Note to self: No one wears hoodies to BlogHer

You’re not going to believe this, but in my past life I was *almost* fashionable.  While I wasn’t someone who tried all the fads and fashions, I at least kept my look somewhat updated and people actually came to me for fashion advice.  Now, not so much.  It turns out the sweatshirt and jeans thing isn’t really in right now, especially ones that were bought almost a decade ago, but I’m still rocking them on a daily basis and can’t seem to get out of my rut. 

I can trace my fashion despair back to a single moment in 2007 when I saw that first faint blue line and suddenly was much more interested in maternity clothes and baby gear.  But, that doesn’t really explain why in the past 4 years and 9 months since that day, I have bought myself approximately 10 articles of clothing that weren’t related to baby and all of those were out of necessity or at the urging of someone else. 

This isn’t to say that I don’t want to be fashionable, in fact, quite the opposite.  I often look at the pictures I have with my kiddos and think “note to self: burn that shirt”, but then there it is clean again and it just seems so easy to just put it on and tend to our busy lives.  So, instead I just wear the same things over and over and hope there’s no one around to document it. 

That means that no matter when or where you run into me – whether it’s a press event or at the super market – you will typically find me in a black shirt, jeans, and some decently comfortable shoes.  I’ll most likely need a haircut, and you can bet my shoes will not match my purse {cough*diaper bag*cough} nor anything else I’m wearing.

I will be the one behind the camera, never in front.  

While I have dreamt of going to a salon and saying “fix me up nice, 'kay?” or having someone come into my closet or take me shopping and then set up outfits for me so all I have to do is grab and go, the reality is that all costs money. 

And, with all the costs of BlogHer ’12 in New York and planning another vacation for later this year, my complete lack of fashion sense isn’t really a top priority.  At least not until I remember that I will be seeing thousands of my blogging friends {with cameras!} in the fashion capital of the US and it will all be recorded, tweeted, and posted about in the finality that is the internet.  Yikes.

Maybe it’s time to get a new hoodie? 

Or rather, maybe it’s time to ditch the hoodies entirely and get myself a dress that fits, a purse that pops, some footwear that doesn’t have support arches {gasp!}, and maybe even add some color and life into my wardrobe that can carry me well into fall. 

Maybe something like this?

Or maybe this purse I have loved for months now….  I just love the color, what can I say?

Coach bag
But first, I should probably get that haircut I’ve been promising myself since last fall and finally burn that shirt once and for all.

Leanne Signature 2In writing this post, I’m entering the Microsoft Windows Style Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win a head to toe makeover {fingers crossed}.  Interested in entering?  Write your own post and tweet it to @kristinalibby with #windowstyle.  I happen to know that Kristina Libby is always stylish, and if even a teeny tiny bit of her style rubbed off on me, I would call it a success.  

3 thoughts on “Note to self: No one wears hoodies to BlogHer”

  1. I actually really like your hoodie! I think it’s fashionable! Don’t worry too much about what others think. As long as you’re comfortable that’s all that matters!

  2. Oh my gosh I could have wrote this same letter. I used to shop at Pac Sun and my Victorias Secret card was maxed out (I was a catalog junkie) But then as soon as I saw Pregnant flash on the test I never wore those cute fashion forward clothes again. In fact during one of my post partum depression filled days after giving birth, I emptied my closet and gave all of those cute clothes away. Now 2 kids later if there is any extra money it is spent on them not me, my wardrobe is seriously lacking pop and pizaz, and some may even say frumpy. I would love to have a new stylish wardrobe but it doesn’t look like I am going to fall into any money soon so I will just continue to dress like I said I would never dress 🙁

  3. Isn’t it funny how you totally give up your old style when you become a mom? I’m sorry you went through PP depression and then handed off your pre-pregnancy clothes. I hope you can track some of them down or spend a little bit on you to celebrate all that you do for your kids. That being said, I’m partially jealous that you handed off your clothes because I’m not sure I would recommend doing what I’m doing – having them take up my whole closet taunting me with the fact that I STILL can’t wear them!


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