Woefully Inept

I never feel so inadequate

As a human being

And as a female

As when I have to buy clothes

To get dressed up.

Why does the world expect this from me.

I am not made for fashion.

I am made for denim.

Or bike shorts.


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49 thoughts on “Woefully Inept

  1. Can’t you go in denimum and bike short? Maybe you could put a skirt over your bike shorts and still wear a denimum top. Start a new fashion. LOL!


  2. Oh the horror. What about swim suits? I’m thinking I’d rather go naked!


  3. niaaeryn says:

    I see nothing wrong with denim and bike shorts. Though if the occasion does not allow…I hate those kinds of occasions sometimes.
    You are not inept. I think we have all been there in different ways. I still struggle at times with cooking or math. To each her own though we all shine in our own way, or as Bull Nye says, we can learn something from someone. I know I could not pull off a distance ride… but maybe a hike.
    Besides I like denim and it is back in style. I say rock the denim with dress slacks then if shorts are no bueno for the event.


  4. cindy knoke says:

    Rock the denim and bike shorts!


  5. Gibber says:

    Just add some giltter to your shorts or denim. Then you’re good to go. 😉


  6. Bike shorts and a bow tie. I say that’s all you need.


  7. ksbeth says:

    you’ve got this.


  8. ksbeth says:

    think of it as a costume.


  9. I’m with Beth, find yourself something you are comfortable in. I don’t have any really dressy outfits, but I have quite a few smart casual as we call them. Something you can dress up or down. I do feel your pain though, I loathe clothes shopping…go on give it a try, if not don the D or BS. 😊


    • I think I will from here on out, go with “comfortable” because I’m learning that no one really cares. And if they do care, maybe they don’t know me well enough to expect me to have a clue what to do! 🙂


  10. bikebrown says:

    You are a fashionista!


  11. Robin says:

    I know how you feel. Only something important to family or to me can make me “dress up,” and I found a great solution to the problem. I wear funky leggings under a dress. The leggings feel like exercise pants and the dress takes care of the “dress up” part. Win-win. 🙂


    • I get the leggings (very akin to bike tights)….I just can’t do the ‘dress’ part.

      The other, as big, issue…. I have NO sense of design, fashion, what looks good.



      • Robin says:

        I have no fashion sense either, and am now at a point in life where I don’t worry about it. You should see the ridiculous things I pair together (thus giving my husband a big laugh; he thinks I’m taking lessons from our 6-year-old granddaughter). As for the “dress” part, I found one that is more like a long shirt than a dress. I’m not a dressy, girly-girl type so this works for me. And flat shoes (something like ballet slippers although if I can get away with fancy sneakers, I do it).


  12. Patrick says:

    I saw this headline and immediately thought “why is Colleen writing about the Cleveland Browns?” Anyway, I’m sure you were able to find something in which you look lovely! 🙂


  13. Jim McKeever says:

    I totally relate, Colleen. I’m the embodiment of a “fashion don’t.”


  14. Sounds like I’m hearing myself. And I like what Cindy wrote! ❤


  15. hahaha I love this, I agreeeeee!!!!!


  16. If I threw a soiree for only the best, you wear your bike shorts and to hell with the rest! Oh and I will tooo!


  17. markbialczak says:

    Just think how much better you look in bike shorts and denim than most folks, MBC. The world has a way to even things out. Besides, I have a feeling, you look better to-the-nines than you think, and they look better to-the-sixes than they think. Human nature! ❤


  18. I agree. I’ll happily be buried in my favorite jeans and a t-shirt.


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