So, as we all know, 2009 is the year I step my game up.
My natural fashion compass currently dials towards Schlump.
When I have to get dressed up, I feel confident that I can be sharp and well put together.
Go me! (Except that red belt kind of bothers me. It has a black belt that goes with it. But I wanted a splash of color to play off the white. Oh well.)
It’s not dressing up that trips me up. I think I’ve got that under control.
It’s everyday dressing that I have a problem with. As we all know, I’m a freelance writer. I work from my living room sofa or my small office nearby. Right now, I’m wearing TH’s college sweatshirt, gray sweats from Target and some striped tights I found in TG’s sock drawer. It’s the everyday me that needs help. She’s the one who ends up wearing costumes like this:
And on a good day, something like this:
I need a go-to wardrobe. Remember Garanimals back in the day? I need a wardrobe like that. Easy mix and match. But alas, I gotta work with what I’ve got.
I went to Santa Fe this week to write a travel story. And I stocked up on a few cute dresses at Target before I left. (Target is your friend, people. TARGET IS YOUR FRIEND).
I reached out to Lil Miss Brown to get her thoughts on my gear in Santa Fe and she said:
“I thought you stopped blogging.”
And I said, “What are you talking about?”
“You posted about not blogging anymore,” she said.
I don’t know what she’s talking about. But at any rate, she’s swamped with work this week. So I’ve asked the lovely Claire, from FashionBombDaily to weigh in. (Can you be unfashionable with a name like Claire? Of course not.)
Claire spared no punches. Gulp. Herewith: my week in Santa Fe: