Nappy Models are featuring shoes, clothing, and accessories from our "Act like a lady" collection. We believe that you if you add extra feminine touches to your wardrobe, it may soften your disposition and make you more lady-like. Think vintage handbags, soft cardigans, pearls, glove and other items from the 1950's and 1960's, when women were totally comfortable with being "girly". Why not start with pearl accessories and a brushed gold evening clutch with pearl clasp? See, you're already smiling!
Studies show that women were happier in the 1950's. June Cleaver proved that. Hubby would roll off to win the bread, leaving her to bake it plus take care of the home and kids. Everything was neat and orderly and to top it off, she wore nice dresses and pearls while being the ideal stay-at-home mom. But, somewhere around the second wave of feminism, being a stylish homemaker was a considered a bore and more women went off to work. Well, the waves have come crashing in, the structure of the family has crumbled, and if you would take a survey, you may find that more women would love to be promoted to homemaker.
That 1950's family structure. Will it ever return?
I posted a picture of a red suede must-have pump for fall and the comments quickly went from style to sainthood. It's seems as if I'm not the only one whose grandmothers frowned upon women wearing this color as it was associated with the "ladies of the night"; the red light district. Taboo or not, I chose to wear my red pumps to the thrift store which should be considered a sin because of the exposure to filthy floors.
Anyways, being a style sleuth, I just had to research the origin of this belief and found it here:
"Come now, let us settle the matter," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool." Isaiah 1:18.
Now, let's take a little trip back to elementary school where we learned figure of speech called simile. A simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind (using the words like or as) to make a description more vivid.
Sin is a stain and can be as difficult to remove as blood from clothing, but through Christ, we can be cleansed. So, the color of red is not a sin or else why we would sing "What can wash away our sins? Nothing the but the blood (red) of Jesus!"?
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin." 1John 1:7
Ladies, I think it's perfectly fine to wear red in modest fashion and plus a sinner wears all colors!
What do you think?
I met Loris today at Big Savers thrift store on Roebuck Parkway and she was wearing one of my favorite ensembles: black and denim. The combination is so effortless, timeless, chic and most women already have these items in their wardrobes.
Top: Sheer Victoria style (Xhilaration) with black tank underneath
Jeans: Express bootcut
Shoes: Studded black suede clogs by Mossimo
Purse: Studded Betsey Johnson
When you have the right stuff in your wardrobes, chic happens!
Ever take a good look at an article of clothing and ask yourself "What was the designer thinking?" With me, it happens quite often and especially when I see a sleeveless turtleneck worn in the summer. Okay, was it designed for those who are uncomfortably cold in their office settings? If that's the case, then why make it sleeveless? Or was it created to cover those neck tattoos that you now regret? Hmmh? Anyways, the style worn in the summer always throws me for a loop.
Now that it's officially fall but the temps are still in the upper 80's in Alabama, now I know what the designer had in mind. It's for those confusing fall temperatures...understand?
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but for the ladies who just spent big bucks on the newest and biggest Brahmin bag to show off at the Magic City Classic football game tomorrow; sorry girlfriend, it won't be happening.
The Classic is much more than a 75 year old rivalry between Alabama State and Alabama A & M football teams, it's also a showdown between fashionistas with a fierce "battle of the bags" competition. Who has the biggest? Who has the baddest? Who has the most expensive? Who has the latest style? But, with a new bag policy at Legion Field this year, I seriously doubt that the bag show will be much to look at. Crossbody styles and wristlets are permissible, if they are no larger than 4.5" x 6.5", and those measurements alone just stifled the bag show. Even the smallest Brahmin wristlet measures approx. 6.5 x 1 x 3.75" and their small crossbody measurements are even greater.
So what are your options?
A clear tote no larger than 12" x 6" x 12"
A clear cosmetic bag no larger than the previously mentioned dimensions
Or, a 1 gallon freezer bag (Now that's cold!)
If I were you, I'd stick to the guidelines or else you better be wearing the baddest, most expensive boots on your long walk back to put that big, bad Brahmin in the trunk of your car!
So, I had a little fashion fun at the expense of designer Mossimo Giannulli this past Monday and apparently someone snitched. I mean, it was only a harmless joke which indicated that Mossimo shouldn't share the VIP designer section with the likes of Moschino and MCM but should take a seat between Faded Glory and Joe Boxer instead. Ouch!
The very next day, I was under the Mossimo curse. While walking across the street on the Sanford University campus, I stepped on a gravel in my suede platform Mossimo heels and was almost thrown to the ground. The whole front of my feet came out of the shoe and I was sure that it had torn apart. It would have been so embarrassing if that had been the case, but he spared me and both the shoe and I were unharmed. Aha! That showed me a thing or two about the quality of Mossimo. I walked a least a mile after the accident and the shoe was absolutely fine and still is. So, it looks like the joke is on me and that Mossimo really could take a seat next to the big boys!
Mossimo: Put some respek on that brand or be cursed!
Styles combinations are like relationships...when you're really not expecting anything to happen, it just does!
After completing this morning's "Occasionally Dressed" workshop, I decided to do a little thrifting at a nearby store. I went directly to the career pants as I plan to conduct more sessions in the upcoming weeks and it couldn't hurt to have an extra pair of wide-legged cuffed trousers that I love so much. I always feel "professional", a little like Joan Clayton on Girlfriends with easy fitting business attire and stilettos. Then it happened! A pair of navy/gray pinstriped pants by New York and Co. caught my eye and I held on to them as I looked for a matching top. I spied a gray turtleneck sweater by Mossimo. Yes, that would be cute, I thought. I studied the sweater, then placed it back on the rack. It just didn't do it for me. I browsed and just didn't find anything that I wanted to pair with it. I was on my way back to the pants rack to return them as I walked along, i was scanning the blazers and guess what? It happened again. I found the matching blazer by New York and Co.!
Now, what are the odds of that happening again....falling in love twice in the same day?
My daughter and granddaughter both brought home all "A's" for the first 9 weeks which means we owe them both big money!!!! This Aigner collection, my "A" collection is sort of a tribute to their excellence, but they ain't hearing that crap! They want the green! LOL
I'd be willing to bet that barber shops, nail spas, and hair salons are filled to capacity this week. Ladies and gents are getting ready for the fashion showdown at the Magic City Classic football game this weekend and everything has to be just right. So, don't forget about your blinkers. You need to get those checked too!
Blinkers? Yes, like when you get your oil changed and the tech asks you to turn on your left and right turn signals, but the blinkers I'm referring to are your eyelashes. I know we've all witnessed it before, lashes done wrong and the wearer just can't stop blinking. So, if both blinkers are going off wildly, doesn't that equate to hazard lights?
Anyways, don't be caught with your blinkers going a mile a minute. See Tonya, a Certified Xtreme Lash Stylist, at Maximum Lash Studio,4268 Cahaba Heights Court Suite 170 Vestavia Hills, Al. 35243 (205) 585-4415. She will have your blinkers working beautifully and you won't miss a single play!