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mouse
today: one-piece shorty-shorts grey tweed ROMPERS........over LEGGINGS

like uh, american apparel meets my grandfather meets the terrible parts of goodwill? was that what you were going for? BECAUSE YOU SUCCEEDED

(also HOW THE HELL do you go to the bathroom? you have to take off ALL YOUR CLOTHES)
mornington
I just had a moment of tea/ibook interaction.

W... T... F...
tankgirl
watress in my fav cafe...

basic muffin shaped body:

pastel purple TIGHT tee shirt (she had big boobs but her stomach was bigger)
light colored cut off jean shorts with holes in the knees
pastel striped leggings
PINK crocs

and belly that hung over her apron


... i think i just threw up again
mumblestutter
very skinny, very tan, very blond sorority girl. down town. 7pm. crossing the street, talking on cell phone. over-sized, bright yellow t-shirt. undersized powder pink girl boxers. ug boots.
flanker_ji
Girl in my math class, who usually dresses cute/trendy, with a little edge, was dressed entirely in the same shade of dark brown one day last week. Top, skirt, patterned tights and flats. All dark brown. WTF?
lilacwine13
Flanker--Maybe she's planning on going as Mr. Hanky for Halloween and forgot the Santa hat?

Mumblestutter, I think you just described half the girls I see when it's Game Day at my local university.
shinyx3
ha ha ha, mr hanky!
kellebelle
I was out with friends this past Saturday night in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver and watching people crossing the street when I spotted the most amazing sight I'd seen in years! I started yelling, "Anthea! Anthea! Shiny purple pants! Shiny purple pants!"

There was a girl crossing the street wearing a dark gray, boxy, oversize tshirt from like 1984 and THE most hideous shiny, skin-tight SHINY spandex pants.

Doe was on the phone with her Ernie and I swear all he heard was "SHINY PURPLE PANTS!"

I think we were all suitably horrified.
coela
QUOTE(kellebelle @ Oct 25 2007, 04:41 AM) *
There was a girl crossing the street wearing a dark gray, boxy, oversize tshirt from like 1984 and THE most hideous shiny, skin-tight SHINY spandex pants.

Sounds like your everyday Face Hunter hipster to me. wink.gif

I, on the other hand, saw a lady today wearing a trés fluffy jumper with a protruding kitten motif,
where the ball kitties were playing with popped out like a door knob on the front, right beneath her boobs.
It was vile. Women of the world, express your love for kittens elsewhere than on your fluffy jumpers.
Plus, big boobs + fluffy, mohairy jumper don't mix very well in the first place.
crinoline
Ahhh! shiny purple pants!! Too funny. I bet she thought she looked hot, too. My friend is going as a 1970s hooker for Halloween, and she has found the most amazingly bad gold lame leggings. I can't wait to see them in action.

mumblestutter- yeah, that would be 80% of girls on my campus.

Seen at my local Winn-Dixie (supermarket, for you yankees): Attractive woman in her late 30s wearing a long sleeve blouson style teal JUMPSUIT, the kind with the built-in elastic waist, with satin evening heels (champagne) and teased hair. She looked like she had jumped right out of a soap opera from 1983.
candycane_girl
Can someone explain to me what is up with all the shiny leggings? I've seen purple and gold so far. I know they're being sold at American Apparel but why is anyone actually buying them?!
freckleface7
QUOTE(crinoline @ Oct 25 2007, 10:47 AM) *
Ahhh! shiny purple pants!! Too funny. I bet she thought she looked hot, too. My friend is going as a 1970s hooker for Halloween, and she has found the most amazingly bad gold lame leggings. I can't wait to see them in action.

mumblestutter- yeah, that would be 80% of girls on my campus.

Seen at my local Winn-Dixie (supermarket, for you yankees): Attractive woman in her late 30s wearing a long sleeve blouson style teal JUMPSUIT, the kind with the built-in elastic waist, with satin evening heels (champagne) and teased hair. She looked like she had jumped right out of a soap opera from 1983.

crinoline-
you don't happen to be the nashville/tn are might you?
and was the woman a pale redhead by chance?
I know Exactly a woman who would wear something like that, minus maybe the teased hair.
in fact, when you said Teal Jumpsuit she totally came to mind and I haven't been in contact w/ her in years. some looks for some people are " timeless."
crinoline
Nope, I'm an Alabama girl, but yes, the woman WAS a redhead (bottle red).
And the fact that someone somewhere considers teal jumpsuits to be "timeless" makes me shudder.
dusty
I saw a woman wearing one of those skinny knitted wool scarves that the Gap came out with a year or two ago, and matching thongs. It didn't look edgy, it just looked dumb.
knorl05
i have a stupid question and hope to get a non-stupid answer.

