Monday, 25 April 2016

The trend that ate her brain

Trends - they're inescapable. One minute I'm laughing at the fashion lemmings running full tilt toward the cliff, then, blam, I'm reaching for the hideous onesie on the $5 rack.

I figure trend messages are like little bits of dirt that stick to me wherever I go. They come not through TV or fashion magazines, but style blogs and high-end retailers where I ogle opulence and dig for DIY ideas.

yellow trench coat, Bag and a Beret

So my latest downfall and touchdown - the yellow trench coat, worn here with my happy doggie scarf.

Most of the trend particles are usually expelled; I like to go my own way. But once in a while they get wedged in dark crannies in my brain where, after weeks of constant abrasion, they are transformed into frigging pearls. (I wish it worked like that with cash in my wallet.) This particular pearl was thrifted last week.

Below is the heavy blue satiny dress I wore under the coat, fully lined with pockets. It's "laundry by design" brand. Thrifted. I've had it for years and seldom wore it because I thought it was too short.

dress, laundry by design, Bag and a Beret

While I usually can't pinpoint the origin of my own lemming leaps, in this particular case I can: Not Dressed as Lamb. I shall blame Catherine. Hahaha!! And thank her too because, come on, a yellow trench coat? It's not that she was pushing yellow trench coats like a dealer on the street or a trend hound, but one week she had a link-up theme on yellow and two weeks later a theme on trench coats. Blam!

I'm sure there are other fabulous bloggers who are complicit in this purchase. You know who you are. I of course absolve myself of any responsibility whosoever. I'm clever like that. You may admit your guilt in the comments below. Heh.

Digging the onesie trend over 40, Bag and a Beret

Two cases above where I've succumbed to trends. Left: the denim onesie, vintage, thrifted before all the hoopla, but still. And right: the red onesie, thrifted when the trend was dying.

And yes, I've also been wearing my shorter dresses lately, but with opaque tights instead of jeggings or slim-fit pants. This switch seems like a big deal, maybe because tights in general have a rep for being more slatternly than jeggings or jeans, especially on 40+ women wearing suspiciously high hemlines. "Oh, that hussy. She thinks she can disguise those five layers of tights as jeggings or pants? It's a disgrace."

Short dresses with tights over 40, Bag and a Beret

At least my dresses are being worn once again as they were intended - as dresses, not as tunics or long tops. I can't foresee going barelegged with a shorter dress, but never say never. And don't get me wrong, I like tunics, but they don't suit me when I'm in this edgy, pissed off mood.

My style is in flux, as it always is. I just wonder what will happen if someone hosts a linkup featuring green vinyl bikinis one week and pink faux fur the next. Vix? Can you at least give me a little warning so I can corner the market over here when that trend takes its grip? Heh.

Short dresses with tights over 40, Bag and a Beret

I'll be linking this demure little trench to Patti's Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style and to Catherine's #iwillwearwhatilike at Not Dressed as Lamb.

That's all, kittehs. It's an interesting week ahead. I'll tell you all about it later.

Also, Katrin Braga, the photographer for Claire Cormeau's Nuage line, posted a new portrait of me. Oh! If you want to see it, check it here.

Also, on his blog Advanced Style, Ari Seth Cohen posted a brilliant piece written by Debra Rapoport in response to criticisms of her style made on Ari's Facebook after he posted Debra's photo. Excellent writing! Exactly!! It's HERE.


73 comments:

  1. Love the rational behind the yellow trenchcoat. Funny...but quite possibly true, LOL.

    Anyhoo...your coat sings a spring song! I love it!

    Enjoy this interesting week!!!

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    1. Hm, Sue, now I think of it, it was also you, YOU, and your magnificent spring coats (which you MADE) which also took over my brain - to my benefit of course. Thank you! Heh.

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  2. Oh Melanie, the yellow trench is fantastic. The colour is so fresh. It's really thrifted?
    :)) I look forward the green vinyl bikinis and pink fakefur.
    Wish you a nice week, Tina

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    1. Oh yes, thrifted. It's from a consignment store, Jacob brand. Still crisp and new feeling, which is hard to find in a bright yellow. Hahaha, you'll have to wait a long time for the bikinis and fur.
      I hope you have a great week, too, Tina!

