Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Define Frump

Because, frankly, I feel like my picture should be there. Right there in the dictionary under frump.


I need new clothes. I would love some new jewelry. A trip to Sephora? Yes, please. Wants and needs.

And then I end up being defined by what I own, instead of who you are. How well I can entertain someone. If I can make them laugh. Feel good about themselves. If I'm loving and willing to spend time bringing someone else up that might be down.

22 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I work from home as a seamstress so i get the "frump" feeling/look. I have to take stock more often and dress as though i leave my home to do my job, for me. It makes ME feel better to not be frumpy. I think we all feel that way at times. Hugs. Tammy

kim-d said...

Well! This lurker just has to stroll right out and comment on this one...

I "hear" what you're saying, but I have to respectfully disagree with you. It is my opinion that you are anything but frumpy! Look at that picture over on the right; look at those dimples, those sparkly eyes, and the pretty hair. Overall, you have one of those faces that looks friendly and inviting, and your smile shows on your whole face. I mean it! I have no reason to lie to you. :)

I mean...I know my one little comment probably won't change your mind if that is what you're determined to think. But you're wrong. And I'm right. HA!

Melissa said...

Clothes and makeup don't make the woman, but boy can they make that woman feel good.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

There is nothing frumpy about that beautiful warm smile.

Vodka Mom said...

How about we dress up together? Frump ONE and Frump TWO.


I'll be the one without red hair.


and a girlfriend. :-)

SkylersDad said...

I am beyond frumpy. I dress like a flood victim. So you have nothing to worry about, you can always say "At least I look a lot better than Sky-Dad"!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Go to the mirror, look and smile! You will feel better instantly!

Old Navy is having a big sale right now if you have their credit card. I only use mine on the sales events and save a ton and get lots of cute new tops, jeans, etc.

Jeanne said...

Scheherazade wasn't a spiffy dresser, but she did okay!

Bizarro Aunt Jackie said...

Oh god I feel the same way... WTF what is it, maybe the season? A cosmic phase???

Sigh...

Aunt Jackie

James said...

Is "frump" the same as "mumsy"?
Way back even at school boys avoided the girls who looked mumsy. It was not just about how they dressed but that was part of it...more a kind of thing that seemed to emanate from them spookily and affected the way they spoke and acted.
Treat yourself if you fancy new clothes. You are not defined by what you own. Women have the right to alter their appearance at will. It is one of the things we like.

Jormengrund said...

Meh. We all have days where regardless of how well-dressed or perfectly coiffed we are, we still feel BLAH.

To be honest, I prefer those days, because then I know that everyone is my equal, and I don't tend to treat one person better than the next. (Sad to say, but I _do_ tend to do that..)

If you're feeling in the dumps, just remember, in the immortal words of Eric Idle from Monty Python:

"Always look on the bright side of life.."

*Excerpt from the song, made famous in their movie 'The Life of Brian'

Bond said...

From the male side - if my clothes do not fit correctly - too big (HA who am I kidding) or too small (more like it) I feel off the entire day..I feel miserable.

They do not have to be new or expensive - they just need to fit...

Just me... said...

In my little corner of the world, you have what we called 'a case of the black ass' meaning you are out of sorts with the world..
Not really a bad mood..
But it is..
Not really angry..
But maybe a little..
Not really sad..
But, not happy either..
Just bleech...
Sometimes new clothes/jewelry helps.. But the best thing is to just endure a little while.. It will fade and by morning you'll realize that you're a great and vibrant woman that anyone would consider themselve lucky to have as a friend, if not more!!

December said...

I hear ya.
Whenever I'm feeling frumptastic - I force myself to put on a nice pair of shoes.
It usually perks me up, makes me feel a little fancier.

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December said...

(sorry - I accidently posted my comment 2x. *eep* I swear, its not my first day on the interwebs!)

Scarlet said...

It's in the air, Chica. I've been out of sorts for a while, but a little espresso and a good chat with a girl friend always helps.

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...you need...PIZZA!!!...

CheekyMonkey said...

Frump: Someone who goes DAYS without posting.

Dana said...

I buy most of my clothes a Goodwill or the Target 75% clearence racks. I don't own jewely. I can't bring myself to wear lipstick. You can't have the frump definition ... it's all mine!

Sassy said...

I'm sorry but the "frump" spot in the dictionary is taken. Sorry.

phd in yogurtry said...

Embrace your inner frump! I love it!