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.


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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. That romper you were wearing while whale watching was pretty sweet! Those are back in style, you know! πŸ˜‰

    Let’s see…I was a huge stone washed victim! I remember being about 4 years old and having this stonewashed skirt that I loved. It was pleated with an elastic waist to make matters worse! I wanted to wear it everyday and I even went and retrieved it out of the dirty laundry one day in an attempt to wear it (for the umpteenth day in a row)! My mom wasn’t having that!

  2. My mom dressed me, so I can blame her! πŸ˜‰

    I do still miss the 90s, though. I wish 90s fashions were still popular. Yes, apparently I still can’t dress myself.

  3. Since we are the same age (I was 30 in Februrary) I have many pictures that resemble yours. Two tone scrunch socks? You bet! I did the perm thing, the cool painted off the sholder sweatshirts, and I too loved Blossom.

  4. OMG you look just like blossom in that photo! I never kept up with any fashion trends, I was such a book nerd πŸ™‚ I was always jealous of the girls that had fashion sense though, and you did!!!

  5. The photo’s are great! It’s funny to see fashion trends over time.

    I remember rocking leather pants and bell bottoms not to long ago! Anything to keep up with the fashion no matter how ridiculous I looked doing so! Although for me it was about the hair, I have done so many ridiculous things to my hair in the name of style!

  6. Haha! These are all too funny! One of my worst fashion moments comes courtesy of my mother. I went to private catholic school for 12 years and was forced to follow a strict uniform code, so when we were allowed to dress ourselves, no one really had a clue. So, when I was in second grade, I was preparing for my Reconciliation ceremony and my mother had bought me (what she thought) was this adorable bright red poofy-sleeved poinsettia dress with an a-line skirt. However, before we left, she decided it was too cold and bit too revealing so she forced me to wear a white three-sizes too-large turtle neck underneath…. yea. Top this look off with insanely curled and hair sprayed hair and you have a fantastic mental picture of a little girl in tears of discomfort and embarrassment! lol! My mother has since then apologized several times for her faux pas.

  7. Oh yeah – scrunchy in the hair and on the wrist at the same time for me. I am pretty sure the side ponytail is a part of my past as well. Fun pictures!

  8. These pictures are awesome! I am two years older than you and I think my fashion sense from my pre-teen through late-teen years peaked when I was 11 and rocked the colored spandex leggings under short colored pastel jean skirts with dangly earrings that were so heavy they hurt to wear. And ha ha about the scrunchies around the wrists, I think we were all guilty of that.

  9. Ooooohohoho, Tina. I was definitely smiling looking at those pictures. Hilarious. I can’t decide if I like the floral dress or the tight rolled jeans better.

    I went through a sweatshirt + jean shorts phase. It’s ALL I would wear, no matter the weather!

  10. Ahhhh the scrunchie around the wrist. I had some of the coolest ones…

    Does anyone remember the grunge fashion of the 90’s? I was seriously 10 and rocking out over-sized flannel shirts, trying to be “too cool to care”. Seriously. I was 10. I don’t even think I knew what the point of “grunge” even was.

  11. I had the exact same outfit you’re wearing in the photo where you’re holding the baby (Fido Dido)!! And the same hair. Now I live where it’s humid and my hair threatens to revert to that style.

    I had close cousins of the rest of your outfits, too – long jean shorts, layered socks, side ponytails, big scrunchies, amazing earrings (orange and purple zebras, flamingos, a guitar and a pick, monopoly boards…not sure what I was thinking). Thanks for the trip down memory lane πŸ™‚

  12. What about the flats (in all colors) with a big bow at the end? Loved those.
    Beret- check
    Scrunchie- check (also thought it was cool to wear it on my bicep for a period)
    Layered socks- check (see also, rolled down socks.. )

    Awesome post!

  13. YIKES…I had some of those VERY same fashion “issues”. I was totally into the scrunchies…I had MANY, MANY of them…and had the socks to match all of them…they HAD to match!! πŸ˜‰

  14. LOVE THIS!! I definitely layered my socks – teal and purple. While wearing purple shorts and a teal shirt. And with two pigtails – one had a teal scrunchie and one purple. High class right here!

  15. I did the whole scrunchy thing too..and sweaters tied around the waist. Me and my friends would do the side ponytail thing even though we weren’t born until the 90s.
    Anyway, those pictures are awesome! πŸ˜€ Fashion’s personal…just look at some of the runway stuff and you’ll feel much better πŸ˜›

  16. Scrunchie on the wrist – classic! I grew up in the 90s, not the best decade for clothes. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself ‘don’t wear that!!’

  17. I totally rocked layered socks. I would wear a stylish sweatshirt and plaid skirt from the Limited Too. I would then wear 2 pairs of socks of different colors that matched the plaid in the skirt, and then roll one color on top of the other.

  18. Fantastic photo montage of the 80s & 90s! I totally rocked the layered socks & scrunchie-on-the-wrist trends, as well as stirrup pants, snap bracelets, culottes, and vests. I’m just glad I wasn’t old enough to get married in that decade – 80s wedding dresses were (for the most part) horrendous!!

  19. Scrunchies!! I had a drawer of different colored ones I would mix and match to my outfits. I also was known for stirup leggings. Also a (later) 90’s trend I enjoyed? The platform sneakers that the Spice Girls made popular. I remember getting a pair and actually wearing them to gym class in 5th grade. Classic.

  20. hahaha – scrunchie on the arm is so classic! I am working on a 30 pictures for 30 years post for my birthday, but I don’t think I have anything quite this good!

  21. In the 80’s….anything neon, including fishnet shirt and jelly shoes.
    In the 90’s…MC hammer pants!

  22. haha I totally rocked the layered socks…also rocked oversized t-shirts with spandex and for shoe laces I totally wore colored ones….as I played with my POGS!

  23. OH my! Yes, I grew up around that time (born in 81)! I am sure I could dig up equally stylish photos ha! The double socks, to the side pony tails, to the pegged jeans in the last photo…love it!

  24. ahhh the 80’s

    Remember those hypercolor shirts and those shirts you made by spinning them with paint and glitter? I may have even owned some *gasp* stirup pants. SCARY. The slap bracelets were my favorite though…

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