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Friday, May 7, 2010

You Put your Arm Through Here

OK, I admit it. I got fashion tips today from an eight-year-old boy. Now, I don't think my sense of style is particularly terrible, but I'm definitely not up on the latest trends. I don't own any bubble dresses. I consistently have the polar opposite opinion of Tim Gunn or Nina Garcia as an outfit struts down the runway, and I could not tell you if stripes or belts are in or very out.

For Teacher Appreciation Week, I got a lovely blue and purple scarf today from Amari. I unfolded it to find that it was sewn in a loop. Only now after having researched this newfangled fashion can I tell you that it appears to be called an infinity scarf, a circle scarf, a loop scarf, or an eternity scarf.

As with any new fashion or new accessory, it's not always apparent how exactly to wear it. I marveled at my infinity scarf for a minute, wondering aloud what to do with it, when Marcelo piped up. "Oh--I know how to wear those. You put your arm in here, and your other arm here." Of course! Sort of a shawl-y drape-y deal. "How do you know that?" I asked, amazed. "I saw them on TV. See--it does teach you something."

I proceeded to don my new scarf in the "infinity shrug" fashion (or so it's called by one website with an actual video of how to put on the scarf in this style--only one of multiple ways to wear the scarf). Thanks to Amari's gift, and the assistance of trend-savvy Marcelo, I was extremely fashion forward today. One might even say very fancy. Or maybe very last season, I really have no idea.
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periperijane said...

Thank goodness for trendy students! I got a fancy scrunchie (iridescent green--think it may have come from a barbie) as a gift :)

Sarah said...

Haha! I think we have the same outlook on fashion :). When the kids tell me I look good, that's my clue that I must be wearing something trendy!

Sarah Garb said...

Jane--between your scrunchie and my scarf, we could have a fashion show!

Sarah--it's always funny how the kids are up on the latest styles! One third grade boy a few years ago bumped up against my arm when I was wearing a new sweater. "Ooooh" he said. "Is that cashmere?"

TeachEnEspanol said...

OK, I would have had no idea about the one either. My students always have to save me by explaining things like that. Glad to know I'm not alone!

forty-something chick said...

Too funny! I probably would have wound up with it on my head, as a combo hat/scarf/fez or something.....don't feel trendy at all!
I just started following your blog, came over on a recommendation from The Tenured Teacher! I look forward to reading more posts....I work at an elementary school and can really relate!

Sarah Garb said...

Well welcome, Ms. Chick! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one not up on the latest fashion trends :)