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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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Daily Prompt -Flangiprop

Invent a definition for the word “flangiprop,” then use the word in a post. 

Prop: to support, or prevent from falling, with or as if with a prop (often followed by up ): to prop an old fence.

Flange: A protruding rim, edge, rib, or collar, as on a wheel or a pipe shaft, used to strengthen an object, hold it in place, or attach it to another object.

FLANGIPROP:  A device attached to a skinny jeans waistband to hold and fold in oozing flesh.

Skinny jeans on chunky people do not work.  Still, almost everybody is wearing them because it’s the style.    And not only are some jeans too “skinny” but to make things worse, the waistbands are below the belly button.  Eeeek!  What is that thing rolling over the top that makes a girl’s shape resemble an oozing marshmallow?  Am I missing something here?  Is it high style now to contort the female shape into obviously un-female like proportions?

Enter the magical  flangiprop!  Never heard of such a thing?  Well, think of a little platform that can snap out from your waistband!  Any overhanging flesh could just rest atop the flangiprop. A hinged flangiprop is even better so a person can close it upward (along with the flesh) – like drawing in the draw bridge to the old castles.  This may sound a bit painful, but a loose fitting sweater or blouse would disguise the little platform and could restore (or almost restore) the feminine profiled body shape.  After all, the draw bridge to the old castle (when drawn) is flat. You will need to concentrate on smiling though and not revealing your inner agony.

So write this down please.  If you are chunky and you wish to wear skinny jeans, be sure to invest in a Flangiprop (maybe even a few flangiprops in case you need them to handle love handles too!).  You can beat the belly bulge!  Who needs liposuction anyway?

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