Archives for June 2011

It’s tedious to feel frumpy and it’s really hard to have the time (or energy) to wear makeup when you are tired, stressed and irritated by kids, spouses and that mean receptionist at the doctor’s office… We love Bare Escentuals.  They’re of course famous for their powdered mineral makeup.  Their eye shadows are some of […]

I have a fancy watch that I hardly ever wear.  It’s nice, conservative, classic.  But it’s not fun.  It gets lotion residue stuck between the links, or a bit of Chuck E. Cheese pizza sauce on the face of it.  It’s neither practical nor stylish.  And yet it seems silly to have more than one […]

It seems at the Fourth of July Parades, the nod to Fourth of July fashion among the tired moms is an Old Navy T-shirt with a sparkly American flag on it.  We think you can do a little better.  There’s no need to be so literal with your patriotism – you can try a nautical […]

We love boyfriend jeans – the slouchy, casual, adorable look of them.  We also love that among the lean sillhouette of straight leg jeans, skinny-thighed boot cut, flare and of course the cut that mocks us most of all, the skinny jean…the boyfriend jean is our real friend. Tight jeans make you hungry.  What?  No […]

Here’s a DYF challenge:   Try wearing a different piece of jewelry every day.  It can be a necklace with a v-neck t-shirt or a chunky bracelet with jeans and your favorite tank top. You can find inexpensive accessories anywhere – Target and Forever 21 both have a great selection.  If you’re feeling more spendy and […]

My sister was over tonight and while talking about the website, she said: “Ooooh, you have to do a post about getting rid of your hang-ups.  Like body hang-ups.  Because that makes me frumpy, because sometimes I won’t try a new trend because of my big feet.  Or wear dangly earring because they highlight my […]

There are lots of fashion trends that are worth following. We’ll get to those in other posts.  But there are lots of trends that are just bad.  In these cases they’re bad because they only contribute to the frump. 1)  Capris:  Apparently capris are back.  Which is confusing because at least in our frumpy part […]