I am so freaking sick of “Crazy Cat Lady.” Can we retire that already and replace it with Fanatical Feline Fancier? And who doesn’t love a little alliteration? Read More Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favorite Fanatical Feline Fancier
It’s 1971 and Everything’s Groovy! We wear our hair natural ““ whether long and stringy or in afros. However God made it is how we “style” it. Our pants are beginning to slide lower on our hips, the “bells” at the ankles getting larger and larger. Our parents detest our hotpants and our mini skirts. We’ve discovered a great freedom with our skirts, a freedom that no generation before has ever had. Skirts can now be worn in any length: from mini to midi or maxi ““ depending upon whether we want them well above our knees, well below, or swishing somewhere near the floor. We still wear love beads, a carryover from the “Summer of Love,” that we 13-year-olds remember little about, but we’re pretty sure it was romantic and wonderful. The smell of Mary Jane is in the air in parks and at concerts. We take in deep breaths and giggle. We call our flip-flops “thongs” and our tights “leotards,” not to be confused with the leotards which are worn by dancers. We wear fringe and jeans and platform shoes and all things casual. When it comes to fashion, it is the best of times and the worst of times, but oh, how we love it.
We like our beloved one-horned beauties around these parts because they are awesome. What better way to show a special someone in your life how magical you think they are than with some unicorn-y goodness?
At some point in the late 1990s, when flared-leg jeans were getting popular, all the adults in my life starting talking about how they never thought they’d see bell-bottoms make a comeback. At the time, I thought they were being ridiculous. These were flares not bell-bottoms, why couldn’t they get with it?
Last night after work, I decided to treat myself to a little shopping excursion. With a Visa gift card from my parents (a birthday present) burning a hole in my pocket, and a definite dearth in weather-appropriate garments in my wardrobe, I was feeling optimistic. And then I arrived at the store.
It’s amazing how a single item in your wardrobe can change the mood, function, and overall style of an outfit. The removal or addition of one thing can turn a look from daytime to nighttime, or serious to whimsical. Of course, what that magic item is can certainly vary, but today I want to take a look at an extremely versatile and useful piece, something every woman should have in her arsenal: the cardigan.
While there are dozens of different “serious” topics relating to pregnancy, one is rarely discussed: pregnant fashion. Are you doomed to a life of sweatpants and muumuus? Or can you continue your pre-gestation style through your pregnancy? Read More A Womb of One’s Own: Fashion for the Fecund