First of all, following the lead of so many others, I started a secondary blog for selling clothes. It's Heidi G - From My Closet. As I say in my sub-header: "Because the post office is closet than the consignment shop." (It really is.) Browse all you want. I'll still list on the JCA Weekly Exchange and Polyvore, but this will have more than just J Crew-wear. And I'll be adding to it regularly.
Secondly - my Public Service Announcement for the Day/Week/Month/Year:
Clean out your dryer lint - the lint screen and the outtake hose! My neighbor across the street had her dryer catch on fire earlier this week. Not a fun experience at all. Fortunately everyone is ok. Which brings me to my next point - don't turn on your washer/dryer/dishwasher and leave the house...unless you are 100% sure that everything will be perfect. This will be a definite mindset change for me!!
Enough lecturing...and back to regularly scheduled blogging...
How much time do we waste on just the clothes, yu know, the shirt/sweater/pants without stopping to consider the outer and the under and the with? I'm certainly not going to pretend to be an expert on the underpinnings to put with an outfit (that's why we have Cleo's blog, Trousseau Adventures). But I am pretty comfortable talking about the "outer" and the "with" stuff...at least as it relates to my style.
Sometimes it is really is all about the outerwear and accessories. Remember in Silence of the Lambs when Hannibal Lechter made the comment to Clarice about "your good bag and your cheap shoes"?
We do love our clothes...but if you're throwing on a crappy coat or cruddy shoes, it will ruin the whole look. And when it's cold, rainy, snowy, or just not 75 degrees outside, most of what others see is your outerwear and accessories.
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