Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Back in July, gorgeous blogger Sal of Already Pretty wrote about the hazards of wearing team colors when you’re not a fan of the team. She said:
“If you’re not a sports fan – and I’m not – it’s a challenge to wear this shade of yellow with anything in the purple/red family in Minnesota and avoid commentary. Purple and yellow means Vikings, maroon and gold means Gophers. Honestly, I just like these shades together!”
I commented, “Unless a team goes with ‘black and denim’ as its colors, I’m safe from any fan confusion.” Sal emailed me back: “I think you should START a team whose colors are black and denim! Team Wendy? Team Adornment? There’s gotta be a team in there somewhere … ”
I was reminded of this last weekend while visiting my sister, Terri Berry, in Chicago. I arrived on a Friday in a black t-shirt and jeans. On Saturday, I wore a ’90s black sweater and jeans. On Sunday, I wore a black turtleneck and jeans. Terri Berry said, “You have a lot of black tops.” Yes, I do! As I’ve said before, since I stopped wearing suits to work, I wear jeans and a black top nearly every day. I try to jazz it up with red lipstick as well as interesting jackets, shoes, purses, and/or jewelry, but underneath all that is jeans and a black top.
Now I’m inviting you to join the WendyB team. Email me photos of your jeans-and-a-black-top outfits and I’ll post a slideshow of them here. Wear a plain outfit or a creatively styled one — it doesn’t matter. You can still be on the team! You have till next Monday to send ’em in.
Don’t forget that I’m also looking for photos of houndstooth. Those are due by tomorrow. The email address is wbjewelry at hotmail dot com. Let me know how you want to be identified. Your choices are “first name, last name, blog”; “first name, blog”; or blog name only. Looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces!