Greetings from the place where cough due to cold has taken up residence.
And before I get started, let me say that there will be no pictures with this week’s Fashion Friday. Due to the redesign process, all of the pictures were wonky and askew. I couldn’t look at them without my head wanting to explode.
So this week y’all will have to actually click on the links to know what I’m talking about, instead of having the photos spoonfed to you. I deeply apologize for the inconvenience but, trust me, it’s better this way.
I almost skipped out on the whole Fashion Friday thing because nothing about me is really functioning at full capacity, in spite of the fact that my neighbor brought over some pork tamales from Delicious Tamales last night and was not even aware of my tamale emergency.
It was purely spontaneous.
I’ve always believed, ask and the tamales will be given to you, seek and you will find the tamales. God provided those tamales because He is the giver of all good gifts. And He knows that tofu tamales are an abomination.
As are the faded black yoga pants that I am currently wearing.
And speaking of fashion, let’s get going before my cold medicine kicks in. Once that happens, I cannot be held responsible for anything I may say or advise.
1. Nicole (who emailed in the throes of a fashion emergency) asks: “So, there’s this jacket at Harold’s that I LOVE. However, as you can see, the price tag is a little hefty. And if it doesn’t look that great online, just wait till you see it in person. I am still recovering. Anywho, I thought you and all your fashion knowledge might know of an affordable option for me somewhere.
I feel your fashion pain, Nicole. It’s like earlier this year when I was in serious need of a particular coat from Anthropologie, yet did not purchase it because I believed it was more important to pay our mortgage. However, a month later, I was rewarded by finding a coat with a similar cut at Forever 21. I am all about the affordable option.
Don’t be hatin’ on the bargain rack.
Here is the coat that you found at Harold’s. It retails for One hundred and ninety-eight American dollars.
Here are a few things I found that may be a good alternative. It all depends on what appealed to you most about that jacket. The color? The cut? The design? The way it looks on the model who weighs 84 pounds?
I found this jacket at Target.
And this one.
Here’s the same coat in black with a belted option.
This is a festive option from Forever 21.
Oh, and look at this one with the jeweled detail. Bejeweled is very in this season.
All of these coats retail for less than $100.00 and some as low as $29.99. Hopefully, one of them will solve the coat dilemma and save you from a Christmas holiday season spent weeping and gnashing your teeth at Harold’s.
2. Cattail Mama asks: “The crop pant/Capri pant? Is it acceptable in the winter as long as it is worn with boots? Of course, I’d assume that the boots must be above the hemline of the pants? I don’t get it. I’ve seen some people wearing the crop pant that looks to be a springish sort of material with tall winter boots. Have they just not shopped for the winter wardrobe yet and they’re trying to get all they can out of that pair of spring capris? What do you think?
I think boots with capri pants of any type are just wrong.
Wrong like tofu tamales.
I am hoping that what you have seen are actually a gaucho pant and not a capri pant. Although the word “gaucho” feels a little dated to me.
Maybe it’s because I recall receiving a spiffy gaucho outfit for Christmas one year that consisted of denim gauchos, a shirt that read “JEANS! JEANS! JEANS!” and a matching stretchy belt that tied in the whole ensemble. Do I need to mention that it was 1977?
The seventies were apparently a troubled decade. If you need further proof, let me remind y’all of the Garanimals.
Anyway, I’m not opposed to what I’m going to refer to as the wide-legged cropped pant with boots. I think it can be a really good look. In fact, I have a chocolate brown plaid patterned pair that I wear with tall, brown suede boots and a cream sweater. The trick is that they need to be in a winter-type material.
Nobody’s fooling anybody wearing some pastel floral capris with winter boots.
Here’s a good example that I found at Bloomingdales.
Those could be a great start to a fun holiday ensemble. And look! They’re on sale.
That’s all the questions I am answering today.
It’s hard to maintain any momentum while stopping every 4 1/2 seconds to either sneeze or cough or think about how I’d rather be in bed while visions of pork tamales dance in my head.
Which is actually kind of a disgusting thought.
And a sure sign that the Nyquil has kicked in.
Y’all have a merry Friday!