So, who the heck is Mrs. Matchy Matchy (and what is WITH that name, anyway)? I am a 40 something, married, mother of 3 who is managing midlife--with clothes. Yep, you read that right! I have decided that every midlife crisis can be dealt with using the right outfit and now that I have a good two decades worth of clothing to choose from I figured it was about time to put my closet to good use.
Why the Matchy Matchy in the title? Well, I'll tell ya. I'm old. Not OLD old, but old enough to remember when my favorite stores (like GAP) used to sell racks of socks that matched every cotton item in their store. I loved to match my socks to my tops and peg up my jeans so that they would show. Come on, you know you did that too right? Children of the eighties always had matching socks. You know, we did neon first too right? Although, I refuse to wear it the second time around since I was there for its first emergence. I digress. Matching socks with tops led in the nineties to matching my converse high tops to my tops with contrasting socks. I should find pictures...then again, maybe not. Then as I got older and became a (quasi)professional, I matched my suits to my shirts, belts to shoes, etc. You get the picture right? I LIKED TO MATCH.
Do you know that in "fashion" matching isn't really the goal??? Things have to GO together, not necessarily MATCH. I, at 42, have just begun to understand what this concept means and so began my idea for this blog. I am going to attempt to work out both my matchy matchy tendencies and my midlife issues right here.
I hope you stay tuned, I have lots to share. I am a great listener and an avid fan of blogs in general so fee free to comment or send me a line.
Take care--I can't wait to meet you!
Mrs. Matchy Matchy
|This is me, NOT matching on purpose!|