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Here are some fashion insults I've received:
"Great red shirt! You look like you work at Target."
"Your dress looks like a curtain."
"Those shoes don't look good on you because your legs aren't long enough."
"Oh! Nice purple tights. Are you supporting the Rockies [baseball team] today?"
"You look like a sack of potatoes tied up in the middle."
"That dress just doesn't work on you."
"Your dress looks like a tablecloth."
"Your butt looks really wide in that skirt."
"Uh, what do I think of your new yellow sweater?--You look like a bumblebee."
Have you heard any of these? What's the worst clothing insult you've received?
Celebrate your inner bumblebee with the bumblebee song!
Don't pass by the juniors' department when you're looking for a special dress. Surprisingly, juniors' dresses often provide more coverage than women's. They also have more interesting details and cost a lot less. Size up.
Ericka Cookston's lost embellished black top, worn in school photo
My junior year in high school was the worst. The funny part? That was the year I had my favorite school photo taken. I was wearing a beautiful black top accented with lace and buttons. I wonder if I will ever find another shirt that fit me so perfectly. One week I threw it into the laundry room to be washed--my dryer must have had a little snack because it was never seen again. My mother was upset about this as well because she often liked to borrow the shirt from me. We both looked everywhere for the shirt, and I maintain today that my cousin took it (even though I have no evidence). At least I will always have the memory of my once favorite shirt with my favorite school photo. --Erica Cookston
Response from OMF:
Love your story, Ericka! Love your humor. Please send us the school photo when you can.
Meanwhile, below is a possible substitute for your beautiful lost top...
"The art of losing isn't hard to master;/ So many things seemed filled with the intent/ to be lost..."
--Elizabeth Bishop "One Art"
Read more stories of lost items and send us yours: http://www.openmindfashion.com/lost-forever.html
Forever 21 can be hit or miss in many categories, but you can count on their basics. I live in all three of these items. The leggings are awesome--they keep their shape and never pill. The Forever 21 tees fit better than any others I have. The $2.50 camis used to be too short, but now they make them in longer lengths. I've checked prices on these basics in every store I've visited, and no one comes close.
Please share some of the best deals you've found out there.
Dear Fashion Feline,
Do you ever have dreams, I mean regular sleeping-dreams (not daydreams), about clothes, and then you wake up and you realize there were some good ideas there? I dreamed that I found this fantastic chocolate-brown sweater dress, tunic-length, with a skinny same-color belt. The collar on the dress was really cool and so were the pockets. I wish this dress existed! It could be worn with tights or over pants, I think.
--Jessy Randall http://personalwebs.coloradocollege.edu/~jrandall/
Yes, I have dreamt about ideal, elusive things--mostly foreign vacations with pounds of deli meat, but sometimes clothing items too...
Is this anything close to your dream dress/tunic, Jessy? --FF
We are in the thick of graduation season, and I know some of you will be walking the plank--I mean, walking across the stage--this coming weekend. A few tips on what to wear under your gown (no--not nothing, you ninny!):
1. DO wear a dress or a skirt shorter than the length of your robe. DON'T wear pants. The gown looks best without pants below it. Also, because the part of the dress showing below the robe never matches the color of the robe, wear a short dress/skirt, not maxi.
2. DO wear whatever shoes rock your world. Your shoes/sandals are your only signature item--the rest of you is basically in a uniform. So wear whatever shoes/sandals you want (of course, I'd typically go with black with about a 2-inch heel, but you get to do whatever you want here). You can make a statement with your shoes/sandals if you want to (ditto, your earrings).
3. DON'T wear jeans and tennis shoes under your gown. Really.
4. DO wear something lightweight under your gown; you'll be hot no matter what you wear. If I were you, I'd wear a tank or cami under your blouse/dress--it'll keep you cooler and keep your clothes nicer (i.e. no sweat stains) for after the ceremony.
5. DO steam your gown before graduation if it has big fold marks in it. I was at a graduation last weekend & saw most students walked across the stage & took photos with the fold marks--not really the ideal look.
Mortar board tip: DO wear your mortar board flat on your head like it's supposed to look. DON'T tilt it back hoping it'll make your face look cuter--you'll just look silly.
One last tip: If your graduation is outside, you & everyone attending will be melting in the heat. I was once at a graduation where they'd set up a table with water bottles for one specific group. By about halfway through the ceremony, people were literally fighting for those bottles. Parents were heard citing how much they'd spent on the education at the school--the least they could expect was a bottle of water! (They said :) . Anyway, do yourself a favor & bring along a water bottle & tell your family to do that same. You can leave it at your seat when you cross the stage.
Happy Mother's Day!
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