Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What I Think About--Fashion Rehab {+a giveaway}

Dear Jill,

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.

Thank you,
Reagan

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!)
AND
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!

10 comments:

  1. I guess my personal style is quite eclectic, a mixture of bohemian, glamorous and preppy, I suppose it depends on my mood.
    I already follow you and I liked your facebook page.

    I don't think it's silly to get a confidence boost from style, it's a sign you're doing it right and you look amazing and confident.

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  2. Hmmm...I honestly don't know what my personal style would be. I'm drawn to the casual/glam (or whatever the last one was)...but I don't know that I have a lot of evidence to base that on in my wardrobe. Maybe some vintage...some masculine. Probably just frumpy...like you used to be! (ugh) I would love to have this e-book. ;) I've learned so much from your blog, Reagan and often think about things you've posted when matching together outfits!

    I like you on facebook already. :)

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  3. Oh...I meant to put I "follow you" already on that last entry.

    So this is my extra facebook entry! :)

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  4. My style is definitely "casual/glam/modern" however I have also been known to rock the sexy librarian chic look as well....

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  5. Well, Reagan...we have already had this discussion. You know, the one about how I keep seeing old ladies wearing the same things I have in my own closet? I need help! Oh, and my style is definitely "casual"...that's a no-brainer.

    And, of course, I already follow you!

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  6. I also already like you on Facebook!

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  7. What a great letter!! She does have an amazing blog - and you have developed a great sense of personal style!!

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  8. Well, I more than like you, I happen to love and adore you. I have followed you for the past 32 years, prior to anything technological, ie: Facebook, and will continue to do so as long as I am here on Earth (and even when I am not.)

    As for my personal style, I am still (after all these years) trying to figure it out. I do, have to say, that my turtleneck selection is dwendling, and for that, I am proud. I have a hard time believing that I was once voted Best Dressed. I certainly don't feel that way, now. I am glad that I have you as my personal shopper and fashionista. You certainly know how to make me look good.

    PS: I can't help but to wonder if you didn't open this giveaway to family members in hopes that I might win and start dressing better, as to not embarrass you with my lack of fashion know how. Just saying.

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  9. I just became a follower but have been reading your blog for a while. I love the insights you share. My personal style is a mix of casual and romantic and I could definately use some help updating my wardrobe. Thanks for the entry!

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  10. So, I think I am a little bit masculine, a little bit vintage and a lot eclectic. I can also be preppy (but I think its a kind of boring) and definitely enjoy some glam now and then too!

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