After yesterday's long and somewhat serious post, I think I will lighten up today. What's more trivial than fashion, right?
For the last year or so, I have not been a big fan of the current styles. They are too young for me or unflattering for my body type. Baby doll dresses and skinny-leg jeans do nothing for my hourglass figure. Cropped cardigans just look strange on me. Those long, plastic beaded necklaces look like something my grandmother used to wear. I like flats, but they aren't nearly as fun to wear as 4 inch heels. And bubble skirts are just a little too late '80s for me. I was starting to fear that I am getting *gasp* old and no longer like what "young people" wear these days. "Oh, gawd, I'm going to turn into an old frump now! I'll be one of those women who still dresses like she did in college, even though she's 40!!" I lamented.
I have been making an effort to try out some of these new trends, to no avail. Aside from one necklace and a couple of headbands, I have yet to feel "in style" lately. So I've been kind of bummed out about it.
But then, I opened up the latest issues of Vogue, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. And I took a leisurely browsing trip to the mall. What did I find? Total bliss in the form of feathers, jewels and hats (oh my!!). Patent leather purses, satin blouses and high-heeled spectators. Cobalt blue, lipstick red and --my favorite -- a blistering hot pink. In fur, no less!! Clutches are encrusted with glittering jewels and shoes look like they were designed by Crayola. Black pencil skirts, fishnets and opaque tights, my old friends, are back again. And not a hint of 80s drag queen or bag lady to be found. Someone pinch me.
As if that's not enough, red lipstick and liquid eyeliner are back, too. Can I just tell you how excited that lipstick is back??? Be still my beating heart.
I breathed a sigh of relief and joy: I like fashion again!!! These are looks I can wear!!! Bye-bye, Hippie Girl, hello Modern-Day Vixen!! This is as good as Christmas. I have been soaking it all up. Check out what I found at Arden B, Express, Cache, Nordstrom's, Bebe and on other sites on the web:
Ah, I am drooling! Chomping at the bit!! In fact, I think I will wear my pencil skirt tonight, complete with a bitchin' pair of pumps. And if I had a cloche with netting and feathers on it, like this one, I'd wear that, too.
Although fall weather doesn't really hit SC until about Thanksgiving, it hasn't stopped me from lusting after fall clothes. Unfortunately, I don't have any spending money right now, so I will be forced to admire them from afar and in the pages of magazines.
Oh who am I kidding. I know I'm going to break down and get something from Arden B....they take Visa. That hot pink satin top has my name written all over it.