Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What is D&G?

That is the question I asked a couple of my good friends who were discussing clothes one day. What is D&G? They paused and looked at me. I'm guessing they were waiting for me to say "just kidding!". I didn't. Then they laughed their asses off. And that defines my fashion sense. Or lack there of...

While reading my BlogHer attendee news email, I learned that Tide and Tim Gunn want to know - what are you wearing to BlogHer '09? When I read this, I thought to myself, "Crap, what am I wearing to BlogHer?" I have absolutely no idea. So I thought I'd write a post about it, for the chance to win a private style consultation with Tim Gunn - who is apparently a big deal in the fashion world.

Here's Tim's list of essential items for BlogHer:

  • Basic black dress. Ok, gotta get one of those.

  • Classic white shirt. I think I've got one of those.

  • Jeans. Definitely have those.

  • Skirt. Got a couple of those too.

  • Day Dress. Nope. Can someone tell me where to find a day dress?

  • Jacket. Umm...not sure. Can you tell why I need this style consultation?!

What I do have is shoes. I adore shoes. Shoes are the one thing that I feel like I know how to buy. Although even that is questionable. Case in point... I just purchased three pairs of shoes from Target for $14 each. Come on - are people really going to be able to tell that they came from Target? I mean people other most woman and every gay man? Ok, so everyone will know, but won't they just think - "hey, cute shoes, and what a smart woman for getting them at a bargain!" Maybe not.

Here are some shoes (not from Target) that I think women and gay men can appreciate.

So, I'll be wearing these shoes at BlogHer. I'll most likely be naked other that that, seeing as how I have no clothes to go with them, but at least I'll be wearing cute shoes!

p.s. For my fellow non-fashionista friends... D&G stands for Dolce and Gabbana. Apparently.


Christy said...

Ooh I didn't know we could post about what we're wearing to win a consult with Tim! I'm so doing that tomorrow. I love Tim Gunn!

And I love all those shoes you pictured. Especially the leopard print ones - too cute!

I do have my outfits ready...now I need to go get a pedicure and pick out my shoes! Can't wait!

Unknown said...

Cute shoes! The leapord ones are my favs too. I've bought a few at target myself. I can't resist a bargain. I need a consult with Tim. I don't think I even know what a day dress is.

Janeen T, aka: Ben's Mommy said...

OOOH, nice shoes! I have the reverse problem...too many clothes, not enough shoes. If you were closer, I'd definitely outfit you! I"m just jealous that you're going and of course want the full re-cap!

Melissa said...

Those shoes are super cute. And yay you for finding such a bargain. :)

Kim said...

I am a major bargain shopper and usually am envious when I find out someone paid very little for something cute! I wish we had Target here in Canada:(

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

I'm totally a bargain shopper! And I LOVE Target shoes.

I don't know about fashion "rules" but here's what I basically do:

CUTE shoes are a MUST

basic, well fitting jeans/pants

a top (whatever color) that is flattering to the figure, hopefully accentuating the best features, and hiding the least favorite.

A flattering dress - maybe black, but with a little bit of pizzaz. Even if the pizzaz is added through accessories.

All that being said, I have NO IDEA what I'm wearing to BlogHer. Maybe I'll do a post about it, which will force me to step into my closet!

Maggie said...

You're going to get kicked out of AIB if you keep asking questions like that ;)

Aliceson said...

I wouldn't know D&G if it bit me in the butt. I love the leopard print shoes, but what to wear with them? Pairing clothes is always my problem.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I think the black peep toes are pretty darn cute.

But I may have to stop reading BlogHer posts...all of the referenes to Tim Gunn make me burst into tears. I just love Tim Gunn. I want to keep a mini version of him in my pocket so he can tell me when it's "make it work time."

Issa said...

I will NOT be wearing a dress. Nopes. So um yeah, i have no idea what I'm taking, but you will look better dressed than me.

Less you go nekkid. ;)

Sophie, Inzaburbs said...

Who is Tim Gunn? And who is Tide?

Those are very cute shoes!

anymommy said...

everything you said. except I don't have the shoes either.

Anonymous said...

I would like the leopard print pair, please.

The nice part about BlogHer at home is that I can wear whatever I want.

FranticMommy said...

Cute shoes! I too have the reverse problem..too many clothes and no shoes. I seem to always wear the same ratty pair of sandals with the sweaty toe marks in them. Yum.
Guess maybe I should swing by Target too!

Zip n Tizzy said...

Cute shoes!
I would know which ones you bought at Target, but only because I shop there too!
Don't worry too much about what you wear to Blogher. The truth is everyone else is also worried about what they're wearing. Wear what you have that makes you feel good. That way you have what you know works with no surprises.
Plus, you'll have your sister with you. Sisters are always good for raiding their suitcase!

becomingkate said...

We don't have a Target here :(

Do you have any 4' heels? I'd probably wear a high heel to meet anyone in fashion, unless you're going to standing around for several hours.
My favourite shoes are the strappy heels in the back.

Happy Monday! *hugs*

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

Hey, I think it's just plain ole mean to not tell the rest of us unfashionable moms what D&G is! I still don't know!

And I think shopping at Target show financial sense which, as we now know, is fare more important in today's economy. :)




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