I love this Michael Kors Sweater! The sleeves are tight
and short on the arm and then wingspan!

Sophistication is one of “those” words… it’s meaning can go either way…negative or positive. I like to do word association and ask what pops into your mind when I say the word….. I have always seen it as a positive word…a sophisticated woman to me is educated, dignified, confident, classy.


But one of my friends views sophistication as snobby, pretentious, snooty….boring! Then there’s Dinah from New Orleans…she had much to say:


“I was raised in New Orleans, where the culture more closely resembled those in large cities like New York. People are more direct and non-pretentious. Upon moving to Texas, I encountered a culture more pretentious, often guised as “sophistication.” I prefer to think of sophistication as graciousness than anything else.


Gigi, the artist, looked at this completely different, “When I hear of sophistication, I think of clean, crisp, tailored wear. It would be color coordinated and balanced. It is like beautiful architecture…a building where everything works together as a whole, when the architecture and the interiors are done so well that your attention isn’t drawn to one thing….and you feel great walking in the building…like symmetry. It is the same with a person when everything coordinates…hair, makeup, clothing accessories and the attention does not just go to one place. Sometimes you are attracted to them without knowing why.”


There are days I like to strive for sophistication. I felt sophisticated in this outfit! You can decide if I was or not….but I am curious, what does sophistication mean to you!!

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