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  3. Love the yellow trench and all the outfits especially the dresses. You look lovely in all of them. If you like a trend, why not? That's what I say!

    I read Debra's response - brilliant!

    Have a fab week!

    Veronica
    vronni60s.blogspot.com

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    1. Veronica, yes, you are so right - if you like the trend, why not? I usually fight them, I guess from habit.
      Hope you have a fab week too. Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. Argghh, shame on me - I am barelegged with a short skirt today - slatternly doesn't begin to describe me. You on the other hand look divine, so on-trend (in the good way) and ready for drinks at my place. I adore the Laundry dress and the yellow trench (yes, let's blame Catherine, that'll be fun!). xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Barelegged with a short skirt? Hahaha. Oh drinkies, yes, please. I'll bring the cherries and olives and melon balls. Yum.
      Thanks, Patti. And thanks for your linkups, always keeping me alive.

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  5. I love that when I've visited your blog I feel I've had a creative experience, which is what you have delivered again today. Debra's response to the critics is warm, expansive and unthreatened. She effectively short circuits those who chose to rail against her, in the most disarming of ways. She leads by example. I applaud her.
    The yellow trench is adorable on you, although I'm not sure adorable is one of your buzz words. Now that you're officially a muse, I expect you'll encounter lots of feedback and hopefully, it will all be positively glowing, like mine x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Oh yes, Debra put it well, didn't she? She didn't attack back, she simply described who she is and her creative process. I greatly admire her style and her attitude.
      Haha, adorable. It's a weird word for me, that's for sure, but I get in moods. I know you know what I mean. Feedback like yours sends me to the moon, in a good way of course. Thanks, Anna!

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  6. Discovered your blog today and I am in love. Savoring each post and outfit like a great cup of coffee. You give me hope that there is life after 50.
    I must know what kind of hair goo you use to get your hair like that. I love it too by the way. Ok, I'm going to stop gushing before you think I'm creepy... or maybe it's too late for that.

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    1. Oh She67 - you can bet there is life after 50, whole bunches of it. Nothing like menopause to make you not give a flying frick what the world thinks so you can just take off down your own path.

      For my hair I use got2b "glued," spiking glue, water resistant. I only use a tiny dab and run it through my dry hair with my open palms. Takes about one second.
      I'm so HAPPY that you're here. It really makes my day when I connect with new people. THANK YOU!

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  7. Discovered your blog today and I am in love. Savoring each post and outfit like a great cup of coffee. You give me hope that there is life after 50.
    I must know what kind of hair goo you use to get your hair like that. I love it too by the way. Ok, I'm going to stop gushing before you think I'm creepy... or maybe it's too late for that.

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    1. Don't worry - I am in love with her too.

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    2. Oh you two, how much should I make out the cheque for? Heh.
      Mwah!!

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  8. Whenever those green fringe boots of yours make an appearance, I just can't contain myself. I get GREEN with envy - I want a pair of my own. My commando thrift shopping has not come through with such amazing delightfulness. The search continues ...

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    1. Those boots, I AM IN LOVE with too. One of the heels needs maintenance so they are out of commission at the moment. I bought these ones new, such an extraordinary extravagance, but then found an identical pair at a consignment store last year, but in black. Yours will find you!!
      Thanks, Tami, for visiting!

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  9. Warrior woman, do not be a worrier,woman! Your take on trends is so not on trend, and your style outshines anything that may be mainstreaming itself.
    As for tights well good Goddess, even I've taken to wearing them on stage with above the knee hemlines! How very dare we show our decrepit knees. People should be damned swimming in the sea of privilege otherwise only known to our hubsters, to see these knees of ours!

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    1. Hahaha!!! What is it with knees? What is it with tights? Pants are really more slatternly because they have an easy access zipper at the crotch. HELLO! The world is goofy, that's all I can say. I loved your photo shoot!!!
      Thanks for visiting, fellow warrior!

