Well, I failed. You might recall that I recently purchased Nina Garcia’s The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own to help me in my resolve to make more of an effort when I leave the house. I thought that I likely had 42 of the pieces she mentioned in the book. Nope. After skimming the Table of Contents, I see that I have 30. Thank goodness she mentioned my two favorite things: yoga clothes and zippered hoodies right at the end (the book is organized alphabetically) to push me out of the twenties. Oh, and old concert tees. Totally have those (does it count that they are of little known bands?).
That said, there are some things on Nina’s list that I don’t want or could never pull off: ankle booties, aviators, a bikini, a cape, exotic skin bag, fur, gentleman’s hat, gloves (she doesn’t mean the fleece ones I wear when it hits 30 degrees outside), leather pants, Champagne (yes, the drink. I am just not that hip.), and wayfarers. So, grading me on the curve means I score a 33% instead of a 30%.
And there are other things on the list that I doubt I could pull off but sure would be fun(ny) to try: fishnets, a silk scarf, and a motorcyle jacket (not together, though. Wait, take just one second to picture that look together. Priceless.). And there are other things that are on this list that I am surprised that I don’t already have (a plain white tee, hoop earrings, a little black dress, Converse, — practically the only shoe I wore in middle school and again in college. I even had mustard colored Converse).
How about you? Do you have any of these things I mentioned from The One Hundred? Do you love them/ hate them/ can’t live without them? How do you sport your fishnets (and where do you sport your fishnets)? A silk scarf? Is that not for a woman of a certain age (although I did go through a scarf— the decorative not warming type– phase in high school)? Spill your style secrets.
* PS: I saw my first episode of Project Runway on New Year’s Eve night– actually I just saw the last 20 minutes of the episode but it was the grand finale catwalk for this past season. And it was gorgeous– what those designers came up with– wow! So creative and innovative. I could totally watch me some Project Runway.