I Can’t Dress Myself

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Good afternoon, folks! 😎

Let’s get down to business with lunch and then I have some embarrassing fun (funny?) photos to share with you. I’m confident that you’ll at least crack a smile! πŸ˜‰


I worked at NuVal this afternoon, so I packed a lunch to take along with me. There’s slim pickings in our kitchen right now, so I managed to come up with a Siggi’s yogurt with Galaxy Granola and cherries on the side.


Ok, so, are you ready for a little fashion show? πŸ˜‰

Style 101

As a kid, I was pretty stylish. I wore a lot of dresses and girly stuff, like heart patterns and shades of pink and purple. I knew what I liked and rocked it.


And, of course, I always had the perfect outfit for every occasion, like the first day of kindergarten:


Or whale watching.


Even camping.


At that age, I was a natural fashionista. πŸ˜‰

But, the older I got, the more “interesting” my fashion choices became– hairstyles included!

(Apparently, the half up-half down side ponytail was cool in the late 80’s. And, I’m pretty sure my wavy hair was the result of leaving it in braids overnight. What can I say, I was on top of the trends.)


Clearly, I embraced the 80’s.


Did you ever layer your socks? I bet that goat appreciated my style that day.


Ok, so maybe the 80’s weren’t so terrible to me. But, by the early 90’s, my fashion sense got worse and worse.

(Please note the “scrunchie” on my wrist in the photo below. I thought wearing it there was much more stylish than in my hair.)


As you can see, I had a tremendous desire to dress just like Blossom. I thought her fashion sense was super hip.


I’m not even sure what to say about this last photo. I guess I had some sort of European thing going on with a beret and Scotty dogs on my sweater. Obviously, this outfit oozes coolness.


What embarrassing fashion trends did you embrace over the years?

P.S. I’m hosting a sweet giveaway this evening. These photos are a clue! πŸ˜‰



  1. Hilarious! I bet you had so much fun looking through these photos. My best friend and I would wearing matching outfits to school in elementary school and pretend like we didn’t plan it. Definitely rocked a lot of layered socks. Keds without shoelaces. Neon scrunchies.

  2. That sweater with a cat (I think it’s a cat?) that you are wearing in front of the tent is fabulous, and I want it. I wanted it when I was nine, and I still want it now. I hope that is the giveaway! Ha!

  3. Wow, my sister had the exact same “fruit” dress as you. To this day, it’s still one of the staple when we talk about “bad 90’s fashion” hehehe.

    In my book, you were pretty cool! Champion brand wo SO cool in the 90’s

  4. Pegged jeans. Need I say more?! My mom dressed me like a boy when I was a baby. She made some of my clothes and they were blue and red. WHAT?! She still thinks they were girly and cute πŸ™‚

  5. Love the layered socks!!! I remember doing that too…and the side ponytail. Blossom was too cool!

  6. Love the pics! I think the 80s and 90s were just bad in terms of fashion…it’s not our fault if we were just born then, lol. I went through a loooonnnnggggg scrunchie phase (sometimes more than one in my hair at once, eww!) and a loooonnnnnnggg shortall phase (short overalls. bad.)

  7. I’m sorry to say I’ve embraced very few fashion trends – even as a kid, my style was fairly classic and preppy. I had a lot of Lacoste polo shirts and khaki shorts in the 80s!

  8. Oh my gosh, pictures of my childhood SCREAM 80s!!! Layered socks, cuffed jeans, leggings & tunics, jumpers, scrunchies, side ponytails- you name it, I did it. I can only imagine in 20 years when I look back on myself now, what I will think!

  9. I definitely wore layered socks. I wanted Guess jeans so badly when I was a pre-teen, but my parents said no. Instead, my mom, a gifted seamstress, put zippers in a regular pair of jeans. After getting my faux-Guess jeans I was adament that I tuck my jeans into my socks, just like all the other girls did. I also have very bad memories of 90’s high waisted Bongo jeans and Hypercolor shirts.

  10. haha love these! i had that piece of plastic that had holes in it that you wrap the bottom corner of your shirt it to have it half up on your hip..yeah that was great!!

    i also rocked leggings and matching shirts…I mean full on patterned print leggings with sturrups and shirts

  11. I had a dress almost identical to yours for my first day of kindergarten- it was my favorite!! I also remember scrunchies very well- and neon colors were cool at some point during my childhood!

