Friday, July 23, 2010
funny thing happened to me on wednesday..............
so, as you know, i take a break from knitting all the souchi sweaters on wednesdays so i can work in the store. well, unless i'm traveling.
since returning form my trip to florence i've been inspired by film stars from the 50's: sophia loren, marilyn monroe, lucille ball.... and dressing like a 'woman'. since moving to portland i rarely dress up. ok, so i think i rarely dress up, but often i'm considered dressed up. which is infuriating. really, wide leg high waisted linen trousers and a printed blouse is dressy?
ok, i'm veering off topic. so i decided to sport my favorite souchi spring 2010 dress 'lydia' and throw over it my ports 1961 'with child coat' as i like to call it. i also, added a lanvin beveled lucite bangle & vintage leopard print dolce and gabbanas to play up side swept bangs and pony tail.
*disclaimer: i loathe having my picture taken, so i promise this dress is way more flattering than my stance indicates :)
wed was a busy day: boot camp 5:30 am (usually i do 7:30), then doctor appt, then tea with my very fashionable friend mary, then work, then dinner w/ my new friend sharon at cafe mingo so a cute outfit was needed.
anyways, so i park my car by the store at 9:30am and am walking to the store with my purse, computer bag and a laundry basket filled with new fall souchi sweaters and my caprese salad in it's container. i take a few steps and the caprese container slides off the basket onto the street. out of nowhere a man swoops in and picks it up. 'thank you' i say. 'no problem' he says. i cross the street and drop it again. out comes a different guy (from the new pop up shop) to pick it up. thank you again. a version of no problem again. i walk a few doors down and while holding all of these things i try to lift the lower gate latch with my sassy dolce's but it's not cooperating...i KID YOU NOT......2 more men swoop in! one to hold the basket and one to open the gate!
now, i was dressed cute, but i was not dressed like a lady who would have 4 men out of nowhere show up to help a damsel in distress,
i was thinking 'does my with child coat' really look as if i'm with child? is it the retro 50's look that makes men behave like gentleman with a lady in their presence? or is it the simple fact that a woman is dressed like a lady?
i leave you with the idea to take this test yourself. i felt absolutely fantastic being a lady and not to mention i sold 2 lydia dresses.
so ladies, girls, gals & vixens: enjoy being a lady and realize it doesn't always have to be tight, short or sheer to attract a mans attention. and by attention i don't mean being hit on. i mean just being noticed.
fashion is always interesting and fun....so try something new and see what happens.