Instead of trying to get my Tender-oni on with the latest electronic pimp app, I'd rather go shopping! This way I'm guaranteed "love at first site" vs. worst case scenario "dude with moobs". What I've learned: The moonwalk is an appropriate exit strategy for any uncomfortable situation. Cheers!
When I was younger (20's) I swore that I would never wear anything with a leopard print. I always thought that the women who rocked the jungle cat were all over 40 cougars with heavy perfume. WELL, now that I'm over 40 I kinda look hot in the kitty cat style. Imagine that! [Meow]
I'm feeling a little left out of New York Fashion Week because I wasn't able to go! Boo Hoo!! Anyway, I've got lots of things to do like constructing my “transition to winter” wardrobe, calling my trainer to help me lose weight before I gain weight during the holidays and trying to understand just what the hell men are thinking. I’ve got two of the three under control.
It’s finally summer here in San Francisco. Our warm weather season is super short. Sometimes it only lasts until 2pm each day (live it, learn it). Which means it’s beautiful scarf time! In addition to adding a certain level of sophistication to a ladies “giddy-up”, we all know that layering is the key to survival here in the City by the Bay. Say hello to my little friend, Valentino Camubutterfly Silk Shawl. Bridging the gap between summer and whatever happens after 2pm.
September is my birthday month and of course I'm looking to adorn myself with something wonderful to celebrate. @Valentino the art of "the presentation" is alive and well. Their gift box is almost as beautiful as what's inside. Much like we wear a beautiful dress to signify a special occasion or apply a jeweled toned lipstick to highlight our face; the packaging of a gift shows the emphasis you've placed on the moment. We all know it's what's inside that counts but when the presentation of a gift shows as much thought as the gift itself, you feel a bit more loved.
People tell me all of the time that they want to change their style. They say that they buy the same thing over and over again. Well... next time you go to the store, pick up what you want to buy and then buy something different. Right? Try something, ANYTHING different.
Find a cute stylish sales person and ask them what they think would look good on you. They spend all day reviewing the latest trends in fashion. They also give you compliments when you've done well (love it). If you don't like their suggestions, ask someone different. There is really is no magic behind changing your look; you just have to be open to change.
I think about what silhouettes look good on me and try to work around that. Of course I still buy things that might look better on someone else or just a total thumbs down. The point is that I'm learning what works along the way.
Seriously, it's shopping...how hard can it be? Pretty hard sometimes. Think about how long it took for people to stop using fanny packs ;)
Paris Fashion Week, Spring 2014