I bought that shirt to wear to see Prince. When I went to put it on, the thread at one of the holes holding up the gold thingy had come undone. Surprisingly, there wasn't any of that color thread attached to the tag. Shelly dug out a sewing kit and the closest we could come was a light pink thread. So I used that to reattach it.
Wasn't about to let this shirt wreck my Prince flow.
I washed it using the handwash cycle on my washing machine and a lingerie bag. When I took it out of the washer to hang dry, I noticed the other side of the dang gold piece had detached as well.
And I still don't have that color thread.
I guess I was about to just call it a loss since I'd already rocked it and, on a whim, went to check out the reviews and well...let's just say that I'm about to roll over there and get a refund after reading the reviews and the response to the reviews. REVIEWS
See...it wasn't just me...
Do you ever check reviews on clothing?????? Would you have returned this one without even checking the reviews?
I read that article with my face frowned up so badly I know I created at least 2 new wrinkles. I blame Slate for that.
In rejecting an outfit, I have never, ever communicated to my child that her dress was a “distraction” to others or that she bore responsibility if someone reacted in any way—favorably, rudely, distracted, or otherwise—to her body. That schools are passing on this very message to her and other female students—and simultaneously communicating to boys that their learning environment is being compromised by the sight of girls' limbs or cleavage—is unhealthy and unsound at best, illegal at worst.
I must have reread that passage three times trying to find it in me to have the outrage that mother feels about her daughter being yanked for those shorts. Well, I couldn't muster up a single seed. Her faux outrage on the possibility of pretend rights being stepped on just made me roll my eyes.
Ma'am...your daughter's shorts are too short. I don't know nothing about birthing no babies...but I know that baby's shorts are too short. And when I say that, I'm not adding a single other thing to it. I'm not saying she's going to mess around and get groped because we know the wrong type of male will grope a nun. I'm not saying it means she's going to be promiscuous when she grows up because plenty of people have removed long, flowy pants to get their groove on. All I'm saying, simply, is that your daughter's shorts are too short. It's not a political statement. It's not a sexist or feminist statement from where I'm coming from. It's a decency statement. I think it looks indecent when I see ANYONE with shorts on that short. Where I'm from, we call them coochie cutters and it's always said with our lip curled on one side. Buy her some longer shorts. Simple.
What say YOU? Do YOU think those shorts are too short? Would you let YOUR preteen daughter wear them? Do you think the mother is reaching, big time, in this article? Or do you understand where she's coming from and feels like dress codes are placing unwanted body stigmas on girls?
I posted it and simply said...Rihanna won.
That dress there is absolutely STUNNING.
But then...other pictures surfaced and it became clear to me that whomever posted this picture first added shadows quickly so it would be appropriate to post online. A piece of her arm is even missing which also goes to show how quickly the person did what they did to the pic.
Well...then other pics started popping up and um...erra...my opinion on the dress changed.
I just finished reading an article that states she made the most important feminist statement in pop culture history.
Looked like she was just walking around butt azz nekkid like some lil fast tail azz girl who doesn't listen to her mama to me.
But hey...I'm old.
What did YOU think? Be honest. The paparazzi don't come 'round here.
I tried on 86 pair of boyfriend jeans this past week and the only pair I like cost far more than I'm willing to pay. The cut, on someone slim, with a butt, looks odd. IN MY OPINION. ON ME. My butt just won't let me be great.
The picture is what I'm looking for. The ones with a reasonable price tag were too short. The ones I loved had a price tag three times as much. UGH.
Who makes the pair you love to wear?
I need a new suit / business meeting outfit. The only suits I currently own which fit me are white or off-white. And, truth be told, I am not all that crazy about suits. I want something that looks awesome, of course, and business like. Something I can throw on quickly for a meeting for an hour or so. NOT with big clunky shoes though. Never that.
What's your favorite business attire that is not a suit?
When I was in high school...I wanted a Polo flag sweater. I mean...I wanted it so badly I knew it would be life changing. I begged and begged and begged for that dang sweater but my mother wasn't having it. In her opinion...the sweater cost too damn much for someone without a job to own in hot azz Louisiana.
One day I came home from school and there it was. Sitting on my bed. Looking FABULOUSLY AWESOME AND FLY! I was the absolute happiest girl I knew. With a sweater...in hot azz Louisiana walking around pretending I'm not hot as hell and all shiny 'bout the forehead with sweat.
Knowing what I know now of my parent's life and of my mother, specifically...I know she probably watched that damn sweater until it was as cheap as possible. I know she probably didn't have it hidden anywhere to surprise me with later. She probably put it on my bed the SECOND she came home with it, excited that she was able to get her baby girl what she wanted.
Knowing what I know now...and not looking at my parents through the eyes of a child...I know she probably sacrificed a lot to get me that damn sweater. She probably always had it in the back of her mind how much I wanted it and promised herself she'd make sure I got it.
Knowing what I know now...it should come as no surprise that when I walked into the mall recently and saw a Ralph Lauren flag sweater...I burst into tears amid all the holiday shoppers.
Knowing what you know of me...I'm sure you're not surprised that I bought one and consider it a Christmas gift from my mommy.
Anything you loved in the 80s coming back that you want?
It has been a challenge for me lately to find dresses which are long enough. Seems like dresses are shorter than ever these days. Ugh. Super ugh for a tall chick.
Are you having difficulties?
I MUST HAVE brown boots.
You have any MUST HAVES currently? What are you looking for that you'll know you've found once you see it?
