Monday, February 16, 2009


As I may have mentioned a time or twenty before I am seriously fashion impaired.


However, my recent success with my little black dress has emboldened me.  I have this desire to rock the fashion world, or at least, stay off of What Not to Wear.

With this in mind, I was delighted when Big Mama posted a tutorial on how to tie a scarf.  She even included video.  Now,  I live in Canada.  Scarves are more a necessity than an accessory but hey, why not I'll try it if Big Mama says to.  I faithfully watched the video twice, pulled out my pashmina (from China even) and just about killed myself.

You see, when I wrapped the scarf around my neck I got it lopsided.  This is not a big surprise.  But rather than taking the scarf off and trying again I tugged with great vigour on the short end.

Note to self, if a scarf is wrapped around your neck and you yank hard on it, all that will happen is you will reduce your airflow.  Drastically.

One would think between this incident and nearly flattening my pastor I'd take it as a sign from the fashion powers-that-be and just give up.

But I'm not all that good at taking a hint.

Which is actually a good thing because I finally have reached a tiny bit of fashion success.

Meet my new best friends.

Yep, I got me a pair of fashion boots.  And for the record, can I tell you how much I love these things?  I can be having the worst day and then I  look down at those little square toes and all is sunshine and roses again.

This may make me the most shallow person on the face of planet earth, but I really don't care.  I've got great boots.  

Now I must confess, it was not love at first wear.  They have a serious heel on them and for the first few days I thought my legs were going to fall right off of my body.  But I stayed the course and now I can be wearing a pair of jeans that are a size that I NEVER thought I'd ever wear, a seven year old shirt and no make-up and I still think I look like Meg Ryan.

All thanks to my new best friends.  This fashion thing may work out after all.  


momofthecrazies said...

It's amazing what a pair of boots will do for a girl. So glad you persisted!

Dawn said...

Nice boots. If they could talk they'd say something like "There there, stick with us and you'll be alllllright..."

Knittinchick said...

i'm so glad that you kept at it! MOTC and I told you that you wouldn't regret it.

Before you know it... cool boots, scarves tied (not that hard) and even a cute little casual jacket.... not for warmth but fashion!

Janet said...

I love my boots too. They make me feel....grown up. :-) Or like a hooker. But I prefer the grown up one.

granola_granny said...

I can imagine that you look fantastic in your new footwear.
I too found some sassy black square toed boots by what I thought was 'divine guidance' (they were very reasonably priced). However, I wondered about the divine part when I got them home and actually walked in them. Did someone have a death or crippling wish for me and was seeking divine assistance too? I plan to wear mine when the ground is flat, snowless and iceless.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Stylin!!! I have yet to own a pair of fashion boots. Although I do have me some Uggs. Now THOSE are a fashion statement, although not the kind I think you are aiming for. :)

Heather of the EO said...

I'm lovin' the boots and now I want my own.

Your tying a scarf stuff had me rolling, thinking of you choking yourself. BE CAREFUL!