FASHION FRIDAY: Chloe Style.

8 07 2011

Fashion Friday seems to be one of the newest blogging trends. So I’m jumping on board, but I appologize in advance, as I have no fashion tips or great new style to share with you. If you know me personally, this post will come as no surprise. If you have never met me, this post will give you a little more insight into the wondrous world of Chloe…

When I was little (ok..until the age of about 12), I wouldn’t touch a dress or skirt with a 10 foot pole. My Mom was not thrilled about my tom-boyish tendencies and cut a deal with me. I would wear a skirt or dress three days a week. The other days I was free to choose my own outfit. I finagled skorts (any other 80’s babies out there?) into my wardrobe and used my lawyering skills to have those half skirt/half short outfits approved on skirt/dress days. My guess is that my Kindergarden Christmas show, where I pulled my dress up over my head while on stage in front of the entire student body and their parents played a part in the skort deal. My acceptance into a private school was a gift to my Mother- I had to wear a uniform dress or skirt every single day of the week.

Fast forward to today yesterday.

please excuse the dirty mirror...

A SKIRT! I have come a long way since my skort days. I would even say that at this point, I enjoy wearing skirts and dresses. But the truth is, that I have a long way to go. I consider myself to be accomplished in many areas of my life, however fashion is definitely not one of them. My work and fashionable going out attire is EXTREMELY limited…

and clearly not well kept. My “hangout”/workout clothes are on the other hand, abundant.

this is about 1/4 of my sports clothing

It is not that I don’t care about how I look. I really do try to be fashion forward, but I am really not very good at it. Did you notice the turquoise necklace and earings in the picture above? Those would be my SUPER fashion forward addition to my outfit yesterday. I also am not going to pretend that running shorts  and a t-shirt are not WAY more comfortable than any fancy shmancy attire. Makeup is a whole other issue. At this point, if I wear makeup twice  a week, its a big deal. But on the plus side, when I do get dressed up and wear makeup, I look like a completely different person and my friends and family are taken aback. If I dressed up and wore makeup every day, then what would “dressing to impress” look like anyway?

All of this being said, I am working on it! Piece by piece I am trying to put together a less athletic, more fashionable “adult” wardrobe. I have purchased some very cute dresses this spring and have been applying mascara and eye liner more often. I think that my shoe wardrobe might be a bit behind however. I can’t imagine parting with these anytime soon…

If there is anyone out there with some great tips for a  beginner fashionista, help a girl out! Don’t worry Mom, I’ll get there one day!

Question of the Day: What’s your style?!

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12 responses

8 07 2011
idiosyncraticeye

I’m the opposite! I grew up pretty much only wearing skirts and dresses so guess what I now have most of in my wardrobe! Fashion just seems to be a code word for wearing whatever’s the latest impractical, expensive, uncomfortable mistake that someone (who?!) has decided is ‘it’. Enjoy your flipflops and being you! 🙂

8 07 2011
321delish

so funny!

8 07 2011
Lauren

thats not an engagement ring on your finger is it!?

I was a tom boy growing up as well.

8 07 2011
321delish

mirrors can be confusing 🙂 hahaha

8 07 2011
Liz

I’m the same way about make-up! Last week I made myself wear it everyday and this week I haven’t wore it once. Oops.
I lived in umbros and sambas as a little girl 🙂

8 07 2011
321delish

I figure that if i put on makeup, i will either rub my face or get it all nasty during a workout later in the day anyway!

8 07 2011
Allison

I’ve really gotten into wearing dresses to work in the summer. I stay cooler and don’t have to worry about matching a top and bottom. Win! 🙂

8 07 2011
Erin @ untilyoutri

Aw, I love that outfit:). I have way more workout/running/horseback riding clothes than I do nice clothes, too. I always would rather buy workout stuff than nice clothes…I have slowly been working on it, but we’ll see what happens, heh:).

8 07 2011
321delish

we have to go riding together some time!!!!!

8 07 2011
Beth

My problem is that it’s just so much more fun to buy athletic clothes! Plus, when you’re working out twice a day, you go through so many of them. I think my athletic clothes well out number my regular clothes, but I can wear a lululemon tank under a cardigan to work, right? 🙂

8 07 2011
321delish

oh yeah. definitely.

one time i wore my bathing suit as a bra…but that was because i forgot to bring my bra to the pool…

8 07 2011
warren

mas says rock the jeans and get your girlie girl on

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