Thursday, January 15, 2015

Just a little bit

 I really don't like the way the train comes out of the skirt. I'd change it.
Looks like Halloween. Makes the upper thigh look huge.
Wrong fit. Wrong dress for the body.
 No fit. Wrong dress for the body.
Just no. I still haven't figured out what is so great about a pair of ratty jeans. But even so, these are just too much, too big, too ratty. Even Goodwill wouldn't want them.

Monday, January 12, 2015

White, yes, no or otherwise

 This dress is white and simple and almost anything can be done with it. I can see some pretty jewelry, colored accessories, a beautiful shawl, lots or gold or silver jewelry, a navy blazer, etc.
 Being Boho inclined, this is a wonderful look to me. I see natural accessories, leathers, hand made beads, fringy kimono, wonderful turquoise, etc .
 She makes any color look good.
The lace. Ah, the lace. I love every piece. But. Now we are looking at white. And there is an argument about white. Is there an appropriate season for it? If so, when? Is there an appropriate place for it? Where?

I remember when the color matching arrived. I was judged a Spring. I'm not supposed to wear white. And if a person's teeth aren't white, wearing white is not so good. And there are now even wedding dresses not using white. The times, they are a changin.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Nope

 Shoes are great to keep feet from hitting the ground but sometimes they are just too much for me. I'm not with the frilly dress and combat boot thing. I can see that something unexpected is sometimes interesting but I'm not with it.

Boots with no backs. Why?
 Socks with sandals. Why?
Just no words for this.
Now you can wear your kitchen mop.
I'm done.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

If you can't afford a skirt

Don't try and pretend this works. It doesn't.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What happened to pretty?



Growing up, admittedly a long long time ago, I wanted to be pretty. I wanted to look like a pleasant, healthy, savvy young woman. I looked to the stars and models to define what fit that image. Some things I liked and some things I didn't like. But I never saw things that made me go YUCK. And as I got older and styles changed I still had some great models to look to. Twiggy was amazingly thin but her outfits were at least attractive. There was the body conscious hippie thing. There was the Thunder Thigh look with stockings and boots and short shorts. It was ugly but it didn't make the models look like boys. And as much as people hate the 80's looks now, the girls were trying to be ultra sexy and womanly. Obviously they failed sometimes but hey. It happens

I watched my Mom find double knits and lose interest in dresses. I didn't know at the time that it was an age thing and the only reason for it was that more youthful clothing was weird for an older person to fit into. I watched the hair teased to the max, Hammer time, and huge shoes. I saw men dress like ?women? and not in a cross dressing way.

I saw styles go in and out so quickly some didn't qualify as fads. Long hair, short hair(ala Dorothy Hamill), medium hair(the Jennifer), swept back hair(Farrah) and long straight hair parted in the middle being a return of the hippie days. And again in and out. And back in.

I've tried to rationalize the fact that I'm a lot older now. I wanted a jean jacket. And an army jacket. I'd love to have a flat stomach. My chest, oversized, has been a bane of my existence when the fashions dictated flat or non-existent chests. But I have never wanted to be so thin that my feet were wider than my legs. I've never wanted to go out with my hair uncombed. I've never wanted to have my crotch hang to my knees. I've never considered combat boots attractive. I haven't thought really oversized clothing was attractive. I'm still waiting to learn the reason for it.
And while I'd love to be slim, thin isn't what I want. I consider bones to be my support system, not my jewelry.

I'm sure there are a lot of young women who think the dirty diaper look is "cool" or better "of the moment". I'm having a hard time with the skinny jean generation liking the two looks pictured here. There must be a large segment of the female population who likes oversized wear or there wouldn't be a market for it. I know men certainly like it for themselves.

I have been working to lose weight. I've been quite heavy so my viewpoint is skewed from there. But I can't imagine myself, even at 16, wearing clothing that does nothing to make me look better. As I said I must be missing something.