what can brown do for you?

It is wrong when you’re watching those What Not To Wear on TLC and you agree with the fashion victim’s choice of clothing before the makeover? I was watching one episode and thought, “That’s perfectly reasonable to have seventeen different hoodies.”

In Seattle, people wear tons of black and I’m included into that monochromatic mix. My clothing choices are so boring, you’d get more a vivid color palette from a fax machine.

To move away from that trend, I’ve amassed a huge amount of brown-colored clothing, because you know how BROWN totally jazzes things up! (WOW, Mona, that brown jacket really brings out the brown in your slacks!) My closet is so filled with brown, on the days I don’t look like Debbie Downer, I look like the UPS guy.

I don’t think I’ve ever been trendy or fashionable ever. I’ve mostly missed in that category (read: stirrup pants AND ruffled blouses). Most of my clothing was sewn by my mother, including this hot little green mumu:

Preschool graduation

And all this nonsensical hoopla is thanks to the brand-new job I start tomorrow and because I’m flustered by how unattractive a name like Dress Barn is and how the only decent outfit I have is the one I wore to the interview because geez, that’s too soon to start repeating ensembles.

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  1. mayberry says:

    Maybe Nathan can lend you that striped little number. Or better yet the one with the beret!

    Congratulations on the new job & good luck!

  2. Butrfly4404 says:

    Oh, yes, GOOD LUCK!!

    I’m the same way..kind of. I never survived fully from the Maternity to Normal clothes switch. I’m still wearing whatever people will give me in my size. Things I would normally never buy myself. I have nothing business appropriate, because they let me wear jeans and stuff here. Makes me sad.

  3. i cannot for the life of me figure out how an executive decision was made to name a store “dress barn”

    who on earth would think, hey…let’s equate women with farm animals…that’s bound to make them feel good about themselves!

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you are shopping for business-casual attire, check out Target and NY&Co…. If you need something like a pant suit, try JC Penny.
    Good Luck with the new job!!

  5. Oh, The Joys says:

    My overdressing mom is so flummoxed in Seattle.

  6. Aaw! Miss Cutey-McCute in the green mumu!

    Contrats on the new job again. 🙂

    Brown is a good earthy color for the Dept of Agriculture – it works!

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