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missladyj
I hate the empire line, as a rather well endowed curvaceous babe I can never get my tits to fit.
ginger_kitty
I think empire lines are cute. But I rarely ever find one that looks right on my body type.
punkerplus
At a club on Saturday night:

Youngish woman
Hair in a side plait (??)
Salmon pink shorty jumpsuit in a shiny material.
Black belt.
Black leggings
Black ankle boots (shorter than the leggings)

Wtf?
kannin
I do believe (and fully blame) that is the "Fergie-liscious" style ala Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas. She wears the shiny stuff and side braids. I work at a mall, I see it all the time. Eesssh. I don't get it.
pointybird
I'll back everyone else on the Topshop thing.... I think they started to get so much fawning fashion press attention for producing designer knock-offs that they now concentrate far too much on that, and also on throwing money at "hip" London designers who make hideous, unwearable crap (Christopher Kane and Gareth Pugh spring instantly to mind here). Funnily enough, the fashion press and Londoners themselves think London girls are oh-so-edgy and unique, but take a trip into the Topshop Oxford Circus store and every single woman in there, from 15-45, looks like yet another Kate Moss wanabee clone. This is particualrly disconcerting to me, since I think Kate Moss actually looks like a dog's dinner for the most part. Her "major fashion icon" status confounds the hell out of me. And you know that this Topshop range she's doing is going to wing it's way off the shelves faster than a bat out of hell, even if it looks (as I suspect it may) like total crap.
polly_esther
Is it even worth slamming the unfashionable IT guy? I mean, we all know of many unfashionable IT dudes, but this one? He took the cake. He is the ultimate bad dressing IT dude…

Ok, here goes. Sorry I can’t provide barf bags.

*Vintage black Reebok high-tops, as in, worn every day for the past 20 years. I held my breath walking past as I just knew that they were bound to be fun-kay.
* Floody chinos that appeared to have never seen the interior of a washing machine, or hell, even a rock and a riverbed. In other words, they were quite stained with something greasy. Quite.
*Well. A gut. A big wobbly gut hanging over the pants, and under the really horrible shrunken “Cosby” sweater. A good 6 inches of gut. How did he not notice that? I mean, who would ever think to wear something like that to an office?
* A mullet. Honest to Shesus, he had a mullet.
bustygirl
Ohmigod, I can almost smell him from here.
ginger_kitty
Good god not one of those hideous Cosby sweaters!!
pointybird
A Cosby sweater? Like one of those horrid Cliff Huxtable knitted efforts? I feel faint.

I don't care THAT much if someone's outfit sucks. OK, I actaully do. But I can live with it - if it's clean! Greasy chinos? That's just anti-social. The vomit is rising......
mornington
greasy chinos... yummeh. and i just googled cosby sweater and .... yeech.

on topshop - paul's boutique. why oh why? I saw what my friend refers to as some east-london fash kids... skinny blue (royal fucking blue) trousers, and this ugly khaki bomber jacket with that emblazoned on neon pink across the back. why?
llamas
Paul's Boutique? I'm sooo confused--is that anything other than a 1989 Beastie Boys album?

And I finally found an empire top that looks good on me. Woohoo!
mornington
it's a brand of gaudy, over-priced and underdesigned clothing. basically, take nondescript denim miniskirt... and write "paul's boutique" in big letters across the ass in neon pink or blue. slap on a few unconnected badges/patches/pins, and there you go... they're everywhere over here in the uk.
pointybird
Paul's Boutique is also indicative of this mentality: "oooh, I'm good at fashion, I'm going to ask Daddy to give me 5 grand to start a clothing label, than I'm gonna buy tat from charity shops and basically embroider shit over it saying things like 'Princess' or 'anti-social'. Then I will sell it to the daft kids for 70 quid a pop! In a way I guess you can't really knock these people. It's a high return for fuck all work or talent....
maimy
Polly, you are evil.

I love it.
polly_esther
aw shucks.
maimy
*Shucks down to her skivvies*

...

*Blushes*



Oh. You weren't telling me what to do - were you ... ?

Oops.

*Runs for a robe, quickfast*
grrrlyouwant
about 95% of my co-workers are mexican, and i've noticed quite a few of them wearing hoodies or t-shirts that say "hecho en mexico" (which is spanish for "made in mexico"), and i always thought "damn, that's neat! i wish i had a cool 'made in somewhere cooler than mid-ag valley, california' hoodie". i just saw one in walmart. on a tall pasty white dude that was about as brown as casper. that's just wrong, yo.
quietmadness
QUOTE(polly_esther @ Mar 19 2007, 12:52 PM) *

Is it even worth slamming the unfashionable IT guy? I mean, we all know of many unfashionable IT dudes, but this one? He took the cake. He is the ultimate bad dressing IT dude…

Ok, here goes. Sorry I can’t provide barf bags.

