I have no fashion sense, either. All the time I was growing up, my mother, to whom how I looked was important, took me shopping, and even when I was an adult, she bought me clothes for Christmas and birthdays. My favorite and only attire, unless I have to get dressed up for a reason, is pants--I'm not the jeans type--and a sweatshirt--which is why I love cold weather. When it's hot, I have to wear blouses with my pants, but they are plain--plain colors, plain style--for those of you who are old enough, the kind ship-and-shore used to make. Recently I've found that the men's section in department stores are where I can find the syles I like--simpe Oxford--or Penney's of the Haband catalog. If I have to buy something for a special occasion, like when my duaghter got married a couple of years ago, I take a friend with me who has more of a fashion sense than I. smile Oh--I take it back--the one time I did want to be fashionable was when I was in high school. I *had* to have circle skirts and badly wanted cashmere sweaters; I was lucky enough to get one (they were very expensive) for my birthday. I also *had* to have an angora sweater--big mistake--it shed, but oh, did it feel soft. And I wanted loafers, after having been made to ear Oxfords or tie shoes for solong. Another mistake--they stretched and felt too loose and flip-flopped. And, agakn for those of you who might be old enough to remember, and for those who are young enough to laugh--shes with crepe soles were the fashion, and I got a pair of those. Another mistake--they began to squeak. I was a library asst. during what would have been my study-hall period, and whenever I went into the quiet study hall to give out library slips, I sqeaked--embarrassing. Cindy --- Erin Baker Edgar <sprite156@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi Lora/Cindy, > According to my mother anyway, I have terrible > fashion sense as well. I > suppose that, when I was younger, she dressed me > rather conservatively and, > because I'm blind, I tended not to observe/think > about these things. So of > course, now that I'm thirty and have been dressing > this way for so long, > conservative is what feels most comfortable. > (Since we are on the subject > of jeans, this would mean jeans that rest high on > the waist rather than the > hips and do not drag on the floor.) <smile> > > Regarding blending in with coworkers, I simply ask > what type of clothing is > appropriate and then go with that. (Business casual > + nice blazer+nice > blouse+cotton twill slacks; Suit + pants-suit--if I > have to wear full-scale > panty-hose, I get runs the size of Texas or Alaska, > depending on my luck of > the day.) <g> > > Erin > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2006 1:28 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Women's Fashion > > > > You'll be interested in a section of a book O'm > > validating now, criss cross--written with great > humor. > > The girls want to wear jeans that are > > fashionable--bell-bottom jeans that drag onthe > > floor--but their mothers want them dressed in > > something else that they think is more > appropriate. So > > the girls somehow bought the jeans and change > behind a > > rhdodenron bush into them before going to school. > > > > Cindy > > > > --- Lora <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > >> Hi, > >> > >> I'm inclined to go out and buy a new wardrobe, > >> probably starting in January > >> and taking a few months, since clothes are > >> expensive. My problem is, I have > >> terrible fashion sense. Of course, one of the > best > >> ways to tell what's > >> fashionable and what's not is through > observation. > >> What are your coworkers > >> wearing? What looks good? What doesn't? What > is > >> in style this season, and > >> how does that change next season? > >> > >> I'm curious how others obtain these answers, and > how > >> you approach shopping > >> for clothes, especially if you might have to do > it > >> alone. > >> > >> I'm happy to discuss this on list, but it's > >> definitely far afield from > >> books. If you want, we could set up a mailing > list > >> somewhere, if there's > >> enough interest, so we don't spam other > >> Booksharians. > >> > >> Feel free to contact me off list at > >> loravara@xxxxxxxxxxxx > >> > >> Lora > >> > >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > >> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject > >> line. To get a list of available commands, put > the > >> word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > >> > >> > > > > > > > > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ > > Yahoo! Music Unlimited > > Access over 1 million songs. > > http://music.yahoo.com/unlimited > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. 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