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Monday, December 12, 2011

Pet Peeve pt. 2 (revision 1)

Well, I should start by saying thanks to everyone who read the first edition of this post.  I had my highest viewing day ever at about 150 independent views.  And while the negative backlash was rather jarring, most everyone loved it.  So, due to popular demand, I am going to re-post it in a very edited and revised edition.  Before you keep reading, please make sure that you have read "Pet Peeve pt. 1."

The temperature is dropping, gloves are gracing the hands of the cold, beautiful winter coats are to be seen everywhere, and scarves are finding their way around the necks of boys and girls alike.  And as the winter months come there are a few little fashion points I would like to discuss with the ladies.

First lets talk skinny jeans.  I should begin by saying that I am slightly biased in this area.  I just don't like them.  I do not like them on a boy, I do not like them on a toy.  I do not like them on a girl, I do not like them in a whirl.  I do not like them in a pair, I do not like them anywhere.  I do not like skinny jeans.  Well, with that made very plain, I can surely see the allure that they have for some people.  They can look beautiful with boots, hot with heels, and foxy with flats.  But, I know that Stacey and Clinton will agree with me when I say that they are NOT for everyone.  Rather, it takes a very specific kind of body to pull them off.  Girls that are athletic and have incredibly strong legs or the more curvaceous girls might have a hard time pulling off the skinny jeans look.  There are great pants out there to fit any body type.  So leave the skinnies behind.  I personally am a huge fan of the boot cut pant with a nice pointy shoe.  I think it looks amazing.  But, I digress.  At the end of the day, you have to feel comfortable in what you're wearing and maximize all you're positives.

Next, we need to discuss tights/leggings. They are NOT pants.  So, lets not pretend that they are.  I mean...they just aren't.  So, we need to stop trying to wear them like they are.  Even If you buy them with fake pockets lines on them they still don't look like pants.  And if you pair them with some mini-skirt or some over sized shirt they still don't look good.  Remember, we want to "leave something to the imagination,"  whatever that is implying, and not broadcast it all to the watching world!  Well, frankly...that is all I have to say on that matter.  But here is a fun picture taken at target to highlight my point.

Lastly, lets talk about sweats and yoga pants.  At the end of the day this issue is the same as the previously discussed men's issue of basket ball shorts: comfort.  We all like to be comfortable, no doubt about it..."but beauty is pain is pain".  I am a firm believer in the idea of trying to look great when you leave your door.  Remember, your general appearance can be closely linked to your confidence level of the day.  When you walk out the door knowing that you look great it will absolutely boost your confidence and self-esteem for that entire day.  I mean, that is the whole basis of the show What Not To Wear.  Looking your best will help you give your best and sloppiness ought not be tolerated!  Have a care!  Now, that is not to say that we don't all have our days, or even our weeks when we are so busy, so tired, so stressed, or so overwhelmed that we just don't care.  Certainly that happens from time to time.  But, I'm talking about a continuous pattern of looking less than your best.  And lets be honest, sweats and yoga pants are far from our best.  I suppose it ought be said that they do have their place.  Yoga pants are great on your way to yoga, doing yoga, and on your way home from doing yoga and sweats are great lounging pants (as are yoga pants, or so I understand) and that is about the extent of it... they just aren't day wear (especially when paired with uggs...haha).

In conclusion, I would like to see a bit of a fashion reformation.  "Why just look good when you can look great with only a little more effort" as Sister Hall says.  Fashion is all about statements of personality. You don't have to wear whatever the trend of the day is telling you to wear.  Experiment with whatever style works best with your personality and with your body type and then ladies and gentlemen, rock it!  Leave the bb shorts for the gym and the yoga pants for the mats.  Throw on something undeniably you and strut your fabulous self!

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  1. By the way...if this posting has offended you, you probably should never read this blog again... Thanks!