Either or


you only have 2 choices for each, so pick one (and nope, no wiggle room):

1. either you unbutton the top 2 buttons of your shirt and the neck is still too high, or you unbutton a third button, and it's too revealing.

2. either you carefully preserve the pristine vintage kelly you were given, never using it, or you take it out every day and carry it until it falls apart.

3. either you wear an outfit you look terrific in, or one you feel terrific in (sadly, yes, they are mutually exclusive in this case).

4. either you buy the black sweater that you think might be perfect (but you're not positive), or you leave and never find one like it again.

5. either your shoes can look great with your outfit, or your bag can look great with your outfit.

6. (assuming you need to wear glasses) either you have the perfect hair, or the perfect pair of frames.

14 comments:

Shar said...

1. # buttons while being too revealing.....I have a nice rack
2. Carry the Kelly until it falls apart....why else have it?
3. Feel terrific in the outfit, thats what truly matters to me anyway
4. Buy the sweater
5. Shoes have to look great, a bag looking great is just a bonus for me.
6. I;d rather have the perfect frames and wear my hair away from my face in a pony. Frames really create a specific look, and wearing glasses myself...this is of uber importance

La Belette Rouge said...

First let me say, you are a harsh but benevolent fashion god. How do you pull off both? I thought this was an either/or exercise.
1. top
2. use it
3.I don’t believe you. I think if I feel terrific I will look terrific. I choose feel.
4.The sweater is coming with me.
5. Shoes
6. Hair. I only need glasses when I drive or go to the movies.

landis smithers said...

yay. finally a post my little mind can wrap itself around. no math! no theory!

1. too revealing. i too have a nice rack. and there is far far far too much of that uptight overbuttoned male wandering the earth. witness banana republic and the rise of the untucked overbuttoned shirt.

2. use that sucker. my mother, the ex-beauty queen, always said "baby, use the good stuff. it's the reason you have the good stuff. so you can enjoy it." it also plays into my theory about good stuff : envy is why god created good stuff.

3. i'm with feel good and you will look good.

4. buy it.

5. shoes. the bag is a walk in/walk out moment, the shoes are all day. and they notice in my office.

6. hair. get contacts or lasik. hair is all day, baby.

yay. more! i want more!

Anonymous said...

1. What the heck, 3 buttons.
2. In all honesty, prior to being confronted with this hypothetical, I would probably have been intimidated, and preserved it, but since intellectually I know the "right" thing to do is use it to pieces while enjoying the "good stuff" (see above), and now I have to admit/realize that, if I ever am in possession of such, I will do the right thing!
3. I've been known to choose the former if making an impression on someone else is important and if that impression is different than who I really am. But now I'm thinking maybe I failed to be creative enough to find the right outfit that both makes the desired impression AND is true to who I am. So also, from now on, I will choose "feel terrific"! I'm learning.
4. I would go home to think about it and then lose out.
5. Bag, because the great looking shoes never feel comfortable. But again, now I am wondering if I could try a little harder and find great looking shoes that don't hurt. Is it possible?
6. I'm torn because different answers above both appeal to me. I think great frames with hair pulled back would look very striking. But then "hair is all day" is persuasive too. I think I need more practice at this. :)

Alexandra said...

1:unbutton 3 and look revealing.
2: use it!!! no doubt about it.
3:pick the one I feel good in.
4:buy it!
5:shoes. no contest. If I had someone to walk behind me and carry my shit, I wouldn't even carry a purse.
6: frames. I've been wearing glasses for far too long to not have understood what a dramatic difference the right frames make.

Anonymous said...

1. either you unbutton the top 2 buttons of your shirt and the neck is still too high, or you unbutton a third button, and it's too revealing. I would keep the next too tall. For me, button down shirts are strictly for work and nothing about clothing is more unprofessional than being too revealing

2. either you carefully preserve the pristine vintage kelly you were given, never using it, or you take it out every day and carry it until it falls apart. I would take it out every day. Being vintage, and as it has lasted as long as it has prior to me gaining ownership of it, it will likely last a lot longer and won't fall apart as readily as newer bags. Besides, what's the point of never using such a wonderful gift?

