Making a Statement- Taylor Swift, I’m looking at YOU, girl!

Here’s a lifestyle blogger confession: up until 6:15am this morning, I had no idea what to write about. Blank. Not even a faintest glimmer of a clue.

People always ask me how I can come up with so many different post themes and topics, and honestly, they generally come so easily.  I always carry a small notebook (old-school) as well as my handy iPhone “Notes” app, so whenever an idea pops into my head, bam, down it goes for future reference.  Anyway, this is all a moot point because I finally had that light bulb go off in my head when I saw THIS photo from last night’s MTV Video Music Awards:

Taylor Swift

So, what do you think guys? Fashion risk taker or fashion flop?

Here’s my take.  I love my sweet, bubblegum, rainbow unicorn, relationship-challenged Taylor.  Have you heard her new song, “Shake it off?” I can’t get that damn tune out of my head! … but, I HATE, HATE, HATE (haters gonna hate, right?) this look.  For multiple reasons.

1) I’m just gonna put it out there- Camel Toe! ‘Nuff said.

2) I think this is a case of an individual veering away from their “personal style” simply to make a bold statement and garner attention. As the saying goes, “No press, is bad press!”

Taylor has always taken the elegant, yet youthful and modern approach to red-carpet dressing. Sparkles, gowns, ladylike hemlines and the occasional midriff cutout that always makes me jealous of her ridiculous figure. But this “jumper” action is just wrong.  MTV Video Music Awards or not, this girl should not be wearing this horrendous look.  It’s just not “Taylor.” Yes, she is maturing and a full blown adult, but my issue is not about modesty.  This little jumper is actually really conservative in my opinion.  My issue is with Taylor (and/or her styling team) forgetting about what works best for her body, her personal style and her brand, and jumping the shark for the attention seeking results. Instead of a girl wearing a dress jumper, in this case, I think the jumper wore her.

What I love most about music artists these days is their ability to turn themselves into a brand with a signature “look” that automatically makes me think of the musician and their tunes as soon as I see it.

Beyonce- girl, sparkle on with your bad self.


Gwen Stafani- your L.A.M.B. clothing line is perfectly suited to your quirky, feminine-tomboy persona.

Gwen Stefani

Miley- even you get a thumbs up in my book. I may not like it, but you have a signature style all your own and you throw it out there.  Boldly. Usually while your tongue is hanging out.

Miley Cyrus

Anyway, my little diatribe is over, but I’m curious to hear your thoughts on all of the MTV VMA red carpet fashions and the stars’ signature styles! Who are your best and worst dressed of the night?



p.s. Taylor DOES get small kudos for the awesome bordeaux shoe/light-blue jumper color pairing! That’s definitely one I’ll be working into my wardrobe this fall.

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