Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fashion 911!

I need help.  I need fashion therapy.  Is that a thing? I'm not talking, "I'm in a bad mood and need to go buy clothes," I'm talking putting on clothes puts me in a bad mood.  I feel lost, and at the risk of sounding melodramatic, I feel inadequate.  I want to put together cute outfits, but I never seem to get it right.  Maybe it's because I'm getting fashion advice from a Wisconsin country boy, maybe it's because I feel like I look silly when I try for "fashion" or "cute," maybe it's because I don't look the way I want to (hence me trying to work out more), maybe it's because I'm just really, really bad at knowing what's cute and what's not.  Whatever the reason, I need help!

I've been hunting for cute things at yard sales, and when I get them home and put them on, I'm just not sure if they look right or not.  I usually try to dress nicely when we go out somewhere, the fella says that it doesn't look right, I get all crazy and revert to my trusty "fat" jeans and a t-shirt.  Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE that the fella likes me dressed in jeans and a t-shirt better than any "fancy" outfit I can put together, but I really want to be able to figure this dressing myself thing out.  I have this vision in my head of how I want to look, and granted it involves losing about 20 pounds, but the outfits in my head never seem to translate when I put things on.

Thanks for listening to my ramblings!

So here's the thing, I have this wonderful resource called the World Wide Web, and I want to use it.  Every now and then, when I'm feeling especially frustrated (like last night), I'll post a picture or two of something that I'm not sure about, and you can give your HONEST opinion.  I don't spend much on clothes, so if it gets overwhelming icky feedback, I'll be out a quarter or so.  Don't hold back. I can take it.  And I need HELP!!! 

I got these shoes at a yard sale for 25 cents.  I thought they were pretty cute, but what do I know?

What do you think?

Do they look like something an old school marm would wear?


Please ignore the sexy blue carpet in our rental home!


  1. Ican't answer that.. Wait I can.. I can say they look really nice but I think I am a worst fashion expert. Hence that's why I have the jeans and shirts. And I don't even paint my toenails..

  2. Haha thanks! I'll take any input I can get. Maybe I get my fashion sense from you, jeans and tshirts are my comfort zone!!!

  3. I wish I could give you advice, but I am a struggling fashionista myself. My work outfits always include clogs so I'm taller than my students and my summer outfits usually involve sweats becaus I don't have to dress up anymore! All I can say is if you feel comfortable in something, then rock it. Confidence looks best!

    1. I hear ya with the work clothes! I wore the most awful boots all winter because they were comfortable, but they looked terrible! I definitely rocked those lol!

      Sidenote: This was my first year teaching, and therefore my first summer off...this is incredible!!!

  4. those shoes are definitely cute... and for 25 cents?! found you via the link up and am excited to follow along! xo

  5. Thanks, Lissa! I just checked out your blog, and it's adorable!!!

  6. I love those shoes!!! Adorable, they would look cute with a black skirt & almost any shirt, well at least that is what I would wear =)miss you