Happy New Year! Here are your coming attractions…

I know, I’ve been awfully quiet lately.

 

I’ve reached that awkward point where there is so much good stuff in my head fighting to get out that I’m on the verge of exploding.

 

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Dana discovers gifs*

 

I swear I have fashion ADHD.

 

For example, I was busy preparing “Shoe Week! or, how to accept what your feet are trying to tell you, and still be fabulous” and then I discovered¬†

 

Squirrel!

 

also known as RuPaul’s Drag Race on Netflix. OMG five whole seasons of fabulous.

Fab. U. Lousssss.

Nobody puts RuPaul in the corner, so this bitch is jumping my mind queue. Let’s be fierce!

 

 

Instead of my usual gigantic thought-provoking essay on All Things Related to This Topic, this year I’m going to try feeding you bite-size morsels of awesome.

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In the coming days, expect amazing examples of how to put some fierceness in your day-to-day wardrobe. I don’t care if you’re a plumber, you can still work it, honey.

Yes, you CAN wear pleather to the PTA meeting. Without looking like a drag queen, even. You can wear metallics to work… without looking like one of the Real Housewives of Las Vegas. It’s all about balance, and I’m going to show you how to get it right for YOU.

Uh, NO.

Don't worry, I won't let you go out and embarrass yourself.

Don’t worry, I won’t let you go out and embarrass yourself.

 

 

Also, I’m going to show you how to channel your inner diva: Scarlett O’Hara, Marilyn Monroe, Trinity from The Matrix, Audrey Hepburn… even Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy!

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Yes, I have seen the movie. No, I have not lost my mind.

 

The point is that getting dressed should be fun. Finding the right mix of humor and drama in your wardrobe are key to identifying your personal style.

 

Don’t worry, there WILL be Shoe Week. Expect lots of gifs of models falling down, collections of awesome inexpensive flat or low-heel shoes to buy online, and examples of how just shoes can change an outfit.

 

I’ll also finally get around to advising you on tackling the REAL monsters in your closet. Sorting through our clothes must be one of the most difficult and most-hated jobs in existence… even for me. We’ll chop that dragon into easily-digestible chunks… and belch loudly afterwards.

Ladies, start your engines!

*Thanks to www.reactiongifs.com for helping me discover gif-joy!

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