It wasn't the non-stop shopping they were advocating. OK, I'm not as shopping-crazed as their editorial staff, but who is? And I'm a big girl. I can deal with consumer-overload.
No, I resented Lucky because it made me feel old and out of it. I didn't "get" the outfits. I thought they were idiotic-looking.
The thing is, the people at Lucky break every rule I ever learned. And if you're as old as I am, you're old enough to have learned a lot of fashion rules. Remember matching shoes and pocketbooks? Or no patent leather during the winter?
Well, guess what? Young women don't know these rules. And if they do, they break them.
Following the rules is correct. It's tasteful. But it's going to date you. Here you are, fussing because you're in a rush and you have to carry a tan messenger bag with your black sandals. As far as a 20-something is concerned, you might as well be refusing to leave the house without your hat and gloves.
It's time to get ready to break some rules. So let's go all Diana Vreeland for once ... why don't you ...
mix brown and black?
Kasmira of What I Wore Today
or navy and black?
Kasmira @ What I Wore TodayWear white shoes before Memorial Day?
Image from Laura J. London Loves ShoesWear a "Texas tuxedo?"
Image @ CoutortureOr tights with open toed shoes?
Image courtesy of Amy Salinger @ Sassnstyle
Socks with sandals?
Metallics during the day?
from StyleHits 101
Sequins and metallics during the day?
Nubby of Nubbytwiglet
or a three-inch bright green rhinestone half-gecko, half-giraffe brooch?
while you write an entry for your blog?
(I actually don't have the half-giraffe/half-gecko pin. But I have the black rhinestone octopus bracelet. And I'm wearing it right now. With jeans. Because I'm a rebel.)