Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Another Halloween....more hoochies on parade!

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.  Well, yes, I know Halloween is actually tomorrow, however, the unofficial Halloween night out in Chicago was last Saturday.  And of course, my girl, the redhead...now the blonde and I did go out, it was a bit tamer than most years, but all in all, still an excellent night out.  And as you know from previous posts, my girl and I are ANTI-slutty costumes for Halloween....well we are ANTI-slutty anything honestly.

Me, well, I had my cute Dorothy costume on, with my red shoes with the bows.  And no, it wasn't a slutty Dorothy, the skirt came to my knees.  My girl, the blonde, should have won a costume contest with her "pop art", Lichtenstein costume.

So I know I say this every year, but WHY ladies WHY do we use Halloween to dress like HOs?  The blonde and I watched woman after woman walk into the fine drinking establishment dressing like they were working for the evening if you get my drift.

So I have decided that these are the rules of thumb for dressing for Halloween, MAYBE just MAYBE if we all follow these rules, we can cut down the slutty Halloween costumes....

  1. If you can see the SPANX, tummy control lines from your tights, your costume is to short.  PERIOD
  2. If more than 25% of your boobs are showing, OR if you have to use fashion tape so that people can't see your nipples, your costume is too low cut.
  3. If you are so cold in the bar you have to wear your coat, your costume is too skimpy...it's October ladies and for most of us, that means it is 40 degrees outside.
  4. If you couldn't walk into a family party in your costume, DON'T WEAR IT.

And BTW, can we stop making out at the bar?  I can't tell you how many times I saw that happen. Ladies and gentlemen seriously, clean up your act!  You can be classy and still have fun on Halloween....SIGH.

So short but sweet post this time, I have said the same thing a thousand times.  Perhaps if we stop dressing and acting slutty, gentlemen (some of them) might start treating all women with respect.  Of course, there are those that are a lost cause...but hey if we can help one or two....

That's all for now.
....Keep your chin, your heels and your standards high!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sometimes all you have to do is make up your mind...

Good evening ladies and gentlemen.  I know, I know, you probably think I fell off the face of the earth.  NOPE, just had a lot going on in my life.  And I thought it was time to chat to you all about this classy lady's last few months.  Well, it started last December, when I attended a Pathways Seminar (thanks to some friends who begged me to go).  SO I DID...and I am not sure if it was the message of Pathways or just the kick in the butt that I needed, but I decided it was time to make some changes in my life.

First things first, at the beginning of the year, I decided it was time to get out of the Jazzercise Fitness Center owning gig.  I was tired and it wasn't fun anymore.  And honestly, I wasn't doing a good job.  So I put all three locations out to sale and I am HAPPY to say that I have sold all three.  Two of them went to associates and one of them went to a former associate and sorority sister.  I bought this business over 6 years ago and I was able to sell for almost double what I paid for it, so at the end of the day, it is a win.  I still have some financial stuff to settle, but I am now officially a Jazzercise Sub Associate and I plan on going to class as a student tonight.  UMMM, the location is 0.9 miles from my house.  And the woman who owns it and teaches, is a former associate of mine as well.

Second, I decided it was time to make a career change...well, BOY, did I change careers.  After 20 years in wireless and technology, I am now in sales and marketing for a luxury boutique travel company.  I work for an Aussie, who is 38 and awesome.  Small company.  We don't punch a time clock, we can travel when we want, it is a dog friendly office and oh yeah, we have wine on Fridays in the office.  In November, we are moving upstairs to a loft space with a huge window over looking the river.  And yep it is about 10 minutes from my house.

Third, you know how I used to moan about not having a boyfriend?  And I kept trying match.com and various other dating sights and the bars, etc?  Well when I finally started to change my life and let go of trying so hard, I met RCH Jr. at a restaurant in the burbs.  The man literally lived three blocks from me, dresses better than I do, is a huge sports fan....And I am happy to say that we are still together after 6 months.  Things are going great!

SO, while this blog post doesn't specifically address fashion, it does address how to be classy.  And that means, stops boo-whooing about your life.  If you are unhappy, change it (as my district manager says change what you want or change what you do).  You have the power!  You all do.  Happiness is something that you create ladies and gentlemen seriously.  Is my life perfect now, HELL NO, and yes, I still have a lot of stuff to deal with.  You can imagine that by changing careers, I have to work on making that paycheck bigger.  And it took me 9+ months to get to this point, but here I am.  And as I like to say, thank god I'm pretty because I am not very smart.  And if I am not very smart, and if I can do it, you can too.

So I will try to be more regular with my posts moving forward.  As you can imagine, I have more time on my hands now.  :)  So thanks for your patience, my dear readers.  Keep sending me fashion offenders....I mean we need to talk about a few of the fashion trends out there....like the mullet skirt...YUCK.

...keep your chin, your heels and your standards high...