Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Guilty // my crimes against men // dressing like a blogger


Yesterday I read both Jenni and Raven's blogs about dressing for their husbands.  Which had me thinking.   and nodding.  oh goodness yes I dress like a blogger.  red lipstick?  sometimes.  I own two bubble necklaces even.  I wear maxi dresses on the daily.  I have been known to wear high waisted shorts!  Oh my, and even a high waisted bathing suit.  probably so on the NOT attracting men list it's not even worth mentioning.  all guilty.  So I decided that night at dinner I was going to ask JB what he didn't like about the way I dress.  Because ultimately, I want to dress so my husband thinks I'm cute drop dead gorg.

Around the age of 21 I read Return to Modesty by Wendy Shalit , which sparked me devoting an entire class doing an independent study for how modesty works for women in the business field, particularly in male dominated fields.  I was pretty obsessed with this whole concept for a while, as you get when you study something intently for 6 months.  Since that time I became more of a modest dresser.  Though admittedly I have shown quite a bit of leg in my day.  My husband and I started talking around this time too (it was a couple years later we actually took talking to dating) ... aside from knowing me growing up, this is how he's always seen me.  Turtle necks and one pieces were somewhat of a staple there for a while.  So perhaps he's just used to it, and anything is a welcomed change from those darned turtlenecks.  But still, I needed to just ask.

Interestingly enough, at a bachelorette party in Miami a few months ago all of my girlfriends and I were lounging by the pool.  We heard one guy ask another "Why are all those girls wearing 1950's bathing suits?!"  I hung my head, I was one of the worst of them all, in a one piece.  We all of course thought his question was hilarious and repeated it throughout the day/night.  Later we got to talking to the guy who made the comment who said his wife dresses like us but that he doesn't like it.  This was probably my first realization that maybe my husband doesn't like my dressing.  But I never went home and asked.

Last night I greeted him with dinner and in a maxi dress no less, I asked him what he thought about what I was currently wearing.  JB looked puzzled.  Is this a trap?  { it must be said, my husband is honest to a fault.}  Even so, I reiterated that he wasn't going to get in trouble.  "I love them on you!".  He looked at me like I had a third eye.  Basically a why are you asking me about fashion look.   I asked him to think really hard... what do you not like that I wear?!  I put my hair in a top knot.  He told me he thought it was cute.  I'm like, come onnnnn... I need to know what you hate, I can take it!  Then it dawned on him.  One night, about 4 years ago I borrowed a dress that looked poufy and "like a cupcake".  He did not like that.  at all.  Hooray!  we're getting somewhere.  No cupcake dresses.  JB had to change for a soccer game, I walked after him to the stairs... calling out RED LIPSTICK!!  You must hate when I wear red lipstick ?!  He responded:  what's wrong with red lipstick? ...  Later last night when he had gotten home I showed him my bubble necklace.  "what does this remind me you of ...." Which you'll all get if you've read Raven's post.  I asked him if he hated them... again, nope.

And then this morning when he was about to leave I asked, what do you really like to see me in?  .... and all I got out of him was a smirk ... Though I don't think I'll be joining the nudist colony anytime soon.

  What I learned from this is my husband doesn't like poufy cupcake dresses, prefers two piece bathing suits (not a shocker), and hates a lot of make up.  This is the perk of having a color blind husband and one completely uninterested in fashion.  annnnnd I'll take it.

And your husband/boyfriend, what does he hate that you wear?  Thoughts?




PS:  We're on The Everygirl this morning & a take your breath away engagement shoot  

68 comments:

  1. i LOVE your blue & white outfit!
    i have asked my husband and he never answers bc he always thinks it's going to be a trap as well. maybe i'll ask him again tonite. i haven't ever really thought too much about it, but i guess it's good to know.
    good post!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this post. Too funny! The other day, we went to a Tampa Bay Bucs game and I was wearing red skinny pants and a Bucs tanktop that my husb bought me for the game. He was freaking out and kept saying how hot I looked...hahaha! I mean, I get compliments when I'm actually dressed up too, but this was a whole different story! I think we'll all just never understand each other ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes hilarious how nice fitting jeans and a sports shirt is so sexy to them (:

      Delete
  3. My husband hates when I dress like a grandma. This means that I am completely covered up. He wants to see legs, boobs, something. Haha. He's learned that some times it is just not appropriate to walk around showing boobs to the public.