why do people spend $500+ on (insert trendy item) when they live a middle class or lower income lifestyle?
i dont understand the logic that a mindless, unoriginal, way-too-expensive "look" is more important than ..say.. creativity, education, travel, &or culture.

so you cant pay all your bills and you really have nothing interesting to say, but your fake friends think your new jeans are the shit!

hmm. i suppose just different priorities.. i know this one girl who had a prada keychain. a keychain. i'm all... "who's the label whore". nonsense.

btw dont get me wrong, i can understand wealthy people buying higher quality items because they can afford it... but when people front like they got the cash when in actuality they wait tables for a living? come on!

btw again, not to say there is anything wrong with waiting tables or that splurging here and there is a bad thing, i've done it myself.. but let's get real people.

..was going to put this in the pet peeves thread but alas i could not find it..
kellebelle
Knorl I am totally there with you. I'm a working student (she works haaaaaard for the money.....) and can't afford half the designer junk that my first-year students come to class with, but I guess I'm past the point of being concerned about that. I openly admit that knit, sew, crochet, and that I buy jeans at Value Village because there is some girl in my community who wears the same size as me and donates designer jeans that are barely worn but are broken in enough for my ass!

So why do people do it? Big-picture answer: because the media tells them they have to have (insert trendy item) in order to be valued and valuable to society. Short-view answer: because they want to be part of the in crowd, to be cool, to feel better about themselves.

Sometimes it's a question of quality, but having been the girl who wasn't part of the in-crowd, you just want to be NORMAL and "like everyone else" so often that higher-priced item is a matter of fitting in. Teenagers largely don't want to stand out for any reason, because standing out means being an outsider.

It's a great question, and in my classes I pose this one to my students because we get right to the heart of why people do the things they do (I teach sociological explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour). I appreciate the students who have come to my classes being part of the "in crowd" and learning that "different" isn't always "bad" and that we're unfairly programmed this way. I appreciate more the students who come to my classes already having a more developed sense of self and embracing being different or more creative. Makes me feel good that my having been "different" and "the girl who knits" has paved the way for other crafty, original girls.
flanker_ji
laugh.gif @ the Mr. Hanky costume theory!
knorl05
kellebelle: thank you for your well thought out reply. it's just amazing to me that all it really comes down to is inclusion. that so many people can be manipulated into doing things simply because they dont want to be an outsider. i do understand the need for inclusion and whatever else, because i am an insider-outsider (aka artist/punk/etc), but i just think it's sad that more people dont realize that is what's happening and fight against the programming. or i guess i'm surprised more people simply dont care.. or try to see the value in that which is not the norm.
mouse
today, at the bank, 11 am, an obviously post-one-night-stand OR post-sleeping-with-the-ex, again OR post-first-hookup-in-a-budding-relationship-which-will-undoubtedly-fail-because-both-of-you-are-so-CLEARLY-douchebags couple:

boy (benign, but still annoying):
--designer jeans
--designer tee shirt that looked like it had been worn several times since being bought, but not yet laundered
--tweed fedora (inside, in LA, on an 80+ degree day)

girl (oh god):
--black ballet flats
--leggings
--tight blue t-shirt, stopping several inches ABOVE HER BELLYBUTTON

i mean, okay, MAYBE i can understand trying to pass leggings off as pants if you are wearing a shirt that hovers in that grey area between shirt and dress. but a belly shirt? christ. and they were both clearly unshowered and kept poking at each other, giggling, and then pushing each other away with dirty looks. awful.
epinephrine
my friend had a brilliant insight about the unfortunate old ladies who fake tan their leathery hides to that scary orange oompa-loompa colour, offset with snow-white (or yellow-snow blonde) hair in an outdated or unisex style, with lots of makeup and tacky jewelry - he says they look "like bob barker in drag." somehow i never made that connection, but the evil creature that appeared in my mind when he said that was exactly like the women he was talking about. every time i see one of those women now, i'm going to see bob barker in drag. my god.
amazonprincess
Lol, Bob Barker in drag, so right on. That's funny.
edie52
I don't see many CoFs here, but today:

-ugly, cheap, skanky black boots with pointy toe and silver studs
-olive green sheer hose
-faded demin shorts ending above the knee
-large, generic, sporty-looking winter jacket, in beige
freckleface7
spotted at major sporting event in raleigh last night:
the missing member of the Scorpians.
white male, between 35-45, dark blue snug fitting jeans w/ wide brown leather belt- starchy looking brown members only or body lingo leather jacket (picture just shy of epaulets on the shoulders) and tight but slightly fuzzy curly mullety hair.

