I love many things about being a writer. One is that I get to work from home. In my PJs, if I wish. Devoid of makeup or even clean hair.
But that’s the same thing that I sometimes hate about being a writer. After all, PJs and no makeup are all well and good…until it’s 3PM and I realize I haven’t showered or looked in the mirror or talked to anyone in person since the night before, when I said goodnight to my hubby.
That’s not the only thing that brought me out last week to celebrate a Silver Soiree with other bloggers and writers in the New York City showroom of woman’s apparel manufacturer Foxcroft. There are two – actually, three – things that are sure to get me out of the house: 1. A good party 2. An opportunity to meet other bloggers and writers 3. A chance to see some good fashion.
And even if I wasn’t writing this blog post for BOOMboxNetwork.com on behalf of Foxcroft Collection and receiving compensation, I still would have attended the soiree. Trust me, good food and good people is a good reason to get out of the house. (So please know, with that in mind, that all opinions stated in this blog post are my very own.)
It was Foxcroft’s 25th anniversary and they were ready to show off! In case you don’t know about the brand – and I didn’t know much until I attended the event – Foxcroft is popular for their no-iron shirts. Those words alone – “NO-IRON,” got me hooked. My iron hasn’t seen any action since…hmmm…probably since I bought it, 20 years ago. Ironing is not my thing, but you probably already figured that out.
Aside from their signature crisp and timeless no-iron shirts, Foxcroft offers – for all body types – pants, blouses and knits that are classic and feminine as well as stylish. And for someone (me! me!) whose closet is a bit too packed with “trendy” pieces that don’t translate well from one year to the next, I’m convinced now that the right way to shop for clothing is to buy classic pieces that won’t go out of style. My dream, actually, is to have a closet full of clothing that I DO wear.
(I heard this statistic somewhere: Most of us wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. Yup, that’s me. A closet full of nothing to wear.)
I’m eagerly awaiting my shipment of Foxcroft’s popular button-down white-as-snow shirt. (It comes in 14 colors, but for the sake of my closet, I chose white.) I was counseled by one of their expert designers on staff to pair it with a pair of dark jeans, heels and a colorful scarf.
Sounds like THAT may prove to be not only my outfit-du-jour, but my outfit for many years to come.
PS. A few days after the Silver Soiree event I celebrated my 32nd wedding anniversary. That’s a long time! While silver might be for 25 years, does anyone know what’s for 32?