Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Love for Fishnets!

So, I'll start by saying that my inspiration for this post was the new shipment of fishnet pantyhose that I received in the boutique on Friday.  I LOVE THEM!!!!! I love them so much that after I put them out on the floor, I had a talk with myself...I said SELF, you cannot have a pair each... only one, so pick your favorite out of the lot! I picked my favorite and proceeded to take them out of the pack (in the store while watching the door for customers) and putting them on behind the checkout counter (LMBO)!!! I TELL YOU...I just HAD to put a pair on to see them on my legs! I AM A LOVER OF FISHNET AND LACE PANTYHOSE!

I have a little story to share with you about about the appropriateness of such hosiery...

Outside of boutique hours, I work in corporate America. Everyone knows that there is a certain plainness that people expect to see in a professional environment, especially in the southeast. I am a lover of fashion so a nice skirt or pantsuit can be just as sexy as the classic black dress with all of the trimmings (e.g. accessories). Anyway, on this particular day, I had on the typically black suit, a colorful blouse and a pair of classic fishnets (with the very small holes). I do not wear those with large holes or my lace ones that show much leg to work, but obviously a few of the ladies had an issue and decided to tell others that my pantyhose were INAPPROPRIATE for the workplace. Unfortunately, I was never confronted, so I assumed they enjoyed looking at them as much as I did! (LOL)

There are some women that think fishnet and lace pantyhose are inappropriate for ANY occasion, and that is perfectly fine. I love that extra that they add to an otherwise plain outfit. I am a believer in being appropriately dressed for any occasion, so doing a once over before walking out of the door is a must!

What I am NOT a fan of are people who take their personal insecurities and project them on others who may take a daring approach to fashion, but always manage to look great! How you dress is an expression and celebration of who YOU are as an individual! Some people feel more liberal in their expression of dress and the world we live in allows that. So if you're one of those people looking out of the side of your eye or making crude comments about someone else, MIND YOUR BUSINESS and work on doing something to better YOURSELF.

Hosiery is an accessory just like a necklace or earrings and either be worn to accentuate an outfit or mute it. I do not wear very revealing clothing and I do not wear pants often, so hosiery allows me to give my overly worn black skirts a different look without exposing my legs.What do you think? Do you wear patterned hosiery?

I also love colorful opaques! I'll be putting some of those in the store this fall...WOOT WOOT!

I've attached a picture of my favorite currently in the store...
The others are available at with more to come!
...classy doesn't have to be boring!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

So much to talk about...

I must admit that I have not kept you all up-to-date on everything that has happened since I opened the doors to the Boutique back on May 12th. I will promise to do better because my memory does not serve me well most times and you shouldn't be left out! (lol)

So, what has inspired the post for today is this article that I read in the Birmingham News while drinking my fake coffee (smile). Yes, I call my favorite drink from Starbucks fake coffee - white chocolate mocha, non-fat w/o whip's so smoooooth! (lol) Anyway, since yesterday was a slow day at the Boutique due to many people being out of town for the holiday, I decided to actually sit out front before opening today and enjoy my (fake) coffee while reading the newspaper. When was the last time you read a NON-VIRTUAL newspaper?????

Well there was this piece in the Sweet Home section that caught my attention because it focused on something that I love...SCARVES! The title was "Summer scarves polish, add flair or color to a wardrobe." I agreed with EVERYTHING Tracy Robinson wrote expect for "scarves look best when paired with clothing that is uncomplicated and otherwise unembellished." Reason being is because if you all know anything about me or my store...I LOVE EXTRA! Embellishments, ruffles, prints, bling...(in my Christy Johnson voice) LOVE, LOVE, ABSOLUTELY LOVE! I will take a second to say that I understand what she meant, but I think that scarves as an accessory should not be limited to certain types of outfits. I think that the scarf should be chosen based on what a person is wearing and not the other way around.

I really appreciated this article because I have summer scarves in my store that only a few people have looked at and I think it's only because they don't know when, how and where to wear them. I wear scarves in the place of necklaces depending on the type of look that I'm going for. Whether you're the conservative type or more of a trend setter, there is a scarf for you!

Who would think that I would be talking about scarves in the summer? I didn't! However, it is that one accessory that is timeless, seasonless, and always appropriate if worn properly.

I've attached a picture of the summer scarves available in-store at A Classy Closet's Boutique.

Until next time, keep it Classy!