    As for the red lipstick and the bauble necklaces he actually has no comments, which means he actually likes them.

    When he doesn't like an outfit, he tells me and a lot of the times he is right on. They aren't flattering and then I just return them.

    I read Raven's post and as much as I agreed with some I didn't agree with the comment about dressing for men. I dress for my husband. And sometimes when I LOVE something way more than I care if he likes it, I dress for me.

    ReplyDelete
  4. this is my favorite. Austin and JB are twins. and i just love it :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I think it makes sense that JB didn't have a lot of complaints, since you've dressed the way you dress now ever since he's known you. I think the problem, for some husbands (mine in particular), is that my style was starting to change quite a bit since he and I first met. I'd like to think I'm starting to HAVE a style, but bottom line, he didn't like some of the changes he was seeing. It wasn't what he was used to... wasn't what attracted him to me in the first place. So, I'll keep that in mind going forward, though I DO still plan to make better style choices than I once did. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. My husband hates any makeup but masara, ruffles, maxi dresses, dresses that look like witches own them, anything reminding him of a pirates.... Oh the list goes on. It's comical the things he comes up with, but it's all pretty consistent.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I LOLed at the dresses that look like witches own them.

      Delete
  7. Sarah--first of all, you're the cutest lady alive..Pregnant and Not-pregnant so...WIN WIN :) Second, this blog post made me LoL, because when I initially read Raven's post, I too, was nodding my head because I wear all those things! Man, I love a good cardigan!

    ReplyDelete
  8. this post made me laugh and smile! I have an inkling that if I asked Corey he'd be right there with JB. I think he is indifferent to the "trendy" stuff I wear. As long as it's flattering (and obviously I'm not wearing stuff that makes me look like crap!) he's down with it! I feel like when he DOES call out that I'm looking particularly good it's always a surprise - like, not what I thought he would like. I wish I could remember an example now :) Anyways, longest comment ever haha miss youuuuu hope you, JB and baby Tuck are doing extra fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  9. this post totally cracks me up! My husband doesn't like when I wear leggings out and about...because too much of me is revealed. And he doesn't like anything maxi because it looks uncomfortable. Ha! That always strikes me like an oxymoron. But the funny thing is, I think he is mostly like JB. Happy if I am happy and confident, only opposing the extremes (like cupcake dresses).

    ReplyDelete
  10. love this post! i definitely started dressing more conservatively after college and i feel weird showing too much skin. james doesn't dislike anything on me, per se, but he's not a fan of showy things - like lots of skin, lots of make up, too much skin showing. he definitely prefers the "classy girl" look. he did think my new matte red lipstick was a little bright, but then he recanted when i told him it makes me feel confident ;)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ooo totally getting that book because obvi I am an advocate of modest fashion...

    Its so funny you bring this up b/c on our last date I asked Gabe what he thought about the latest camo pants trend and if I should sport them. He felt they should be reserved for the army and for fishing. There ya go for an honest guy answer;)
    When it comes to swimsuits I am one of the rare girls who likes to keep my body for my husbands viewing only so I stick with the one suits...which he claims he finds incredibly attractive. Lucky me I guess!

