Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Shut the front door!!

Since I've been home on maternity leave, I have tried not to sit around watching TV all day, and I think I've been generally successful. But one show I have started watching pretty much every day is "What Not to Wear." Stacy and Clinton are smart and funny (a little mean sometimes, but they're just trying to help), and the people always feel at least a little (and usually a lot) better about themselves at the end. I'm not one to think that a person's looks or clothes is an indication of their value or intelligence or whatever, but you can't deny that first impressions are important; plus a great new haircut or outfit can lift the spirits, and when you feel good about yourself, it's contagious! Anyway, it cracks me up to see what some people consider age-appropriate, professional, flattering, etc. It also makes me very curious about what Stacy and Clinton would think about the contents of my closet - maybe I'm just as delusional!! Can you imagine having all of your clothes tossed out and starting completely over? Sure, $5000 seems like (and is) a lot of money, but I think in reality it would be very difficult to purchase sufficient clothes and shoes for every need or occasion with that amount, especially if you are buying quality garments. I think I would be one of those people who would struggle to spend all that money – I hardly ever buy anything that isn’t on clearance!! Overall, I find the show inspiring; it actually makes me think a * little * harder when I get dressed. I’m still not wearing dresses and kitten heels to run out to the grocery store or anything, but I do try to step up my game every once in a while. So, thanks WNTW! Hopefully I won’t ever be nominated to be on your show, but keep up the good work!

p.s. "Shut the front door" is what Stacy says when somebody puts together a great outfit and looks fabulous. It makes me laugh :)

1 comment:

  1. i totally agree about the show! and great blog title. :) i don't think you will ever be nominated for the show, so don't worry.... although you do have some very interesting items. and $5000 would go a VERY long way at thrift town!