This was rather bold as she is as fashionable as I am frumpy. Plus, she isn't really all that scared of telling it like it is. But my wardrobe was in need of an intervention so I wooed her over with free dinner and homemade bread and then she made fun of my clothes. Fair trade eh?
She actually was quite gentle and only rolled her eyes a little bit when I refused to get rid of my denim skirt and denim jacket. Her comment was that Stampede only comes once a year. I replied that I was going to wear the jacket and the skirt together and tell people that she suggested it. Then she may have rolled her eyes a little bit more. I'm not sure I was too busy hiding my denim shirt from her.
You will be thrilled to know that I no longer have any pleated pants and my two suede blouses are getting a new home. Who knew that suede was out or could invoke such a strong reaction? She actually shuddered and refused to touch it. I was quite surprised. I used to get lots of great compliments on my red suede shirt. Mind you that was eight years ago, but still. At one point, that shirt rocked.
She also strongly suggested that I may want to cut down on wearing hand-me downs from my mom. Apparently this decreases my cool factor. Since I have a very limited amount of cool to begin with I am taking her suggestion under advisement. Doesn't mean I'll do it, but I am taking it under advisement.
On another fashion front, I have now attempted to wear mascara and lip gloss. Did you know that neither of those things comes with instructions? I really wasn't certain if you put the mascara on top of the lashes, underneath, how much is too much, how does one un-clump it, etc. They really should put that kind of information on the bottle. It would make my life so much easier. I would show you a picture but I am too lazy to grab the camera so here is the next best thing.
I'm still a work in progress. Just ask my sister-in-law.