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.