I’m firmly convinced that, somewhere along the way, I lost my girl genes. It’s not that I don’t want to look presentable when I go out in public, I just have no clue how to do it! When we had cable, I watched “What Not to Wear” and “How Do I Look?” and secretly hoped that someone would nominate me, because I feel like my friends are no better equipped for an intervention of this level than a bartender is equipped to diagnose and treat mental illness.
And working from home for the past year and a half certainly hasn’t helped matters any! At one point, I had to get up and leave the house for work and I felt somewhat ready to face the day since I had a friend who gave me her old wardrobe. Now, the tie dye t-shirt and too-big jeans I’m wearing is me getting dressed up for the day!
The Nicest Restaurant I’ve Ever Visited
Last week, I went to what is, without question, the fanciest restaurant I’ve ever been to. My friend, Amee, and her friend said they were wearing “jeans and a nice top” so I followed suit. Apparently, we have different ideas of what this constitutes! The proof is in the pictures. And yes, I refer to this shirt as one of my “fancy t-shirts” because it’s fitted and has a scoop neck!
Okay, so some might say I could use the “I didn’t know we were going there” excuse, but even if I had known, I wouldn’t have had anything close to suitable because most of my wardrobe is jeans and “fancy t-shirts” and cut off shorts (which I must admit, there are now more of.)
Christmas with the Family
Does the shirt look familiar? Yep, it’s my fancy, schmancy scoopneck t-shirt! Notice how the rest of the family is at least somewhat dressed up? Well, at the time, I thought it was completely acceptable to wear this shirt to a family holiday gathering!
Again, it’s not that I don’t know that I shouldn’t wear this shirt for anything remotely worthy of dressing up, it’s just that t-shirts are the only thing that don’t scare the crap out of me! And, until recently, I failed to realize that t-shirts didn’t have to mean tennis shoes on the feet. Told you, missing the girl gene! What girl doesn’t know that you can wear cute shoes with a t-shirt and it makes the whole outfit look just a little better?
I think the worst part is that I know I feel better when I dress better. I also know that shopping has triggered anxiety in the past, so I avoid it like the plague. That’s why I’m writing this post as my entry for the Microsoft Windows Style Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win a head to toe makeover!