  12. I had very similar style. I remember learning how to rolls the jeans like in your last picture, it wasn’t enough that they were tapered- we had to roll them up and add slouch socks! When I look at my photo albums I wonder sometimes why my parents let me leave the house.

  13. I hope it is a scrunchie giveaway…my wrist feels naked without one and you just can’t find them anywhere anymore πŸ˜‰
    (I totally rocked the scruchie back in the day too…)

  14. I wasn’t very fashion-aware as a teen. I had my own warped sense of style, and I would mix-and-match trends to my taste. I remember finding this hideous orange leisure-suit jacket with white stitching, and I’d wear it with an appalling blue floral skirt (with orange flowers) that I had received as hand-me-down from my *Grandma*. Yikes!

  15. Bahahahahahhahahahahah oh my god this is awesome. I definited rocked the layered socks (but layered socks + TIGHTS), the side ponies, etc. etc. Awesome!

  16. You know what’s funny? I actually wore that EXACT same dress on MY first day of kindergarten. I’m sure it’s the same one. Of course, I wore mine with a hand-me-down red leather Michael Jackson “Thriller” jacket. Ha ha ha!! I can only hope your give-away is a time machine. πŸ™‚

  17. I regret that I am admitting this, but does everyone remember- the TIGHT ROLL. Yes, I would tight roll all my jeans and pants.

  18. I am laughing out loud right now (and I am at work!). I swear we would have been friends – since we had the exact same style and look – back in the day! How horrible were the 90’s! Awkward!!!

  19. Hahahahhahahahha I couldn’t stop laughing at the captions! You’re too cute πŸ˜‰ I think you look adorable in every picture. Isn’t it awesome to go through old pictures and wonder what the HECK you were thinking?! XD I’m still a kid, so I guess I’ll be looking back on my fashion choices with regret 10 years down the line… XD


  20. I was a kid of the late 90’s and early 00’s, so I was ALL about the Spice Girl look…platform sandals, flared jeans, fuzzy sweaters, and those heinous bubble shirts that expanded when you put them on. And lots of shirts that said “GIRL POWER!” or “FLY GIRL.” So cool.

  21. As a child of the late 70s, I was lucky enough to be part of the grunge in the 90s AND the mesh of the 80s–but the WORST. EVER. trend was jeans pinning: from the knee down, we would taper our jeans tight tight tight (after they were on), with EXTERNAL safety pins. You had to *see* the pins to be cool, dontcha know!

  22. The last 2 photos with the hats are hilarious. I was so into the ‘Blossom’ look too. I definitely rocked a jean hat with a huge flower on the front. Oh yeah – I was styling.

  23. I’m still laughing from those pictures!
    I used to be obsessed with huge scrunchies and wore them all over my wrists.
    So glad I actually know how to dress myself now. Haha.

  24. OMG yes! Layered socks…layered socks in colors to match my layered tank tops. Champion sweatshirts, tons of scrunchies, bangs! I have super curly hair that would be slicked back into a ponytail or half pony every single day, but I would always “do” my bangs with the blow dryer and fluff them up hahaha!

  25. Hilarius. In the 90s, I took part in the oversized clothes trend. I wore boy’s shirts and big, baggy Umbros. To this day, my clothes from middle school are too big for me. Now I understand why my mother always told me I looked ridiculous.

  26. Oh wow, talk about a walk down memory lane!
    I totally rocked the layered socks…at least 3 per leg! The scruncis were also a huge hit…either in the hair, or on the wrist. I also went through the “Clueless” phase where I had 2 rockin’ skirt + vest outfits that I wore with knee high socks. I thought I was “da bomb”! πŸ˜‰

  27. hahaha….LOVE this!! Even though I was born in 87, I definitely embraced the 80’s style well into the 90’s. My sister and I shared a couple of Blossom-inspired hats. I also did a good deal of hair krimping πŸ˜‰ And then of course I went through a “gangster” stage. Ugh, what was I thinking?!

  28. I am going through something very similar to what you are going through right now. I left a cushy 6 figure job to start my own company and it’s been very very difficult.

    There is no better freedom than being your own boss and being able to do what YOU want to do, even if you are only making 20k a year. There will be ups and downs so just be aware that when you go through a peak, then a valley, it’s all natural and the way things are supposed to go.

    I too am very much into fitness and working out, although my career is in a completely different field. I wish you the best of luck with your blog and future endeavors and hope you achieve all of your goals!

    btw, funny pics. πŸ™‚

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