Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Helping our younger daughter update her wardrobe recently, we visit Nordstrom Rack in downtown Philadelphia where I caught sight of this slogan, looking even cooler in the resulting photo than in real life.  We didn’t find anything there, but we scored at Forever 21 and Buffalo Exchange, the latter, despite it’s western-sounding sobriquet, a chain of thrift/vintage stores.  My pocketbook rejoiced and our daughter did as well.  Win-win…and that’s not even counting the photos I took.

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(I have to admit that it’s a bit difficult doing posts while so much suffering is going on in so much of the country.  I know that not posting wouldn’t help, but anything not storm-related seems so trivial.  However, life does go on, so here’s something light for those difficult times.)

I love hats and I have lots of them.  But ever since I started singing with praise team on Sunday mornings, I can’t wear my hats to church.  However, I still have them and can’t wait to start wearing them somewhere, although not in the constant rain in NE Ohio.  It’s been raining since Friday so the only hat I’ve been wearing is either my snazzy black London Fog rain hat or my Wyoming cap.  And of course, I have cowboy hats for riding in Wyoming.  Here, however, are a few of my favorite dress hats; for holidays, church, an upscale restaurant, high tea or a show. (more…)

I’ve learned I love “What Not to Wear”. Who’d have thought? Besides having to periodically scrape my jaw off the floor when I see what some people do wear, I’ve learned the following:

• Stacy and I will never agree completely on what constitutes a comfortable shoe. Cute, maybe;
comfortable, no.

• My wardrobe isn’t all that bad.

• There are some things Clinton and Stacy ought not to wear.

• Try on things you think might not look good or that you wouldn’t ordinarily wear. Sometimes you’ll
find something that looks great.

• Your family and friends DO notice what you wear…and they love you anyway.

• $5,000 goes farther when shopping in NYC than I’d ever imagined.

• Once you’ve used up the credit card, money goes even farther at the thrift store!! OK, I didn’t learn
that from “What Not to Wear”, yet it is true and thrifty and fun.

• Hair stylists think every woman needs her hair colored. I don’t agree.

• What you see in the mirror and what others see when they look at you are often wildly divergent.

• It’s difficult to take advice gracefully and gratefully. But it’s also difficult to give advice gracefully
and inoffensively. If it were all given and taken gracefully, gratefully and inoffensively, no one
would watch the show.

• Bras are a good thing.

• Always have something that “pops”, some bit of color somewhere.

• Most women in the US must have more purses than I do. That’s OK with me. I’d rather buy books.

• Clothes aren’t the most important thing about you, but they can get in the way of people seeing what
that most important thing is.

• Some clothes should never be made in any country by anyone, union worker/homemaker/slave
labor/other, and if made, should never by worn…by anyone.

• I will never refer to a woman’s breasts as “The Girls” (caps intended)!! Ever!! If I do, just shoot me.