    Love this post Sarah!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm always surprised when my fiance really likes something on me. He likes me to be covered up and classy-looking, as I like to call it. ;) He loves my hair up, asks me where my bright red or pink lipstick is when I don't wear it, and his favorite shirt of mine is a striped v-neck t-shirt. The only thing he hates is when I don't match, because he loves matching his colors, lol. This was a fun post!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I dress for me, AND for my boyfriend. I think it's good to mix it up and wear what you like (even if he doesn't) but also wear what you know he likes. For example, he hates my "boyfriend" jeans, but I love them, so I try not to wear them when we're going out for dinner or something together. I wear them when I want to, but wear the ones he likes when we're gonna be out together. I'm not going to ONLY dress for him ALL the time. I want to be happy in my clothes, and I want him to love what I wear. Yanno? He would love me in a brown paper sack, but I mean clearly, I wouldn't look my best in a brown paper sack :)

    Thanks though for pointing me to those other posts, interesting take from that Raven chic...and by interesting, I mean ridiculous! I understand what she is saying and agree that yes, men don't always love the trendy stuff we love, but who cares?! Mix it up. Ludicrous to say all men hate cardis and red lipstick. Men DO love to see us in form fitting stuff - DUH! But we don't usually want to wear those things all the time. My man tells me when he doesn't like something, and I might get a little sad for a second, but in the end I'm okay with it. After all, I tell him what I don't like him wearing!

    Men hate feminists? Ok, sure if you have a close minded man. Which I'm proud to say, I do not have. He is big and strong and manly and likes a woman to be a woman, but he also is MAN ENOUGH to allow me to be me.

    Sorry for the long rant but her blog post got me all up in arms! Ha! You always look cute though, so I cannot imagine that JB would think otherwise. Ever.

    ReplyDelete
  14. These posts are so interesting as I think it's eye opening to hear others likes and dislikes. My man honestly prefers jeans, tiny t, hair in ponytail and minimal makeup. It's funny I read the other blog posts about this as well and didn't even know what a bubble necklace was. Have to admit I think many of the trends today aren't that appealing nor cute. So I can see why guys might complain often times I think the man have cuter clothes these days then the women. It's fun reading what appeals to everyone though!

    ReplyDelete
  15. P.S. Have you seen the Man Repeller?? :)

    http://www.manrepeller.com/

    ReplyDelete
  16. this is so funny. i've actually ask my husband these questions MANY a'time. He too, is very diplomatic & always tells me I look great/am beautiful/dress classy. A few years ago, when the menswear trend was big, my husband did tell me he didn't like this vest I wore. I promptly donated it to a new home ;)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I read both of those yesterday as well and wrote a blog about it, too. In all seriousness, I think my husband could give a crap less about what I wear, I think for him, it's simply a matter of wanting to leave the house sooner, and me changing outfits 20 times takes a while...:)
    jhawkgal.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm pretty sure would have the same smirk as yours. ;) For some reason he doesn't seem to care what I wear. AT times I wish he did, but then again I'm also grateful that he doesn't b/c it makes that easy and it means I could wear PJ's or a gown and he'd feel the same way. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  19. The more and more I read these articles the more I want to ask my husband. At first I was offended that ladies were asking what their husband liked them in bu then I really thought about it. I mean he is the man I am dressing for and his opinion is valued. I think I may meet him with dinner and a hefty conversation :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. my husband doesn't really mind what i wear although i once wore a very fashion forward outfit which he thought was rather weird.

    generally though he says he likes my style. there are lots of things he doesn't like like the really short shorts when you can see the bum cheeks--yes he is not a fan oh and swimming costumes--but i don't really like them either so it isn't really an issue.

    but he just prefers me in some things, he likes it when i dress up when we are going somewhere fancy--he likes the evening wear and pretty dresses but i think that is because he isn't really into fashion very much and likes the classic look.

    ReplyDelete
  21. There's been a few times recently where I've brought home something trendy (like oxfords with pink soles, a peplum top, or a bubble necklace) and wondered what Luke would think of it - All three items are kinda out of the norm of what I'd wear. Turns out that Luke likes anything that I wear - trendy or not! Even when it's something kinda out there, he thinks it's fun that I take fashion risks! He always said that whatever I feel most comfortable and beautiful in is his favorites.

