Ratty, tatty, natty…

I love the English language, it’s filled with words that nobody uses. When was the last time you used natty in a sentence? See – I rest my case.
Maybe it was used in years gone by, after all, each generation has their own preferred words and often our kids will collapse in hysteria at my husband’s and my expressions. The saving grace is I know the day will come when the shoe is on the other foot and their children will laugh at them. (When it does kids, don’t come crying to me!)


My husband loves to tell the kids they are looking “sharp” and it has become somewhat of the family catch cry in our house for when you are looking particularly dapper – there’s another word that’s rarely used in my circles!
But back to natty; it doesn’t seem to fit its definition because it rhymes with “tatty” and “ratty”; maybe we have to think of someone wearing a top hatty!
The best advice I ever received about fashion was “Dress like you’re going somewhere better later.”

It’s far better to look good and be overdressed, than look like something the cat dragged in; its Murphy’s Law that’s when you will see everyone you know. When you look good, you will feel good and Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!
“Dressing well is a form of good manners.”
Tom Ford

Lis 🦉

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