I'm sitting in a comfy room in Nashville just finished recording for the day. No, I'm not a musician...gracious, I've never been one, but I DID play the required flutophone in 7th grade. They give this little instrument to see if they can convince you that you might have some skill. Well, ah, none. Sooo, I had to continue my fashion interests.
I'm acutally here recording the audio book for my new book
Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad.
I've had many blunders and because the microphones are so sensitive they hear every little noise that your body makes. Including your stomach. Well, MY stomach. It's pretty bad when the recording guy comes into the studio and says ever so sweetly, "Can I get you some gas-x?" Oh dear. "But, sir, it's just my stomach" I say as he turns around, disappears and brings back two capsules. Well, you'd think it's embarrassing enough to have that happen once, but then I had to eat a little lunch didn't I? And guess what happened. He had to offer the gas-x again. And this time he gave me 3 capsules. Sheesh, studio people.
Nothing like getting personal, yes?!
So here I sit, with my stomach STILL making noises and we're done for the day. I've read 3 chapters and I think we were supposed to get thru half the book. I don't think I'm a very good student. Once he stopped the recording because he said a jet was flying over and then he looked at me and I just smiled and thought maybe my stomach had gotten away with it but then he saw right thru me. It could have been a jet, we're near the airport.
Okay, onto less noisy subjects. This week I want to discuss SHORTS with you.
It's getting warm and many of you are tempted to pull your shorts out and wear them but before you do I want to give you some fashion rules...and not the fashion rules of society, but the fashion rules for a modest, yet stylish woman...like YOU.
So, here ya go, Guidelines for Shorts:
When you put your arms down to your sides and hold your fingertips flat and straight, the length of your shorts should never be shorter than where the bottom of your fingertips hit. Now, here me on this. If you have short arms then you need to consider the length might be too short for you. But when your fingertips are STRETCHED out, then usually this works. (Please don't email me if you don't agree....oh go ahead cause I know some of you will. Smile.) I just don't want you wearing shorty-shorts and I think you need to be responsible for your length....but you are grown women and I hope you understand I want what's appropriate for you. Sometimes we have to use our better judgement.
Your shorts should fall at the center of a "diamond". Go back a few posts to here to read about diamonds and hem lengths if you didn't catch it the first time...or if you're new to this blog.
Please, Please, Please don't wear shorts with words written on your bottom. Did I say PLEASE?
Walk Shorts are the most flattering length on the majority of women. Walk Shorts come right above the knee and look great with a little wedge heel or flats of any kind. You can dress them up even more by wearing a pretty silk blouse and higher heels with them.
Did you know the term "Athletic Shorts" mean just that? In other words, they aren't meant to be worn for anything other than athletics...that you are PERSONALLY engaged in. Not the athletics that your child is participating in. Meaning, like when you're on the sidelines. Ahem.
Linen Shorts are probably the dressiest and prettiest. I like them and so should you. You can go just about anywhere in them.
Most tops go with most shorts but if you're wearing a T-shirt, then make it a solid color or pretty print. Not one with words and a crew neck. Step it up a bit.
Accessories always add flavor and zest. Even with shorts.
And please, please, if all else fails, go back and at least follow my first rule. Cause girls, we gotta be the role models that God wants us to be for the younger generation. No short shorts please. Please.
I'd love for you to comment today about your favorite style of shorts, and what your favorite rule is from above. I've got a great necklace for a winner!!!!!
P.S. If you're planning on sending your daughter to the Modest is Hottest Fashion Camp, then make sure you register her soon. We only have 25 spots for each age group and the advertising is going out to all the schools and youth groups on Monday. Here's the link.
If you desire to pay in payments, just let us know and that can be arranged!
Love ya, Shari