*Vintage black Reebok high-tops, as in, worn every day for the past 20 years. I held my breath walking past as I just knew that they were bound to be fun-kay.
* Floody chinos that appeared to have never seen the interior of a washing machine, or hell, even a rock and a riverbed. In other words, they were quite stained with something greasy. Quite.
*Well. A gut. A big wobbly gut hanging over the pants, and under the really horrible shrunken “Cosby” sweater. A good 6 inches of gut. How did he not notice that? I mean, who would ever think to wear something like that to an office?
* A mullet. Honest to Shesus, he had a mullet.


OHMYGOD! laugh.gif laugh.gif I love your posts, Polly! laugh.gif You can always make me laugh!
If I bring a dollar and a note, can I hang out with you? sad.gif

--Quiet--
polly_esther
Well geez, ya'll are making want to post more often (but then everyone would get sick of my brilliant sartorial observations - oh well, it's springtime in a college town so get used to me 'cuz there's a storm of fug abrewing).
maimy
Polly, I vote for you posting more often. Pretty please?
octobersky
This is just a general COF I have been seeing recently, especially now that the weather has warmed up - REALLY short denim minis, like barely covers the ass. Not just worn to a club or out on the town kinda thing but worn to college classes. I've been seeing quite a few girls wearing skirts this short and while I wish I had better legs to flaunt in a skirt, I reall wonder about the logistics of actually sitting down in said skirt. How do you not give everyone a crotch shot or leave butt juice stains on the seat? Could someone please enlighten me here?


Polly - I really don't think we will get tired of your observations!! Yes please post more.
hellotampon
Oh I know! It happens every year... A girl in one of my classes was wearing a denim micro-mini yesterday, with flip-flops, and she looked freezing. I was wearing jeans, flats (with socks), a very thin shirt, a 3/4 sleeve thin cardigan, a small corduroy jacket, and one of those huge light scarves, and I was cold. Why? Because even though it's sunny out, it's still MARCH. In Connecticut. If you want to embrace spring, wear several light layers in pretty spring colors. Something that barely covers your butt cheeks is meant for July. And the funny thing is, I never see people wearing that stuff in the middle of the summer.
octobersky
It was actually warm here on Monday when I noticed this, so the skirts were a bit more weather appropriate. But I do have to wonder how many professors are getting crotch shots because alot of the classrooms have stadium seating. Can you imagine lecturing and then sprong!! there's someone's vajay-jay on display!!?
maimy
Hello, they do wear them in July. But only with UGGS ...

*Le sigh*
polly_esther
Ohmigawd you guys. What. ever!

Like. Don't you know that the bald vajayjay is the must-have accessory of the season? Like totally. Britney Spears totally has one, and Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton.

You know what they say, you're never fully dressed without a smile.

Holy Mackerel!

(wocka wocka - sorry, am hopped up on Dayquil today and hit the slap-happy portion of The Illness: The Sneezening)
mornington
pfft, polly smile.gif

I ought to put away my denim skirt and black opaques then?
hellotampon
I forgot about the uggs... that is so true!
missladyj
I have been noticing a number of women wearing high heels and not having the ability to walk in them.

If you can't walk in them gracefully, don't wear them and try to clomp around like an elephant. If this means practicing at home in them till you get the hang of it then please do so!
ginger_kitty
I confess, one of the reasons I never wear heels is that I am complete clutz and can't walk correctly in them. But I prefer flats, they are more comfy, to me.
kelkello
"Barf-triad".....bwuhahahahahahaha!!!!! Hilarious, Blanche.
llamas
Ok, I think this has been discussed previously on the Lounge somewhere, but I can't find it and need CoF advice desperately, so...
I just bought a pair of yummy peep-toe heels, and would like to wear them with a skirt. However, I'm very self-conscious about my bare legs. Is it ever acceptable to wear tights/stockings with said peep-toes?
ginger_kitty
llama, I'd say peep toes would probably be okay with a small fishnet...but definately not opaque tights or nude hose.....just my two cents
mornington
llamas... just my opinion but: no nudes, and the better the contrast the better it looks - ie not black shoes and black tights, but black shoes and bright red tights. make a statement.
maimy
I vote for Ginger's fine-gauge fishnet suggestion. Keep the holes small and tight (sheesh, I sound like a porn producer or something ...), but texture can be very cool. Especially if the outfit and the shoes are sleek and simple.
GlamourDiva
You know all of these peep toe shoes are making me sick right--now b/c frankly who has the time and money to keep their feet in tip-top shape all of the time???

