Mama Diaries

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Fashion Police

Yesterday, I went into my daughter's school to talk to the kids about my career as an author.  I dressed professionally, and thought I looked decent.

Well, my daughter informed me when she came home, that the most popular girl in the school did not like my shoes.  Supposedly she is the expert on fashion.

"Are you kidding me?"  I asked.  "What was wrong with my shoes?"

"She said they weren't fashionable enough. She said you should've been wearing UGGS."

"UGGS?  Aren't those the boots tweens and teenagers wear?"

"Yeah.  She said that would've been more fashionable."

I shook my head.  So apparently I'm not supposed to dress like someone over forty.  I'm supposed to look like a teenager.

Okay.  Next time I'm going to wear neon green sneakers.  Then we'll see what the fashion police have to say!   

22 comments:

  1. Can't win. Stop trying. AFTER, that is, the neon green sneakers :)

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    1. Yes, I'm definitely trying the neon green sneakers! LOL!

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  2. Waht about neon green Uggs? lol. I'm sure you looked great. It's fun to learn about what kids think we should wear.

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    1. Hmmm. Neon green Uggs? I'm shuddering at the thought. LOL!

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  3. *LOL* Try what Brinda said! I don't think anyone should be wearing UGGS, but that's just me.

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    1. I agree. What's up with those things, anyway?

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  4. Uggs? Aren't those the boots that Snooki and some of the other stars go around wearing when they don't care about how they look in public? I'm sure your choice of shoe was very professional looking. I think it's great that you went to your daughter's school to talk about being an author. : )

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    1. I enjoy talking to students! They all said they're going to buy my new book when it comes out. :)

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  5. How cool that you got to go to your daughter's school to give an expert talk! How did you tell you tell your daughter to respond to the so-called fashionista?

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    1. I told her I didn't care what that genious thought. I do my own thing!

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  6. The innocence of the inexperienced. As if, we're dressing to appeal to kids??? How about for comfort and as you said, professionalism.

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    1. Fifth and sixth grade girls can be really funny about fashion. I was picked on relentlessly when I was that age, because I didn't have the latest and greatest clothing. I learned to be happy no matter what I had or didn't have. It's about what's inside!

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  7. UGGS are out now. That snotty little "fashionista" didn't know what she was talking about. Take it from a true, mature fashionista. Your daughter needs to know that that girl was just trying to make her feel bad because the girl is insecure and rude. I think it's lovely that you went to the school to speak, and I have absolutely no doubt that you looked professional and beautiful.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Awww! Now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. HUGS!

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  8. Blah to the uggs, those things are just ugly, go with the neon green shoes, they have my vote.

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  9. Uggs? Oh no. I'm sure you look fashionable and professional at the school event. Such a proud moment for your daughter to see her Mom speak in front of her classmates. This other girl just feels jealous.

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    1. Maybe that's the problem. Jealous kids.

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  10. That is terrible. You should not have to care what you wear, or at least that is my theory. Here I thought the scariest thing was for you to go talk to youngsters in the first place and worry about book critics.

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    1. Haha! Yeah, they loved my books. I never expected to hear criticism about my sense of style. I just have to shake my head and laugh!

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