    He's so funny though, because there are many times when he says I look extra cute, or really loves an outfit & I'm thinking... really? this one? :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. LOL Sarah! Love this post! I've long known and asked my husband and exes and male co-workers about this very topic. Working in the fashion industry and loving "trends" has always left me open to seeing how women dress for other women vs. women dressing for men. Almost always, the women that dress for other women get commented on by men saying that they "just don't get it".
    Luckily for me, my hubby is similar to your JB, and doesn't have too much of an opinion. Of course, given an opportunity to voice it, mine would like me to be in as little clothes as possible all the time. Daisy dukes, bra tops, high heels, and hair down always.
    Blogger-styles that don't make sense to most guys I know (and some they HATE):
    - Boots with shorts/dresses/skirts.
    - Topknots (lol)
    - poufy pants
    I think those other two posts were funny, but at the end of the day I think it's all a compromise. I dress however I like but I always value my husband's opinion and hope he think I look hot/pretty when we go out too. I kinda like being his "arm candy" y'know? I mean, I always want him to look nice for me too.

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I think most men would agree that the sexiest thing a woman can wear is confidence. Anything can be sexy as long as she puts on her confidence, even if that is the only thing she is wearing!

    ReplyDelete
  24. You always look drop dead gorgeous Sarah!!

    I am lucky that my bf pretty much likes all my fashion choices..either that or he must be so blind.

    He only comments on my hem lines sometimes ;)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great post! I just went to Amazon and put that book on my wishlist.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I think my husband is a lot like your husband. He thinks I look cute in sweat pants with my glasses on and my hair in a messy bun. He likes maxi dresses. And he's fine with red lipstick as long as I don't get it all over his face.

    And thanks for mentioning that book. I am an engineer and work with A LOT of men (ok all men) so any pointers on how to be taken more seriously is definitely appreciated.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I Love this! :)
    And It's such a cute idea to post about - in which, I know my next blog post. YES! -Thank You!

    But I have always battled with my style anyways, and when I started dating my boyfriend I thought I had to change everything about my style. He is into anything and everything from 'No Fear' which is a way different look then I had ever embarked on. So I started dressing in ways I thought I could get his attention, all of my clothes were from the stores he liked..which He said "They look good on you, but you don't have to wear the brands I like"...so I trotted over to Forever 21 and went shop crazy. Some things he like, some he didn't. But now I always make sure to ask him "What about this?" and he is my most honest judge. (and the only one that matters)

    ...But he IS trying to get me to get shoes other then Flats. It's all I buy (next to boots..flat ones of course)..and He says they are my "Grandma" shoes. HA.

    Nice Post!

    -Ashlee

    ReplyDelete
  28. anything empire waist... but honestly, greg is an architect, so he has weirdo things that i would expect him to hate that he LOOOOVES. any time i do something funky with my hair...crazy shoes...it's so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love this post Sarah - it is such an interesting topic and I've read both Jenni and Raven's posts.

    I tend to think my husband will respond like JB (although I might ask him tonight to be sure.) While I did find Raven's post amusing, I was a little shocked/appalled by it. Men and women have differing views as to what is sexy and what looks good and while I know there are certain things (chambray shirts and uggs) that my husband hates, I don't think he'll ever wonder if I'm wearing anal beads nor do I think he wants me to banish every single cardigan I own. Most of the time he compliments me when I'm dressed down and natural and like JB I'm sure if he had his way, no clothes would be needed!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Your post cracked me up. I read the other two posts & a lot of the comments. Some of the comments were really irking the feminist in me, especially the ladies who said they only wear things their husband likes.

    I also wondered if I was the only one whose husband wasn't so opinionated, so I feel better! He likes my hair up, does not like anything too frilly or with "wings" as he calls them (I wore them in college when they were trendy & that's about it.

