Monday, June 16, 2008


adj. regarded as dull, plain, or unfashionable; 2. regarded as colorless and primly sedate.

This morning I had to catch the 7:20am train to Baltimore. With just over six hours of sleep, I woke this morning feeling tired. I showered quickly, dressed, and made myself breakfast. Then I rushed out the door. I went out the door in a khaki skirt, blue cotton shirt, and a pair of mules. I didn't think much about my outfit because I wear my skirt all the time and I love it. I've worn the shirt several times (but with capris) and have received a number of complements on it. What I didn't think about what how the shirt and the skirt looked together.

As I was passing by the hospital on the way to school this morning, I caught a glance of myself in the windows. And the sight was NOT pretty. I looked frumpy. My bag and shoes looked cute and I was having a good hair day (sporting a nice bun); however, my attire was so frumpy. I looked SO unfashionable; as if I did not have a care in the world about my appearance. (Unfortunately, I fit in with so many of the people in Baltimore - it is definitely not a city known for being fashion forward.) I so wished I had taken two seconds to look in the mirror before leaving the house.

I managed to get through my meeting without thinking too much about my frumpiness. I then raced home in order to beat my stylish friend, Andrea, to my house. She was meeting there before we headed off to the pool this afternoon. I so did not want Andrea to see me looking frumpy. But there she was sitting on my front porch as I walked along the sidewalk in my frumpy outfit. Luckily she's a really good friend and she described my shirt as a little too baggy to go with the skirt. That's the nice way of saying, "you look frumpy."

Starting tomorrow I'm going to take a look in the mirror before heading out of the house. I want to be the cute pregnant lady; not the frumpy one!


SARAH said...

Prego ladies are totally allowed to have frumpy days!

Anonymous said...

Beck-you are toooooo funny! Mrs. S