Friday, July 18, 2008

Miami style

Ok, so the next drawback besides having bad hair, is that I am totally not Maimi style. I mentioned before that I looked so Utah when we went to look for housing. Now, let me make one disclaimer: it is hard to be really fashionable when you're nursing and you have to be dually accessible at a moments notice. Basically, nothing that will wrinkle, nothing too tight, nothing that can't be easily washed, and pretty much, nothing too cute.


So as I was walking around Miami in my t-shirts and capri pants, my Old Navy flip-flops, and my frizzy hair, I was painfully aware that every elevator we were in was all mirrored. And I would see 5'10" me (with the extra baby goosh I would like to shed), next to every petite little 5'2" Latina in her Miami threads. AKA: club wear. As I was trying to find a picture for a little visual aid to accompany this post, I realized there was nothing very modest I could put on here. When they're not decked out to go partying, there's a lot of loose, flowy clothes (you know, stuff to avoid getting yeast infections in in that dang humidity), bright colors, and lots of jeweled sandals. And nice pedicures. (And I am talking about the regular-age half of Miami, not the ones playing Shuffleboard and drinking Ensure. Although that too lends to it's own interesting subject of fashion...)

But even the dudes are fashionable. Like they all look like Enrique Iglesias (and I'm not complaining). At least I could find a somewhat modest male picture to illustrate my point.


And ink. Everybody's got ink. In fact, there were some tatoos so interesting that I wanted to take pictures but was too slow to discretely get out my camera.


So maybe my husband will feel bad for homely looking me and let me step it up a little to Miamify. I mean I could at least feel fashionably large next to all those little Latinas...

4 comments:

The Spendloves said...

Yeah you might have to start wearing things other than black, white or gray. I'm not one to talk... I think those are the only colors I like to wear regularly too. We should go shopping for you and get you some bright shirts. Remember our neon orange and lime green phase freshman year? Do you still have any of those shirts?

Jen I said...

Uh, thankfully, no.

Andrew said...

Jen you should be glad you guys did not move to Australia. You would have to start wearing hot pinks, fourecent yellow, and you might be tempted to get a mullet. Its the late 80s early 90s here. I cant believe the amout of black and white checkered clothing sunglasses with stripes over the lenses. Its fun to walk around and see the guys with there hats flipped up while there hair flips out in front.

Kimber said...

I actually remember the trip to old navy freshman year when you bought the hot pink and lime green shirts. I think I said "are those the kind of colors you think you'll wear for very long?" I think you said yes, duh.