Thursday, November 29, 2007

Something Shiny

Walking up 6th Avenue: "Is it going to rain today? Hmm, maybe I should get a salad for lunch...why did I wear suede boots if I knew it might I need a new dress? I wonder if I'm the only girl in midtown who's obsessed with The I getting stupider in my old age? Why do all newscasters look alike, they must use the same hair and makeup person...Oh, good god, no:"

And bam, your walking inner stream of consciousness has been needlessly interrupted by a sequin dress. Take this as a strong suggestion while you're shopping for party gear this season: don't be so shiny that you abruptly halt everyone's train of thought and they become rendered immediately speechless and blind from the glare of sequins reflecting off candlelight. Try something like this from Forever 21 instead:

Dressy tops with just a few shiny things. Can you see them? Hardly? Good. A little sparkle on the neckline, nice and subtle gold dolman-sleeved shine, and a total St. John-looking silver shiny thing. I don't like it, but it serves a cleavage purpose for you who've got some:

And my exception to the rule:

Argh, I can't help it I love this super shiny object, it's so wanna-be Oscar de la Renta gone wild. I just know some hipster girl can rock this whole granny society jacket thing.

Because it's Forever 21, prices run from $19.80 to $38.90. And because it's Forever 21, please don't get distracted by the really shiny things. Focus on a nice little holiday glow, not a conversation-stopping glare.

Forever 21, 50 W. 34th between 5th & 6th, 212-564-2346