, and I don't even have kids. But since I stopped working and I'm home a lot, I just ended up putting minimal effort into getting "all dolled up." When it finally occurred to me that I couldn't remember when I last used a hair dryer, and I started worrying that my pierced ears were closing up from the lack of wearing earrings, I decided to just take the time to do my hair and add jewelry. And I bought a new pair of high heels at Kohl's and felt much better. :)

(And don't let your mom's comments haunt you. That was obviously rude to say to you.)

Christin Foscarini said...

love this post and i am so with u on this!! not much help sorry.

Barb Elder said...

Who is this Allison saying that was rude? She wasn't even there. You look great Jessie and all those new clothes you bought from Nordstrom look great!! Beauty is as beauty does. Your always beautiful.

Stephanie said...

I second Ann Taylor Loft - never shopped there before, but my step-mom gave me some clothes for Christmas, and I've gotten so many compliments on them!
My favorite place to shop for new clothes is Target :) Not too spendy, and VERY cute!

brittany said...

Jess, I totally feel the same way right now...practically cried yesterday when i literally had nothing that fit me.