    I like dressing in things he likes, but really could care less a lot of the time. Maybe its because he doesn't really care that much! Its definitely been interesting to read other people's thoughts!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I definitely dont think you can make blanket statements about what men "hate" etc. Every man is so different, and i kinda think, like JB so cutely alluded to, they probably would love if we all were just naked all of the time anyway. lol. I sat down with S and asked him the same questions you asked JB...and his answers were all the same as JBs. There was one pair of shoes he didnt like (he told me this a long time ago) and i dont wear them partially because they have heels and when do i wear heels out here and partially because if he doesnt like them why bother? I have other shoes. If i was going out with the girls, maybe i would throw them on. I think what made me sad about the original post was it made women question themselves...it made some girls, like me and you, hang our heads in shame like we had done something wrong for wearing our hair in a bun and putting on a cardigan. That is silly to me. There is nothing wrong with keeping up with trends, and wearing makes you feel beautiful. I bet JB didnt think twice about what you were wearing because of the WAY you were wearing it..you probably looked sexy in that turtleneck, because you exude beauty. :) end of rant.

    ReplyDelete
  32. This is a fun topic!! I have definitely had this conversation with my husband and he is most certainly NOT color blind. My favorite color is yellow, but there are only certain shades of yellow that he likes on me. I discovered that this chunky lime-yellow wool cardigan (ha!) that I loved made him want to puke. I refused to get rid of it for the longest time, but I finally realized, why would I want to keep wearing something that my partner clearly dislikes? It's long gone now. Main likes: cleavage-revealing tops and anything bright and colorful. Main dislikes: red lipstick and platform or wedge heels.

    ReplyDelete
  33. love this post -- i tend to ask John for his advice on fashion pretty frequently! i love hearing his input, especially since it's usually a positive response!! he loves the minimal look the best - jeans, tee, and little makeup :) i think that's pretty common for guys. but i definitely think it's so much fun to dress for yourself and try the more on-trend stuff!! i always think it's fun to ask john to pick me out an outfit for the day -- it is usually pretty entertaining! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  34. I loved reading all three of your ladies views on this topic! That JB, he's a keeper! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have read these posts and think they are all super funny. And your husband, what a sweetie. I think my husband would have a couple more on his list than yours. And his top one. . . when I wear basketball shorts to bed and around the house. The most comfy thing to me, and most unattractive to him.

    ReplyDelete
  36. p.s. I know you're dying for an update.. I just asked corey and he had the exact same reaction as JB! Confused - is this a trick question? He also said he likes everything - except - AHA! - red lipstick "because then I can't kiss you" ...

    ... we married some gems didn't we :) when are they going to meet?!

    ReplyDelete
  37. That is an interesting idea to find out what my husband likes me to wear!

    ReplyDelete
  38. these posts are so interesting and i love that we are getting the men to talk!

    i wore a LIGHT PINK lipstick to a work function on sunday night and my boyfriend said, "i'm not a RED lipstick kind of guy". i immediately defended myself, "this is LIGHT pink, NOT red!".

    light pink, red, blue, whatever, i learned right then that my boyfriend meant that he doesn't like lipstick at all.

    i'll be saving it for girls nights

    xo the egg out west.

    ReplyDelete
  39. ahha I love this post. My husband will often say to me that he loves when I just wear 'normal' clothes. lol meaning jeans and a t-shirt. But of course a girl loves to be trendy and dress up, so I try to play a little on both sides. (He definitely hates maxi dresses too)

    ReplyDelete
  40. I read those posts too! I even commented on Jenni's that my husband does not like my style generally...he's confused by it. I am pretty preppy (and wish he would be too lol), and try to be trendy from time to time. He's not a fan, but I just can't take his fashion advice, because it's horrible! If I let me husband pick out my clothes (which I have before), it's usually tennis shoes and some kind of casual t-shirt--for going out lol. This coming from the guy who wears Vibram Five-Finger shoes as his fancy shoes! So, while we dont agree, I have to just keep doing my own thing because Im just a little too girly to dress as tomboy-ish as he innocently (and fashion-blindedly) suggests!

    ReplyDelete
  41. hahaha, i laughed out loud when reading this... your husband sounds adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  42. haha he's such a sweetie. i love you guys together.

    and i love jcrew :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. I uauassly know if my hubby, J, doesn't like something, although we don't always agree! I know he doesn't like high waisted shorts, but they don't really suit me anyway.

