probably a rambling post

5:57:00 PM

(A picture taken as I write this post. Yes, I did dress up today.)

So, I've been thinking a lot lately about what being a mom does to you in the fashion area. Remember when you were a teenager and your mom would get you a shirt, and you'd say, "Mom, that is so mommy-like/old looking/not cute etc..."? (Mom, you only did this on a very few occasions--I know you have great style.) But I guess that's what I'm talking about... I understand now! For a lot of my my life I have been able to get dressed everyday. I have been able to choose the perfect outfit if I had time. I did my hair and make-up often enough (note: I have never been consistent on this.)

Now, it takes SO LONG to get out of the house. I think it will get better once Jack can dress himself and I can get the drill down. Seriously though, my list before leaving the house only requires that faces are clean, diapers are changed and clothes are on. I only need to be dressed and not looking like I don't get very much sleep. I feel like I'm behind on the times. I'm usually very fashion-conscious and at least know when I'm having a dress-down or dress-up day. My dress-up days now only require make-up and earrings.

I even saw a shirt the other day in the thrift store that looked pretty matronly and said to myself, "That's cute. Maybe I should try it on." Then I remembered I was 24. What is happening to me?!?! I still feel like I think about design in general, but it is all for interior design and kid stuff.

My darling friend Debbie posted about an awesome bun hair-do she wore last week and provided a link to a fashion blog: The Daybook (truth be told, I did not know fashion blogs existed, but why wouldn't they?). Suddenly I realized that I wasn't really paying attention. Sure, I'm noticing awesome vintage clothes because, yes, I only watch movies from the 30's, 40's and 50's, but I'm not sure I have a good grasp on what's in right now. Especially in the hair department. My aunt showed me the new way to curl hair a few weeks ago and I realized I am clueless. I did my hair today, and I am very confident that it would have been the brand-new cool thing when I was a Freshman in college. But I am still not sure if it works for 2010. Am I going to be one of those moms who has a mullet or poofy bangs for 20 years? Is the bob thing over? I hope not because I love bobs. But really, I don't even know anymore.

If you made it this far, thanks for reading about things that aren't supposed to matter. ;)

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  1. Rachel, You have time to do your hair? My hair has been shoulder length, straight for the last three years. I'm lucky if I can curl anything these days. I love The Daybook blog, but I tend to keep tabs on people who dress with vintage apparel. You look gorgeous in your photo, and you have always been a fashionable person to me.

  2. Rachel, you are so funny. I also am a hair idiot, and would love to be more creative and know more ways to actually do my do.

    As far as clothes, you have that one nailed.


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