Today GQ released the top 40 worst dressed cities in America, and big surprise.... Omaha came in at #32. While I don't necessarily disagree entirely with this statistic, I do however find it humorous that anyone who wants to make a joke about Omaha will bring up farming, Wrangler Jeans, and steak. This is probably the number one sign that they didn't actually come to Omaha to do their research. If you're wearing Wranglers, you clearly don't live IN Omaha. It more than likely means that you live in a Nebraska town and actually farm or do something with agriculture. Most of the people that I know that live in small-town Nebraska are afraid of Omaha, especially downtown Omaha. Omaha is even sometimes their family vacation they take each year.
Shoes make the outfit!
Despite the stereotypes (the exact same ones I had about Nebraska when I moved here), Omaha isn't the best dressed city (by far), but definitely not even close to the 32nd worst. Omaha Fashion Week, while getting better each year, is still basically a joke. Besides a handful of designers. I saw a line this year that was done completely out of latex. It looked like it belonged in the back room of a novelty store, not a fashion show. The first year of OFW I had just gotten back from my honeymoon and was excited to show-off my brand new Christian Louboutin's.... thinking especially in Omaha, this will be where people might know what they are. I was sorely mistaken. I trudged around downtown Omaha all night in 6'' heels. I guess the joke is on me. That just goes to show you that in Omaha, if it's not COACH, no one will know what it is. I went to a movie after dinner recently. Its sad when that even going to dinner I feel over dressed if I have a dress on. This I have come to terms with and do it anyway!
And finally, yes guys can wear pink and purple, and they can even care about what they look like now!!! I am sooooooo grateful for all of my girlfriends that like to look pretty and get dressed up, and for my husband and his friends who know what an outfit should look like!!
I know that there is a "season" for weddings and all the frilly life changing things we go through. I thought I was through the thick of it when spring ended and we started having 100 degree days. However the cycle of events never seems to cease! I have a nephew who is a year and 5 months (not to brag, well maybe... he's also my Godson!!). I have another little neice or nephew coming shortly, my sister is due August 1st. I have a couple girl friends that are preggers right now too... A girlfriend of my just announced her engagement and I have not one, but TWO weddings to be at this weekend!!!
For all of those who are not married yet and dread going to weddings because EVERYONE tells you that either "you're next" or worse, asks you when you are going to find that special someone (like you've been oblivious to trying to find someone)... it doesn't stop. Once you are married, its the "When are you going to have a baby?" And then, once you're pregnant, I can only imagine the times you have to answer, "When are you due." "What are you having." "What are you going to name it?" As if all of your lifes very personal decisions and choices are just up for grabs for anyone, even a stranger to ask!
Just a little something I was thinking about today.