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  10. I find myself slowing soaking in trends, and then "discovering" them myself many years later. High wedged sneakers were a "thing" 3 years ago? Hey, I am all over them now!

    You look all kinds of amazeballs in these outfits - your legs go all the way to the ground (heh)! I don't think tights are skanky/slatternly unless they show the hoo-haw area. Jeggings can be quite trashy, especially sheer-ish ones.

    Fab, all over the place, that's you!

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    1. That soaking remark reminds me of that dishwashing liquid commercial a long time ago, "You're soaking in it now..." You know the one? Hahaha. Yes, trends soak in. And you are right, it's all about coverage of the hoo-haw. I don't like jeggings unless the hoo-haw is covered by a top. We should have a meeting over drinks to discuss this in more depth.
      Too bad we don't live closer! But always good to see you. Thanks, Sheila.

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  11. Ha, you caved!!!! That's ok. There are many trends or things that the masses are wearing that I laughed, scoffed, mocked and said, "Never!!!" and somehow wore them at some point. Like leggings. I found them abhorrent for the first 3 years of seeing them worn around Essex. But then I discovered they were a lazy alternative to tights which I could wear with thick obvious socks!xx

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    1. Yeah, I caved. It's funny, at the very caving-in purchase moment, I immediately thought of Catherine. That almost never happens. Maybe it's because she did a post I was in recently or I was thinking about the Freakish Yellow Skirt...? But it was weird. Usually I hate new trends too, but, man, I really jumped on that red onesie to my horror and delight. Glad I'm not the only one, Kezzie. Thanks for commenting. Mwah.

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  12. You ARE a trend my dear by the way. I would totally read Mel Kobayashi mag!

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    1. Hahaha, the name gets caught in my craw. I'll need something else. Ideas?

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  13. I've forgotten what trends are, but I think mature women in short skirts should be one. Especially with your coltish legs (and I'm not just horsing around). But what's this about a pissed off, edgy mood? You look happy and adorable!

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    1. Well, I can't really say where the mood is coming from. Lack of ice cream? Lack of chocolate? Lack of billions of dollars? Beh. And I always take it out in my clothing choices. This is a curious case because while my dress is shorter, the whole thing is demure. ???!!! Conflicted.
      I'm an old grey mare with 'tude I suppose. Thanks, Val. Love your comments.

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  14. The trench does look fab, and we all know you're not a lemming. I love the striped tights, they're gorgeous, and Katrin Braga's portrait of you looks brilliant. You really are a style icon. x

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    1. Those striped tights were a real find. I think I got them at Winners, which is odd considering a rarely ever go there. Thanks re Katrin's photo. At first I didn't like it, but now I love it. So bold, so "don't get in my way." An exhibition of her work opened a few days ago with other top Vancouver fashion photographers. She's great!
      Thanks for visiting. Always a pleasure!

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  15. the yellow trench is a stunner! especially on you - because it´s so unexpected! like the sweet dress underneath - this "fresh scrubbed" garments get a whole new - very cool - twist on you!!! words fail..... at least english ones :-)
    some trends sneak into my usually very un-trendy wardrobe - mostly colors or moods.......
    tons of hugs!!!! xxxxxx

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    1. Hahaha, unexpected is right. I thought I was being possessed! The day I bought the coat I was wearing a floral shirt but I had to rip it off and get a replacement in the store immediately - the matronly vibe was suffocating me. Heh.
      Yes, colours and mood have defy fashion definition.
      Thanks for visiting, Beate.

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  16. Vinyl bikinis and pink fake fur. Have you been in my wardrobe?
    To be honest if something becomes trendy me, in my usual bombastic fashion, has to get rid of it or at least shove it at the back of the wardrobe until the trend passes.
    That's the best trench coat ever, don't blame you for giving into that beauty and those short dresses look wonderful. Why ever not? xxx

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    1. I knew you'd be on board with the short dresses, Vix, oh goddess of going your own way. The colour of the coat got me right in the heart. So springish. I was in a "a mood." I knew you had the bikini and fur in your closet. Hahaha!

