(Closed) I'm 32, married, and a teacher…is it worth it to try being fashionable?

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Post # 182
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@peachacid:  Hi!

Okay, I blame you a little because I checked Cleo and splurged on a red-polka dot A-line dress yesterday. Tongue Out (Kidding, I have been looking for a versatile red polka dot dress without looking like Minnie Mouse)

While I was trying on the dress, I saw this guide for pants:

So, hope something like this helps.

My pants fit has been trial and error. For fit, if it gives me a wrinkled penis in the crotch area, I generally veto that pair of pants.

Post # 183
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794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Please check out these blogs.

J’s Everyday Fashion

Putting Me Together

 They are pretty inspriational and you can pick and choose looks you like and pull them together with items you own and things from places like Loft, Target, Forever21, etc.  Also, no one cares about your outfits as much as you think they do.  Stop worrying that you’ll look funny, I guarantee you people probably won’t put as much thought into it as you are!!!

Post # 184
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454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Cynderbug:  

Picture of this red polka dot dress, please?

Post # 185
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1797 posts
Buzzing bee

@peachacid:  First of all, you look just as good as anyone else with a necklace and accessories on! You should also find things that work with your body type instead of deciding that nothing looks good on you. I’m pretty sure I haven’t found a person that a pencil skirt doesn’t look good on if you find the right style/length for your body. I have just one black pencil skirt, and I could wear that thing everyday! I would try button up blouses and some cardigans. They’re not too edgy, but will definitely pull you out of your comfort zone.

Post # 186
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@peachacid:  This is a cute outfit, and you’re very pretty!

Post # 187
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@peachacid:  

This outfit looks great, and *love* the scarf!

Post # 188
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@Bainise2013:  Here’s a stock photo:


Here’s the link:
http://www.cleo.ca/shop-petites/dresses/polka-dot-a-line-dress-with-belt/prod5279CP111400219.html

I should’ve taken a picture while I was in the dressing room on Friday, but here it is — pardon the shirt that’s hanging on the door.

The dots are taupe (very close to the colour of the belt). I normally don’t wear anything with belts since it tends to make me look shorter. This belt sits at natural waist-line though! So, it’s fun to experiment when things actually work. (I rarely wear red anything)

Post # 189
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Sugar bee

@peachacid:  I have no advice about clothing because it appears you got a lot. I just wanted to tell you that you are insane for thinking that you are not pretty. You have a lot of great features that some people would kill for. Gorgeous eyes, nice cheekbones, and good skin. 
You should really start to build up your confidence a little more, because that’s whats going to allow you to explore new clothing options! 

Post # 190
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Helper bee

I agree with PPS that your perception seems to be a bigger problem than you appearance.

 

But, maybe you should put on one of your normal outfits that you feel comfortable in and then just change one thing. If you change one thing each day, eventually you’ll probably get more comfortable and can pair a few new or different things together.  For example, the picture you posted of of you going out to dinner, next time you put that outfit on, take off the scarf and try a necklace instead.  

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