Anything Goes

Gone are the days we can only wear skirts a certain length to be in style, in today’s fashion scene we can wear anything from mini to maxi, and from skinny jeans to palazzos. No matter what “they” say is “in” or “out” at the end of the day – or rather, at the beginning of the day – we decide what we’re going to put on.

It’s very liberating to make our own decisions instead of being dictated by the fashion industry. My mother worked in retail (Holt Renfrew — high-end women’s fashion) for several years after leaving hairdressing due to allergies. She told me they change styles so that people keep buying new clothes.

Follow the money. While I do like to help the economy, I believe in SLOW FASHION. Fast, cheap fashion is not only bad for our environment, but also hurts the workers in the garment industry.

As for me, I will keep my skinny jeans, leggings, capris, bell-bottoms, gauchos, palazzos, joggers and any style I like no matter what “they” say! (My joggers are way more stylish than sweat pants.)

Do you follow fashion “rules” or stop wearing something because “they” say it’s out-of-style?

In this day and age we can wear whatever makes us happy!

Fashion is fun!

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17 Responses to Anything Goes

  1. josep-maria says:

    Who can doubt that you can dress in any way, because everything looks beautiful on you. But I agree with your tastes, your jeans, your capris, your leggings… I love your photo with a casual look on the beach, the jeans and the white shirt, the most basic look, it looks perfect on you.

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  3. utesmile says:

    You look beautiful in everything you wear Carmen. You mix and match always perfectly and beautifully. I love seeing your pictures in your wonderful surroundings.
    It is cold here so I am constantly in jumpers. 😉❤️

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  4. Meazzy Lopez says:

    I followed people who loves fashion because I learn from them how to be fashionable, it helps❤

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  5. You are so right Carmen about the length of our skirts ! Although for me personally I usually go for a midi length these days. I know in retail, the more you convince people to buy ,and to always be in style, the bigger the profits they have. Good for you sticking to your principles! All of your outfits here are gorgeous on you. I myself do not stick to the rules either, you can often see me wearing a white cardigan in winter, help me blend with the snow right? Wishing you a beautiful day, Terri xo.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much! Who needs silly fashion rules anyway?! Adults should be able to make their own decisions of what they want to wear, we’re old enough to decide what we like, right? 🤔


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  6. Gemma says:

    Such a gorgeous roundup! I am of the same opinion and like to make my own choices!
    Gemma x

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  7. Ashley says:

    I love that you wear what you like and not necessarily what fashion dictates is “in.” What goes out always comes back in, after all- much more important to wear what you dig and what makes you feel good!

    Hope you’re having a great start to the new year; I’ve got a new post up here I hope you’ll stop by and see!


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    • carmen says:

      So true Ashley – what goes out comes back in again. And I don’t go by the silly “rule” that says if you wore a trend the first time around you shouldn’t wear it again when it comes back into fashion.

      Thanks for stopping by!


  8. Jodie says:

    I love that you incorporate so much variety into your looks Carmen. That’s exactly why I’m keeping everything too.

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks very much Jodie! We’re so similar with variety of styles! As the old adage goes, “history repeats itself” and so does fashion!

      A funny true story my daughter Jean wrote about bellbottoms and flares…

      “Oma (grandmother) wasn’t a gambling woman but she made one bet with me—and won. In the ’80s I wore skinny jeans. Oma liked the universally flattering silhouette of a flare … I hated flares and swore I’d never wear them. She told me everything comes back in style after a time and that one day I would wear them. “Twenty bucks says I never do.” I replied …Fast forward to the mid-90s, when retro-70s was in. I arrived at Oma’s place wearing denim bell bottoms.”

      Full story here…



  9. utesmile says:

    I agree Carmen, and it is wonderful to wear what what we like and what is comfortable for us. I never really followed fashion strictly. Now it must be comfortable and fit for purpose (warmth etc). It is good to mix things together as we like.
    You look beautiful in all your wonderful clothes. 😘 Much love from Egypt at the moment. 🤗🤗

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Ute! We do think alike when it comes to comfort and fashion choices! Enjoy your holidays! 🙂 We are visiting friends near Niagara Falls at the moment, a place I’m sure you’d love!



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