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Tuesday
Sep042012

El-No: Mental R and R at the Market 

You know you are a mommy when a trip to the grocery store (alone!) seems like a vacation. 

I spent my twenty minute vacation wondering through the market looking for additions for our dinner. While lingering in the Cabernet aisle, I happened to glance over into the beer section. Miss El-No was just drifting through the bottles trying to decide which six pack to buy. 

Fanny pack! Polka dot bike shorts! Crazy tight skirt! 

I instantly got excited. 

I abandoned the wine section and followed Miss El-No through the store in hopes of landing a little picture and some insight into this ensemble. 

I gather that she is going for an artistic vibe that is bicycle friendly. I think she can do better. I'd replace the fanny with this colorful BDG Crossbody Buckle Bag in mint for $39. It would work perfectly with this fabulous Sparkle & Fade knit cross-back jumper $59. Both would be excellent additions to a Fall wardrobe. 

 

 

 

Friday
Dec312010

El-No 2010 Yuck Round Up: Murse Mayhem And Fanny Frenzy 

Happy (almost) New Year readers!

Planning on wearing a fanny pack with your sequined dress tonight? Is your boy toy picking out a fab murse to wear with his ensemble?

I hope not.

El-Yes your way into 2011 by avoiding these hideous handbags!

El-No: I’m Not A Fan-ny (August 2010)

Today’s El-No sighting is straight up controversial. It is the most dramatic rose ceremony post ever. I’m going rogue. 

Attention all scenesters, trend forward mommas, urban dog owners, and fashion lovers. I have something to tell you that you aren’t going to like.

I think Gucci fanny packs are lame.

Remember that saying: “you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig?” Well you can slap some interlocking Gs on a fanny pack, but it’s still a fanny pack. You are voluntarily putting cargo around your waist and hips. Faddish popularity doesn’t always result in a flattering fit.

The Gucci “belt bag” comes in a variety of styles and price points and is popping up all over the place. The pack is back and I can’t leave the house without seeing one. Please make it stop.

I guess Miss El-No and I have a different approach to the purchase of luxury goods. If I’m going to part with a handful of Benjamins, I hope to end up with a classic piece.

Don’t jump on the trend bandwagon. Chic and traditional, each of these timeless Gucci accessories cost less than the brand’s most expensive belt bag ($690).

Joy Medium Boston Bag with D ring detail for $680

Medium Tote with signature web loop for $595

Belt with Horsebit Buckle for $590

Standard Agenda for $580

Interlocking Ballerina Flat for $495

Quimper Driving Moccasin with Horsebit for $395

Hollywood Mid Heel Slides with Horsebit for $395

Tortoise Shell Medium Round Frame Sunglasses for $245

Besides, fabulous fashions shouldn’t include the word “fanny.”

Check out the posts below for more fan-tabulous murs-nificant action.

El-No: Nubian Queen (June 2010)

El-No: That’s What She Said (November 2010)

* Can't wait for next week! Miss El-No Chicago is on vacay so Chicago stylist Susie Arnold will be taking the reins. I just know that she will bring it on like Donkey Kong. Follow Susie on Twitter @SusieEsterline

Monday
Aug162010

El-No: I’m Not A Fan-ny 

Today’s El-No sighting is straight up controversial. It is the most dramatic rose ceremony post ever. I’m going rogue. 

Attention all scenesters, trend forward mommas, urban dog owners, and fashion lovers. I have something to tell you that you aren’t going to like.

I think Gucci fanny packs are lame.

Remember that saying: “you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig?” Well you can slap some interlocking Gs on a fanny pack, but it’s still a fanny pack. You are voluntarily putting cargo around your waist and hips. Faddish popularity doesn’t always result in a flattering fit.

The Gucci “belt bag” comes in a variety of styles and price points and is popping up all over the place. The pack is back and I can’t leave the house without seeing one. Please make it stop.

I guess Miss El-No and I have a different approach to the purchase of luxury goods. If I’m going to part with a handful of Benjamins, I hope to end up with a classic piece.

Don’t jump on the trend bandwagon. Chic and traditional, each of these timeless Gucci accessories cost less than the brand’s most expensive belt bag ($690).

Joy Medium Boston Bag with D ring detail for $680

Medium Tote with signature web loop for $595

Belt with Horsebit Buckle for $590

Standard Agenda for $580

Interlocking Ballerina Flat for $495

Quimper Driving Moccasin with Horsebit for $395

Hollywood Mid Heel Slides with Horsebit for $395

Tortoise Shell Medium Round Frame Sunglasses for $245

Besides, fabulous fashions shouldn’t include the word “fanny.”