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?
I have large, fancy earrings. Faux stuff, of course. I never, ever wear them. Maybe once or twice. I don't know why...I just don't. Weird huh? Do YOU rock large, fancy earrings when you get jazzy with it?
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?
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 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.
I would never wear jeans like this without a belt or with a t-shirt and heels. I would wear ballet flats, of course, but if I'm going to wear heels with jeans I feel like my shirt needs to be nicer than a t-shirt.
And I'm a firm believer that if there are belt loops...a belt is required.
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.
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
I bought this dress (attached) last summer, but wasn’t comfortable with how it fit me. I loved it and was already getting in shape so I decided to hold on to it. I have since lost the weight and toned up well so I tried the dress on yesterday and it looks so good on me! Could you ask the tribe to share what colors (if any at all) they would put with this dress? Shoes, scarves, cardigans, etc.