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Comment Archives: stories: News: Suburban Turmoil

Re: “Turns out strutting it on the catwalk isn't all it's cracked up to be

I give you a ton of credit for even doing this in the first place! :) I love reading just about anything you write. Thanks for sharing the glamorous AND the not-so-glamorous moments with us. So endearing.

Posted by AshleySL on 09/19/2010 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Turns out strutting it on the catwalk isn't all it's cracked up to be

Where is the link to the video? I can't find it! I think you are awesome for doing this for such a great cause. I, for one, would have fallen flat on my face and had a look of sheer terror.


Posted by shoegal on 09/19/2010 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Turns out strutting it on the catwalk isn't all it's cracked up to be

Why can I not find the whole video anywhere. Someone please help a girl out!

Posted by Kaira on 09/19/2010 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Turns out strutting it on the catwalk isn't all it's cracked up to be

Why is that we are always our toughest critic?! I'm by no means a fashion expert, but I thought you looked FABULOUS(I mean, who wouldn't want to show off their legs if they looked like yours. lol), as did all the other mommy bloggers. Not to got to meet KELLY RIPA!

Posted by Casondra on 09/19/2010 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Turns out strutting it on the catwalk isn't all it's cracked up to be

Oh, Lexiloo, I didn't even hear that! OMG! The nightmare continues! ;D

Posted by Lindsay on 09/18/2010 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Turns out strutting it on the catwalk isn't all it's cracked up to be

I've never walked a runway, but I do have a hard time looking even remotely good in photographs. As a result I have profound respect for professional models---esp. now that I have spent so much time in front of and behind the camera as a mom. On the other hand, I thought, for a non-professional, you looked very poised and confident. The outfit was out there, and you carried it off. Not bad!

Posted by knewman on 09/18/2010 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Turns out strutting it on the catwalk isn't all it's cracked up to be

Awww. It probably didn't help that Kelly said, "she's paired a white cotton shirt with....." It still looked cute! And hey, you got to walk the runway! It's all good.

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Posted by Lexiloo on 09/18/2010 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Turns out strutting it on the catwalk isn't all it's cracked up to be

Aww it's sad how we are our own worst critics. I thought you looked great and never questioned the outfit, honestly the whole thing went too fast. Don't sweat it.

Posted by rubberbacon on 09/18/2010 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

I learned to apply eyeshadow from a blog earlier this year. I am 33. I haven't worn makeup since I was a teenager, past a swipe of eyeliner and mascara on special occasions.

I hired someone to do my make-up for my wedding because I had no idea how to do it. My husband has always told me I look prettier without makeup on anyway. But he's been really appreciative of the smoky eyes that I learned how to do lately, so I think that means I'm getting old and maybe need it now. So I've started to put on make-up once a week or so.

I don't, however, even own a killer pair of shoes and I honestly can't figure out how women manage to wear high heels all day without crying. I find them so uncomfortable.
I do wish, on occasion, that I had some idea of how to dress up and look really put together. Mostly when I have to go to a fund-raising event for the non-profit I'm the CFO of. Nothing like a lot of well dressed, well heeled people in one room to remind me how truly frumpy my regular look is. Then I wish I had your talent for looking good all the time.

Otherwise, I honestly wouldn't care, both that you look fabulous, and that I don't. :)

Posted by carrien (she laughs at the days) on 09/16/2010 at 3:54 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

I love your blogs, and I love to check in with what you are wearing or what cool deals you have found. I'm 43 and feel like I'm just now learning to love my body and my curves, and am starting to dress with pride. Your blog sets an example to me -- dress like you love yourself!! So rock on, sister.

Posted by kiri8 on 09/12/2010 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

I say, "You go, girlfriend!" I'm so impressed with your dedication to looking put-together. I go in spurts. This summer has been a lazy, no makeup run that has left me feeling blech. I intend to change that for the fall. Hope to see you all dolled up at the next blog conference!

Posted by marybabysteps on 09/11/2010 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

I can't help but put on my makeup every day. It may seem kind of anal retentive to some women but I just don't like to go out without being made up.…


Posted by ambersub on 09/11/2010 at 1:59 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

Hahaha. You're too funny. And this: "After all, we've got our husbands, our children and our comfortable lives. WE WON. What's the point of hair and makeup now?" HILARIOUS.

But really, what's wrong with trying to look nice for our husbands? Or if not our husbands, ourselves? I feel confident when I feel pretty. Makes me have happier conversations all day and be more confident in my abilities at work. My name is Mandy, and I'm a girly girl (Hi, Mandy). There's nothing wrong with that. :)

Posted by mandyhornbuckle on 09/09/2010 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

I bet that behind all those looks is a women who wishes she had taken more time with her appearance!

Also, I have to sympathize with the women in elevator. I swear it's not so easy when going to the store to put to good use all the knowledge learned from your style website. I couldn't find a single full circle skirt in the Boca Raton mall (and this is a mall that has ALL the top name brands) to test my theory that they make me look short. I ended up with two fitted knee length gray skirts from Ann Taylor. No idea if they are on trend but they look awesome on me and were $18 each.

Posted by rubberbacon on 09/09/2010 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

I'm a mom who works, so while I do come overly dressed up, as in just left the office, to a lot of things and I'm single so I think it makes all those "looks" from other moms worse.

Gosh its all so high school isn't it? And then moms wonder why their children's friendships have such drama.

Posted by Katy Bug on 09/09/2010 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

I have never been good at putting on make-up and never noticed other people, that is until i started attending school functions for my step son. Not only does my own style stand out, I am at least ten years younger than the other mothers one of which told me she wanted to poke my eyeballs out because my ten year high school reunion had just passed...

Posted by jnyfritz on 09/09/2010 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

i have a friend that is just like you. And she does make me feel frumpy and not put together. Of course-that 's my issue, not hers! You certainly don't need to apologize for looking good-but if you (like my friend) complain all the time about they way they look-you just might get smacked!

Posted by jules on 09/08/2010 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

Nychole has it exactly right--things you could get away with at 25 like no makeup and constant ponytails just don't work when you're 35 (or older, not that I'm sayin'). Plus, like awoodrel, I dress nicely as much for my husband as for myself. It wouldn't be fair (or wise) to let myself go just because we're married and he "has" to love me no matter what.

Posted by Lar on 09/08/2010 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

Those women need to get a life. I can honestly say that thanks your blog (which I love!) I have been inspired to 'dress up' my appearance.

I've always been kind of slouchy with my looks, but I find that as I get older (and now I have 2 kids) that the slouchy look is just frumpy when you don't have youth on your side. I do not want to be frumpy! So thank you Lindsey for inspiring at least one suburban mom to abandon the frump!

Posted by Nycole on 09/08/2010 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

That's hilarious. :) It's unfortunate when women don't band together, regardless of our personal choices on appearance, parenting, or spin class. We're all in a sisterhood of amazing women. We're just different. But we're the same. Love you, sister. :)

Posted by Shawna on 09/08/2010 at 1:45 PM

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