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Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

What Not to Wear makes life better, again

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April

stacy_and_clinton.jpgI was watching What Not to Wear on my DVR last weekend. I had about 18 episodes stacked up, and it was a glorious marathon, a time of deep personal reflection for me. I also killed a bag of white cheddar popcorn (healthy, until you eat the whole thing).

On an episode featuring a former teen model turned 40-something sk8ter boi, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly dropped some knowledge on us. They developed an acronym that I thought was so useful. When you're considering buying something, stand in front of the mirror and say:

BASE

B: Does this look good on my body? Or are these harem pants with the thigh cut-outs maybe not the most flattering item ever to grace my saddlebags?

A: Is it age appropriate? Sure, micro-shortie rompers are hot for summer, but are you 67 with 5 grandkids? Maybe you should reconsider.

S: Do you have the right situation for the outfit? If you're a commercial fisherman in Key West, you might not have occasion for a hot pink mohair sweater and matching gloves.

E: Is it worth the expense? I had to wrestle with this one Sunday as I carried a pair of $50 leopard pumps around TJ Maxx for an hour. They were marked down considerably, and they were BEAUTIFUL and comfortable. Ultimately, I decided I'd wear them constantly, thus getting an efficient cost-per-wear ratio. They passed the BASE test, and today they're on my feet.

Once again, thank you Stacy and Clinton. Don't ever change.

Deal Diva Stephanie

Photo: Our beloveds, TLC

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 11:16am]

    

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