anyway go with crazy colored tights that are meant to be seen--otherwise forget it.
gd
http://www.colorshowdown.com
curioushair
A few days ago I saw a man wearing rolled-up jeans with white socks and Docs. I hope it was for practical reasons and not a one-man crusade to bring back grunge.
llamas
Thanks, y'all! I really like suggestion of fishnets or patterned tights, and the shoes are robin's egg blue, so I'm thinking black would look good. Yay. smile.gif
mouse
robin's egg blue peep toe heels??? *SWOON*
llamas
These. biggrin.gif

And I thought that the satin cargo pants with ankle ties had all spontaneously combusted from their own hideousness a couple of years ago, but apparently at least one pair survived. In black, on an otherwise very suburban-looking mom.
lilacwine13
Those are really cute shoes, llamas.

Seen at a mall in my area:

teenage girl wearing a dark pink halter dress with a black and yellow print. She would have looked fine, except she was wearing a white wife-beater underneath and red riding boots.
llamas
Not as heinous as some, but it truly annoys me to no end to see men wearing navy blue blazers with gold buttons, khakis, and penny loafers. This is not 1985, and you are not in prep school.

And thanks for the shoe compliments, y'all! I am a bit infatuated with them, still.
mornington
all hail this new weirdly warm weather. At the bus stop... was a woman, wearing short mom-shorts in shit-colour-by-moonlight, enormous camel toe, and a white halter that made her bra-less boobs look like they were in fact an extra roll around her belly. Her male friend was wearing head-to-toe pollyester soccer kit - either arsenal or man u, bright tomato red. He was ginger and it clashed.

and do not get me started on the hairy backs and beer guts on display in the park. Dear all middle-aged men: please don't take your shirt off. It scares the children.
culturehandy
*delurks*

speaking of camel toe, is this like the new thing? Not that I go around looking at crotches all day, but it's hard not to miss. I'm seeing them everywhere! There is a woman I work with who constantly has such tight pants that it's all camel toe all the time.

Tis also the season for dress socks with sandals. Ick.

*relurks*

dayglowpink
Sorta on the socks with sandals thing, this has been bothering me for a while: You know those very low cut footie kind of things that are supposed to not show outside your shoes? Okay, I definitely wear them, because my feet sweat a lot, and I can't go without socks, and they work really well for shoes that I can't wear regular socks with. I only wear the black ones, and sometimes they do peek out a tiny bit from my shoes, which I think looks okay. But I see many people wearing the nude colored ones with a huge amount of the sock sticking out of the shoe, and it looks absolutely ridiculous. It's like they are thinking that because the socks are nude, they don't exist or something. Or worse, they are wearing white ones with like black dress shoes. Ugh. It drives me crazy!
skinwithoutscars
dear women at my college -
i know, together we endured approximately 60 days of march, and it was difficult. so i understand that some of you are confused by seeing the sun, because it's been such a long time.

but, in the dark interiors of your dorm rooms, some of you have vastly erred.

LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS. no matter the weather, what shirt you're wearing, how cute/blond/skinny/rich you are, leggings are NOT pants. they go UNDER things - things like skirts, dresses, hell, even shorts for all i care. but please stop acting as if an article that's one step above tights is the same thing as pants. i don't want to know what cut of underwear you're wearing, if indeed you are wearing any.

also: colored tights under shorts is silly unless you're on full house circa 1992 which you are most certainly not if you are in our library. some of us have work to do, and your forest-green legs are distracting.
thanks bunches.

ps: dresses and jeans? also wrong, and SO two years ago. you're not freshmen anymore. get it together. particularly if the dress is longer than knee-length!
missladyj
Out at a bar I am seeing groups of women who obviously had a in depth discussion about how they were all going to wear the same outfit to go out together on the first warm saturday nite. I imagine it sounded something like this

Oh my G-d I am totally wearing my black t-shirt top and jeans.

Seriously that is such a good idea ! I am totally gonna wear MY black t-shirt top and jeans


Hey guys I was planning to wear the same thing We'll totally look like twins no wait that's not right what is it called when there are four or five all who all look alike? quintuplets ?

totally!

yeah , totally


Oh my G-d you guys are so awesome


I think you get the picture.

mouse
i......i never thought i'd say this, but the uh......the new croc flats are actually kind of...cute?

don't hit me!
kelkello
*lobs a more attractive shoe at mouse*
skinwithoutscars
they're still plastic shoes.

"lavendar" is misspelled, too, though i don't know if that's the company's fault.
mornington
they look like some jelly shoes i saw in topshop about a year ago. seriously. If taken with the other crocs, they're cute. However, they're still plastic, and they're still ugly in the grand scheme of things...

also, being plastic... surely they'd rub something dreadful?
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