articles by tag: please don’t!

ugly pants: vote for your favorite

They just won’t go away. And it’s extremely frustrating to see these pants coming around for another season.  Didn’t the designers learn from last seasons RTV’s (Return to Vendor requests)?  Didn’t women learn that this is not a flattering look on any body type?  I mean,  they don’t even look good on the models! Instead [...]

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maybe not: heavy metal handbags

The latest, biggest, best-selling Diane von Furstenberg handbag has more hardware than found in a classroom full of teenagers with braces. It’s also big enough to lose just about anything in it.  I’ve been mulling it over and although I love the style and cross-body hipness, there are two things that would keep me from [...]

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please don’t: heel guards

I’ve seen some great wardrobe inventions come from unlikely sources but I have to admit I was surprised to find a good idea gone bad featured in O’s (The Oprah Magazine) August issue. It’s called the SoleMate and it essentially is a little plastic do-dad that you put on your heels to protect them from [...]

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please don’t: fall fashion landmines

If you’re of a certain age and already went through the 80′s wearing Doc Martens, leggings or your Ton Sur Ton pants, and your cool thrift-store finds, OR you went to work in a skirt suit with big shoulder pads, this is for you:  they’re baaaack!!!    (or more like, ‘they’re STILL here!”) Of course [...]

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taste + price are not directly proprotional

I don’t know if it’s just me but this Spring I’m not loving as much.  A lot of the styles I’m seeing out there are not flattering to anyone — even stick-thin models. As a former retailer, I know what it’s like when something you ordered turns out totally different than what you expect. (Buyers [...]

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what not to wear: flip flops

Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap. You hear her coming down the hallway before you even see them. Yup, it’s your colleague from [insert your favorite dept here] who’s come over to bring you the T9 reports that need your signature. And could you be quick about reviewing them please? She’s on a deadline. Along with [...]

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how to ruin good clothes: logos

Have you ever been searching for a particular clothing item in a store, say a great gray sweater, only to discover as you pull it out for further inspection that it has a huge logo encrusted with sequins on the front?  Ugh!  I really don’t understand the egos of some designers that think we like [...]

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