Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What A Girl Wants.

Something came to my attention this morning as I was getting ready for work. Keep in mind, "work" for me right now is an unpaid internship working out of a woman's dining room. 90% of the time I'm alone and the only people I do have physical interaction with is usually her housekeeper. There is no need to really actually get dressed for this position. But, alas, I do each day.

Every Morning.
This morning, I was feeling pretty good. I worked out extra hard this morning and was feeling sassy. After three cups of coffee and a good scrub in the shower, I was ready to face my closet. Let's talk about this for a minute. My closet has always needed help. I'm honestly not sure how I got through college. I can either dress for laundry day (you know that day where everything else is dirty so you wear one red and one yellow sock with blue plaid pants and a purple tank top) or to go clubbing...or to go clubbing when I was 20 pounds lighter. Get the picture?

I've been longing lately to dress how I feel. Some can argue that the clothing you wear really makes or breaks your mood. I know from personal experience I cannot successfully go clothes shopping if I don't think I look good. I wanted to desperately to feel good and look good today, but I settled for the capri's that don't fit very well and an old lime green t-shirt with headphones on it. Honestly, I feel like I look 17 again. I don't want to look 17 again.

I get a lot of fashion inspiration from
Kendi. She has the best outfits.

So where's the cut off point? When do we stop being teen agers and 21-ers and finally decide it's okay to be grown up and to look grown up? When do t-shirt and baggy jeans give way to a fitted blouse and cute skirt on the regular instead of the occasional job interview? When did I start craving nice dresses over those that hug my hips so tight that each step is daring and provocative? (Okay, that one is easy...when I gained my 20 pounds back! Oops...) How am I to continue on my adult life journey if I feel like I'm dressing in my teens still?

Have you noticed a change in your style yet? How did you adjust to the new way of life? 


  1. I know how you feel exactly. my shopping companions often think its strange i cant find anything cute in a room full of cute because i myself do not feel cute. Finding an adult style for me has been a challenge, which is why i have a collection of cardigan sweaters :) Just be confident in yourself, its the best accessory a girl can have.

  2. I think this is such a good question! Women who are in their 30s are getting away with wearing jeans and graphic tees, but I think the key to making it age appropriate is looking like you put in some effort. Brushed hair, accessories, non-flip flops, etc. I'm in my late twenties and recently went from super long to above chin-length with my hair and I think it really took me from a college-look to a more adult look (but it's still fun!). I think it's fine to still shop in the juniors department or a place like Forever 21 because it's about the over-all look, which involves so many different factors. I also get a lot of inspiration from fashion blogs of girls my age! One thing I've realized in the past year - a tucked in blouse or shirt can really pull a look together!

    1. I've been thinking about cutting my hair. I've had long hair since I was 16 and have had a hard time letting it go. I think it's because I think I look weird and disproportional without it. But I look in the mirror and I don't see a 24 year old, career seeking woman. I see a 19 year old with a funky t-shirt on. I may have to look into a hair style that's good for me. Thanks for the reply!

  3. I think its important to find a balance of those fun/grown up pieces and then put them together in a classy manner!