DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I'm not really a soccer mom, I just play one on TV

Hubby and I had to take Stinky to his soccer game today. This may be the only time in my life I wished I liked to knit... it is boring, boring, boring... with a few moments of funny thrown in.

Some of the parents really get into it, though. I just don't get it. But I've never been a sports fan... at least until they start showing "What Not to Wear" on ESPN.

Admittedly, this is before the wind tried to blow me off the field, and I bundled up in a cheapo WalMart fleece hoodie and a lap blanket.

The shirt under the sweater is on backwards to cover my chest from the wind. And the soccer dads. And to show the pattern for interest. That top is way too tight for me to wear it alone, and the v-neck in front would hardly show any fabric under the sweater. But the top rather than my laughter was choking me, which I don't remember happening before my more recent weight gain. Hmmm...

Is it weird I wore earrings to the game? And Bass flats instead of sneakers? I definitely felt overdressed, but I don't own the super-casual clothes the other parents wore.

Top: Freeda's castoff
Sweater: Worthington via consignment shop
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Earrings: gift from my "other mother"


  1. Great to see the multiple posts. All very interesting. I've never seen anyone wear a shirt backwards before!

    In answer to your question, it's not weird to wear earrings to a soccer game and otherwise dress up. Dressing at a level above the norm is never a mistake. Clothes affect our mood; dressing better makes us more confident; others are influence by how we present ourselves; and their feedback is beneficial. We can elevate a routine casual event by simply dressing nicer than usual. Usually, however, we put on our shirts the right way... :)

  2. I agree with Mme. Biker! And... isn't that my shirt? I like that green on you and I think the sweater fits well.

    Generally speaking, I feel better overdressed than underdressed. Besides, it adds to that vague air of superiority over the mobs that surround us. We both are shallow enough to appreciate that feeling.