Embroidered off-white crochet
Everyone else is wearing it...
As I was growing up, my parents would not buy me the cool thing everyone else was wearing. They would take me to the theater, fly me overseas, buy me toys & books & bikes & the little glass animals I collected, but they wouldn't buy me the sandals everyone was wearing or the t-shirt needed for the school photo. They claimed it built character.
It could be why I now write a blog on clothes, why I think clothes matter.
I don't think parents should spoil their kids with $150 tennis shoes or overpriced trends.
But on a basic level, I believe if a kid is wearing pretty much what everyone else is, her clothes become invisible like a uniform, & she can concentrate on other things like schoolwork & boys. But if her clothes don't fit in, she stands out like I do in this photo below and make way mockery.
What do you think??
Paddle boards, ice cube molds, & odds & ends from your favorite clothing stores
We expect to find some quirky items at Urban Outfitters. But who knew that Anthropologie carries stylish paddle boards,
J. Crew carries pretty catchalls, H&M has playful paperclips, & American Eagle carries pool floats?
Here are some of the unusual things I found in the depths of their websites...
Need a $5,000 designer paddle board? 4 styles to choose from...
From American Eagle Outfitters
For lazier days, how 'bout a pool float? Also available: Tootsie Roll Pool Noodle & Ice Cream Sandwich Pool Float.
From J. Crew
I really like the J. Crew "catch-all" if it weren't so expensive. I think it'd make a fun gift too.
Here's a must-have for summer cocktails...
Need a dog sweatshirt or collar, a fancy pencil case, a pink unicorn pencil sharpener, or a passport cover?
Also available from H&M: an eyeglass case, hair extensions, a sports wristband, a travel coffee mug, umbrellas, & a lint roller. Also a panda backpack, a rain poncho, a yoga mat, a bunch of iPhone cases & even a portable charger!
From Urban Outfitters
I'm surprised there's not a skull & crossbones on this bottle...
Last but not least--never leave home without fire starters. Why not keep them in your purse next to your lipstick?
See anything you like? :-)
What I remember about prom
A little twist or knot on the side to emphasize your waist...
Here's a list of things that don't count if you have to spend money on them:
Do you agree? What would you take off or add on to the list?
Tops with funky sleeves
A gift for her for all budgets
As we near the end of the school year, I start thinking about gifts for teachers & graduates. Mother's Day is also coming up on May 10, & it seems a lot of birthdays fall at this time too. This year I'm thinking about the gift of summery scarves.
Scarves come in a variety of lengths & prices, but one size fits all.
They run from around $6 to hundreds of dollars, so you can find one to suit any budget & anyone's style. Look for one that matches her eyes.
You might consider buying a fair trade scarf handmade in a developing country. Try the selection from
Affordable, huge selection
Check out these websites as well as the Accessories link at your favorite store.
A few beautiful, inexpensive options...
Glamorous cotton scarves...
More expensive, unique choices
Tassles are popular right now.
Eternity scarves are easy to style.
A cross between a scarf & a piece of jewelry...
Do you know someone who wears scarves?
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In the morning rush, we just want to get dressed fast & easily. Here are 3 staples to speed us through the work week.
1. White or off-white skirt or pants
Goes with everything.
2. Comfortable dress
3. Boatneck tee
Add any pant or skirt (perhaps white?). You're ready to go.
(Add jewelry & a cardigan if you need to dress it up a bit.)
What are your 3 staples that get you through the workweek?
I'm not saying we should tie on a bandana. I'm just saying we can if we want to :-)
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