Your True Colours

Once again we are going through changes.  It has taken a lot of soul-searching and prayer.  I had kind of bowed out of the ‘fashion’ business.  It had worn me down.  The hype.  The hatefulness.  The ‘one-upmanship’.  The bullying.  I just couldn’t take it anymore and that is when we moved toward inner image.  I just couldn’t handle the ‘outer’ image business anymore.

Then, an ‘itching’ in the back of my mind that just couldn’t go away, I finally listened to and have decided I need to go back and stay in the business after all.  Why?  Because of the bullying.  I can’t handle the bullying anymore.

“How can you wear that?!”

“The most atrocious patterns put together to create a bag lady look.”

“Why are women falling for the baggy clothes look?”

And the comments go on and on and on and on….and they are all basically the same, “That isn’t something that I would wear so therefore it is awful and YOU should not wear it.”

Dear Commenter who feels you must tear someone else down to uplift yourself, “Your taste is not my taste.  Your style is not my style.  Your body is not my body.  Your coloring is not my coloring.  Your budget is not my budget.  So, therefore, smile and go on with your day because the old adage ‘If you can’t say anything nice, say nothing’ still applies.”

So, in celebration of all of the commenters that will HATE what I am going to say and tell me all the reasons why I shouldn’t wear this item of clothing, here it is:

blue leggings
LulaRoe leggings and Cassie skirt are so comfortable I don’t even change into my pajamas when I get home.

My life is devoid of jeans.  I do still have some, but I wear them about long enough to change into something else.  (I have heard rumor that LulaRoe is going to carry jeans, this may be a game changer.)

LulaRoe is probably the most bullied line of clothing out there right now.  All of the ‘experts’ say this is a fad that will go away and the cheap clothes just won’t stand the test of time.  So…you haven’t tried on a pair of those leggings have YOU?  I am in the process of throwing out all of the leggings that I have purchased at Dillard’s and Macy’s, and the one from Cato (because it took ONE pair bought at Wal-Mart to know that those leggings for short, super, skinny people even in xxl).  Now, one problem is that LulaRoe rarely has solids, but I am getting there.  (Rare ones are called ‘Unicorns’.)

So, when you see me in leggings and a dress which is probably a LulaRoe Carly or a Bryn Walker, or really, really long Bryn Walker tunic, or a pencil skirt which is probably a LulaRoe Cassie; I am really in jeans.  Those are my jeans now.  And, each of my posts will feature the leggings of the day.  Yes, those atrocious designs that look like a bag lady; I will feature them with EACH post no matter the content of the post.  Feel free to share your atrocious designed leggings, too.  It will be fun!!

The second most bullied line is Bryn Walker.  Talk about comfort, well, it has a higher price point and it is probably more durable than LulaRoe; but that is okay.  We have our fun clothes and we have our staple clothes.  Bryn Walker’s pants are billowy.  They aren’t a second skin with the waist just above one’s tailbone.  They are like wearing pajamas all day.  They are classy and stand out.  Their tunics are the most flattering tops I’ve seen to go with leggings.  And, they are washable.  As in, I put them in my washing machine and then I put them in my dryer.  Then, I can iron them or I can wear them as is; most are linen and it just depends on my mood as to whether or not I will iron them.

So…what’s your favorite clothes that are bullied?  (Please don’t say pajama bottoms, I am totally fine with them.  I love them.  However, I just don’t have the nerve to wear them out to the store.  I have worn them when we went to gas for the car at night and I didn’t get out of the car because I have a wonderful husband that is filling it up for me.  But, I just can’t get out of the car…I can go to the mailbox, that you will see.)

So…that’s it.  We are going to have various types of posts.  Some will be about products and some will be about clothes.  If you have a line you want me to check out, email me!  If you know of a product or line that you want me to check out, email me!  Like me on Facebook and share this blog!  Let’s get the word out….WE AREN’T GOING TO TAKE FASHION BULLYING ANYMORE!!


Published by Carolyn Bendall

A fashion and image expert, presenting seminars, classes, and individual consultations. Monthly makeover column in the Commercial Appeal, hosts a radio show on fashion, beauty, image, and entertainment, writes a blog reviewing products with complete honesty, and trains image consultants from around the world.

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