The Prudent Patron Needs a Windows Style Makeover!

by ThePrudentPatron on July 26, 2012


In about a week I will be heading to New York City for BlogHer 2012. I am so excited to attend BlogHer again, but there is one part of the trip that fills me with anxiety–the fashion. I will be in New York City after all, the home of Parsons, the Fashion Institute and birth place of Carrie Bradshaw, so I should look fabulous, right? The problem is fashionable is not quite in my repertoire.

Day in and day out I wear what my friends lovingly refer to as my “mommy uniform.” The “mommy uniform” consists of a navy blue or black t-shirt, khaki shorts, and flip flops. I have no idea how this whole uniform thing got started, but inevitably every trip to the mall during the last decade has me coming home with a new navy blue or black shirt or a new pair of khaki shorts. In fact, I must confess I bought a new pair of khaki shorts this weekend, but in my defense they were an additional 50% off the sale price. Really, can one ever have too much khaki?

At last count I have 27 blue or black t-shirts, 11 pairs of khaki shorts. I can’t even bear to count all the flip-flops. (But, after all, I do live in Florida.) So when I heard Microsoft was giving away a head-to- toe style makeover to 5 lucky bloggers attending BlogHer’12, I had to raise my hand and shout, “Pick me, pick me!”

It’s not that I don’t like my mommy uniform, clearly I do or I wouldn’t keep buying it over and over and over again, but it is time for a change. I am turning 40 in October (yikes), and I want to look 40 and fabulous, not like some older, washed out version of myself from 10 years ago. I need someone to help me break the chain of khaki. A makeover by a celebrity stylist would be a dream come true!


In writing this post, I’m entering the Microsoft Windows Style Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win a head to toe makeover!

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Michele July 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the “mommy uniform”. I happen to have one of my own – tank top, capris and flip-flops. It’s easy, it’s comfortable, and it’s one last thing to have to worry about when raising children! With that being said, I would love a style makeover of my own! My fingers are crossed for you!! Good Luck!!!


Kim Sanchez July 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Good luck to you. I feel like I just read my own story, everytime I come home from the store it’a with another Black or navy shirt and jean shorts…I too live in Florida!!!


Sunny July 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

You’re all about helping others reach their goals and stretch our family’s shopping dollar further. (FWIW, I’m sitting here in comfy khaki capris, bare feet and tank top, my “uniform”) collecting info and coupons online. Gotta be comfy here in SoFL, but a girl needs a little more polished look in the Big Apple and you of all people are absolutely deserving of a Fabulous Forty makeover! You go girl!


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