    Such a great pos,t that really got me thinking!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Darling, I just discover your blog, and wow, it blew me away! U are awesome...Many blessings! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  45. aww, sweet JB. steven has admitted to not liking me in red lipstick. although, i don't like myself in it either, so it's probably just because... it looks bad on me! waa.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hi Sarah. I totally understand your past fascination for Return to Modesty. I went to an all-girls Catholic high school, and it was definitely a book we talked about on a regular basis. You can still be fashionable and stylish, while also leaving something to the imagination!

    I think my past boyfriends have all agreed with JB. they like me with less make-up, and most of them preferred me to just what I felt most comfortable/beautiful in.

    ReplyDelete
  47. So I'm thinking most of bloggers went home and had this same convo with our Husbands or Boyfriends after reading Jenni and Raven's blogs! I know I did. I even told my hubby, "No, this is not a test. I'm honestly curious!" I'm all about communication and I think this is a great dialogue to open between couples. It’s definitely a two way street though – if he’s allowed to publicly not like my grandma sweaters then I’m allowed to not like his circa 1999 N*Sync style hoodies. It all boils down to making your significant other happy whether it be dressing to please them, telling them how wonderful you think they are, or making their favorite meals. Relationships take work. And good relationships take a lot of hard work!

    P.S. Loved JB’s responses!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. It's true girls dress for other girls bu at the end of the day it works out great when your hubby love it too! Sounds like mine:)

    ReplyDelete
  49. My husband rarely criticizes my outfits but there is one that goes in his hall of fame. I bought a pair of peacock blue raw silk pants and a printed top from Ann Taylor years ago to wear to a wedding. I thought it was so slamming that I even splurged on the accessories and a purse the sales lady suggested. I brought it home and tried it on to show him what I was wearing (so we wouldn't clash, you know?) and he almost vomited right there. He used the F word and by that, I mean he called me Frumpy in it which we all know is a euphemism for Fat.

    To this day if we're out shopping he will still bring it up. "Ugh, that stuff in the window is fugly but nothing is as bad as that wedding outfit you bought X years ago." Thanks, Hon. Needless to say it went back the same day. When the salesgirl asked why I was returning it, I just pointed at him and said "ask that creep." Now I can laugh about it.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Didn't read all the comments but did see the one about witch dresses.. which is EXACTLY what I was going to say! I have a super cute long black dress that I only rarely wear.. I never knew Gabe had a problem with it until recently when he told me (with some coaxing) that it looked like a witch dress.. I had worn it to a Halloween party with a black wig ONCE like 6 years ago and apparently it is forever "the witch dress".. LAME.
    Other than that he's just grateful if I'm in something other than sweats/soffee shorts.. Poor sweet man - perhaps you've inspired me to step up my game..? :)

    ReplyDelete
  51. Yeah I have to say that I completely disagree with Raven's entire post. I know for a fact that my husband loves me in maxi dresses and thinks I look hot in red lipstick. His profile picture for me on his iphone is of me wearing hight waisted shorts, so clearly he think I look good. Frankly, I continue to believe that we should dress how we want in things we feel good in.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I mean, I'm not a fan of Raven's post. I was offended at her remarks, and I left a comment before she removed the comments asking why feminists were so terrible. But anywho, I also completely disagree with both of their thoughts. My boyfriend likes me to look good, but he trusts my fashion opinion. If I say ponchos are in and I think they look good on me, I'm going to wear them. And while they might not be his favorite, he won't disagree that they look good. If you're following trends just to follow trends and they look bad on you, you're going to look bad. But if you pick clothes that look good and you wear it with confidence, you'll look amazing. And men love their women any which way.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Omgosh Sarah I loved reading this post. I haven't yet asked Andrew because he basically just loves BOOBS and will probably admit to hating everything I wear because I tend to be modest too. It's so funny. I love that your husband loves you for you and the way you dress. That's so sweet and I love it. You're a doll. I think I might get to meet you next year too which makes me so happy...if you know what I'm talking about? ;) MUAH!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Here's to men who love us the way we are, 'blogger' clothing and all. ;) Sure, there are outfits my husband prefers more than others (HELLO low-cut anything), but he loves me in cardigans, too. But, perhaps that's because my husband is also completely uninterested in fashion!

