Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Extreme Self Makeover

As some of you may know, I am the very lucky girl to benefit from the first Slynnro Makeover and I'm beyond excited about it.

Today is the first day of my attempt to implement Slynnro's directives by shopping in my own closet before shopping elsewhere. (We are in a recession, after all).

Behold, Day One:

Let me know what you think! Constructive criticism is welcome; hateful comments are punishable by my hormonal tears. And raging emails.

And now, I'm using this very timely Slynnro-imposed wardrobe change (woo! change!) as a jumping off point for some self-imposed life changes, a life makeover perhaps. After having thrown myself a major pity party that lasted for about 2 weeks I decided that if I really am craving change, there is no way it's going to happen unless I start making some changes. How can I expect change in my life if I'm never doing anything about changing it? (I realize I'm using the word change, or a variation of it, a little excessively. Apologies.)

So. Here's my plan so far (in addition to Slynnro's makeover) for my life makeover:

1. On Sunday, I'm going to church. I know some of you aren't big church-goers, but I used to be and honestly I remember how it felt to start off the week on the right foot (for me). I haven't been finding joy in many (if any) aspects of my life lately, and honestly, this is the best place I can think of to start.

2. Start getting to work early. And if not early, at least on time for the love of all things good and right in the world. I am so much more productive in the mornings! Afternoons are miserable! So WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH have I been getting to work so late that I have to stay until 6:00 just to get my hours for the day??? Why???

3. Exercise regime! Endorphins? Hello? Enough said.

4. Healthy eating! No way am I saying that I'm going to crash diet and turn into some health food nut, because, really - that's not me. I like cheeseburgers. A lot. But maybe let's limit that intake, Dots. Pump the breaks. So I'm going to actually try to adhere to a balanced diet! Vegetables! The wonders!

These are the only steps I have so far. Any other suggestions? What have you found has helped you get out of a slump, frump, rut, etc.? (Other than traveling to another country, because frankly, I can't afford that. Related: Ashley? I am truly awed by your bravery to pick up and go. I can't wait to read about all that you have seen, heard and learned about yourself.)


  1. Cute! I loved Slynnro's suggestion of adding jackets to up the professionalism factor without losing your style in the process. Your outfit above is nice. I think the jacket suggestion might work a little better if you paired a different colour jacket with that particular dress, however... maybe grey? Or green or plum? Then again I'm weird about pairing blue with black for some reason.

  2. kristin kristin bo bistin.June 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    i may have ordered one of the anthro jackets. you can guess which one based on my last name. on another note: you, me, life makeovers. i met with a trainer at 6 pm last night and 6 am today so there's that. also, long love note coming your way this evening. the end.

  3. mainlyclearskiesJune 24, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    New to your blog...I think you look great! And I love your hair!

    I bet that dress would also be cute with a fun white jacket for summer, and then maybe nude pumps.

    Good luck on the other changes.

  4. Dude, excellent implementation!

  5. Thanks girls! Slynnro - I received so many compliments today!

    Can't wait for the next directive!

  6. Way to jump right in with the makeover! Good for you and good luck with all of the changes!

    I think the jacket is cute, but I would experiment with something not as long. But that is just me.

  7. I love your dress - the print is lovely!