I work from home and, quite a bit of the time, it’s really quiet here and I’m doing “paperwork” type stuff like planning lessons, grading, etc. So I watch TV. It keeps me company and…I love it. I’ve always liked “What Not to Wear” (WNTW) but have just recently started watching it every day. I’m declaring today that every woman should watch that show. Every. Woman.
I say that not because most people dress badly. (Although I do think some people could do with some advice from Stacey and Clinton. I mean “PINK” should never be on your ass unless your 16. Ahem.) I say you should watch it because they find the best parts of every woman’s figure, dress their body to emphasize that best part, and make the woman feel like a million bucks. Shouldn’t we all do that? Instead of focusing on what’s wrong with our figures, focus on what’s right and show it off!!!
Very few women on the show have “perfect” figures. They’re not supermodel freaks or anything like that. They’re just normal people. And they all look like a gorgeous when they’re done. Most of the women have completely stopped putting themselves on the map. That’s my other favorite part of the show. These women have totally stopped caring about themselves. Whether you like to believe it or not, the way you look says a lot about you. If you’re wearing huge sweatpants and a hole-filled sweatshirt with your dirty hair under a baseball cap and no make-up, you’re saying something. Whether you mean to or not. I’m not saying there’s not the occasional time and place for that attire…but every day? You deserve better than that. And that is exactly why we should all watch this show.
After the women get their clothes made over, they get a new haircut and a make-up lesson. Have you ever realized what a good haircut and a little mascara can do for a person? A ton! I just love watching these women realize that they are beautiful and they deserve the time to make themselves look good, and more importantly, feel good.
It’s helped me too. I’ve been trying to be nicer to myself. Watching this show helps me realize that you don’t have to have a perfect figure in order to look…great! I always feel good after watching this show. I have even considered dressing frumpy for a while so someone would nominate me so I could get to meet Stacey and Clinton and win a free wardrobe! 😉
what are you waiting for? Go set your DVR!
Hi Tiffany, I love that show too and I totally agree with you!
I guess you are calling me out on my sweatpant, baseball hat wearin’ attire. Sadly I have been a little down in the dumps lately & my wardrobe has reflected that. I am going to make better efforts to spruce it up a bit! Thanks for the post!
I love this post. And what you say is so true. This past Sunday I was having a really, really bad day. After a shower and the declaration that I was done feeling sorry for myself, I announced I was going to get my hair cut. I hadn’t had so much as a trim in over a year and a half. It was time. I only had about two inches cut off the ends and the layers shaped up but it looks and feels so much better. I haven’t worn a ponytail in three days! Go me. 🙂 We absolutely all have a right to feel good about ourselves.
Totally agree! After Sophie was born I left my job which I loved but I also loved the getting dressed up part everyday. It really changes the way you see yourself when you take the time to look nice. I miss that! I don’t usually wear makeup but I do notice how my face changes when I use lipstick or gloss. I should motivate myself a little more.
I used to be a religious watcher of WNTW and still love catching it from time to time. I think you’re dead-on about the value in taking care of yourself – something that I know a lot of us don’t always make a priority of once we’re also taking care of our kids. Now if someone would just give me $5000 for a shopping spree, I promise I would never wear yoga pants to the grocery store again. 😉
So I shouldn’t have stayed for chapel with Hope’s preschool wearing yoga pants and scrungy gym work with my greasy hair tucked behind my ears? damn
i.LOVE.that.show!!! my mom met clinton not too long ago. she got me an autographed copy of his book (which is hilarious) and she said that he is SUPER nice. i even nominated us for their mother/daughter makeover…which we obviously didn’t get to do but i would have loved it!! i’ve learned alot from that show.
Oh, how I love that show, too! I’ve been watching it since they were WAYNE and Stacy – we’re talkin’ pre-Clinton days. Although, I do adore Clinton. He;s just so damn cute. They’d be ashamed of my current mommy wardrobe, though. Blah. Do you read “parenting BY dummies”? Amanda was actually on the show. For real. I’m a tad jealous.
I LOVE that show! And I love Stacy and Clinton. They are both so hilarious but they also make so much sense. I want to be on that show…..although, I’m afraid of what they might make me throw away. 🙂
Also? This made me spit my coffee out: “I mean, PINK should never be on your ass unless you’re 16.” AGREED!
I agree with you! What a good show! I too admire the same, that with some education women just as they are can feel beautiful. It’s perfect and so incredibly freeing from society’s way of thinking – gotta be skinny with long tall legs to be beautiful! Nope! Just gotta understand and know your body. Good stuff!
I’ve dropped several hints to both of my kids that I would not be insulted if they were to nominate me for a makeover by Clinton and Stacy.
I agree with you on the color pink. LOL. Nicely put. And yes, a lot of difference a little lipstick or makeup can do for one. Not overly done however. But everything you say makes sense. When we are at peace with ourselves, we stop trying to please everyone else.
I love watching that show too. It’s amazing what they can do with the right wardrobe. And it is nice to see the women gain confidence with their new clothes, hair and makeup. Definitely inspiring.
I have a phobia for things that don’t harmonize well and so I feel that the man sitting next to me in my office who wears the same clothes every day, or the two narcissists who wear the same exact outfit two days consecutively are assaulting me in some way.