operation cardigan complete is my fave

February 28, 2011

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day twenty-one
I told Ryan his whole finishing law school and taking the bar thing pales in comparison to the fact that I wore a different cardigan for 28 days straight. I mean come on, that takes work.

I always thought it was a little ridiculous when celebrities (or maybe just Lauren Conrad) said that they took photos of themselves before they went out because they didn’t trust mirrors. I don’t think that’s so silly anymore. I learned a lot from looking at the photos everyday, mostly what really works and what doesn’t. I felt a bit like I was on the Devil Wears Prada and I was Meryl Streep telling Anne Hatheway that she has no style. Except I was both of them.

Here’s what I learned:
– I dress super boring.
– Accessorizing always helps, unless it’s a hemp necklace with a peace sign.
– I need a better full length mirror.
– I may be the sole reason the Old Navy near me stays open.
– Be careful with horizontal stripes. The wider the stripe and further apart they are, the more dangerous.
– When in doubt, belt it.
– Dressing for your shape is the #1 rule.

The next steps in the great closet overhaul of 2011:
– Keep. Toss. Donate.
– Be more aware of what works and what doesn’t on my shape. Three quarter sleeves and scoop necks are my best friends. Crew necks and cap sleeves are not.
– Dress up more. Don’t save the best items for the rare occasions. It’s like never using the nice silverware.
– Shop with the mentality of a French woman.
– Play with opposites: “When women look at other women who are stylish, what they always notice is the play of opposites: It’s the trenchcoat over the sequined shift. What’s so appealing is dressing like you didn’t stress over it.” – Michael Kors

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