I met a friend for dinner. She arrived rocking the 1970s style trend that’s so popular now. She looked perfectly at ease in that era’s clothes; but then I realized that she always looks perfectly at ease no matter what she’s wearing. So I asked her: “how do you always know what to wear to look good all the time?”
I figured that her answer would be about fashion magazines, long shopping trips to the mall and personal shoppers.
But instead, she seemed dumbfounded by my question. And her answer made me laugh. As she looked down to see what she had on, she told me that she had no idea what she was wearing. She said that she just bought whatever was in the stores when she walked in– or online when she got around to shopping for clothes and accessories.
No planning. No stress. No external manifestation of deeper inner meaning. Just whatever. “I’m too busy to keep up with fashion,” she told me. “Do I have a style?”
I assured her that she did, and explained it to her. She thought about what I’d said, agreed with me, and then asked me: “How do you know about all this? Where are you getting this from?”
My answer was easy: “I read blogs.” Blogs written by women with professional backgrounds in fashion who work as stylists. Woman who are active amateurs with a passion for fashion. Woman who dress well and like to share what they’ve figured out along the way. All sorts of women. All ages of women. All kinds of styles.
Naturally, she wanted to know specifically what I was reading, so I told her.
When I got home I realized that a list of personal style/fashion bloggers would make a good and useful addition to my “Wonderful Blogs To Read” tab. [Look up– white letters in the black line– kind of middle to right-ish– the one at the end. Yep, that’s it.] So I added a section to my blog roll that lets you, my gentle readers, know my current fav blogs. Check it out, why don’t you? You know you want to look good. 🙂 [Please note: fashion blogs on my blogroll deleted 10.11. No longer interested in them. Learned enough, I guess.]