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Yesterday, when I was a kid, females of good taste dressed “to match.”

I was taught  my shoes should match my handbag and never to wear stripes and prints at the same time.  Sporting a floral top with a plaid skirt was strictly taboo!  And even certain colors did not go with other certain colors.  And I suppose hats and gloves had to be coordinated too like during Downton Abbey days.

The point is:  Refined girls used to MATCH.

As you may know, “anything goes” today, but in my early days I followed the rules.

I still try. But, what are the rules anyway?

It took awhile to get used to the seemingly haphazard styles emerging in haute couture, especially among the young who manage to look young regardless.

I try to maintain a semblance of dignity by attempts at conforming to the nonconformists, but habit is habit forming and I  still match things.

That means  wearing a lot of black and white!  You can’t go too wrong with neutrals, and I still aim to be “put together” even at the gym.  Have you seen some of those outfits at the gym?

Luckily there is one area where ladies (and who knows? – men)  are still encouraged to coordinate.

They say it’s o.k. to match up fingers and toes!  

Yes, the world of manicures (manis) and pedicures (pedis) has expanded to include wild colors, designs and sparkles.  But bringing together your feet and your hands is still “in”.

Can you hear my sigh of relief?

How about you?  Do you mix and match your mani-pedis?





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