Monday, October 21, 2013

My spirit animal is a clothes horse...

My friend, Amy, with whom I frequently discuss all things beautiful clothes, told me I should start sharing some of my fashion brain children (although, not in those particular, slightly bizarre words) on my blog.  Probably because our idea of a good time is going through clothes, pairing things up, giving each other heads up about killer sales, finding ways to incorporate sparkles... you get the picture.  So my husband (whom would probably rather me stay away from this topic, as it could trigger a shopping frenzy), was kind enough to snap some shots of me in the number one outfit I get stopped on the street about.  I do love this one, and it never fails to get some attention (whether I want it or not).  I have had women ask me about the blazer, the frilly blouse, the ring, the shoes, and the purse. From Battery Park to our local agricultural center, women dig this outfit. 

I would say it has always gotten rave reviews, but then there is my friend, David, whom asked if I skinned a zebra for the blazer.  (Thanks, buddy.)  So, what do you think?  I love it because it is not at all boring, it is very comfortable, and it is suitable for so many different events.  Also, just for my friend, Amy, it involves pairing up different patterns, which I like to do.  What fashion risks are you willing to take?  Which ones intimidate you?  I already mentioned I enjoy pushing the envelope with mixing patterns from time to time, but the thing that intimidates me are cap sleeves!  I think they are so hard to pull off.  Now it's your turn....  In the meantime, here's my never-fail conversation starter...

I get to put on pretty clothes, and my husband gets to try to be artsy with the camera.

These are some of my favorite shoes.  I love the red embellishment with a black and white outfit.


This ring is always fun.  I have worn it with my favorite graphic t-shirt, and my beloved LBD. 

I like to have fun with my clothes.  I don't want to give out my unsolicited advice, because I have very few set rules (note the "set" part, because I do have floating rules, for sure!) when it comes to what you wear, as long as it fits you & is clean & event appropriate, but I thought it would be fun to start a little fashion dialogue & see what us regular folks are doing with clothes, and not just what they are telling us we SHOULD do with our clothes in the magazines.  This may end in just Amy and I talking about clothes again, but that's okay, too!  :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Things I have learned from Vine.

Recently I decided to check out Vine, and see what it was about.  I had stayed away from it for a long time, wondering what you could possibly do with 6 seconds, and deciding the answer was "nothing."  I know, jumping to conclusions.  It's out of character for me, but my time is limited so I decided it probably wasn't worth me checking out.  A few weeks ago, vines started popping up that I could not see since I didn't have a vine.  Finally I thought I better check it out, and see why these videos kept surfacing.  I'm so glad I did.  You have no idea what people can pack into 6 seconds!  I laugh so hard at these things, that I do not even realize it has gone from 10:00 pm to 2:00am.  Not only have I been entertained by these little gems, I have learned quite a lot, too.  I figured I'd share some of my new knowledge with all of you.

Things I have learned from Vine

1. Girls everywhere are waking up first thing in the morning with impeccable faces and hair.  They yawn, stretch, and talk in a low gritty voice as they let you know they just woke up, batting those long, false eyelashes from the comfort of their bed.  They must have little birds and mice putting their make-up on and brushing their hair just before they wake.  I bet they don't have morning breath, either.  I kind of hate them for it.

2. No one cares about The Haterzzzz!  If you'd judge based on the number of vines related to telling The Haterzzzz that the viners did NOT care about what mean comments they are leaving on their vines, you'd think they were extremely concerned, but alas, they don't care and you can f&%k off.  

3. There is such a thing as "Grind On Me" videos.  This is where boys (often in the throes of puberty) elaborately hump the floor.  Or the bed.  Or the car.  Or their race car bed.  Or their mother's tears of shame.  

4. Related to number 3, above, apparently tall socks are now a vital part of "sexy times".  Between the failures to wake up looking like a supermodel and my bare feet, I am seriously doing it wrong. They should probably revoke my lady license.  

5. The term "muscle nugget", surprisingly unrelated to numbers 3 & 4.

6. Grandmas and Grandpas are more than happy to curse in your videos for you.  Like, perhaps a little too eager.  I mean, really, everyone is a descendant of sailors.   I wouldn't leave any mean comments, Haterzzzz, Grammy will kick your ass.

7. Batman, as it turns out.... total yuppie.

8. Jumping into other people's grocery carts is acceptable.  As a matter of fact, it's encouraged.  I'm keeping my eggs in the kiddie seat, to be safe.

9. Teen girls are now "thirsty" and , apparently "boss ass bitch"es.  I'm not sure why they are so thirsty in today's world with all the bottled water and such, but that doesn't bother me nearly as much as not knowing what a "boss ass" is.  I don't think I want to be any kind of an "ass bitch".  That just sounds super unpleasant.  

10.  You can be "turned up".  Or "Turn it up" or "Turnt up."  I'm not sure, exactly, what the terminology is, as the spelling on vine is pretty hit or miss.  However, it is possible this has something to do with what we used to call "innies" and "outties" in my day.  Or, maybe they are just advertising that their vine is loud enough for those swearing grannies and grampies to hear and enjoy.  

11. Ducklings, who are trying not to fall asleep, are so cute you will want to hurt yourself.

12.  And, finally, never get in a viners "shot".  They will seriously punch you in the nose, light you on fire, and stab you in your left big toe.  So get the f&%K out of pappy's shot... he's about to dive into a "Grind On Me" vine (and shut up Haterzzzz, cause he don't give a shit what you think about it.  He's a boss ass bitch.)