Anyone who sees me on a daily basis will tell you that my personal sense of style is… jeans, a nice(ish) t-shirt, and some sort of drapey sweater.
The sweaters are the latest addition, made possible by my Eddie Bauer obsession. The jeans + t-shirt look dates back to college. I was never a girl who dressed carefully, paying close attention to fashion, style, or even what other people around me were wearing. Even before kids I chose comfort over style.
Shoes. Shirts. Party outfits.
Whatever it is, no matter how cute it makes me look, if it’s not comfortable I won’t wear it. I’ll buy it, but it’ll sit in my closet, always ignored in favor of something more comfortable.
This summer, I’m attending three blog conferences, speaking at two. It’s a month out from the first and I’m starting to realize that my usual go-to outfit might just not cut it. Not if I’m going to be standing in front of a crowd.
And yet, the mere thought of going shopping makes me want to curl up on my couch in my sweats.
I’m a hopeless cause. In stores I always gravitate to the same exact things – clothes that will be comfortable while hiding the parts of my physique I’d rather not draw attention to.
I’m in dire need of a style make-over.
I won’t look hideous if I don’t get some help. I just know that it wouldn’t take much to help me both look better and feel more self confident. I fully believe I can find a functional, comfortable style that fits my 30-something, mom of two girls, who still is somewhat cute persona. I just need some style tips from the right person. (With a little luck the awesome people behind Mom’s Fashion File and their agents can help me at BlogHer!)