Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Let the Defrumping Begin

Why is it that when I run into someone I haven't seen in a very long time it always has to be when I look like complete shit? That happened to me today. I ran into a friend from college who is adorable and looked very put together. I showed up with bad hair and a fleece jacket with a rodent embroidered on it. Add some jeans and my black Simple shoes and I called it an outfit. This outfit is what I wore to work today. Casual or not, this combo sucks.

I need help.

I VOWED I would never become the the frumpy mini-van driving mama. I am just a velour sweat suit away from becoming that person. I must stop the madness now. I didn't want to buy clothing in this current size, but all bets are off, I need threads now or I am going to end up on What Not to Wear. This weekend I am indulging in a bit of shopping for myself and I might even get a manicure. Next Tuesday I get my hair done and a new style might be in order there too.

I am at work and through my clogged up head I am being rather productive. Sarge is gone all week so I don't have my running buddy. If I felt better I would be running at lunch but I still feel like complete ass so I got some soup and I am chillin' at my desk instead. Someone here coughed up a few Sudafeds and I think they are starting to work because I can now hear out of my ears. I will run again when my glands no longer resemble walnuts sticking out of my neck (I really hope it is tomorrow).

29 comments:

chia said...

You should have just punched little miss pulled together in the ovary and called it good. There is no benefit in self-assessment when rocking Simple sneaks.

X-Country2 said...

I ran into a co-worker once when I wasn't even wearing a bra! Granted, I was wearing a coat so he couldn't tell about the no bra part, but you can imagine how much effort I'd put into the rest of me that day.

Diana said...

I walked through WalMart this morning with my jeans un-buttoned and zipped because my stomach is still a little too swollen to be comfortable! Thank goodness it was cold enough to have to wear a nice "LONG" winter coat!
Go out and spend some cash on yourself-pamper yourself up good, you'll feel like a million bucks and then ready to go out and give it a good one!

Marlene said...

I often feel like that too... FRUMPY! I just hate buying clothes when I am losing weight (or trying, at least). Happy shopping! Treat yourself!

aron said...

i often want to dress bad so i can get on the show! lol :) i *hert* stacey london :)

hope you are feeling better soon

Sarah said...

Hope you have fun shopping!! I had to laugh because I always tell my husband that it is my worst fear to become a frumpy, mini-van mom. :) I have the mini-van and must not give in to frumpy. :)

Tammy said...

Now, see, I told my kids that I would NEVER own a minivan, and I haven't. BUT, I'm with ya on the frumpiness... I don't want to buy any clothes this size, but then I'm embarassed that I'm wearing this crap to work every day.

Go out and pamper yourself... Like Stacy and Clinton always say dress the body you have, not the body you want.

raulgonemobile said...

I was going to make a 'what not to wear' comment, but you already mentioned it in your post..

Hope you feel better soon!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

I am just a velour sweat suit away from becoming that person.

Whoa, whoa, WHOA, sister! Let's not start saying hurtful things we can't take back! Because what's wrong with Teh Velour Sweat Suit? It's a sweat suit, but it's got that whole velour thing going on ... it's so very, if you get my drift. So very, indeed.

When you go shopping, give a kind thought to Teh Velour Sweat Suit and maybe treat yourself and buy one.

Or just get a new mini-van because I think matching Velour Sweat Suits are now standard with those.

Missy said...

Defrump, hot momma! I think dressing for age and size can be hawwwt...maybe just not middrift hawwwt. I'm 36, at some point, it's just not cute any more;) Damn it all, when did AGE happen?

Carlee said...

I think Eddie Bauer is having a sale? By the way velour jump suits rock!

P.O.M. said...

But wait, I love my velour sweatsuits and wear them all the time. In public.

But a new hair cut and duds will trump the frump!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Eddie Bauer is having a sale.

At least you can blame the kids for being too busy to be stylish. What's my excuse?

Glad you are feeling better...

teacherwoman said...

Goddd... i hate when that happens. I am usually coming from the gym, sweaty and all gross. yuck.

Melanie said...

lol, happens to me too. Treat yourself for you; you deserve it. Hope you continue to feel better.

Marci said...

I think its important to look and feel good even when you are changing sizes, so go ahead and treat yourself, it may give you some encouragement about all of the progress you've made!

MCM Mama said...

BTDT. I ran into a high school crush at the grocery store a few weeks back. I was sporting workout clothes (but not cute ones), no makeup, dirty hair and a black eye. That was oh, so much fun.

Have fun finding some new clothes this weekend!

AKA Alice said...

Yeah... velour sweat suits are ALL THE RAGE in LA, but you have to wear them really low on your hips...and it's really HAWT to have some double-entendre message plastered across your ass...

But seriously...HAWT!

Denise said...

You're not alone, that happens to me, too! Now that I moved back to my home town, I'm always afraid I'm going to run into someone I haven't seen in years after a run or something. But at least then I have a good excuse for looking like crap!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Take someone with you that you trust when you go shopping. Otherwise you're likely to buy the same ol' stuff *or* something that you won't ever wear.

The whole frumpy thing is part of life after kids, I think. Shrug.

Jess said...

Aside from the shame and humiliation of having Stacy and Clinton go through your closet, the $5000 on clothes would be sweet!

lifestudent said...

Oh my god. I too have promised not to be the frumpy, disheveled mother. Too late. I go to Starbucks in my PJ's, and my baby is wearing PJ's too. Its a sad thing.

Conny said...

Too bad we're not all running into each other looking frumpy, then we'd be in good company. Maybe a frump fashion show is in order? That might be funny.

Getting a few things you feel great in will be worth it. Have a great time shopping. Cheers, Conny.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh man. How is it is happens to all of us but we run into the pefectly put together friends? Don't they blog? :D

Have fun with the defrumping. I did hair and nails right before my surgery so I wouldn't be trapped here and dying.

MizFit said...

you poor thing on the glands. that sucks and sucketh far more as a mama.

and Im no help as Ive SADLY embraced the frump.

Im george costanza.

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Marcy said...

Whooooaaaaaa Momma don't diss my velour track suits LMAO! Hey a SAHM has to do what she's gotta do, right? LOL

lindsay said...

haha. i feel like i need to go on what not to wear! i know i should be way more hip at the age of 24 but i guess i am just too lazy to put forth the effort. lol.

hope you are feeling better!!

Anonymous said...

Have fun defrumping! I hope you enjoy the pampering, and that you find some totally cute new duds. I have to say, however, that velour sweatsuits ROCK, and I need to defend the gopher! You know Goldy is more than just a rodent. He is the symbol of elite athletics, world-class research, and one of the nation's largest and most scenic campuses. Can the little miss cutesy you ran into top that? I didn't think so! You and your gorgeous blond hair just need to remember that we all think the grass is greener sometimes, but we're really no less HOT than anyone else, we're just rockin' a different look for the day : )