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She get it from her Mama…But she probably shouldn’t

Two words. Mom Jeans.
My sister and I have been on a serious search for jeans. Somehow with our ever expanding midsections, the fight to avoid the muffin top has become quite serious. An easy solution would be the mom jeans with high waist that would allow our stomachs to rest comfortably. But, we have come to realize that comfort may need to be sacrificed. The perfect jeans when you’re over 40 need to do work. They cannot go gently into that good night…They need to lift and cradle the butt, contain and flatten the stomach, and snuggly fit the legs without evoking images of Italian sausages. Seems like a lot to ask, but I think they are out there. And, with the impending cold weather, a good pair of jeans is a must. Go out, find a nice pair of fitted skinny jeans, and a pair of straight leg dark washed jeans – both of which should do some work to make you assets look as good as possible.

The holiday time is a great time to find bargains too. One of my favorite pair of jeans actually comes from New York & Company. I think we know enough not to try to wear jeans for juniors – hence the success of Not Your Daughter’s Jean. But, as we shop must fight any urge to allow ourselves to succumb to the hideousness of Mom Jeans. Happy holiday shopping – I would love to hear about your jean purchases.

Kardashian – One of the most iconic names in Fashion?

Some of the greatest names in fashion plus one. [/caption]I know what you’re thinking. There is no way the Kardashians should be on the same shelf as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and Diana Vreeland. Fashion wise, the innovation of Chanel and the insight of Vreeland should far surpass the icon-status of the Kardashians. But ask a Kardashian fan what Kim wore last week, they could tell you, but ask who Diana Vreeland was, they probably couldn’t tell you. Since I call myself a fashion fanatic, I think it is important that I understand the changing nature of fashion’s influencers. The term “influencer” itself even has a different meaning – essentially, it is anyone who shapes the directions of fashion usually through their social media presence. And oddly enough, nearly anything donned by one of the members of the Kardashian clan will quickly become one very coveted item. It is interesting that clothes don’t necessarily make the man when it comes to celebrities. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The man makes the clothes. And, the man makes the fashion trend. Imagine just how many bra-less women in sports jackets came as a result of this outfit that Kim Kardashian wore to 2017 LACMA Art & Film Gala. Well, I write this post just as a wink to fashions’ big names. And I end with two quotes: One by Vreeland and one by Chanel”A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous” – Coco Chanel
““A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.” – Diana Vreeland
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Why this post about the old book you ask…well I was shopping at my favorite thrift store in Vallejo. And in the book department was a Chanel book for $3.98 and right next to it was this Kardashian book ($3.98 with 75% because it was a yellow tag). So, while I put the books in my basket, it just made me wonder.