Fashion #TBT : When Crochet was All The Rage

Sometime in the late 60’s or early 70’s, crocheted clothing became a fashion statement.  I don’t know why or how this happened, as I was just a kid, but there were all kinds of books for crocheting clothing and by the 70’s, the Granny Square look was in almost every aspect of every person’s wardrobe…

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You Get What You Don’t Pay For: what you should know before you shop (again) at an outlet shop or retail discount store

Remember that little red Calvin Klein dress?\r\n\r\nYesterday, as I was reading  Jay & Katie’s “The Myth of the “Maxxinista”: The dirty little secret behind outlets and discount stores,”  I got to wondering if one of my local mall-based discounters, that always claims to sell “department store brands,” was selling the brand but not the same…

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Fashion #TBT : Remembering the Panty Girdle

There was a time when a woman wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without a girdle.  In fact, it was almost de riguer for a woman to wear some kind of girdle under just about every kind of clothing.  As we can see here, even under a pair of Bermuda shorts while grocery shopping!!Now, if…

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Photo of curvy Swedish mannequins goes viral, people say “Hey! That’s NOT obese! That’s real!”

\r\n\r\nPerhaps you’ve seen this photo already.  A friend on Facebook posted it, or someone tweeted it, or it showed up somewhere else.  Apparently, this photo, of new mannequins in a Swedish department store, one a size 12 and one a size 16, is stimulating conversations all over a host of media platforms about whether these…

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Why You Should Be Shopping at J.C. Penney

This past Sunday, I needed long underwear.  It’s been freaking colder than cold here in New England, and when it’s like that, well, you just need long underwear or risk getting a frozen behind.  I’d also been thinking a lot about this brooch I saw over the Christmas shopping season, and was hoping to find…

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