Hello all, its been a long time since my last post. I needed to take a break away for awhile to be re-energized and full of new ideas to share with all of you. I hope you will read the blog, comment, ask questions and share helpful information you have with all of us.
I recently read a blog post from Angie's blog http://youlookfab.com about maxi skirts and dresses. They continue to be a strong fashion statement year after year, season after season. Last spring I slipped on my solid black maxi skirt and top and for some reason thought I looked like a monk...in looks only trust me on this...I am definitely not holy enough to compare myself in any other way. So..back to the topic at hand (I may tend to ramble a bit, if you haven't noticed....). In this post Angie explains that solid columns of long skirts and dresses give the appearance of a uni-leg...that they need to have a dip or a slit or anything that would break up this solid color mass. Ahhh.....that is it...that is why something felt off but I couldn't articulate what "that" was. After you read the article and view the photos, please share your thoughts on this VERY IMPORTANT topic in the comments section at the end of this post http://youlookfab.com/2015/05/14/prevent-maxi-skirt-uni-leg-with-front-side-slits/
What are some other big summer trends this season? I am seeing denim and chambray EVERYWHERE...dresses, skirts, rompers, jackets, shirts, pretty much every article of clothing and/or accessory. Do you know the difference between chambray and denim? Well, thank goodness for google and the ability to cut/paste this easy explanation of the two:
While chambray and denim are often confused for one another, they’re not exactly the same fabric. A chambray is a plain weave fabric woven with a colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft. Like chambray, denim is made with a colored yarn in the warp and white in the weft, but is woven in a twill construction. The chambray’s warp and weft threads will alternate one over the other, while denim’s warp thread will go over two threads in the weft before going under one. Typically, you will notice a lighter color to the underside of a denim fabric, whereas the underside of chambray will appear much more similar to its face side.
Other fashion items still going strong in the summer of 2015 are Birkenstocks, Gladiator shoes, midi skirts, handkerchief hems on both skirts and dresses and hair that is left loose and wavy.
Its good to be back. I love discussing fashion, books, food and restaurants, movies, blogs (I may have a few I read..ahem...well more than a few what but do numbers really mean in the end??? ) and look forward to sharing all with you.
I leave you with this fancy thought: