Sunday, July 29, 2007

I won't be offended. I promise.

Have you seen TLC’s What Not to Wear? I love that show and was wondering, will someone just please nominate me and get it over with? I won’t be offended. I promise.

Every morning starts the same way. I open my closet and ponder the same question. Should I wear the white tee-shirt or the black tee-shirt? I buy a couple of new tee-shirts each spring and add them to my existing collection of white and black tee-shirts. I just can’t help myself. I’m not sure what my problem is but even when I do decide to add a little splash of color to my wardrobe it’s always with a tee-shirt. I often wonder why I can’t dress a little cuter or a little trendier like some of my friends from M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Preschoolers). You know who you are ladies so I won’t mention any names.

Heather.

Honey.

Okay so I guess I lied about not mentioning any names but I couldn’t help myself. These girls always look so nice.

I used to have a much nicer wardrobe but ever since I’ve become a stay-at-home mom I have gotten into this horrible rut. Maybe I’ve just gotten lazy. Or perhaps it’s called having a 3 year old and a 4 year old and who has the time or money to grab anything other than a couple of tee-shirts when I am out shopping. For myself. Which is rare.

I do have a couple of nice things that aren’t tee-shirts and if I need to I will buy something new for a particular occasion but I guess I just don’t see the point in dressing up to schlep the kids to school or to go to Wal-Mart to get groceries. Heck. When I’m at Wal-mart as long as I’m just wearing a shirt I look better than half of the people I see there.

Anyway, after watching quiet a few episodes of What Not to Wear, I know that Clinton and Stacy would have a field day with all of my white and black tee shirts. (I just got up and went to my closet. I counted 6 white tee-shirts and 8 black shirts. I think I have a problem.) They have done episodes with stay-at-home moms before and they always suggest getting some cute jogging suits for errands and a really nice little dress for date night with hubby. The prices that these moms end up paying in New York City for some cute jogging suits really make my jaw drop. I could send both of my kids to preschool for one month for they price they are paying for one jogging suit!

And don’t even get me started with how much they will spend on one really nice dress to wear to dinner with their husbands. Let’s face it. Where am I going to go around here that I would need to wear a dress to dinner? Unless it was prom night, I would be laughed right out of Carrabba’s! And I think I would feel ridiculous running errands in a $300 jogging outfit. But seriously folks, I could probably get used to it.

So if you do nominate me and they pick me for the $5000 shopping spree, I promise to look surprised. I will even pretend to be upset that my friends thought I needed a makeover.

3 comments:

honeyfbr said...

I wish I would've read this before seeing you today! First, thanks for what you said about me dressing nice :) Second, I think you always look cute! and third... if I nominate you for "what not to wear" can you nominate me? All my clothes are old and I would love to spend TLC's money shopping in NY! Anyway, this blog made me laugh and took me by surprise! I really enjoy reading your blogs, keep 'em coming!
- Honey
PS. Was that a cute pink t-shirt you had on today? :)
PS2. Please don't say anything about my toenails!

jeneflower said...

I loved M.O.P.s I used to go there for years with my older kids. I miss it. I hope you get nominated! That would be fun!

Pam said...

Tell you what, let's nominate each other and we'll both act surprised! Every time MOPS rolls around, I look in my closet for something cute to wear, but alas, nada! Even when I do actually have money and time to shop, I have such a hard time finding something. Last week, David and I went on a date, and after we ate, we went to Kohl's, where I tried on as many clothes as I dared, and finally ended up with one skirt and one shirt I loved. Money is so tight, that if I don't love it, I'm not going to wear it all the tme, and it doesn't fit just right, I can't justify buying it. I'll probably wear them to the first MOPS meeting. :)