Thursday, February 17, 2011

not 21

There are a few modest fashion bloggers that I like to follow.  They are more adventurous than I am.  They mix prints and patterns, and funky pieces together that I would never think of.  Of course it looks great.  But the kicker is that they are all twenty-something.  Which in and of itself is fine, except, it makes me feel old.

Elaine at Clothed Much is always encouraging us to "break rules" when it comes to fashion.  I have several rules that I just can't seem to overcome, and I think they are aging me.

I have trouble with....

  • mixing patterns
  • wearing brown and black together
  • trying new trends (it took me forever to get a pair of skinny jeans)
  • Wearing HIGH heels.  The highest ones I have are a lamo 3 inches.  (And I usually reserve those for church were I sit most of the time and come home immediately and put on my slippers)  
Don't you think I need these 4-1/2 " hotties from Jessica Simpson?  You can buy them HERE from Zappos.  I sooo need a pair.

  • I have curly hair.  Ok. so this is not actually a rule or even clothes for that matter, but the problem is curly hair isn't exactly "in".  I'm not talking about barrel roll curls like Taylor Swift, I'm talking about kinky, curly, looks like I just had an 8o's perm sort of hair.  How many stylish people do you see around with that kind of hair?  A few, maybe, but not many.  And PLEASE don't write and tell me how you think my hair is beautiful and you wish you had it, because you don't.  Occasionally someone will stop me and tell me they love my hair, but they are never cute,young and stylish.  It's always when I'm shopping at Walmart and they are either old or look like they stepped out of the trailer park. (Not that there's anything wrong with trailers, I grew up in one myself...but you know what I mean.)  And I don't want to straighten it every day because it takes too long.  End of story.
  • And I desperately need a makeup artist to come teach me some new tricks.  I have been doing my makeup the same for way too long. 

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