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  17. Well I'm so out of the loop i had no idea it was a trend!
    It is interesting to wonder where our style ideas osmose from.
    We don't have to react about being "on trend" ( hate that term). We can do *whatever* we like, including being trendy!
    BTW your red onsie with high heels and faux fur is an iconic image.
    xo Jazzy Jack
    PS I just bought a catsuit...rahrrrr!

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    1. In fact, I'm not sure, but I think trenches are a trend this season. Heh. I've seen quite a few but I don't know if it's Official. It must be. I usually can't tell where the prompts come from but this case was odd - thought immediately of Catherine.
      Oh oh, a catsuit. You are going to have so much fun with it!!
      Thanks for visiting. Mwah!

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  18. I think we are easily influenced by other bloggers and so-called "Trends" just because they give us something new to try. We are always searching for something new in life.

    You're going to hate what I have to say about this look...but honestly you look like you might have stepped right off the pages of the latest Joe Fresh magazine. I think you could get a contract with them.

    BTW...who on earth told you to dress "with more respect for your body"??? What a joke.

    I loved that you shared that link about Debra and your portrait. Otherwise I would have missed both.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Hahaha, Joe Fresh! Good one. Yes, I did the puppet arm to look catalog-y because I felt rather catalog-y wearing this. The photos came out so generic. I didn't feel like a personality anymore. Weird, right?

      Yes, I got a Remark, which I deleted. Who needs negativity? She said art is one thing but I should at least dress with a little self respect when presenting myself in public. Oh, poor thing. I wear this BECAUSE I dress with self respect. I loved how Debra described her style process and art, especially after I got this insensitive comment. I hope the troll reads Debra's piece too.

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  19. You always look so cool, trend or not. I think you really rock those short dresses, too - what legs! I've always been a fan of short dresses with dark tights because it's kind of punk and the dark doesn't show leg stubble ;).
    I agree with Kezzie. I would read the heck out of a Melanie magazine.

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    1. Yes, but what happens when the stubble breaks through the tights? Hahaha!! I like the punky vibe of dark tights too. I also like how tights can edgify any girly outfit. I must get going on that magazine! Hahaha!
      Thanks, Bobbi. You comment gives me a boost of energy.

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  20. I find out such interesting things reading your blog, Ms Melanie. Who knew tights were ah, slatternly. Here I thought it was leggings. Leggings are so dumb. Wear tights or wear pants, people. And sox are very cool. On trend, trending - more propaganda words. Ignore the machine static people. Melanie for Queen, Debra Rappaport for Goddess, Judith for Style Crone! p.s. you look fab.

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    1. Hahaha, I like your kingdom but I'd rather be court jester.
      I dislike jeggings on people when the "hoo-haw" is not covered. When I'd wear jeggings under a short dress I'd think, hey, these are like tights except skimpier. No sense at all. I finally saw the light.
      You have the best sox ever. And shoes. And tablecloth clothing! Thanks, Pao, for dropping by.

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  21. I loved Debra's response to the comments on Ari's FB account about her photo, although there seemed to be only a couple of negative nellies, and the rest thought she was awesome. Having spent time with her, I can say with no reservation that she is definitely awesome.

    As are you, in your sunny yellow trench coat. I am happy to see you flashing your endless gams in shorter dresses. "They" say that the legs are the last things to go, so I figure I'll work them until I can't work 'em no more. Like you, I 'm not so keen on short skirts with bare legs for me, but with tights, definitely.

    Your fab sticking-up-do is making me miss my swatch of coloured hair.

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    1. I am not on FB and rarely go there but I am relieved that there were only a few naysayers. Debra's comment was eloquent and non-confrontational. I loved it.

      And like Bobbi said, tights adds a punk vibe to an outfit. We'll never be too old for that style. I miss your colourful swatch too, but you look awesome with your short hair. I got a trim and my hair deflated by a couple of storeys.

      Thanks always, Shelley, for your comments.

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  22. You always look so fab! I'm definitely with Vix I always automatically get a bit antsy when things become trendy and have to chuck them out. I loved Debra's piece too XX

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    1. Angsty is the word. I really dislike when I had a piece before it was trendy and then it suddenly becomes mainstream. But I can't bear to chuck it!
      Thanks for dropping by, Lally. Great to see you!!

