25 Years Later…
Ann: Two and a half decades after the dress disaster, Julie and I are the closest of friends. Although our sartorial sensibilities aren’t as alike as that first fashion faux pas would lead you to believe, we have great respect for one another’s personal style.
Julie: In fact, that’s how the name of our blog came about. We have moved in and out of each other’s lives in the past 25 years, but we realized that whenever we saw each other again, eventually, one of us would say to the other, “you look pretty,” almost as a salute to one other’s distinctive fashion choices. We also noticed that, time and time again, we said this to our mothers, our daughters and other friends. And, we observed other women, of all ages, say it to their female friends. We love the name because it puts the emphasis on the “you” in fashion, the individual.
Ann: Although we live in different parts of the country, whenever we get together, it doesn’t take long before we talk about clothes. An ideal evening for the two of us to share together is with a bottle of wine, combing through one another’s closets, and showing off recent purchases, or flipping through a recent issue of Elle or Vogue, and sharing our opinions on current trends.
Julie: We decided to start this blog together as a way to continue our conversations about fashion and to use it as a forum to include our fashionable friends around the world in an ongoing discussion of all things fashionable.
So, pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy.
**disclaimer—the above photo was taken on our college graduation day, after four years of non-stop keg parties, hence, the round, puffy faces.