I'm over flip-flops...it's a dead issue. When you realize you can never win the battle, you must hold up a white flag. I have flat feet and flip-flops cause me pain so that is why I hate them so much - at least that's what my psychiatrist says. We are currently working through a way for me to just let it go. *deep nostril inhale*
I'm still not through with shorts and heels though so here's a question pulled from my comments:
"I'M SHORT BUT I have good LEGS I really LIKE shorts but they just DON'T WORK for me WITHOUT HEELS (NOT STRAPY SANDALS ) IS THERE A WAY TO PULL this look in daylight wearing heels without looking like a slut???Please dont' tell me I'm lost.Would a heels similar to this work??FOCUS ON THE HEEL" - Anonymous.
(Actual photo of shoe she sent me) Good question, Anonymous.
I've discussed the shorts/heels combination here before but it seems like some clarification is in order. We just need to really heareachother this time, okay? So Anonymous, you want to wear shorts but you don't have Gisele Bundchen legs? This is a perfectly reasonable concern as I don't want you to appear stumpy and disproportionate either. When I said no heels with shorts, I was referring to more of a high, spiked heel.
It's not just that though. It's more of a general-putting-things-together-badly type of thing.
Speaking of mental illness:
Only if you are going for a truck-stop hooker vibe:
Before you go out in public, ask yourself one simple question: Would Jessica Simpson wear this? If the answer is yes, undress and start over:
"Don't look at me! Stop looking at me! God. Why is everyone looking at me?":
Shorts are meant to be fun and casual. It's summer man! The heat is on on your legs need some refreshment. That doesn't mean you have to look like a slob......
Casual but stylish:
See the difference between bad taste and style? Simple choices:
Shorts minus the skank factor:
A wedge heel....it's different. It just is:
So Anonymous, I think you could rock those shoes with shorts....it's just a matter of how ya put it all together!
A truly sad day for comedy! Bea Arthur went to the lanai in the sky yesterday at the age of 86. Apparently she had secretly been battling cancer.
I've referenced Golden Girls as an inspiration before on Iron Chic, specifically Bea Arthur, who played my favorite character on the show, Dorothy Zbornak. Remembered for her insane outfits and biting sarcasm, Dorothy was the smart, sensible gal in the group.
I know Golden Girls means a lot to people. Who would have guessed a show about four aging, single women living together in Miami would strike a chord with such a variety of viewers? It was well written, the cast was brilliant but above all it was funny, in a way that the writers of "Two and a Half Men" could only dream of. I've been reading through memorable Golden Girls quotes and laughing my head off.
Lets all eat a slice of cheesecake in the kitchen tonight in her honor.
While I'm at it, I really don't like these fashion rain boots either. I think their popularity can be traced back to those infamous photos of Kate Moss wearing Wellies at Glastonbury. Thanks Kate, for bringing practical footwear, skinny jeans and anorexia into our lives! But, BUT....she had a reason to wear rain boots. You see, it usually rains during the Glastonbury Festival, turning the entire field into a giant mud pit.
What's your excuse, "Bike-y":
Nope, no mud to be seen. Not even a hint of a drop of rain.
And aren't you looking dry as a bone?:
"But Iron Chic, it is supposed to sprinkle later this afternoon and I don't want my feet to get damp!" Sure, but you don't mind how sweaty your feet become walking around in those damned things all day.
This could have been a nice outfit:
Now that's wet:
I bet they wish they had fashion rain boots:
It's getting negative around here......but you love it. xoxo
I can not, and will not, ever accept these droopy harem pants into my life:
I may get in hot water for this but I needed to say it. I thought we were done with these people! Why must you torture my eyes? This is a stay-at-home look. I don't believe there is a man alive that appreciates them either...am I right male readers?
I just cut my own bangs......... I couldn't see anymore and I have no time for the hairdresser. This was my inspiration:
The chick from the George Michael "Father Figure" video. Of course, I'm not a mysterious model with "Daddy" issues but you get the point.
I wonder if more people are resorting to homemade haircuts during these Tough Economic Times? (T.E.T. for short) Perhaps the Flowbee will make a comeback:
"I hate you, Mom."
"Now hold still Kaitlyn, while I perform your home-lobotomy"
I remember my Mom cut my brother's hair once. Not an actual photo of it...I WISH:
It came out looking something like this:
In other T.E.T. news, on CBC radio the other day, listeners were calling in with their money saving tips and one of the suggestions was to boil your USED dental floss and reuse it. Boil your dental floss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn girl! You should be worried about why you have so much free time on your hands! Maybe get a second job so you can afford to buy another $1.25 roll of floss.
Eating: Cinnamon bun from Ikea. I've had them on my mind lately. Not as good as "Gayley's" for those in the know.
Watching: Slumdog Millionaire last night. It was okay, jeez...calm down world. A 3.5 out of 5 at BEST. Shit, Oprah's people are going to hunt me down for saying such things. I'm already on her watch-list for this. I've also been watching a Chanel documentary series on youtube. Even more interesting then the Lagerfeld doc that came out last year. It shows you how painstaking it is to create an expensive, delicate, complicated garment under the critical eye of "Mr. Karl."
Listening: To Mr. J making a spinach omelet.
Doing: Going to my shop today, of course! It is snowing again today....how do you like that, Toronto? Hmmmm. Made an appointment with your shrink today cause you just.can't.handle.it.anymore?
Last night, Papa J and I attended the annual Art Gallery of Ontario fundraiser/meatmarket party. This year's theme was "Massive Uprising"...........There was riot police, fake protesters, mini bison burgers, fur coats with fake blood, pineapple and vodka drinks, fake bed-ins, giant shrimps on sticks and really loud dance music. You put it all together and make it make sense in your head because I am too tired.
My man was asked to contribute an installation to the event so he made an illuminated ice sculpture embedded with objects.......it was stunning to behold and made a convenient location for cooling cocktails..........
A mock "sit-in." In the 60's, this was how people fought against stuff they disapproved of:
A mock "bed-in" with mock John and Yoko. When people that fought-against-stuff-they-didn't-like grew tired of sitting, they jumped into a soft, comfortable bed and continued the fight from there:
Spotted! Stacey wearing a skirt she bought at my shop, Silver Falls. Sorry about the flash!
Cheesy, wedding style pose in front of ice sculpture:
Is it wrong that I was imagining this staircase collapsing onto these strange humans? No, I didn't imagine that...forget that I just said that.