I am not by any means a fashion expert, and I don’t think I look “cute” everyday. But I will say I’ve had some of the moms ask me how I manage to look put together in tee shirts. First off, I have a rule that I must have at least mascara on, otherwise I am known to look like a lizard.
Second, and most important, is that I don’t just wear a baggy tee shirt that I got from a school function or inherited from my husband. Those I reserve for bed. Gotta have something special, right?
I am a thrift store groupie, and so I hunt for old, soft, wonderful teeshirts that have been broken in, loved, and discarded because they say things like “1981 Wilburs Family Reunion.” Thank you, Wilburs, for your reunion. I dig the shirt!
Besides the awesome comfort of an old teeshirt, I have another rule, or actually, more like a law:
Thou shalt always wear an undershirt.
I ALWAYS wear an undershirt. Perhaps I’ve developed a strange disorder, but if I’m not wearing at least two shirts I feel at a loss. Here’s why:
1.) Even if they’re just a regular cotton undershirt they help smooth everything down.
2.) They keep the cleavage down and butt crack in.
3.) They add a pop of color to a plain shirt.
4.) They are slimming because they elongate the whole torso.
5.) They’re just awesome.
Now…ahem. The embarrassing but totally necessary photos that I hope (maybe) prove my point. Starting with my favorite 1981 shirt that I wear every other day.
|Without the undershirt. This shirt is actually pretty dang awesome anyways.|
|With a snazzy undershirt (curtesy of my dear friend Em).|
Now, the short black sweatshirt that was made for people with 2 inch torsos.
|Down with short waists! Boo!
|Ok…didn’t realize I matched my curtains. Also didn’t know how cheesy I look when I do that face.
Finally, a wife-beater, worn by a non-beaten wife.
Now, of course I looked sad in the before pictures. I’ve noticed that people always do that in the befores and I wanted to impress upon you the wowness of the afters. My afters are so astounding because of my brilliant smiles, huh? (Actually, between you and me, I think the yellow curtains behind me are cranking out the yellow undertones in my teeth. Confoundit! Crest, you win again.) Nah. I dont know. You may all look at this and think I’m a huge nerd executing horrible fashion advice. But it’s working for me right now, and I thought ya’lld like to know how I manage to look like a superstar every day. Right? ????
**This post was written in response to Mama Kat’s weekly writing prompt. Head over there for some awesome writing! P.S. She has a picture where she’s layering the undershirt, so clearly I am not insane ????