Help Save This Ugly Betty With a Windows Style Makeover

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Windows Style Makeover

I have always been a tomboy. I didn't own any dresses until a few weeks ago when a few companies were kind enough to send me some to try out for BlogHer. My wardrobe consists of mainly things that are black and occasionally dark blue, with color very rarely mixed in. Sometimes I will buy something will color, but I usually lose my nerve before I actually wear it out of the house. In short, I need some style help.

I have always struggled with low self esteem. Mostly from some horrible kids who teased me all through school and further made worse by my abusive ex-husband. Over the years, I have journeyed to find myself and to be happy with who I am. About three years ago, I looked like this. 

Well I should get points for wearing a white shirt even though it is covered by black right?

Then I started losing weight and worked really hard. Shortly after I started my blog I looked like this.

Oooh I went wild and wore a brown shirt that day. 

Unfortunately, losing weight didn't do much for my sense of style. It isn't that I don't want to be pretty and look like a girl. It is just that I don't really know how. I spent so many years trying to hide from the world, that I didn't bother learning how to be proud of who I am and stand out. In fact, I didn't know how to properly apply eye makeup until Lili at Bare Escentuals showed me a few weeks ago. If that doesn't scream I need a Windows Style Makeover, I don't know what does.

Now, I have done something I am incredibly proud of. On July 4th I gave birth to a beautiful little girl. I was a surrogate and helped to bring a little angel into the arms of a loving family. I was blessed enough to have the opportunity to really make a difference in someone's life and I want my style to reflect my new found sense of respect for myself and what I have done in life. The truth is, I have overcome and triumphed over a lot in my life and it is time I start feeling confident.

This is what I looked like on shortly after giving birth to the surro-baby.

Notice the signature black shirt?

Now a few weeks later, I look like this. Not perfect, but I am trying hard to get back in shape and lose the weight I gained while cycling and throughout the pregnancy.


What would I like my new look to be like of I win a Windows Style Makeover? I want to look chic and put together. You know those confident women you see walking around like they have everything together and just walked out of the pages of a fashion magazine? Like this:


Or this:


Or even get crazy with some trendy colored jeans:


I need help. Help to learn how to wear clothes with confidence, how to feel my best and how to be proud of who I am and the things I have accomplished. For once, it would be wonderful to feel beautiful and know that I am put together like those women that I so longingly look after when they walk down the street. Thank-you to Windows for the opportunity to enter this contest and to all of my wonderful readers for actually stopping by to read this. What do you say Windows? Want to help save this Ugly Betty?


In writing this post, I'm entering the Microsoft Windows Style Makeover sweepstakes for a chance to win a head to toe makeover!

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11 comments

  1. I wish you a ton of luck and hope you get chosen. I love your post. And I think your hair looks awesome. I could definitely see you in the first outfit (the white). Love it!
    Also, as I said before, what an incredible gift you gave!

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  2. You are NOT a Ugly Betty by any means - you're adorable and I should know, I've met you in person! You're as beautiful inside as out. But I wish you well on your journey - you're amazing.

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  3. Good luck. And you are beautiful!

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  4. You are beautiful and you look great! Good luck!!

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  5. Good Luck! You are beautiful, plain shirts or top of the line fashion!

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  6. First, you look amazing for just having had a baby. Seriously it took me a year to get anywhere close to looking that good. I love all the styles you have picked out and good luck!!

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  7. Good luck to you, I love your style!

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