Insult In the Dressing Room

Jeans and a tee – my favorite way to dress

A t-shirt and jeans is pretty much my favorite way to dress. And I am always on the lookout for fresh new t-shirts to add to my repertoire. So today when I found myself in the dressing room with three tees I was hopeful that I would find a new favorite. There was a simple black v-neck (a classic and always a go-to for me), an off-pink (because I love a little pink!) and a greenish-grey with a red strawberry front and center. After trying them all, the one with the most potential was the strawberry tee … but I wasn’t sure if the background color was good for me. I don’t often ask for an outside opinion but I was on the fence and I peeked out of my dressing room to find a mother and daughter team trying on dresses – so I gave it a try and asked their opinions – about the color. I asked if they knew what the color was – blue, green, grey? And then I asked them if the color washed me out. I could tell that the mother wasn’t sure what I was talking about and the daughter looked at me for a moment before telling me that the color was more of a blue-grey. Then she said, ‘it’s a bit Junior, with the strawberry on the front.’ Hmmm. That was unexpected. A bit Junior? Meaning more specifically …. it’s a bit Junior for you! I thanked them (for what – the insult?) and snuck back into my dressing room, took off the tee, replaced it with my white v-neck tee, and promptly left. Continue reading

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Jeans, jeans, and more jeans!

Contemporary fashion designer, Prabal Gurung likes to wear his standard uniform, jeans and a t-shirt (more of Prabal in this fascinating interview with Time Magazine!). His jeans of choice are J Brand, and his tees? American Apparel. I too, have my uniform of jeans and a tee. And now that the weather is cooling a bit this outfit transitions beautifully when you can’t dress too warmly but need the extra cover. The trouble is that I go overboard when it comes to jeans and I own several pairs: my go-to is Joe’s Honey, for the fit. My other favorites include, Gap 1969 high-rise trouser jean, Citizens of Humanity dark-wash high-rise wide leg, Vince slim-leg, Denim & Company with spandex that I ordered from QVC, and my ripped, torn and will-never-part-from jeans by Mavi. I love all tees, but Vince is my favorite brand for the fit.

I think the boot cut is flattering for most figures. Don’t be afraid to wear your jeans snug. That is how they are meant to be worn and jeans always stretch.

Join me and Prabal by celebrating this enduring and classic American uniform: jeans and a t-shirt.

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