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Monday, February 27, 2017

Old Fashion-able

It's been a while since my last post because all I could think to write about were certain political creatures occupying the White House, their shenanigans and my antipathy toward them. So in order to limit myself to only occasional diatribes in that direction, I have stayed silent.Well done, me...

Then yesterday I managed to come up with a totally different topic and here I am again! Hurray!

It's about fashion. Now just because I am an old broad and self-opinionated as well, doesn't mean I don't have valid observations about today's trends. I shall elaborate with a few examples...

This season there is a madness for ridiculous sleeves. Most of them are fitted elbow to shoulder and gathered in skirt-like fashion to the wrist, if not slightly below. The bigger the sleeve, the more expensive the outfit. I lost count of the number of sweaters/jumpers/cardigans, blouses or frocks that I rather liked the look of until I caught sight of the 'thing' hanging from the elbow and ready to dive into the soup, or graze the bolognese, capture some bearnaise and otherwise participate in culinary delights.

Apparently, a 'must have' article of clothing this season is the lopsided skirt! "Why?", I ask -- stupidly, no doubt. Obviously, it is a must of being fashionable, that one can wear anything and not feel ridiculous or distracted or uncomfortable. I cannot imagine feeling anything but disconcerted by feeling the hem stroking my leg on one side of my body and the thigh on the other. So much for me and confidence. It is obvious that this sort of skirt is not meant to be worn if one is sitting down.

Hey, is it possible that spike heels are going the way of the waste bin, out of harms way,  where they belong? I have seen this season, shoes with square heels that are very smart and probably comfortable! Clarks has a pair in powder blue with a strap and little blue flowers decorating the heel. I love them -- perfect for this dowdy old American bag wearing jeans and having a fair share  of attitude.

13 comments:

  1. Glad to see you back! I do think that there always has to be something outrageous about fashion just to keep people bothering about it though!

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    1. You are right, of course. At least now I am old enough and experienced enough to see the pitfalls of various fashion ideas to not buy first and regret later!

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  2. Those powder blue shoes sound lovely. I shall probably spend my summer in wellington boots or trainers.

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  3. I'm the last person who should talk about fashion.

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    1. Oh, but Steven, I love those flowery shirts you sport!

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  4. Didn't we call those sleeves mutton, or some such, back in our day? Spikes need to leave before my granddaughter goes out the door in the pair her mother furnished her. To date, grandma has prevailed.

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    1. Those shoes are deadly -- I know from painful experience!

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  5. well, we only have a K-Mart in our town, so I have no idea about fashion. I do get Vanity Fair in the mail, so I will check out the next issue to see if I can spot sleaves or skirs like those you describe. I would hate both on me and I don't often eat soup.

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  6. I don't like the lop-sided look at all, be it skirt or jumpers or cardigans. There is nothing flattering in a garment of this sort whatsover. The trend seems to be going on and on.

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  7. If you look good you will feel good. Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  8. When it comes to fashion, I have two speeds - full slob and full dress. And I'm very thankful to be a man, since my suits tend to stay close enough to whatever is in vogue that I needn't buy any new ones unless my weight varies drastically. I would probably kill many fashion designers if I were a woman.

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  9. Maybe you should start a fashion for the Clarks shoes and lopsided jeans... don't you think they'd be a bit less disconcerting than lopsided skirts? Part of me quite likes the idea!

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