Friday, June 29, 2012

Big Realization.......When In Doubt Take a Picture

I need to decide how I am going to share with all of you some of my ideas for clothing, accessories, etc.  This morning I took photos in the bathroom mirror to show a blouse over a sleeveless dress I was wearing.  My plan was to photograph the outfit from the neck down.  This is not an easy task let me tell you.  Well...big lesson learned here for me and perhaps for any of you who want to experiment a bit.  When I looked at my outfit in the photo it didn't look quite as stylish (said with a bit of sarcasm) as I had thought it did.  I have worn this flowy top/sleeveless dress combination a number of times during the past 2 summers.  Now I realize it accomplishes my initial goal of covering my arms but not in the most flattering manner.  Lesson for today is if I REALLY want to know how an outfit looks, take a picture for a true assessment.  This is often recommended by fashion stylists but for some reason I never saw it applying to me...well guess what???  I should have been doing this all along.  No wonder I never liked any pictures of myself. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

HERE WE GO.......

Welcome to my blog: Fancy Nancy's Fashion Safari!  I wanted to enter the blogging world for awhile -- I just felt like there was something missing for fashionable ladies later in life and wanted to add my two cents.  So...a bit about myself.  I have twin boys who just turned 28 (I was not a young mother FYI) and that is about as far as I will go with announcing my age to the world!  I live in a small midwest town within a few hours of Chicago. I love shopping and fashion and girlfriends and my job (I work at a university with students and it's the best job in the wold) and wine and funny books and travel. While I have not been able to do much travel, my mantra is I will go anywhere with anyone anytime I am invited (or if I can shame them into bringing me along).
As always I am veering a bit off course here...I am beginning a blog because :

1.  My love for fashion
2.  The fun and frustration of finding clothes, shoes, accessories, etc, etc etc that are fun and stylish but not silly for my age.
3.  The challenge of finding the above named items while trying to stay within some type of budget and in my size.
4.  I have A LOT of spare time on my hands

I hope you will join me in this safari, a journey to looking as good as we possibly can.