Our Photographer Wears Blue Fish on Oprah

May 28, 2014

When our photographer Juliet told us she was going to be on Oprah. We said write a blog! Tell us all about it! So she did…

When my girlfriend Rebecca told me she was chosen to be in an intimate, interactive audience with Oprah and the author of “Conscious Parenting”, Dr Shefali Tsabary, I thought she was going to ask me to watch her daughter while she was gone.  Instead she invited me to come as her one “parent” guest.  I was beyond thrilled and one of the first questions that came to our mind was, “What do we wear?”.  Blue Fish Clothing, of course!!  We decided to meet at the store the day we were driving to Chicago.  The girls at Blue Fish were so helpful in dressing us for our appointment with Oprah.  After many outfit changes, we found the perfect outfits. They even lent us sandals to go with our new outfits.  Being a professional photographer for Blue Fish has it’s benefits.

I had always joked that if I can AVOID  being pulled on Oprah by my kids about how I messed up their childhood,  then I was a successful parent.  Well, I felt now, that my kids did have some influence with me going to Oprah with this parenting topic but I was grateful to embrace this information before it was too late.  I have 6 children, Ages 12, 10 , 8, 6, 4, 2 yrs old.  They need me to be the best possible parent, or I am messing up six lives.

Driving up to Chicago, we listened to Eckhart Tolle and Marianne Williamson as we talked about different parenting styles. Deciding that we needed no improvements in that department (kidding), the topic went to our shabby feet. We decided we needed a pedicure with the new sandals that Blue Fish lent us (Not really thinking they would be in camera).  We had a nice dinner at Cheesecake Factory after our pedicures, hit Whole Foods for some snacks and headed to my parents house (who live in Chicago) to sleep. We had an early morning the next day.
We arrived at 9am and stood in a line to enter with the other intimate, interactive audience members.  Many of them had heard about Fairfield, Iowa from when Oprah visited our small town a couple years ago.  We exchanged numbers in case they finally came to visit.  We were led into a waiting room to fill out all the necessary paperwork, like: don’t tackle Oprah when she comes out etc.  They started reading off names, and lead us to the set where the topic of parenting would be discussed and filmed LIVE then later air on Life Class with Oprah (May 18th).
As we walked on set, they looked us up and down and led us to the FRONT ROW…the closest seats you can get to Oprah and Dr Shefali!  What??  Was it our beautiful outfits from Blue Fish OR our amazing Oprah-like energy??  I decided it was both.  We went on to enjoy the show, on camera most of the time.  I wish someone would have told me to smile more, but it really wasn’t about me… (Even though this blog is making it sound like it is.)  Needless to say, we had an amazing time. We were gifted with Dr Shefali’s two parenting books which I highly recommend to any parent, grandparent, or anyone that is around children.
Thank you to the ladies at Blue Fish Clothing for dressing us and making us feel beautiful.


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Size Guide


Blue Fish sizing is uniquely ours. We have developed this system to fit many body types, shapes, & heights comfortably. Here is the Blue Fish size chart and its traditional size equivalent:

00 – only available in select styles. fits up to size 6

0 – fits up to size 10

1 – fits ups to size 16

2 – fits up to size 22

3 – only available in our studio tees & some tunics. fits up to size 26

O/S – one size that fits most customers

Remember that each style is unique & has different measurements--please check the size chart on your item of interest for exact measurements! One style may fit you differently than other styles you have worn before and we strongly recommend checking the measurements before making your purchase.


You might wear a combination of sizes depending on your body shape and how you prefer the drape of your clothing. For instance, you might wear a size 0 pants and a size 1 top. If you prefer looser, more flowy clothing, size up--if you prefer more fitted pieces, choose those closer to your actual measurements. We provide measurements for each style so you can find the best fit for the way you like to wear your Blue Fish.  

If you ever have questions about the fit of our clothing, just give us a call! We will help you find the specific styles that will work best for you. Call us at 800.395.4566 M-F from 9-5 CST to speak to our personal shoppers. You can also email us with any questions at