Monday, February 21, 2011

If you like it put a scarf on it...or a necklace or a...

Never underestimate the power of a v-neck sweater. I mean never! Do you have one? Do you have two? If you're like me you have, well, uhm, quite a few. The v-neck is an apparel specimen to behold for so many reasons:
  1. The V elongates the neck and who doesn't want an elongated neck? Well YOU do even if you don't know it. It has a slimming effect and if you are big busted it will minimize that area too.
  2. It is a virtual canvas for personalizing your style and mood for the day. Layer it with a long sleeve tee or tank. Wear it with a long necklace, wear it with a short necklace. Wear it with a long silky scarf, wear it with a chunky scarf on a chilly day. One sweater can be worn in so many ways it's like having ten sweaters in one!
  3. It's a comfortable and warm choice for Seattleites and can be dressed up or down depending on what you "put on it". 
  4. It's affordable. Get your v-neck sweater at Target, Old Navy, a thrift or consignment store. Ratchet it up a monetary notch and head to a department store like Macy's. Go for cashmere at Nordstrom (might I say I've even see the cashmere variety at Costco- gasp!)
While Beyonce would "put a ring on it" you can put anything you want on it. Love the v-neck sweater you wear whatever you put on it!

Friday, February 18, 2011

If Loving Clothes is Wrong I Don't Want to be Right

Sometimes you can't argue with Barbara Mandrell. Well, sometimes you might have to explain who Barbara Mandrell is. But once that's established you need look no further than 1978 when she belted out the number one hit "If loving you is wrong I don't want to be right". Well, what if the "you" is clothing in this instance? I confess I LOVE clothes. I know, I know, it's shallow, it's egocentric it's vain, blah, blah, blah. But wait, is it really? When I'm slumming around in some sweats and an old t-shirt I don't feel half as confident and happy as I do when I'm wearing a flattering, fun outfit put together with thought and purpose. There will always be those that say "I don't care how I look" or "I don't care what other people think". Oh, how I want to grab those people give them a few hours of attention and make them see that clothing and appearance can be more than vanity and shallowness. Why not take a chance? Oh, and did I mention it can also be a ton of fun, perhaps with no pain involved? Hmmmm...might be a great and productive way to pass a few hours and maybe, just maybe change your life for the better?
Why shouldn't you love what you wear? Sing it Barbara...