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|Jacket: Chico's - it has silver threads woven in it which look really pretty in the sunlight|
Jeans: Faded Glory Walmart
Shoes: Think Sandals
Cameron also didn't have two Airedales who wanted to help with the photos.
|Harry on the left and Jada on the right. Both thought something smelled really good on me.|
Probably smelled scents from TJ's Burger House where I ate a salad for lunch,
but no doubt some burger smells landed on my jeans.
Yesterday, I went to the Salvation Army Thrift Store and bought a "McCall's Sewing Book." It was from 1963 and as I started reading it, I realized just how much things have changed since then. Perhaps not the basics in how to sew, but definitely on fashion in general. I plan to write a few more posts about some of the information in it but today I would like to share a couple of things.
In the first part of the book, there is a section called "Building A New You." The "Figure Check" section asks you to "First study the general effect you present to the world." As in whether you are tall, short, fat, thin, droopy shoulders, and general posture. The statements that made me laugh are:
"Are you well proportioned, or do you bulge in all the wrong places? Are you tall enough for your width?"I don't recall ever hearing any advice like this before. How do you figure out if you are tall enough for your width? Is there some magic mathematical formula? They didn't share that, but I am guessing I need to be a couple of feet taller.
One bit of advice they had in analyzing your appearance was this:
Because it is difficult to see oneself as one really is, don't rely on a mirror. A snapshot or two ... will give you a better answer. Flaws never seem quite so realistic in a mirror as they do in a picture."I am not sure that I would agree that you should look for flaws, but I do know that a number of bloggers have said that a picture gives a much different view of an outfit that does looking in a mirror.
There were several other funny bits of advice as well as some interesting sizing charts in the book that I will share in the coming days.
I am planning on updating my blog list soon. If I don't have your blog listed in my "Interesting Blog" list, please let me know and I will add the link to your blog.