Someone told me, “The byline of momsterteacher is ‘The Chronicles of Nanay Dew: The lioness mother, the witchy wife, and the teacher with a nice wardrobe’. Your blog has been a testament that you are indeed a lioness of a mother (protective) and a witchy wife (‘coz you bewitched your husband). But it doesn’t show that you’re a teacher with a nice wardrobe, because you don’t even have an outfit-of-the-day post.”
Actually, my blog’s byline wasn’t the brainchild of days of brainstorming. Actually, not even hours. It came in a spur of the moment. I just started with “The Chronicles of” and then what came into my mind right away was “the lion, the witch and the wardrobe.” So I just modified it to fit what my blog would be all about: my being a mom, a wife, and a teacher. But then I agree with my friend that I have to live up the last portion of the byline.
As you might have read from Who is Momsterteacher, I love fashion but I don’t herald that I’m a fashion icon. I’ve had my share of fashion faux pas, and I cringe every time I remember them. But what the heck, even the best designers and even Rachel Zoe had their share of criticisms and were arrested by the fashion police. So today, I finally decided to channel my passion for fashion. Here’s what I wore in the office today [Note: It took me a while to convince myself to do this, so I’ve already worn this for several hours before I took a picture of myself, thus it’s wrinkled. Also, I was kinda shy to have someone take my picture (pero ni-post ko naman for all the world to see–how ironic, haha) so I braved taking my picture in front of our mirror]:
Top: Plains and Prints
Skirt: Ukay steal
In the afternoon, I also went to an appointment in the same wardrobe.
For the past days, this I guess is the only get-up I kinda like. You see, this mala-Blair Waldorf outfit hides the fact that I’ve gained a LOT of weight. Huhuhu. I no longer enjoy my other outfits because I’m afraid I’ll look awful in them! I try them on and think I look good but then I realize that I might just be blinded–that I’m not seeing clearly! I ask Randy and he tells me I look good, but what does he know?!? He ACTUALLY likes me chubby (minus the love handles) and rejoiced when he saw that my thighs are sooo back to being (this must be read with a deep, booming voice, ‘yung parang nananakot): THUUUUNDER THIIIIGHS!
Pang of guilt: I remember not being able to resist eating P70 worth of deep fried, oily proven yesterday pa! Shame on you Dewmaine! Shame, shame, shame!
Eureka! Now I realize that keeping a wardrobe diary (that the whole world could see) might actually help me lose weight. I, of course, will want to showcase my outfits on MY SLIM BODY, and NOT my current fatso body. It’s been more than a year thus I can’t blame my love handles on Raviv. Besides, four months after I gave birth I’ve already become slim. So absolutely NO EXCUSES!