Getting Dressed: The Sex Factor

Posted on May 31, 2007
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MD writes in the comments for this post,

She is cute but I am not sure what she has accomplished with this outfit. I am not saying that she can’t pull it off but it truly triggers the concept of girls dressing for girls or girls dressing for guys. This is definitely a girl dressing for other girls because I don’t think that most guys would be impressed or comprehend the look.

MD (who is a guy) brings up the hilarious category most women are quite familiar with: the trendy looks that all of your female friends covet and the men in your life can’t stand–or understand. I’m giggling as I write this because I know that you all know what I’m talking about. And MD, you totally called it; as it happened, while she and I were chatting, she mentioned that her husband wasn’t a fan of the dress.

So if you’re a guy, write in the comments what you can’t stand in women’s fashion. If you’re a girl, write in what clothes you’ve noticed that the dudes don’t like. And ladies, shall we air the things we would like boys to banish from their wardrobes? And anyone feel free to weigh in on dressing for the desired sex in general. I’ve started with the first comment!

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Posted on May 31, 2007
Filed Under Men, On The Street, Women | 4,126 Comments

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Again…kids are so cool. He was pretending to be a Ninja Turtle (I think he said Donatello) just for the heck of it. He clearly felt like dressing up and having fun, so he did. When she was a toddler, my younger cousin went through a phase where she’d only wear “twirly dresses.” How great to be a kid!

The two women with him are great too because they’re clothes also have a lighthearted look. I love the layering the woman on the right is doing. Clearly she spent some time getting dressed but she made it look as if she didn’t, which is just how it’s supposed to look. The long bold necklace looks great on her. I love all of the white on the other woman, and the touches of citrus colors. Her necklace breaks the outfit up nicely and provides some extra visual interest & texture.

This is one of my favorite recent photos.

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Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

Posted on May 31, 2007
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Sorry guys it took me a while to get back into the swing of things this week. I had such an amazingly wonderful, restful time in Lexington and to be honest it was hard to come back.

I went to the drive-in (yes), swam in the river, ate a bellyful of crawfish and lazed around reading on our screened-in porch and gazing at the mountain views. It really felt like a childhood summer.

The heat was breaking over Southwest Virginia as I drove down 81 on Friday. You could see it settling in: this eerily beautiful bright white haze blanketing the fields. As I got into town I rolled all the windows down and practically got lightheaded breathing in the scent of honeysuckle and earth. I couldn’t get over how good it smelled there. Living in the city, even one as green as Washington…you kind of forget.

So when I got into my car on Monday afternoon for the drive back and I had a flat tire, I wasn’t too bummed that I’d have to stay another day.

My sister Liz & her husband Paul threw this Shake Rag party again this year. They assembled some great musicians known throughout VA. Picture genuine & relaxed people…older, younger, all connected with a laid-back vibe, an appreciation for music and food and the smaller, simpler things in life.

I love the city. But I’m a country girl at heart, and it’s going back home that really reminds me what life is all about. We’ll get back to fashion in DC in a minute, but first, a few more photos out at Shake Rag.

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Pretty on the Free @ CUSP

Posted on May 25, 2007
Filed Under Everything Else, Shopping Events & News, Women | 19,492 Comments

Unless you’re going out of town like I am (ahhhhh…home to Lexington VA for some great bluegrass & family time), stop by CUSP today in Georgetown to get pretty for free. Check it out here.

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