Tuesday, February 6, 2007

my two cents

A few things I don't like, based on things I've seen over the past couple weeks:

1. Knockoffs, especially bags. If you can't afford the designer, suck it up and either fork over the cash or go to Target and get a cute no-name bag for 20 bucks. It's all about whether you think it's cute. Designer labels don't matter. There is nothing more tacky than a knockoff.

2. Uggs tucked into sweatpants. Yes, I love my Ugg boots, especially when it is frigid outside. But do you realize how utterly ridiculous these boots look with sweatpants tucked into them? Ugg boots are ugly anyway. Don't exacerbate that fact by tucking nasty sweatpants into them.

3. T-shirts with brand names across the front. These are just straight-up tacky, especially when the brand is American Eagle or Abercrombie. Is there a need?

4. Label Whores. Don't buy a designer item of clothing or an accessory just because of the label. Buy it because you like it. Good style is wearing what you like, not what you think others will like.

And the MOST important:

5. When people don't dress for their shape. Whether you're wearing a pair of $250 R&R jeans, or a pair you got at TJ Maxx for $20, a $100 Michael Kors sweater, or a top you got on a Target clearance rack for $5, DRESS FOR YOUR SHAPE. Recognize your strengths, and acknowledge your weaknesses. You're human, we don't expect every part of your body to be perfect. So if you have great legs but a bit of a belly, try some skinny jeans with a loose-fitting top. Got abs of steel, but aren't so fond of your flat butt? Try a tight top with looser-fitting pants. THIS IS COMMON SENSE, PEOPLE. If you dress for your shape you will automatically look a hundred times better, whether you're a Vogue girl or a classy lady who buys her clothes at Wal-Mart. (DISCLAIMER: I am a bargain girl at heart, but I draw the line at Wal-Mart. First of all, I think it is disgusting. Second of all, I think it is ruining America. But if you do buy your clothes at Wal-Mart, hey, rock it sister.)

And, after my third post of this lovely (and I use the word lovely quite loosely) Tuesday, I must bid you all adieu. There's a new SVU on right now. Peace out.