I could almost smell the pierre cardin cologne.
angiepoo
There seems to be a huge number of women in my town who wear a skirt over pants. sometimes 2 skirts. I guess they couldn't make up their mind what to wear so they put on both? I even saw one girl with tights then these capri-like short pants and then a dress and socks and short boots.
missladyj
What is it about weddings that bring the CoFs out in the millions?

Drunken bridesmaid who used the cleavage in her dress to hold her cigarettes and lighter while spilling her martini

Another drunken bridesmaid who needed a strapless bra and was using the top portion of her strapless dress to hold her cell phone.

Wearing jeans to a wedding is always a CoF

Wearing a light silver skirt that almost looks white at a wedding is super tacky oh and so were the white shoes.

I don't care what anyone says I am a firm believer of the no white shoes after labor day or before memorial day

my husbands shoes, so embarased he needs a good pair of dress shoes.

I started wearing skirts and dresses of pants in 2000 and gave it up in like 2002. How is that trend still around?
shinyx3
the skirt with pants trend is alive and well on college campuses. sad sad sad. move on people, find a new trend.
kellebelle
The skirt/dress over pants thing strikes me as girls wanting to participate in the long-top-over-jeans thing that I am totally into, but not to the point where people can tell that I'm wearing a skirt or dress over pants, they can tell it's a top.

Many of my international students do the dress/skirt over pants thing and I think it's because they want to wear a dress or skirt but it's Canada so they'd be too cold without legwear. But that's what sweater tights are for....

.... mmmmmmm sweater tights.... I had a boyfriend who went ga-ga for me in sweater tights..... ah the memories....
nickclick
QUOTE(missladyj @ Nov 11 2007, 03:07 PM) *
Wearing a light silver skirt that almost looks white at a wedding is super tacky oh and so were the white shoes.

I don't care what anyone says I am a firm believer of the no white shoes after labor day or before memorial day

the only times i ever see the need for white shoes are if you're a bride or being pee wee herman for halloween.
llamas
QUOTE(missladyj @ Nov 11 2007, 03:07 PM) *
Drunken bridesmaid who used the cleavage in her dress to hold her cigarettes and lighter while spilling her martini


This made me giggle, as I now have to report myself for using my cleavage as a cupholder last New Year's Eve. And repeating the feat on request for those who missed it. laugh.gif

And I'll probably get kicked out of Columbus for this, but I firmly believe that the tacky jewlery made out of buckeyes that is ubiquitous for OSU fans this time of year is always a CoF. It all looks like something that an (uncool) third grade teacher would wear.
candycane_girl
I cannot understand the girls around my campus who are still wearing flip flops. Seriously, it's November! It's cold. Why are you exposing your feet to the cold air?
crazyoldcatlady
llamas-
the buckeye thing anywhere outside of the horseshoe or an elementary school is suspicious.

but see, i miss that cheesy osu football culture; scarlet and grey head to toe, big 'ole buckeye necklaces, kegs-n-eggs, tailgaiting... up here, no one gives two shits about football, it's all hockey. damned hockey.

ps. they need to stop acting like meatheads and spank some wolverines this weekend


biggrin.gif
hellotampon
A big baggy synthetic blouse covered in cheetah and tiger prints, only in drab colors. It had big black plastic buttons with gold trim, and a big loop of material attached to the front of the shirt (just kind of hanging there) made from the hide of some poor polyester jungle animal. She kept taking this loop and putting it on her head and fiddling with it (as if she wanted us to see what her amazing Liger outfit looked like both ways), and then she crammed a tiger-print baseball cap over that.

I was too busy committing the shirt and hat to memory to think of looking at her pants and shoes.
amazonprincess
Ok, I think I have one...
Seen while taking my trash to the dumpster
gray sweater looking leggings (which had cuteness potential with the right thing) that were bunchy at the ankle but tight elsewhere
shapeless black shirt/jumper thing that came just to the top of her thigh/just barely covered the butt cheeks
some kind of white shirt worn under said black shirt (we'll go with shirt because it wasn't really dress length)
she barely moved and I was treated to butt cheek in tight leggings. I'm not sure that this would have looked good on anyone but the fact that she was on the heavy side didn't help.
llamas
<buckeye aside>
Catlady, I'm not an Ohio native, so the whole football culture thing still kinda cracks me up. At the same time, it's definitely fun, and I think they put something in the water because I spontaneously became a fan after a few years! I even own a jersey now. cool.gif

