Q&A Frump Style

So I’ve got some questions for you. I know from experience, that my readers come out in droves when I ask y’all questions. {I totally love that, by the way} So I know you won’t disappoint.

My questions: (feel free to answer one, all, or stick your tongue out at me)

Do you have a hairspray that you recommend? I don’t want anything stiff. Just a nice movable hold, that might add some volume. (is that even possible?)

Has anyone tried Oil of Olay’s Regenerist? I see it recommended, and winning wrinkle tests, but curious if it really does a good job (skeptical, much?)

Is a professional hairdryer worth the money?

There you go. Opinions? Ideas? Suggestions?

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If you can’t join ’em, beat ’em

Some days, no matter how sassy I’m feeling, no matter how perfectly coifed I am, no matter how carefully accessorized I am, I come across a photoshopped photo of a celebrity that just sends me reeling back into feeling frumpy.

Do you have days like that?

Wanna know a secret?

You’ll never guess.

Most celebs really don’t look like that.

shhhhh. It’s a secret that we aren’t supposed to know.

But I figured it out and I’m here to share it with you.

Wanna feel less frumpy? Take a look at the following photos, and shoo the fumpys away.

{for added fun, guess the celebrities in the comments}

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photo source: Quirked.com


photo source: theLondonPaper

Should you like to try some of the silliness yourself, try Bored.com where you can warp away on some celeb faces.

How to survive a bad hair day


My hair is an extension of my personality. And when it is out-of-synch with how I feel or how I want to portray myself, I struggle with feeling attractive. (I know – that’s some shallow water I’m swimming in.) Even if it is a nice hair style, if it’s not me, it’s not me.

When I googled “bad hair“, it led me to lots of sites that said the best strategy for coping with a bad hair day is to [wait for it… it’s really profound… wait…] prevent them in the first place.

Well… let me think about that…


That is about as helpful as saying the best way to avoid an accident is to not have one.

What does that do for me when I am staring at myself in the mirror and STILL can’t manage to get my hair-style-gone-awry corrected?

I decided to brainstorm a quick list and then I want y’all to add to it in comments.

I know y’all have ideas. You are a smart bunch of people.

Here are my ideas:

Cover it up – use a scarf or a hat

Pull it back – with a headband, bobby pins, clips or ponytail

Don’t wash everyday – this falls under the prevent them in the first place category… it doesn’t help much when you are looking like the Bride of Frankenstein and have to be out the door. But I’m always amazed by how lovely my hair looks the next day.

Wear a pair of super cute shoes and/or skirt or pants to distract people from your hair disaster.

Now it’s your turn. What works for you on a bad hair day? How do you cope? Do you tell jokes about it? Ignore it? Crawl back in bed?

[photo source: huggs2]

I don’t care what I have to write about, as long as it moves that last post down the page

All week I have had plans for my Fight the Frump post swirling and twirling around my head. It is the perfect post. However, you won’t be able to read it this week because I didn’t take photos. And the posts screams for photos.

So I am quickly scrambling for things to write about for FtF this week.

I’ve gathered some basic makeup tips – Things to avoid.

be careful

too much



Summer shoe trends

One of my favorite pairs of shoes, was a pair of leather sandals I purchased at Tyler’s Clothing. They were all strappy and clippity-cloppity and I would have slept in them if I didn’t have the need to run my feet over my cool sheets at night in order to fall asleep. I starting saving for them in the spring of 7th grade and had them before the 4th of July.

I love shoes. And summer shoes are fun; they are flirty and cute.

Maybe you feel the same way.

But I want you to promise me something, okay?

Lean in…



a bit closer, please.



ugly shoes

Okay. Take a moment to let your retinas heal… and then let’s take a look at some of the summer shoe trends for the REAL masses.

What’s hot in summer shoe trends: (all are available at Target, Old Navy and Payless.)

T-Straps and Menswear Inspired:


Peep Toes:



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Ankle Straps:

grecian sandals

Patent Leather:

patent leather heelspatent leather sandals



Metallics and neutrals:

metallic slidepeep toe pumps



Certainly there is a style or 2 here, that will compliment and flatter.

Sound off: Tell me which of these trends you love and which ones make your stomach turn.

Now, go forth and find a great pair of summer kicks.