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A Tale of Tassels

Tress Trimming

Running Mop Dog Found on smashingmagazine.blogspot.com
Found on smashingmagazine.blogspot.com

Finally Tuesday is here!! Today is Mollie’s, my fur kid’s, spa day and it came none too soon. Poor thing, she was beginning to look like a small version of the Komondor a.k.a. mop dog.

Weighing in at 14 pounds, Mollie has blond curly hair, long thin legs with tiny paws, and a nub for a tail. When I was searching for a dog I really was hoping to find a little fru fru pup like a Maltese, Yorkie poo or some other tea-cup type. I knew the odds of finding a rescue dog that fit within my specifications was extremely low (whenever the little ones come into the shelter they get snapped up quickly). But not to be disheartened I did my research and kept following up with the shelter on new rescues.

I’m sure I mentioned previously that I am a creature of habit and I rarely do things on the spur of the moment. So knowing this I couldn’t understand it when in answer to my friend’s inquiry “would you like to go to the animal shelter today?” I said “yes,” BIG mistake!

Mollie after her spa day sitting on the couch with her new scarf around her neck
Mollie after her spa day

As soon as I walked in I was overwhelmed with the desire to take home a kitten or two, along with several sad eyed dogs who pulled at my heartstrings. We took our time and circled through the place about three times and we kept coming back to the glassed in enclosure that held Mollie. She was 6 months old and all the shelter could tell me was that they rescued her from an awful situation.

Leather Fringe Tote In Color Block from ASOS.com
ASOS
Leather Fringe Tote In Color Block

I asked if I could meet her and was directed to a ‘getting acquainted with the animal room.’ I picked Mollie up, held her on my lap, and cuddled her hoping to stop her from shaking. She was such a timid little thing, she didn’t bark, didn’t like looking out of the window whenever I took her out for a ride. It took months for her to become acclimated to her new home but fast forward 7 years later and she’s almost unrecognizable. As a matter of fact I think what she has is ADHDD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Doggie Disorder) because there are times she acts like a complete lunatic but a lovable one.

TUBE BEAD FRINGE TEARDROP EARRINGS from Express.com
Express.com
Tube Bead Fringe Teardrop Earrings

Now comparing Mollie to a mop dog may be a bit of an over exaggeration but she did have these little spring-like tresses that if allowed to grow…well you get the idea. You may be wondering at this point “what does Mollie have to do with Trending Tuesdays?” I’m glad you asked. As I was looking at her pre-spa she reminded me of the spring 2014 Tassel trend.

Women's Tassel-Eyelet Scarves Oldnavy
Oldnavy
Women’s Tassel-Eyelet Scarves

Tassels, Pompoms & Fringe

Just about everywhere you look you can find tassels, fringe and a few pompoms. They’re on Handbags, shoes, boots, jewelry, jackets, dresses, tees, scarves, swimsuits and swimsuit cover-ups to name a few.

INSPIRED BY Fringe Jewel Chain us.missselfridge.com
us.missselfridge.com
INSPIRED BY Fringe Jewel Chain

Historically fringe has, in my mind, evoked thoughts of the suede jacket/cowboy boots western look. However after some careful consideration I remembered flappers and how much I liked the pretty fringed dresses, beads, and headbands. If memory serves I even dressed up as a flapper for a Halloween party years ago.

TASSELED FIREBALL HOOK BANGLE Express.com
Express
Tasseled Fireball Hook Bangle

The use of fringes for this spring are not like the flapper dresses of the 20’s and while I can’t envision myself in say, a fringed skirt, I have seen a cardigan or two that I would wear. If your style is more of a sedate look you might consider a pompom, fringed or tasseled accessory like a scarf or handbag. Some of the fringed necklaces and earrings are also cute pieces that will afford you the opportunity to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe.

Calvin Klein Smoking Flats - Savanna Tassel Bloomingdales
Bloomingdales
Calvin Klein Smoking Flats – Savanna Tassel

If on the other hand you’re a fun-loving extrovert (I envy you), the world is your playground and you’ll want to embrace going full force fringe and maybe include a little beading as well? Like the flappers from the roaring 20’s you’re confident, daring and don’t necessarily hold to the social norms.

ABS by Allen Schwartz Tassel Earrings Bloomingdales
Bloomingdales
ABS by Allen Schwartz Tassel Earrings

No matter your style, if you wear what you like and like what you wear, wear it with confidence!!

“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” —Yves Saint Laurent

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