I thought we could talk about dress-up clothes and behavior for kids (since it is on my mind). How many Totebaggers’ kids have been in weddings? How old were they? From where were their outfits sourced? What would you consider “too much” to spend on a flower girl or junior bridesmaid dress? Or a navy blazer for boys? Do you let your kids run wild at weddings and/or get their fancy clothes filthy?
The last time one of my kids was in a wedding was when #1 was 2, and I borrowed a dress for her that time and had to walk with her down the aisle. Now all 3 of ours will be in our nanny’s wedding next year, so I will have to buy all their outfits.
Everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to Barack Obama has adopted a “work uniform” — here’s how to make yours
How to Perfect the Art of a Work Uniform
Would Totebaggers consider (or have you already adopted?) a work uniform? Personally, I like clothes and variety too much to wear the same things all the time!
I have worked in my industry and in my city for all of my professional life. I can say that over the past 30 years office wear has become more casual for both men and women. While some meetings and events still require formal business attire, mostly it is business casual. I came across this infographic. Of course it includes click bait – “style tricks that could earn you a promotion” – that pertains only to women.
I would agree with some of this, but maybe it is due to our warmer climate, but short sleeves (that come half-way between your shoulder and elbow) are not an issue in the work place. However, cap sleeves, sleeveless or spaghetti straps are offlimits unless they are under a jacket for women. I am surprised at how many younger women (35 and younger) try to pull off leggings in the workplace. It struck me last week when I went into the office, the number of leggings and tunic sweaters I saw.
How do people dress in your workplace?
This Infographic Is Your Ultimate Guide to Dressing for Work
by Honolulu Mother
This Daily Beast article on the flagging performance of various luxury fashion brands suggests alternately that luxury brands have saturated the market to the point that they no longer seem, well, like a luxury; that they’ve alienated the consumers who buy the real stuff by focusing more on celebrities who borrow gowns for the Oscars than on the paying customers; and that it’s simply priced itself out of the general clothing market.
Do you think luxury fashion’s time has come and gone, or is this a blip? Is it something you find worth paying for?
by Grace aka costofcollege
The trend toward more casual dressing draws mixed opinions. I mainly like it, but sometimes it goes too far.
For the love of God, stop dressing like crap
… So while you can hold on to your crop tops and ratty band tees, you may also think twice about where and when you wear them. After all, if you dress better, you’ll feel better.
Recently while enjoying sushi at a “nice” local restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the guys at the table next to us who were dressed like this guy, but with team logo tank tops.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s sometimes a bit confused about appropriate dress. Lately my questions have been more about men’s sartorial style.
What does “business casual” actually mean at your workplace? This seems to be common garb for the men I’ve seen lately on their way to the office. Later when the weather turns cooler, many will add a blazer to their look.
Is the “3-day beard” look acceptable at your office? Even if you don’t look like Ben Affleck?
And can men wear shorts everywhere these days?
Do you trend toward casual or more dressed up? How do people dress at your workplace? Do you care how other people dress?
I know Fred loves the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue but this is a tamer Totebag version. It covers (or reveals) what kind of swim wear you like, how many bathing suits you own AND all beach, pool, camping and outdoorsy stuff. If you have favorite things you bring, cool drinks you make, picnic recipes etc. let’s hear them.
Are Totebag tastes migrating to the upper class? Evidently rich people are increasingly rejecting flashy items with logos.
Why Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada are in trouble
And Gap is doing poorly, in part because millennials are also rejecting logoware.
How millennial shoppers have made Gap’s uniform look obsolete
Will Totebaggers need to start adopting flashy items in order to differentiate themselves from the rich bozos and the teens?