The Empress’ New Clothes

Back in October I was selected to win the $1500 Target make-over from  I was shocked and grateful and honored and grateful and did I say grateful?  I hadn’t bought a new wardrobe since I was shopping for maternity clothes, and even then I borrowed a ton of stuff from friends.  But with a recent work change wherein I was to be more visible in the company where I work, I knew it was time to address my wardrobe.

I dislike shopping.  I don’t necessarily dislike fashion but being that I’m a single(ish) mom, I’m short on both time and funds.  That leaves me with very little patience for shopping.  Thank goodness Momversation sent one of their Panelists (the hilarious Daphne Brogdon of to pick out clothes for me!

Once we got our schedules together for a shopping trip in November, I took Her Awesomeness Sarahndipitea with me for moral support and we drove to the Target in Daly City.  We met up with Daphne and Rob Morhaim (the creative mastermind behind Momversation) and I was quickly shuffled to Cosmetics.  A friendly Boots representative found us and offered to give me a makeover, so I sat down and learned about the UK brand of cosmetics while I received actual eyebrows and color on my pale skin.  While I was getting all made up, Daphne and Rob hustled over to the clothing department and started filling a cart with outfits.

After my make up was complete I headed over to take up residence in the changing rooms.  I then spent several hours trying clothing on.  Sarah and Daphne took turns bringing items to me in the dressing room and then ooohing and aaaahing at my transformation while I blushed and soaked in their compliments.  Store employees and even other shoppers stopped by to check me out when I emerged to get a yay or nay on an outfit.  Luckily I was too busy to worry much about being the center of attention, otherwise my face would have been bright red the whole time.  I came away with a cart overflowing with clothing.  And yes, I spent that entire $1500 (minus a couple bucks) on clothes, shoes, jewelry, and cosmetics. 

It was exhausting, but I had a blast doing it!  I am super thankful to Rob, Daphne, Sarah, Target, and Sonia for helping me change my look while staying within my comfort zone.  I feel great!

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