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Fashion Sense

I was looking through an Allure magazine earlier today, a high fashion magazine geared toward today's woman.

I flipped through the pages and pages of advertisements.....b/c apparently that's what the magazine is mostly about.

I saw pages for clothing choices; pants, dresses, jackets, smocks, capes and so on.

Pages of makeup; lipstick, eyeliner, shadow, blush and countless facial creams to hide wrinkles and dark spots, to cover blemishes and fine lines.

Pages for hair care; shampoos and conditioners, creams and sprays.

Then there were pages for accessories; shoes, hats, purses (or bags), sunglasses, watches, bracelets, necklaces and bangles, hair clips and barrettes.

And the whole time I looking through these pages, save for a handful of items, I discovered something......

I discovered that I have absolutely NO fashion sense....

at least according to this magazine.

Some of these items of clothing were downright hideous. I literally cringed when I saw them. Gaudy clothing. Baggy clothing that looked like the model was wearing, well a bag. I just can't describe appropriately the look they were trying to achieve but I just couldn't see. If someone had handed me a dress like one I'd seen, even if it had a $2000 price tag, I wouldn't even want to be buried in it.....that hideous.

The other items they showcased like hair and makeup, well, that wasn't so bad. Some if the models eyes looked extremely freaky with so much mascara and eyeliner and shadow plastered on. But for the most part, I liked the colors that the blushes, shadows, nail polish and even lipstick came in.......would I wear it like they do? Not a chance. I'd be laughed at and I asked why I was dressing like a clown. LOL

The hair section had some really nice up-do's that I'd really like to try, but unless I gained about 4 other arms and hands and then eyes in the back of my head, I wouldn't be able to pull them off. Besides that, it's not like we go to any glamour places that a few of those hairstyles would be appropriate for. I did learn a few 'tricks of the trade' that I'll attempt soon. It'll be interesting to see if it works for my hair.

The accessories section was probably my favorite. Shoes fell in that category btw. I liked the different style shoes, that again I'd look like a clown (read: ridiculous) wearing, providing I could even walk in the heels LOL. The purses were cute....if not a little impractical. Call me crazy, but my purse needs to hold more than a tube of lipstick and a few quarters. LOL I did like all the bracelets, necklaces and bangles I saw.....but that's just the kinda gal I am. :-D

So yeah, according to this fashion magazine, in my blue jeans, t-shirt and flip flops; hair pulled back in a ponytail 90% of the time, same ole glasses every day, just my wedding ring and another ring John gave me, occasionally a pair of hoop earrings and rarely WITH makeup.......I have no fashion sense.

But you know what?

That's ok. I'll never be a glamour girl.

Don't get me wrong, I like to dress up and wear makeup occasionally but buying clothes and makeup will never become an obsession of mine and I certainly won't take out any loans to afford any of it. LOL

Just call me FashionLESS Jen. :-D


  1. Ha I'm the exact same way you are!!! Minus the glasses since I don't wear them, but everything else (ponytail, no makeup, wedding ring, etc.) exactly the same! :)

    1. Haha! I feel frumpy sometimes but heck, at least I'm comfy! LOL


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