Posts in category "Fashion"

Gender bias or just credit card bias?

Gender bias or just credit card bias?
Over a decade ago, I put my name on the Cubs waiting list for season tickets. Me, Kim Strickland. And then I waited and waited. And then three years ago, my name finally came up! And then I had to talk my huge Cubs fan of a husband into buying those season tickets. (I have... Read more »

The top knot bun trend: Ladies, please don't do this to yourselves

The top knot bun trend: Ladies, please don't do this to yourselves
There is a disturbing new women’s hairstyle trend developing. Perhaps you’ve noticed it as well. The bun directly on top of the head.  Directly on top. Not leaning toward the back. Not off to one side. Right. On. Top. The so-called top knot bun. What makes this trend so disturbing is that, from what I’ve... Read more »

Skinny Mirrors - You know what I'm talking about

Skinny Mirrors - You know what I'm talking about
Finally, a store that gets it. When I’m out shopping for clothes, I totally want to be lied to by the mirror. I want a Skinny Mirror. Now don’t you be pretending you don’t know what I’m talking about, because don’t we all know the one mirror in our house that was forged, fun-house style,... Read more »
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That Vision Problem: when you just can't see past the flattery

That Vision Problem: when you just can't see past the flattery
When I needed to buy my first pair of real glasses, you know, prescription lenses, and not the kind they sell in the dollar bin at Target, which I had been surviving on for the last ten years in a fit of denial combined with general cheapskatedness, I went to the eyeglass store  eyeglasses store  the... Read more »

Sometimes, you need more than a smile. You need an umbrella.

Sometimes, you need more than a smile. You need an umbrella.
If last week’s rainstorms taught me anything, it’s how often we lose things around here. On Saturday I had to buy three umbrellas at Jewel, because we were down to our last one and, naturally, I was worried that if it rained again anytime soon, everyone else in my family would get wet. Our umbrellas... Read more »

Red is the "Gateway" Hair Color

Little did I know a year-and-a-half ago when I let my daughter get some red highlights in her beautiful dark brown-almost-black hair that “Red is the gateway color.” I mean, I was thinking, Oh a few red highlights. Mostly harmless! A fun, safe way for a teenage girl to express herself, get some cool props... Read more »
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“You’re Welcome” It's what I want my tombstone to say

“You’re Welcome” It's what I want my tombstone to say
The epitaph I used to always want on my tombstone was, “I told you I was sick.” But I changed my mind and today I decided it should be, “You’re Welcome.” You’re welcome for every load of laundry I did without complaining and You’re welcome for every one of the thousands of trips I made... Read more »

That dress bugs me

Every time I see the ad for Premium Outlets that shows up in the right rail>>> (you may have to wait for it), I think that the model has bugs on her dress and it creeps me out. Not to complain about where ChicagoNow’s bread is buttered or anything, I’m just saying. It really looks... Read more »

Embrace the Emergency (of dressing kids for formal occasions)

Embrace the Emergency (of dressing kids for formal occasions)
In the old days when I did back to school shopping for my twin sons, I made sure to include a pair of dress pants, shoes and collared shirts for them. This was to preclude a fashion emergency. You know the type: you have a semi-formal event to attend that requires your kids to wear... Read more »
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Friends don't let friends walk around with dust on their butt

Friends don't let friends walk around with dust on their butt
Friends don’t let friends walk around with dust on their butts. So what does that say about a couple of my “friends,” we’ll call them “Mike” and “Dean,” who let me walk around all last Wednesday night looking like that ∧∧∧∧∧ ? I know! It probably wouldn’t have been so bad if I’d been walking... Read more »