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  23. I am just thrilled to have stumbled into your blog. Truly, my life is enriched just because you're now in my world view.
    Put me on the list of those who just
    "LOVE" you. How delightful to look forward to more of your art, humor, wisdom and joy!!!

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    1. Marilee, yay, WELCOME! I'm not sure how valuable the wisdom is here, heh, but how I love art, humour, and joy. Your words go straight to my head. Hahaha. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!

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  24. I just read everything on connected to your homepage with the exception of the Facebook stuff (don't have an account)
    I looked/peered with astonishment at your art and your husband's art as well. I can't close my mouth and it's way passed my bed time here in Minnesota. What an extraordinarily talented couple you are! How I envy your friends and neighbors there in Vancouver...
    How

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    1. Hahaha. Your praise will make my head burst.
      We are actually gargoyles and we live on a building downtown. This blog is all make believe. Heh.

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  25. Well said Debra! (And thank you for sharing the link).
    Love the trench on you, and the pins too - get them out with pride!

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    1. Thank you, craftytraveller. My pins feel so free now! Hurrah.

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  26. Wouu, I should like to know where my crave for some clothes came from, so fab that you can do it!.
    A yellow trench looks like my kind of trend, something fabulously brilliant!!. And you look gorgeous and cool wearing your dresses as proper dresses (I've never done it!), a new world of possibilities!
    I've read Debra's words and I'm even more in love with her attitude and personality!. I never understand why so many people feel like an offence when other people is just being creative and having fun.
    besos & arte

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    1. I can see you in this coat. Usually I have no idea where an impulse comes from - it's just there.
      "Being creative and having fun" - EXACTLY! Her expression was wonderfully articulate and kind, wasn't it? Thanks, Ms. Allnut, for dropping by.

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  27. Honestly Melanie... you knew I would fall in love with this yellow trenchcoat look, didn't you??? I adore it. And I love how you let your hair down for the look and the fun doggy scarf. I also love your chunky boots with it. And I love the blue dress (not too short at all the way you wear it).
    Go on doing what YOU want to do my lovely. As you are doing it so well.
    Greetje

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    1. Oh yes, Greetje, I DEFINITELY thought of you and I thought, Oh! - I'm dressing like Greetje! Hahaha. I always adore your colour blocking.
      Thanks for the positivity!

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  28. Heh ... my Mum twigged to my trend hatred early - by replacing "it's all the rage" with "no-one else would wear that" - she could get me to wear most things. And then I discovered charity shops and the rest is history and a HUGE wardrobe that no-one else would wear quite like me. Also, I do like to overdye clothes so they are wholly mine (the preciousss).

    I do admire that lovely yellow coat. Well, the coats in general are epic.

    Tights? Oooohhhh no - don't likey the wearing of them at all - but then I have a mangled leg. It's leggings or some kind of ridiculous trousers for me.

    "I don't mind if I get laughed at. I don't mind if I get ridiculed. If someone responds to me negatively or positively, I still feel empowered and complete". Words to live by.

    Sincerely

    Elaine Monkeypaints

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    1. Your Mum, oooh, what a clever, clever woman - I'm glad you found charity shops! The yellow coat is curious - I feel in some ways like I lost my personality; in other ways, I like the security.

      As long as your trousers and leggings are ridiculous, that's just fine. Heh.

      Yes, absolutely, those are words to live by. I'm still not impervious to what's flying at me, but my confidence gets stronger all the time.

      Thanks, Elaine. It's always a blast when you stop by. Mwah.

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    2. Oh the yellow coat is totally you and will do well until the travelling yellow skirt returns! Treat it to an outing with the rockstar pants yeah!

      I am bringing back moderately voluminous Hammer pants. I'm told they look really, really nice really by folks who are SO relieved not to be wearing them too. And thinking of sewing multi coloured pom pom trim to the outer seam of leggings woot. Honestly - the nay-sayers won't know what the hell to laugh at first.

