Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rachel Zoe Here I Come!

:::::{ Are you a 40 year old still in teenage clothes or sweats, jeans and tshirts }:::::

I am...and I want to begin to dress like the woman I am becoming. 
Here's the problem.  I don't know how. 
My only hope is buying what is on the mannequin...but it goes deeper than that

I am sure it stems from insecurities I have had since childhood resulting in me feeling
like a fish out of water when I try and "dress older".  I don't want to dress like an older woman and I don't want to keep dressing like a teenager so what do I do? 

::::::Here is My Solution ::::::

Make a Fashion LOOKBOOK  { this is very cheap I just went a grabbed out of our school supply drawer }

I have been cutting out pictures from some of my favorite magazines/catalogues...{ mind you I don't buy from these company's I just wish over them }

I am learning what I like so when I see it ~ I am cutting it out and gluing it down!
NOW ...the story gets better.  My daughter Grace did the gluing and the captions...I shared two of them with you.  The CAPTIONS are my favorite part!

I am keeping my LOOKBOOK in the car so when I am out shopping and need inspiration .... I have it.  I don't need my daughters anymore.  I don't care if people look at me funny with my cheap was created in love.  I can learn to shop like the grown up woman that I am not the scared little girl that my "HEART LIES"  tell me I am. { they aren't true :}

I will grow in confidence in my ability to pick out a new wardrobe.

NOW - what about you girls...anybody else like me?

I do shop the clothing section at the thrift stores as well and am finding a few brand name, nice quality clothes.  Having a LOOKBOOK will help you even on a budget.  You and I can recreate any look for much less.  I would LOVE to hear your ideas and feedback.

Can't wait to go shopping can you?

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Short Southern Momma said...

I.LOVE.THIS! I am going to start me one too. I work from home so my wardrobe has taken a serious hit...and before that all I wore to work was scrubs so I have been fashionable challenged for the past few years. Now I need to subscribe to some catalogs. {LOL} Thanks for the idea! xoxo

Short Southern Momma said...

p.s. I see you have twitter now! I had one and closed it down but I have opened a new one...I just added you. YAY!

Creative Ambitions said...

Sounds like a GREAT idea... may have to create one, too! I'm at home right now and it's easy to get into the sweat/athletic wear routine... plus I'm in the middle of losing some weight... so I may have to create one before I reach my goal... then go shopping!! :)

Tiffini said...

Thanks for letting me know I am not the only one:) I got to use my LOOKBOOK today...I will post a phote soon!

Amy Kinser said...

I think this is one of the neatest ideas I have seen in a long time. I will be doing this!!! I think it will help me tremendously when I am out clothes shopping. I'm saving my money right now to go on a fall/winter shopping adventure soon. Thank you for such a great idea. have my taste in clothing. So nice...

Tia Brumbelow said...

What a great idea!! I'm and I am going through the same thing. I totally want to dress my age and it's so hard sometimes without the use of a personal stylist haha! Your daughter's captions are just too cute

Kristin said...

This is a fabulous idea!!!! I'd love to create one myself. Thanks for sharing!

April said...

What a great idea! I struggle so much with fashion and the fashion budget. The look book would help keep it all straight so I don't buy something that does not work with anything else in the closet. Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

I think that's a great idea! I find that the older I get, the harder it is to shop for clothes. It all just seems overwhelming to me. Love your daughter's caption! Too cute!

Green Willow Pond said...

Ohhh...can I borrow your look book? I'm loving the outfits you picked!!

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