It made me wonder if it was disrespectful to walk around with an Indian Chief's head embroidered into my shirt.
Tell me something...do YOU think the Washington Redskins should change their name?
I have a girlfriend who says, every.single.year...that this is going to be the year she finds some boots which fit over her calves. I've been shopping with her for boots and I just get comfy while she tries all the supposedly wide calf boots on.
A couple of months ago she called me out of breath. "MONNIE! I FOUND THEM! I FOUND THEM!"
I was confused until she told me what she was talking about. She'd finally found her boots and she loved, loved, loved them! Where did she find them? Naturalizer! WHO KNEW???????
I think she now owns two new pair of Naturalizer boots and BAAAAAAAAAABY! SHE.BE.STRUTTIN! LOL!
Do you have wide calves? Where do you get your boots? Have you ever had them altered to fit? Did that work well?
The other day I wore one of my maxi dresses with a tank top over it and a denim jacket. It was sooooooo cute!
Now I'm thinking about pairing long sleeve t-shirts over a maxi dress and adding a belt. I think that might be cute.
Or a leather motorcycle vest.
The possibilities are completely endless layering maxi dresses for cooler weather.
How do you wear them? Have you tried layering for Fall yet?
Well...it's finally happened. My eye doctor tells me that I need reading glasses. *sigh*
This wouldn't be as traumatic if I only read at home but I'll be out and about looking some kinda crazy trying to read something on a menu or something and it's become bothersome to say the least.
I spent the better part of an hour trying to find a pair of frames to no avail. I got some good ideas...but nothing jumped out at me.
Here are a few that were okay but just OKAY:
I really like the styles of this designer. Lafont. And I LOVE that their "name" is only on the inside of the frame and not emblazoned all along the side. I want them to be stylish, of course, but not all BOING LOOKA ME WITH MY FANCY FRAMES! I feel like I want my glasses to be simple in that aspect.
They are metal and have those nose things that I hate because they leave a print on my nose and I remember my father ALWAYS had a print on his nose and it brings back all kinds of weird memories when I see prints on sides of my nose like that when I wear sunglasses with those nose things and yes I know I have issues but yall already know I'm not working on them so there.
These were far more comfortable to me but I don't like the logo on the side. They are plastic and don't have those nose things. They felt like I was rocking a pair of sunglasses and after a few minutes I didn't even feel them on my face which is a good thing right?
So now I'm online looking at too much stuff like shape size of glasses for my face shape, etc. and getting overwhelmed. Robby is, of course, no help. He's all...the sooner you get them the sooner you can see again.
Old practical azz. UGH!
How old were you when YOU had to get glasses if you wear them. What shape is your face? What shape are your glasses? Are yours plastic or metal? Do you have those nose thingys? Any tips?
I need a new everyday robe after a tragic bleaching incident.
I've been wearing The Robinator's robe cuz he doesn't really wear his robe until it gets cold.
He told me the other day that it's bout time I stop using his robe cuz he doesn't want any trouble.
I've been thinking about how much I LOVE his robe.
It's big and the pockets are AWESOME. The weight of it is really heavy and it just feels all velour-ey good and it's LONG on me!
I think I'm going to buy me a man's robe.
What do you think? Odd?
I was shopping recently and walking up to a dressing room. Outside of the dressing room was a woman looking at a teenager dressed in some tights with leather on the sides and a tunic-y kinda top which didn't really cover her behind.
The outfit didn't flatter her AT.ALL. It only emphasized negative things. The woman (I don't know if it was her mother) kept saying things like, "You like the way it fits?" and "Are you sure that's the way it's supposed to look?" and "Well...if you like it..."
I stepped past them and went inside. The debate continued. The woman was being kind but not saying what I'm assuming she was thinking since I thought that the outfit wasn't cute AT.ALL on the young lady. If she wanted to wear leggings...cool...but she needed to wear a tunic with an empire waist and long enough to cover her behind. She looked "squoze up" around the boobage area so, instead of sleeveless...I'd suggest a flowy cap sleeve. In other words I'd say..."Gabifresh would NEVER wear that." and keep it moving hoping she gets it cuz yall know Gabi be DOING-T IT!
They bought the outfit and I'm assuming the young lady was happy. The woman was pretty much resigned to being...well...okay I guess.
Here is my question for you...how would YOU have handled and really...can you even do and or say anything other than, okay without giving her a complex about her weight and body image? How do you handle body image issues with a teenager you love and support? I would think it would be a VERY blurry area to tread.
What say you?
And I'm a firm believer that if there are belt loops...a belt is required.
Prolly just me though and I'm okay with that.
What do YOU think? Would you wear this outfit?
Yall know Mimi G. and Adrienne are doing custom clothes now right? You send in your own measurements and they make the fit for you so you don't have to buy something and then pay an arm and a leg to get it altered to fit you.
That's pretty hot.
Check 'em out! Stitched 9
When's the last time you had something custom made for you?
Those of you who STAY ready and have a few extra pounds on you...where do you shop? What stores cater to your sense of uncompromising fashion? In department stores...which designers are the ones you go-to?
I was recently visiting one of my favorite websites for purchasing the lil' mamas' clothing and I saw this swimsuit advertised for toddlers and little girls. Is it just me (I tend to be conservative in the swimsuit department for our girls) or is this a bit much for a toddler swim suit? It looks more like lingerie to me. Why would someone make this? And why would someone by it? o_O