    Lovely blog, adorable clothes!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Haaa! I've asked Cam all of this before and again last night and he had the exact same answers he always has.. "I love everything you wear. Ya, I like that bubble necklace! Why wouldn't I?" The only thing I got that he didn't like is red lipstick... and he also said his preferred outfit is nudie. Ha!

    We have gems!

    ReplyDelete
  56. My husband doesn't like anything too 'fashiony' so I have to remind him, that he's a boy, and he doesn't know anything :)

    ReplyDelete
  57. Haha, hubs and I had a good chuckle ay Jenni's post!!
    We are very open with our communication and will voice our opinions on the outfit when it appears... although there isn't much that we disagree on style-wise!!
    x

    ReplyDelete
  58. Haha love this! I've done EXACTLY the same thing with my boyfriend - tried to quiz him on what he really thinks about my clothes! And same result - nothing! I think that's the best thing though, when 95% of the time they don't care what you're wearing, they just like YOU :)

    Life etc

    ReplyDelete
  59. what a wonderful post! i sometimes worry about what h thinks when i wear trendier "blogger" clothes.. i recently bought mustard pants and i thought he would remark with a ga-ross but nada. i've asked him if he likes my hair short or long-- a pretty big difference if you ask me and he said he liked either. probably playing it safe but i'll take that! (and i'll make mental notes when he actually DOES make a comment good or bad on what im wearing). xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

    ReplyDelete
  60. very interesting and thought-provoking post! i might just have to go talk with the hubby tonight...although i know he will think it is a trick question and that he is going to get in trouble for answering.

    we'll see how it goes!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Just an update to above: I asked my husband and his reaction was just like JB's. He came out with that he doesn't really like scarves and he's not a huge fan of my ripped boyfriend jeans but naked is best ;-) All in all, the conversation was almost humorous because of his indifference.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Hey Sarah! I loved this post! You've got a good man there! (Obvi.) : ) You look amazing no matter what you wear. Mentioned this debate in my post today. [http://www.naturalbeautytheblog.com/2012/09/a-few-fall-fashion-picks.html] Carry on with the 50s suits! They sound fab. After all... "Dressing immodestly is like rolling in manure. Yes, you'll get attention, but mostly from pigs." : )

    ReplyDelete
  63. hahah so true...but I do not own a bubble necklace (didn't give into that)...my husband isn't a fan of me always being so dressed up..especially when he is more dressed down...and he hates that I wear heels on the weekends...but I am so short! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  64. The day after reading Raven's post, I wore a maxi dress. It's just coming into Spring here, it was an unseasonable warm day and it was one of the few summery things I had in my winter wardrobe (obviously a late wearing piece from summer that didn't get packed away with the rest!)

    My fiancé told me how hot I looked that day. A completely unasked for compliment! And he is usually pretty verbal in what he doesn't like so I have learnt that certan outfits are girls night only... Because only my girlfriends will appreciate them! But obviously the maxi dress is one that can go either way... Or maybe it's just the style you choose :) (which I am glad of - because I LOVE them)

    The fiancé is not a fan of red lipstick though - only because he doesn't want to end up with red lips himself when he wants a kiss!!

    ReplyDelete
  65. This is too funny. I love your outfits. I take issue with the idea of dressing for men, because I think people should always wear what they feel is appropriate/comfortable/reflective of their style, but for special occasions I can understand why it would be fun to dress up in something the one you love adores.

    ReplyDelete
  66. I read Jenni and Raven's posts too and went straight home and asked my husband the same questions, ha! I was like, so do you hate when I wear cardigans since they're grandma? He quickly said no (whew! because I kinda love them). Anyways, modesty is becoming more & more important to me, and I also think it's important to be cognizant of what my husband enjoys seeing me in, too. :)

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from you (: