It was announced yesterday that What Not To Wear is coming to an end. While it's true that I didn't actually know it was still on the air, the news saddens me a bit because I owe Stacy and Clinton a lot. Because of their guidance I can go about my life adding in a pop of color and only buying sweaters and shirts that hit me in the sweet spot right at the bottom of my hips. Also because of them, I know that wearing a fitted jacket helps hide my tummy because the jacket does the work for you. And that A-line skirts flair at the bottom, balancing my hips and thighs. And that for short, curvy girls like me, a skirt should hit above the knees. And that classics never die, which is why I will pretty much never ever get rid of my pencil skirt.
But most of all, I honestly thank Stacy and Clinton for the aha moment of many years ago when it finally got into my head that the clothes you wear send a signal about how you feel about yourself. Do I still leave the house in grubby sneakers and a gross hoodie? Yes, sometimes - but at least I'm actively choosing that now.