3. either you wear an outfit you look terrific in, or one you feel terrific in (sadly, yes, they are mutually exclusive in this case). In answering this question, edior, I am assuming that the choice of outfits is for the same event. For example, you aren't asking me to choose between track pants and a suit. That being said, I would choose the outfit that I would feel terrific in.

4. either you buy the black sweater that you think might be perfect (but you're not positive), or you leave and never find one like it again. I would buy the black sweater. Chances are, the store would have a reasonable return policy and then I could try it on at home to really test my certainty

5. either your shoes can look great with your outfit, or your bag can look great with your outfit. the shoes! there will be a time where your bag is not present more so than when the shoes will be missing from said outfit.

6. (assuming you need to wear glasses) either you have the perfect hair, or the perfect pair of frames. I wear glasses and choose the perfect pair of frames. My hair changes far more frequently than my glasses (several times a year vs. once every 1-2 years

xo

Sabina

Candid Cool said...

1.still too high
2.AHHH!!!!! I don’t know! I don’t know! I need the wiggle room!
3.Feel terrific.
4.Go with the one that might be perfect. I find things tend to grow on you.
5.Shoes look great. A bag can be hidden.
6.Perfect hair. Glasses can be slipped off, I may be blind, but I can still look fabulous! (I can be pretty vain…)

Anonymous said...

1. Still too high
2. Use it until it falls apart, a Kelly is too beautiful to sit in the closet
3. Feel terrific
4. Buy the one that might be perfect
5. Shoes
6. Perfect hair

Stacy said...

#3 Always the one that I feel terrific in!

TravelGretta said...

1. Too revealing - since my rack is probably similar to Landis', I can pretty much go topless without it being "too revealing".

2. Carry it! I finally convinced my sister to start wearing our grandmother's diamond ring. What good is it doing in the safe deposit box?

3. Look terrific in - the discomfort will be canceled out by compliments of everyone. Right?

4. Buy it - you wear it around your house, and if it ends up being yuck - take it back (keep the receipt).

5. Always shoes. Always.

6. hair. I complain about the frizzies constantly, but I really do appreciate the mop.

Iheartfashion said...

1. Too revealing, for that just-thrown-on-French woman look
2. Carry it, definitely. I don't believe in saving the good stuff.
3. Look terrific, rather than feel terrific. I know; I'm vain.
4. Buy it. It's only a sweater...
5. Shoes.
6. Good hair. Curly hair is tough to get right!

a. said...

1) too high. i've got a bust, and i already get unwanted stares when i'm fully covered up (irritating).

2) i'm torn on this - i'm leaning towards use, but the fact is i am terribly forgetful and have lost many of my favorite pieces of clothing/accessories as a result. (black bomber jacket from the gap; silver earrings bought in morocco; amazing beautiful handknit scarf... the list is endless). i tell myself "tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all" but still... it sucks!!

3) feel terrific.

4) purchase and hope that the store has a good return policy.

5) shoes, no question. the bag i carry for a total of maybe 1-2 hours a day... shoes, 10+ hours.

6) oh, hair... i have curly hair too! and i wear glasses. but i find the latter MUCH easier to get right.

editor said...

really candid cool? #2 you're torn on? well whatever you do, don't lend it out to "a." ;)

my answers would be:
1. too revealing.
2. logically, i want to say use it. i think it would take me a little while to build up the nerve though.
3. ack, i don't like my own question! feel terrific in, i suppose.
4. i'm never indecisive when i'm shopping - things are either perfect or they're not. assuming my judgment isn't clouded with other emotional issues (see "appetite" post below), i would buy it.
5. hmmm, thus far, i have opted to carry a bag that makes me happy, and wear shoes that are comfortable, so i'm not sure i have ever strived to compliment my outfit with either. (this is pathetic.) um, i guess rationally i know that shoes would be more important...
6. frames, but only because i like very imperfect hair.

WendyB said...

1. 3 buttons
2. Wear it every day. The same applies to jewelry. Life is short. Get as much enjoyment as you can while you can, because you can't take it with you.
3. I'll get what I look terrific in and take it to my fabulous seamstress to make it more comfortable somehow!
4. Usually I will have enough sense to buy it.
5. Shoes.
6. Hair.