Friday, September 17, 2010

Why don't you....

Last week I bought British edition of Harper's Bazaar September. A wonderful issue, lots of fashion, inspiration and lovely stories. On the last page there was the "Why don't you?" by Victoria Beckham. Back in the jazz era this column used to be written by Diana Vreeland. I must say Mrs Beckham's suggestions are nowhere near as surreal as Mrs Vreeland's!

But still I thought maybe I should offer you an even more down to earth and affodable version of the "Why don't you...?".

Why don't you...? around in the men's department (or the kid's). Autumn 2010 is filled with clothes inspired from the guy's closets. But still I had trouble finding some things. Like that perfectly oversized wool sweater to drown in on an autumn night. The one's in the women's department where either too short or had narrow sleeves. Voilà, found this one in the men's department at H&M.

And this perfect cap I found in the sales bin in the boy's departement.

If you are rather small feeted like myself you can also find great deals at kid's shoe departments. If you are petite you might even find dresses or shirts in kid's sizes that fit you.

...borrow coffee table books from the library. Because frankly, they are quite expensive and it's fun to switch reading material sometimes. Our library has a beautiful selection of books on fashion, art, architecture, photo, food and travel.
Like this seventies book on fashion photograpy's history featuring this photo by George Platt Lynes.

...wear socks in your heels. I was not a fan of this idea at first. It reminded me of preschool girls and I could not see myself in it. But one of the fashion spreads in Harper's Bazaar changed my mind.

Have a great weekend ladies!


  1. This is a wonderful piece of advice, indeed you can find interesting clothes where you usually don't try. I remember I found a couple of years ago a pair of boots at the kids store that were my size.

  2. the one about shopping at the men or kid section, I secretly apply to's remarkable what cool items we find there :)

    eclectic du jour

  3. i'm definitely keen on the library idea. reminds me of how i once used to devour harry-potter sized books in one sitting when i was in high-school and long before that. i can no longer afford to do that anymore..

    it's amazing how much we have to change as we get older, no matter how involuntary or slight it is! just thought i'd stop by to say hi! i always valued your comments and just thought i'd leave a "heyy" comment lol.

    i really enjoy the men's cap on you, i need to find myself one! i also need to create my own "why don't you list" it seems. good stuff :)