Last January I made a resolution (because I'm like that) to start dressing better. When I was in my early twenties I didn't have car payments or expensive mortgages. As such, I could afford to dress really well and trendy.
Then I got married, got a job, and had kids.
All of a sudden I was dressing like a teacher-mom. I resisted quilted vests and jumpers but I was frumpy. So frumpy my husband, who flourishes compliments on me like crazy, started referring to every outfit as "nice."
|Hi, my name is Frumpy Mommy and yes, that sweater makes me look six sizes larger than I actually am. Boo!|
So in January 2010 I decided to enter my own version of hell: fashion rehab.
To do this, I looked at blogs. Most of the blogs I found had me rolling my eyes: $495 blazers for my kids to rub snotty noses on? Right. Stiletto heels when I'm chasing kids? Not a chance.
Then I found your blog--Jill GG's Good Life For Less. Right away I knew it was just what I was looking for. You wore trendy clothes that weren't over-the-top expensive. You mixed traditional with fads. You're a stay-at-home-mom of two who I felt looked similar in height, weight, and coloring to me (I may be deluding myself ...).
I started stalking your blog. Everyday.
Through your blog I've found "my style." I've learned how to put outfits together and how to work accessories. I've gotten outfit inspiration and learned the "necessities."
And the payoff? Dividends.
My husband remarks almost weekly at how great and sexy I look.
My friends seek my fashion advice.
My self-esteem has sky-rocketed. I don't want to wrap my self-worth up into a pair of jeans or shoes but there is something to be said about feeling like you look great!
Your mission is to inspire women to look their best and to be practical and fun. You have inspired me--I feel like I look better now than I ever have. You are practical and fun; I look forward to reading your posts and learning from you. If the blues ever hit you, remember, that your work has made a difference. A part of me is forever altered because of you.
What I Think About Fashion Re-hab is that it is one of the best learning experiences I've ever had!
If you are stuck in the mommy-dress blahs, please check out The Good Life for Less. Until then, let me tempt you with Jill's e-book "The Fifty Things Every Woman Simply Must Own."
That's right--I'm giving away Jill's e-book (meaning it will be delivered online). Interested?
Mandatory to enter (put both of these in 1 comment):
1. Follow me (if you already follow me, let me know!)
2. Go to Jill GG's Good Life for Less "Personal Style Defined") and tell me what your personal style is.
Extra Entries (one entry/comment for each one you do):
1. Like Where is the ME in Mommy? on Facebook
2. Blog about this and put the link in the comment
This giveaway is open for all, US or abroad, family or not!
Giveaway ends Tuesday March 1, 2011 at midnight!
Thanks so much to Shell at Things I Can't Say for hosting my random Wednesday thoughts!