      Compulsively watching clips of Prince on You Tube-ly

      Elaine xx

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  29. I know what you mean about trends Melanie, I don't usually follow them, but I'm attracted to them at the same time. I think the difference with you and the regular fashionista is that you can incorporate a trend and it never looks like you have fallen victim. You put your own unique spin on the piece. Love the yellow trench by the way! You are always a style inspiration!!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

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    1. I suppose we like what we like when we like it. Even the "victims" are not really victims when we have a choice in what we throw on. And I always looove your choices too! Always something new and creative.
      Thanks for commenting, Cherie.

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  30. The yellow trench. gosh. I could convert after all! All the rest, just as awesome as always. Btw, i adore tunics. I reckon i could wear them every single day in winter. Love 'em. Oh, and I WANT that black, witchy t-shirt!! xo

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    1. Hi, Jen! Tunics. Yes. I still have a few dresses too short for even my new-found liberation, so they shall remain tunics. And I do have a few bonafide tunics, sold as tunics, which I adore. As you say, they are indeed excellent for winter.
      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

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  31. Your writing is a pure joy to read, Melanie. I really appreciate your assessment of the influence - be it subtle or resounding - of trends and how they tend to factor into your own sartorial choices.

    That yellow trench is straight up cool and absolutely something I'd gravitate towards as well. Call it a 21st century take on Bogie and Bacall's iconic look.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Oh, yes, I LOVE your reference to Bogie and Bacall. Sigh.
      I thought I was over trench coats but every time I turn around, there's another one. This yellow got me too.
      Thanks for your comment, Jessica! I appreciate it.

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  32. Yellow trench coats/yellow rain gear seem to scream for red boots (remember the word galoshes?). Anyway, I have some spectacular red, rubber rainboots styled like very high Converse sneakers. They'd be perfect with your look!
    Nothing wrong with trends. A human
    inevitability. Our job is to enjoy, evaluate, and be true to ourselves.

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    1. Your last sentence, yes, yes, of course your are right! Trends are inevitable, we're wired like that. I feel weak when I "give in" to them but I shouldn't. I like what I like, end of story.
      And red galoshes. Too perfect! Boots like high Converse sneakers, oh, I have to see them! I have shiny red shoes I thought would be good for this too.
      Thanks for your insights, Marilee.

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  33. Yellow trench coats/yellow rain gear seem to scream for red boots (remember the word galoshes?). Anyway, I have some spectacular red, rubber rainboots styled like very high Converse sneakers. They'd be perfect with your look!
    Nothing wrong with trends. A human
    inevitability. Our job is to enjoy, evaluate, and be true to ourselves.

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  34. I love the little blue dress!! You're adorable!

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    1. Hi, Hollie. Adorable. Hahaha! Thanks!

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  35. I absolutely adore your yellow trench coat! so fresh and vivid. I think it's pretty eye-catching already, but If you feel too blendy-in in it, would you consider painting it or slashing it and sewing some hot pink print under the slashes, or something else equally YOU... unleashing some other of your creative flare onto it? Maybe it's a blank canvas, awaiting your inner artist to cut loose. Yes?

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    1. Whew! Yess! Fresh air!! Sometimes my mind closes like a fist but, yay!, you've just cracked open the window on this one. I LOVE the idea of hot pink. Big sigh. Some things I get uptight about - this is one of them. I like it but I feel slightly out of character. Thanks, Carolyn!!!

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  36. I often worry about dresses being too short...even if they're not when I try them on they might be when I forget to sit properly or I start jumping around for no reason (and that is bound to happen)...at least I don't have to worry about when I wear thick tights or leggings/ Jeggings but during the summer (when I wear bare legs) I tend to go for longer dresses.

    I do like that yellow trench...and that dress is so lovely! I always like everything you put on, you have this energy that goes well with what you wear...or perhaps it is that what you wear is a good indication of your energy.

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    1. Hahaha about the jumping around. That's the best way to live! I also find that fuller skirts, even if they're not very short, always feel shorter due to the twirl factor. You look fantastic in short skirts and dresses, by the way.

      Thanks for your positive comment, Ivana.

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