Saturday, March 3, 2012

From the Fashion Files

So I realized I haven’t blogged about fashion in a while….and I’ve seen some things that have disturbed me…. In no particular order:

-hoodies in an office environment. I don’t think they’re appropriate. Now depending on your office environment, but if the guys where dress shirts and ties, I don’t think hoodies are appropriate on ladies.

-Bare legs in the winter, now assuming you’re not from the cast of the Jersey Shore, or live in Jamaica year-round, your legs in Kansas during the winter are WHITE. Put those pasty things under some tights or pants. Save yourself and those having to look at them.

-Fuzzy shoes. Now my sister and I got into a rather heated discussion in the Dillard's shoe department over this topic. First I must say, our styles vary drastically—she could pass as a Kardashian sister, and I generally look like an extra on Mad Men (at work, not at home).  So she sees some furry shoes that slide on, and is like, these are pimp, I gotta have some of these.  To which I say, why would you buy slippers at Dillard's?  She said because they have a hard sole, they are not slippers.  I say if you slide them on and they are furry, they are slippers.  The debate continues.   I just don't get the trend of 20-somethings of wearing sweatpants, slippers, and somehow calling the look shabby chic.  In my mind, it just looks shabby and should be regulated to house wear.  Does that make me old?  Hmmm.

Maybe its just the whole idea of being presentable in the environment in which you are.  When you look at yourself in the mirror does it say, I spent 5 minutes to prepare my look for the day?  Or did you even bother to look in the mirror before you left?  Hmmm.  And this is all situational, based on what you do and the clothes necessary for your work.  And I don't fall for the excuse "I don't even money to dress well."  BS--give me $50 and a thrift store and I will change your hum-drum wardrobe into something that says "here I am world, aren't I fabulous!"


  1. LOL!
    I'm guilty of the hoodie at work. My excuse is that everyone wears jeans - one guy wears sweatpants. We are a distributor, so it's a shop-type envirnoment. I feel most comfortable in a sweatshirt and jeans.
    Sometimes I wear North Face pullovers - as comfy as my hoodies, but not a hoodie. Other days I wear a sweater. But, I always wear jeans.
    I agree with covering your legs in the winter! Canadians are REALLY white (sunscreen year-round makes for some pasty skin!) and those pegs shouldn't be shown!

  2. LOL You make me laugh!!!! Now I know why I call you for advice!!

  3. I agree with some of your gripes about fashion. Some of this people get from the movies. I enjoy the movie "Leap Year" with Amy Adams. At the beginning of the show she is walking through downtown Boston in the snow bare-legged and her legs are white. I can only imagine how cold her legs were with goose-bumps making her legs look even worse.

    I agree with you about the fuzzy shoes. I see people shopping in what are obviously house shoes all the time. Sometimes I see people running into a 7-11 or something in the middle of the night wearing slippers and I can kinda' understand that. Maybe there's a sick kid or something and there is a mad run to get stuff for them. But I see people walking around malls with multiple bags of stuff wearing slippers and pajama bottoms. I'm waiting until I see pajama tops, robes and curlers in their hair!!!

    One of my bugaboos is women having thongs showing. Now I'm not talking about an occasional peak when they are bent over (sometimes pants dip a little lower than they are supposed to). I'm talking about the thong top showing while the person is walking around.

    Another bugaboo for me is overly low-cut and loose tops. Female students are often sitting across from me in my office. They lean over my desk and with no effort at all, I can see clear down to their hoo-hah! I want to tell them, "Put those puppies away. I am not impressed!" I can understand young women feeling good about their bodies (that's a good thing), but I don't need to feel good about their bodies, too.