There are maybe ten phrases my students hear me say over and over again…I have even seen blogs about them after they graduate and leave my class. One is: WORDS ARE NEVER MEANINGLESS!


There are words which hit different people, different ways…but they always have a meaning. One of those is the word MAXI. I will forever associate MAXI with a pad and not a skirt…to put it bluntly! The times of my life I have needed a MAXI are not necessarily ones I want to remember! Therefore, I have a negative connotation of this word. So, I thought with great depth and longevity, what I would name a skirt that is the opposite of a MINI? I consulted my trusty Thesaurus and the only word I came within inches of liking was UNMATCHED….so here is my UNMATCHED skirt look for today’s Everybody, Everywear challenge. It is UNMATCHED and UNIQUE to me…I am the only one who can bring this particular look for today…UNMATCHED. Would anyone else like a stab at renaming the MAXI dress/skirt?

Two Lips Sandals: Ross


FYI…I also cringe at the sound of the word SWEETIE. Since getting older, some people will call me sweetie…as I suspect they do all of the grandmas in their family. I am not a sweetie…oh, I think I am a nice person, but Sweetie to me sounds like an 80 year old woman who spends her days playing Bingo and going to potlucks with her friends. I do not think I am near the sweetie group yet. So, for me, the sound of the word makes me want to throw up….but for some of you, you may think it is a wonderful word for a woman over 50. Please chime in on either the MAXI or SWEETIE discussion…..or what words rub you the wrong way?

Maxi Skirt: Stien Mart
Pink T Shirt: WalMart
White Belt: Kohls
Brown Camp Shirt: Ross
Pink Coral Necklace: Garage Sale, 50 cents!
White Coral Bracelet: Avenue

JUST A NOTE:  IF YOU DOUBT THE DROUGHT IN SOUTH TEXAS, JUST LOOK AT THE
COLOR OF THE GRASS UNDER MY FEET!!!!  ALSO, I KNOW THIS IS NOT A TRUE MAXI
DRESS…THE TRUE MAXI IS JUST NOT A FLATTERING FIT FOR ME…PUT HIT THE LINK
IN THE SIDEBAR AND YOU WILL DISCOVER MANY MORE!!!!!

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