Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fashion Icon: Fran Fine

Long before I even became a nanny myself, I had seen every episode of The Nanny starring the irreplaceable Fran Drescher. Big hair, tiny skirts, kick ass graphics, Fran knew how to put it together. In every episode the unbelievable wardrobe and hair team would create a masterpiece to match Fran's personality. She went through all the trials of womanhood that we all can relate to. You need a bigger shoe size, aging, single over thirty, fixing your mistakes. Fran made the ultra-90's fashions look amazing. Shoulder pads were encouraged. Leopard print, a must. Velvet? You better believe it. The best part is that she would occasionally be in charge of dressing the kids. Accompanied by great characters like Niles and my favorite Yetta, there was always a joke lined up. The Nanny was a show that could make you smile, laugh, and want every damn fluffy robe and slipper combination Fran had. Even though the show came to an end in 1999, we still honor every beautiful ensemble worn by Miss Fine.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Fashion Do's and Don'ts of Thanksgiving

A few days ago I posted a sample selection of how to dress for thanksgiving.
Here are a few do's and don'ts for getting yourself together.

Do - Make sure your hair is pulled back when in the kitchen.
Don't - Paint your nails before the festivities.
Do - Wear layers, depending on the household, amount of people, weather etc. Layers are your friend.
Don't - Wear tight fitting tops or dresses. NO BODYCONS. Food babies are not pretty.
Do - Wear neutral or darker colors to avoid embarrassing stains.
Don't - Use easily fading lipstick.
Do - Embrace the elastic waist.
Don't - Put on a jersey for a team you have no interest in.
Do - Rock that eye makeup.
Don't - Worry about a fancy updo, save that for the next holiday.
Do - Stack up the rings, necklaces, and bracelets.
Don't - Forget a sweater.
Do - Wear a great pair of closed toe flats.
Don't - Put on an outfit completing hat, are you really going to wear that to dinner. Manners.
Do- Wear a scarf, the thinner cotton kind, not the fluffy knitted ones.
Don't - Feel the need to explain every article of clothing to your grandma.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanks for Listening.

As a general rule of thumb, I never like to wear a graphic tee that means nothing to me. Sure you have those free t shirts you got at your company picnic, family reunion, craft fair, whatever, but save those for your bedtime. So many products have trendy words and jokes that you find absolutely hilarious. Just make sure you can relate. 

This means:
1. Never ever wear a merch tee with an artist you do not listen to.
2. No meaningless jerseys either. Especially on a non-game day. 
3. The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones. You love it but is flaunting it necessary? 
4. Stay away from anything that says Bebe, Apple Bottoms, or Ecko on it. Seriously. 
5. And for the love of all things good, do not wear pants with a word going across your ass. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gray Stripes || Gray Stripes

Forever Matchy Matchy.
I love this J. Crew sweater (a la thrift shop) It's an alpaca wool blend, which is great as I live on an alpaca farm. Paired with tie dye black and gray shorts and leather accented Chuck Taylors and Ray Ban Clubmasters, I'm good to go on this partially cloudy day.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Wanelo will be my undoing.

Wanelo. You are an evil genius. Getting young consumers to view trending products that look like they came straight from a 18 year old's Pinterest board. Everything is cute, sparkly, and sometimes laced with sarcasm. How could I resist? When searching products, you aren't just using a keyword, but a hashtag. A FREAKING HASHTAG. This is where fashion and products meet social media. You can of course like a product, share etc. The usual trending items are usually 1. Disney related. 2. Floral anything. 3. Pillows or shirts with a quote on it. Not everything you may be in need of is on here, it's not Amazon and paper towels aren't trendy. If you are in need of buying everything you could ever need to shove into a few stockings this year, I definitely recommend the brilliant shopping tool known as

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Countdowns

Thanksgiving is a week away, better get working on that menu, dusting off the china, and prepping your ensemble. (Who am I kidding... I do all of that so last second I usually debate whether I should even bother changing out of my PJ's every year.)

There are three kinds of Thanksgivings.

1. The kind where it's just you and your closest family members.

2. The kind where either you have to leave the house or your subtly insulting and judgmental family comes to you.

3. The kind where you are the non-family member and want to make a great impression and not look like Julia Roberts before her makeover in Pretty Woman.


Going to the Grocery Store and Coming Home.

Dealing with Relatives

She's Got Herself Together

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November Mix

I hate this month, it's bitter cold, everything is brownish, it gets dark at like 4PM, and what's worse is that whole NoShaveNovember thing people have begun to embrace. Ugh. Just feed me on the 28th and skip to Christmas.

Here's a fun playlist to get us both through the hairy frigid hell that is November.