Frumpy is a state of mind

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A few of my friends and/or readers have told me they don't consider me frumpy. Thank YOU! I truly appreciate that and then I thought about it. First, anyone who is friends with me on Facebook has a somewhat biased view of my "frumpiness" because I typically wouldn't post a pic of me in all my frumpy glory (though I have unluckily been tagged in a few - thank you "friends"). The other thing is that while I may not always appear frumpy, sometimes it's more about how I feel than about how I look.

There are days where I am, what I consider to be, "presentable" but I certainly don't feel like I look like I have my sh!t together AND I know I don't feel the way I could. To me, there's a difference. Not only in the way I look and how the outside world sees me but how I feel about myself and how I feel in general.

It may be somewhat materialistic but when I look good I feel good and I need to do that more. I'm also quickly learning that a lot of the time it really doesn't take that much longer to look a little bit more put together.

For example, I was up late last night (painting) and then mini-me decided 4:30am was a good time to get up (her and I disagree on that). I felt like a giant bag of poop. I could have easily thrown on my default jeans and a t-shirt with a hoodie BUT I had crap to do today. Did I want to feel like I looked like crap all day?

THIS is what I would have felt like today wearing jeans and a hoodie (and likely what I would have actually been wearing had I not had to go out today). Don't judge me! And ya, I did just put this out in cyberland. Eat your heart out supermodels. I look a little hobbit-ish here, no? haha I swear my legs aren't that short. 

Sooooo I threw on some cute, though super comfy pants (thank you Old Navy), a t-shirt, cute bracelet and jean jacket and voila. No, I don't look like I just stepped off the runway (at 5'4 and very obviously over 100lbs, that's just not gonna happen) BUT I look more put together than had I relied on jeans and a hoodie. Most importantly, I FELT better!! I was ready to run into anyone (but naturally ran into NOone).

WAY better! Still a little hobbit-ish but give me a break, I can't make myself grow (and heels aren't always an option - I'm a wee bit clumsy and carrying mini-me in heels would lead to calamity). 


Now, as my luck would have it. I came home from the first part of my errands only to notice that..... wait for it.... I HAD A HOLE IN MY PANTS!! WTF?! Right in the nether-regions (couldn't have been on my knee or something?!). BAH. Now I was in a rush and needed to get to an appointment but was hell-bent on not throwing all fashion sense out the window (despite feeling a little like style and me do NOT mix). Anywho, I threw this together super quick and still remained comfy but also didn't feel like I looked like I just rolled out of bed. SCORE!

I'm on a ROLL!


I didn't have any other fashion disasters, well until mini-me got oatmeal all over me but that was the end of the day so I don't care.

I could have put on jeans and a sweatshirt and there's NOTHING wrong with that. It's not likely people would look at me and think "whoa, she's frumpy" (or maybe they would but I don't care too much about that). BUT I put in a few more minutes effort (and that's literally all it was) and felt way better. Again, it's not likely people looked at me and thought "she looks like she has her sh!t together" but I did get compliments on the red pants (maybe it was back-handed as they noticed my little hole hahahahaha) AND my scarf and I felt good doing my errands. WIN in my books!

If hoodies and sweatpants make you feel like a million bucks then wear the crap out of them. They just don't do that for me. Don't get me wrong, I will absolutely be seen in public in yoga pants and hoodies and that's okay too. For now, I'm just trying to get out of my own slump, my own frump and feel a little better about myself and look a little better doing it.

Down with the frumpy state of mind. That's really what it is, when you feel frumpy you look frumpy. When you try and look a little better, you feel better and there is nothing wrong with that!


14 comments:

  1. Hi Shaunacey! I agree with everything you said, and your outfits are both really cute. Love the red pants with the denim jacket. http://twoteensandtheirmama.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thanks Lana! They're the Pixie pants from Old Navy and I LOVE them (minus the hole!)

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  3. Agree 100% With the style challenge I'm really starting to feel better about myself and how I dress. You are a no-reply blogger, need to add your email to your profile (don't worry it's hidden so people can't see it, but it will allow people to write you back via email when you comment on their blog), so I can email you back! Those red pants, too cute...

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    1. I tried to fix it Sarah but when I see it it shows an email. Weird

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  4. I agree- i feel so much better about my self when I dress up and put on something fun and chic. And you are right, it doesn't mean it has to be heels. A cute pair of pants and a fun jacket does the trick!

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    1. although you always rock the heels and look great in them! I LOVE heels but for short periods of time usually!

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  5. Those are fantastic outfits!!!! Frumpy, my foot, lady!

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    1. I swear I have my days Jen... this blog helps keep me out of the frump though ;)

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  6. Hi :) I am stopping by from the Social Media Mixer.

    I totally agree. It is the same for me. I feel better and I get things done more easily when I get dressed, even if all I am doing is housework.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. so so true! Sometimes it's a struggle to get dressed when all I'm doing is cleaning, but I usually feel better for it.

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  7. Oh girl! I feel the same way ... style and me don't mix either ... and when I try, I feel like a little girl playing dress up;0) Your outfits are super cute!

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  8. I think sometimes we look how we feel and other times it's the other way around. But looking good always makes me feel better about myself too. Loved the second outfit, BTW! Visiting from the Social Media blog hop and following you :-)

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