We're (way) over 40. Deal with it.
Friday, October 8th, 2010
Now that summer is really, really over, I’ve begun the summer/winter clothes exchange. I’m happy to report that, with our roof-to-basement renovation a few years ago, I was able to include an actual walk-in closet/dressing room that minimizes a lot of the switch-out. But I’m taking my out-of-work time this year to do a much closer inspection of what to keep (and store) and what to give away (or throw away, like in the case of stretched out undies).
Like me, you probably have tons of clothes that are simply no longer right for you, either because (more…)
Saturday, November 7th, 2009
No matter how little self esteem you have, I’ll bet if you try hard enough you can think of several things that you are good at. It doesn’t matter if anyone else sees value in these attributes, but I think it’s important to realize that being good at anything is good, even if society doesn’t really value it. Not everyone can be good at finding a cure for some ravaging disease, but being good at being able to juggle a job, a kid and a house is more than most men can claim (more…)
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
We all have them. Little secrets that we try so hard to hide. Now I’m coming out of the closet, so to speak, and sharing mine. Okay, not all of my secrets; I’m not crazy. But enough to maybe get you to share yours, too.
Saturday, June 13th, 2009
Men will never understand this. One woman tells another that, upon first meeting, she “hated” her. And the second woman smiles and says, “Really? Thanks!” Yes, men, this does happen. Every day. It’s as common as women complimenting each other’s shoes and hair. And it’s a sign of affection.
Because when we say, “I hated you,” that means we were jealous. And the reason we were jealous is because we thought they were really attractive. Or skinny. Or shapely. Or. . . you get the gist. Which brings me to the meat of my post: who do we dress for? Heterosexual women want to be attractive to men (I’d like to invite a lesbian sister to join me on this blog for their point of view, so pass this on). We want men to admire us, to desire us, to inspire us. But I believe that most women really dress to impress women.