But anyway, some Wolverine spanking is in order for sure.
</end buckeye>

On topic, one of my coworkers is wearing a mustard yellow jacket, shirt, and necklace, and I can't quite decide whether it's icky or fabulous.
anarch
at the health food store, glimpsed just before she turned a corner into a different aisle:

red top,

tan shoes & red leg warmers, sandwiching a


TURQUOISE skirt.

yikes.
octobersky
Llamas - I got your back on the buckeye necklace thing - I LOATHE the Ohio State crap on display this time of year. It drives me absolutely nuts!!!! I know people who are rabid Ohio State fans and NEVER attended the university - how and why?!? Lately I've been really hatin' on the pale pink girly football jerseys - I can understand perhaps owning one with constructed for a woman, but if you're a fan can't you wear your team's colors? Seriously.

Perhaps I'm just bitter 'cause I attended the OTHER Ohio University dry.gif and well generally the football team wasn't good. But damn, could we ever throw down the best Halloween parties!!
missjoy
Okay, I dont usually watch porn, but I rented one a few weeks ago (pretty good, no fake boobs, relatively good looking men, one girl starting laughing at one point) anyway, point was - the premise was a pool party. I notice in one sex scene between a guy and a girl - the girl is naked except for CROCS!!!

dear lord

And how bad was it that the first thing I thought of was this thread!
hotpink_mintchip
Those big stupid butterfly hair clips are a CoF as far as I'm concerned.
shinyx3
ha ha missjoy, that is so funny.
kellebelle
Seen on campus in the mezzanine level near the coffee bar....

very small asian girl, absolutely cutie-pie, but wearing very wide plaid pants (I love plaid, but just not so wide you can fit TWO of her in them!) with humongous clunky black loafters... we're talkin' six inches at the heel and about 4 inches at the front of the shoe. I was worried if she stood up she'd fall and hurt herself!

Not so much a crime of fashion, but a fashion health warning!
snarky7
on the airplane on a recent trip...

remember those holey acid wash jeans where you "backed" the holes with some god-awful fabric (ie. think BAD curtains)....seen recently on a lady sitting next to me. she was ironically with a whole group who looked like they were plucked directly from the 80s. i mean, where have they been the last 20 years? stuck...
auralpoison
Kellebelle, maybe she's Japanese & moved here to avoid this law in Osaka . . .

http://archive.salon.com/travel/planet/200...form/index.html
designermedusa
This in near 80 degree fahrenheit weather, argyle turtle neck sweater, corduroys and Crocs on a man.
missladyj
AP,
the funny thing about that article is that I own a pair of the boots in the picture. Except mine are pink. wow. didn't know they came in blue.
llamas
I forgot to report a woman in my office for fugging up an otherwise cute outfit involving pinstriped black pants with a pair of black crocs last week...lo and behold, today she is wearing brown crocs with brown pants. I wonder if she has a pair of navy ones, to cover all the basic cubewear colors? laugh.gif
culturehandy
Who who who wears crocs with business attire? I suppose the better question is who wears crocs.

A friend of mine told me she saw fur lined crocs in a store window. Ewwwww.
edie52
Ahahaha, "cubewear!"

I came in here to report myself. I have fallen (fashion) victim to the turban. But! It's vintage and really warm, not one of those wear-me-with-a-bikini H&M ones.

*runs off*
kellebelle
I would like to turn myself in but I have a good excuse, your Honour....

Last week I actually wore my yoga pants to work, with an empire-waist swingy baby-doll top and a tank top. The tops I'm not concerned about, it's the yoga pants I wish to apologize for, I was sick and had a big owie on my leg and it hurt to wear real pants. I have not done this since.

As for the Crocs discussion, I can't say much because one of my best friends, her dad is the BC distributor for Crocs and they can't keep them in stock. I admit I do have a pair, she gave me a pair of the thongs for my birthday last year, and they really are comfy....

So I apologize for my yoga pants and my crocs, and hopefully I won't be seen wearing them both at the same time LOL! blink.gif
mumblestutter
so, today i saw this girl... really pretty, built like a model... but dressed like an idiot

purple gauchos, black knee-high boots. a teal shirt and a mid-thigh length really tight, very fitted camel colored trench coat.
nickclick
a really nice girl at work, along with her usual "cubewear," often wears ballet flats with sox with cartoon characters, mostly disney or holiday-themed.
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