Saturday, October 25, 2008

So, am I eclectic or just plain weird?

Okay, I'll admit it. My fashion sense leaves a bit to be desired. But I definitely know what I like and what I don't like. Problem is, my taste is often either outdated or not in step with the fashion gurus of this present day (my daughter, for instance). Which brings me to my dilemma.

I'm between an AVG. and a L. when it comes to my jeans. When I'm wearing flats, that's no big deal. But, if I want to wear heels with my jeans, I'm afrad that some who are on top of the fashion scene might think my jeans are too short. I had visited my favorite ladies shoppe recently (Wal-Mart) and had purchased a couple pair of jeans in AVG. to supplement my winter wardrobe. As I was checking out, there was a young woman in front of me who, I thought at least, was fashionably dressed. You know - jeans, t-shirt and some kind of cute, funky shoes. Anyway, I noticed that she had cuffed her jeans on the bottom. Not two or three turns up, but one turned-up cuff. This isn't the first time I've seen this hep fashion trend either. So, when I got in my car in the parking lot, I called my daughter. I told her my dilemma bout jean length, then I told her about the young girl I'd seen. I ended the coversation saying, "Do you think it would look okay, if I buy the longs and they're too long, if I would just cuff them on the bottom?" At first she was a bit confused, thinking I meant those big, huge cuffs that were in style this summer where girls turn their jeans into capris by rolling them up about 10 inches. But I only want about a 2-inch cuff. Being the sweet, loving daughter she is, she didn't want to come right out and tell me that I would be committing a tremendous fashion breach by cuffing my pants two inches at the bottom. Instead, she assured me that, if I thought it looked good, then it MUST look okay! W-R-O-N-G!!

Later that afternoon, daughter joined us at the neurologist's office for my husband's first visit since his surgery. While we were sitting there chatting, the door opened, and in walked one of the most unique individuals I've seen in a while. He was over-the-top friendly. Flashing a huge smile at everyone. You could tell right away that he really thought he had it going on. But that's not what caught my attention. It was the way he was dressed. He had on a short-sleeved t-shirt. (No problem there.) Wide brightly multi-colored suspenders. (I can take it.) His pants were obviously several sizes too large, so he had belted them, causing that "grocery sack" effect of gathering all around the top. (Now I'm about to lose it.) But the clincher was his jean cuffs. Neatly rolled - not once but several times - into a very neat 2-inch cuff. (A mirror image of what I'm going to look like!) I was about to roar in laughter, and daughter was doing no better keeping herself in check.

So, now I'm confused. Is my fashion sense acceptably eclectic, or am I just weird? I STILL know what I like. And I know I absolutely DO NOT want to look like that fine gentleman in the doctor's office! Oh, my. Back to sweatshirts and sweatpants. There are no hard fashion decisions there.


Blessed Mama said...

Wish I could help. Every time I go shopping for something updated for myself I end up with kids' clothes. I don't think I know what's in style any more. Just do what the teenagers at your church do--that's what I do. :)

Stephanie said...

You have to have 2 diff jeans. Long ones for heels and shorted ones for flats or tennies. : )