Izzy: Greetings all you Bookworms and Exterminators!
Elsa: That’s not a pleasant thought… either one, exactly.
Izzy: Well, the bookworm of which I refer could also be an avid reader.
Elsa: The unpleasant part was the exterminator… killing all those innocent worms.
Izzy: Or readers.
Elsa: Was this your awkward attempt to make the announcement…
Izzy: Mayybeee… although, I’m not awkward. I’m more… strategic.
Elsa: Well, I am very proud of you!! Congratulations on the book deal.
Izzy: I trust you pre-ordered your copy?
Elsa: Of course, plus a few extras to give as Christmas gifts.
Izzy: And you got your Izzy the Frenchie swag?
Elsa: Of course. You’re my friend and you’ve been so sweet to me lately I will proudly wear the Izzy merch.
Izzy: Are you sure you got the right size t-shirt? I heard we were out of 5XLs.
Elsa: And there is the typical Izzy that I know…
Izzy: And love. The saying is “That I know AND love.”
Elsa: I’m well aware of the cliche.
Izzy: Well, this is a great look. It combines the three things I love most in the world.
Elsa: Pristine grooming, impeccable style and intelligent use of accessories?
Izzy: NO. Fashion, men and snacks…. he has watermelons on his tie which I am imagining is Vodka spiked.
Elsa: I guess our priorities are slightly different. But at least we agree that this is an amazingggggg look.
Izzy: On top of it all, he’s implementing my famous move — “the side-eye.”
Elsa: You really do the side-eye expertly.
Izzy: I know. Thank you.
Elsa: In the hands of a novice, this look could be a nightmare.
Izzy: I’m sure you’ll tell us why.
Elsa: Well, none of the colors “match” exactly. To the novice fashionista, that could spell disaster.
Izzy: I know how to spell “disaster.” E – L – S – A.
Elsa: Uh-huh. As I was saying… the fact that the colors are “matchy-matchy”…
Izzy: Is that a technical term?
Elsa: As I was saying.. the fact that the colors don’t match could really derail this look, but Toby here is obviously an expert at mixing colors because he looks fresh and fashionable.
Elsa: I really love color-blocked looks. This jacket is so interesting.
Izzy: There’s a lot going on, but it all works.
Elsa: Like the last look, working with a lot of colors, patterns and textures can be difficult. In the hands of a master fashionista, it’s magic.
Izzy: Is “Master Fashionista” a thing now? I mean, is it an actual degree or an attainable level, like an MBA or a black belt?
Elsa: So, this outfit is spectacular with the color blocking, but what elevates it for me is the trim. The wide stripes at the cuffs and collar are great, but what makes it even better is the piping. The fact that the piping is also black and white stripped really draws the outfit together. It’s these little details that really make the difference.
Elsa: Well, I’m glad you agree. And even though the collar is a different material and color, the style is similar to the jacket so it all works.
Izzy: Snazzy times two!!
Elsa: More great accessories!!
Izzy: We have seen some great accessories today.
Elsa: And all so expertly implemented too. In these looks, the slate blue sweaters provide the perfect canvas for the pops of color!
Izzy: Without the stability of the solid, neutral colored top, the ties might look… clown-like.
Elsa: That was almost an intelligent statement AND fashion-related. I’m so proud.
Izzy: And I didn’t even burp or make a dirty joke!
Izzy: Here’s another great example of how to expertly use accessories to enhance your look.
Elsa: Oh, is it?
Elsa: Let’s hear the logic on this one…
Izzy: Well, the phone receiver perfectly matches the top.
Elsa: Yes. And?
Izzy: And the necklace, or dial, as the case may be, also reinforces the theme AND provides a pop of color to break-up the monotony of the blue.
Elsa: Has the fact that there is, indeed, a phone receiver on top of this dog’s head totally escaped you?
Izzy: Nope. I just think it’s a practical outfit. You will never again be able to say, “Oh, I forgot my cell phone” because you will have a very large back-up phone on your head.
Elsa: So, you’re giving this a “thumbs-up” then?
Izzy: Two even!!
Elsa: Okay then.
Izzy: Practicality wins over fashion today.
Elsa: You forgot your cell phone again, didn’t you?
Elsa: Would you like for me to put in your Door Dash order?
Izzy: Yes, please.
Izzy (because Elsa is on her phone): Stay fabulous, Fashionistas!