I work for a company that has become an industry leader in the last 5 years. We have not only survived an economic meltdown - but have become stronger and more successful than any of us ever thought.
What does any of this have to do with a makeover? I am a not so young female professional in a very public position at a company that claims to be a style leader. And somehow in the last few years in the midst of trying to build a family and survive several personal crisis - I lost my style. I used to be cute and trendy, with great shoes and clothes. Now, if an outfit doesn't involve jeans and my dansko clogs I can't be bothered.
Two things as many days have made me realize this...
- My co-director and I hired an assistant. OMG! we have needed someone for years and finally got the funding approved. She started this week. She is so cute and well dressed it makes me look like I am supposed to be crawling around on the floor cutting and sorting fabric! And our HR director pointed out that we are supposed to dress "professionally" at the office as she gave me a sideways glance.
- I went on a field trip with Amelia's class to the circus. SO MUCH FUN! But all of the other mothers were so well dressed - nice jeans, cute boots, jackets with matching hats etc... meanwhile - I am lucky to have made it out of the house with out puke running down my arm. I felt 100% frumpy in comparison.
A few weeks ago I got my hair cut short. I had a really cute short hair cut about 5 years ago. I tried to re-create that fabulous look - complete bomb! Then in an effort to make myself like the short hair I decided to color my hair - MYSELF! Complete atomic bomb! So now I'm stuck with a really horrible haircut and even worse color until it grows out and washed out.
Aside from the hair - my clothes suck too. Right now I am struggling with finding outfits to accommodate pumping. While I was at home it wasn't really a problem - I wore the same two t-shirts everyday. Unfortunately I can't wear faded button up t-shirts everyday to work. And right now isn't really a great time to go out and spend a bunch of money on a new wardrobe.