New to Me

I’m often asked if a tie–or a shirt, or a suit–is new. Usually it’s not new, right off the rack, since I buy a relatively large percentage of my garb at various resale shops. But I like the feeling of a debut, a grand opening if you will, that comes with wearing something for the first time. One single comment (and believe me, that St Patty’s tie y’day procured several) is much appreciated.

Bon chic, bon genre...bon prix!

This is from BCBG, and really has some great stripes that fall into a sort of large plaid. Three or four blues and a purple go nicely right along some grayish earth tones. It was completely unlike any of the other ties at Marshall’s ($9 or so), and it is now completely unlike any on my tie rack.

My patronage of Marshall’s, TJMaxx and other discount stores comes honestly, through good old-fashioned genes. My Mom & Dad have to be one of their biggest supporters, nationwide. Before they both got iPhones (about 2 years before I did…they’re very cutting-edge retirees) and could GPS their way anywhere, they would call me on driving trips and ask to google for the address of one of these places in the nearest city. “Brooke, could you find out if there’s a TJMaxx in Paducah–and tell us how to get there?” “Um, sure, Mom, please allow me to stop working so that you may better the economy of Western Kentucky…” Who’s the child of whom here?

Speaking of iPhones, I have to say my camera has come through the past couple of days…it probably knew it was on the verge of losing out to an older camera. These gadgets are all talking to each other, you know…

Thanks for reading…Brooke

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5 Responses to “New to Me”

  1. Dan Says:

    You are a strange and unique individual.
    My first question is: will there be any bowties?
    My second question is what gets covered after this? In June, will you move into socks? Boxers?

  2. Vicki Says:

    You didn’t answer Dan’s second question and I can’t wait to find out.

    • Brooke Saucier Says:

      Hey Vicki

      today’s socks were blog-worthy, but I doubt socks’ll be next. I may eventually include shots of acessories–socks, pocket squares, perhaps even a hat or two–that complement the tie du jour. Boxers are a maybe, but if I start matching my underwear to the day’s ensemble, that’s asking for trouble. Plus, having 100 pair of underwear is, well, creepy, n’est-ce pas?

      It may be early to judge, but folks have already begun suggesting that they would send me ties if this blog continued. I could think of little cooler than wearing a tie that was special to someone else, writing about it, and adding to the 100 Days premise. Just for kicks, I reserved the 1000 Days, 1000 Ties blog name today.

  3. DrVinceRoberts Says:

    Brooke,
    Like the tie! But i don’t like the bit about your parents calling you to google map them to a location…. I LOVE it!
    So when is bowtie week?! i will be sporting one tomorrow at networking breakfast… hmmm.
    cheers,
    vince

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