Fashion Friday: The Kiss Quotient
This week I finished the adorable book The Kiss Quotient by Helena Hoang. I’ve been on a real big romance kick lately, and despite all the hype surrounding this book, it did not disappoint. Stella, our heroine, is smart, successful, and pretty well off. The thing she doesn’t do well is date, and this is disappointing for herself and her parents who desperately want grandchildren. The biggest hurtle in her dating life is her Asperger’s which causes her to come off as awkward or uncomfortable, especially in intimate situations. Stella thinks she’s just not good at sex but comes up with a plan to hire a male escort to teach her a thing or two in the bedroom. The man she hires, Michael, ends up being not only hot but also sweet and clueless to her Asperger’s. This book quickly turns into the fake boyfriend trope which can always been fun to navigate. I loved seeing where it would go and how they get to that HEA.
When I decided to do a Fashion Friday inspired by The Kiss Quotient I thought it would be awesome to find an outfit that’s sensory friendly since in the book Stella has most of her clothes custom made because regular seams and tags make clothing uncomfortable to wear. I was unfortunately disappointed to not find as many options out there for people that need adaptive clothing. Tommy Hilfigur has one of the broadest adaptive clothing lines I could find, but it didn’t have a large selection of sensory friendly clothes. Target’s Universal Threads line has boasted about being inclusive, but I was only able to find a few basic pieces online. It’s disappointing to say the least because there are so many people that could benefit from cute sensory friendly clothes!
I ended up going a different route though and came upon this adorable math inspired dress from ModCloth along with some slip on checkered Vans and a Miu Miu fanny pack. I know this outfit won’t work for everyone with sensory sensitivity, but I hope more designers choose to cater to a larger audience in the future.