Makeover

Friday, May 30, 2014

I just spent my lunch break trying on clothes at Nordstrom Rack and Target.  I was highly unsuccessful and came away only with two new sports bras - a pretty safe buy when everything else you try on looks completely wrong on you (I couldn't leave completely empty handed could I?)  I think I've finally realized that the reason my dressing room adventures are always so unproductive is because they are terribly misguided.  I am still dressing for my pre-baby body, and even if I am buying clothes in a different size, they aren't quite looking right.

What I need is a make-over.  Seriously.  I think this could help get me out of my slump.  Only, I am not sure where to begin.  I vaguely remember reading somewhere that I should be wearing empire waist clothing and wrap around shirts and dresses....but whenever I try on those styles, I look really really mom-ish.  If only Stacy and Clinton could show up (without a television crew) and help me figure it out (and give me some shopping spree cash to match).  I also really don't know where to shop.  I only ever go to the two stores mentioned above.  There has gotta be something else!

Look - I see women of all different sizes who look terrific and always (always) much more put together than me.  Where on earth are they all shopping? Today I am wearing a gap mini skirt with a women's Giants t-shirt - and I'm not just wearing that because I can be casual.   I am wearing that because I honestly think it is the cutest summer outfit I own.  I need some help.  Please - dear reader friends - where does a mom who doesn't want to look so "momish" go to shop these days?  I definitely need some help.

9 comments:

PJ said...

Let me preface this by saying I am a mom of two and am 43 and like to think I dress pretty stylish:) I do a lot of online shopping and my new obsession is www.stitchfix.com. You answer a bunch of questions about your personality and what you like and a stylist picks out clothes for you. You get to try them on and keep what you like. If you hate them all you return them for free. I've kept everything I've gotten so far. Super cute stuff... not too expensive and don't have to fight the malls.

Abby Leviss said...

I just signed up for this! I'm really excited even though my stitch fix date isn't until the end of July! Thanks for suggesting this!

Anonymous said...

I love White House Black Market. Most of their prices are completely outrageous BUT if you look in their sale section, they often do have good deals. And if you become a black book member, once you've spent a certain amount over time, you always get 5% off and free shipping if you order online. They also send you coupons. I've noticed that outfits I love the most (on other people) have accessories, like a cute necklace or a scarf or earrings (sadly, I am unable to wear earrings myself). I've become a huge scarf person and ones at Charming Charlie (not sure if you have that store near you) are so cute and inexpensive. Be sure to like "nomorerack" on facebook. They had cute items every now and then!!

Anonymous said...

I also recommend online shopping. I love asos.com (but might be a little overwhelming for the start) and Urban Outfitters (yes, they have cute stuff for people 30+ as well), but what I would recommend for the start is modcloth.com They have the cutest dresses

Lindsey said...

Gap. J. crew. Online shopping and sometimes Maurices.

Anonymous said...

Boden.com - they have great sales, great stuff - try stuff on til you find your size and then you'll be swimmin' in great outfits from across the pond. xx CS
p.s. We look forward to photos of you in your adorable new outfits.

Anonymous said...

Boden!!! And right here in silverlake, near Sunset junction, Matrushka has simple flattering dresses in cute patterns.

Taryn said...

I can so relate...I need Stacy and Clinton to swoop in and give marching orders! Liking some of the suggestions you've got here....

Maltz said...

I'm just reading this now!!! We could've gone shopping! Next time I'm in town we'll go....Stacey and Clinton who???LOL!
Abbs you look gorgeous in anything you wear!!! It was so great to see you!

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