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Monday, September 7, 2009

Meme Monday: Fashion Memestakes

Participating in Suphamommy's and Mommy Brain's Meme Monday, to talk about the wonderful fashion choices we've made.

No pictures. Uh-uh, no way. Not only would it be way too embarrassing- not to mention near impossible to actually find the pics, but then I couldn't continue to deny that this is actually my blog. This is my little safe haven, to say whatever I feel like saying, without having to worry about offending in-laws or dh or alienating friends who completely disagree or having to worry about being pc. Nope, I like being able to deny that I said any of this stuff- it's the point of this blog.

Sooooo, no pics. But, I think you can get the visuals and understand why these were huge fashion mistakes.

1.Too bright and Mismatched Yes, I actually wore this. Out in public. Into the cruel world of junior high. Oh, the terrible influence of the 80s. Dark purple silk long-sleeved button down shirt. Paired with teal pants. A vibrant pink suede vest and matching pink shoes. Even my 3 year old can match his clothes better than this.

2.Big and Baggy This was the majority of high school. I was teeny tiny and cute as a button. Of course, being high school, insecurity ran high and I thought I was ugly and chubby(a chubby size 0-2? Yeah, can I go back and smack myself?) Sweatshirts and t-shirts were always a size XL. Not that I think that I should have been running around in skin-tight clothes(see #5 for spandex reference), but I regret not having better-fitting clothes during a time when I totally could have rocked them.

3.That Teacher Look When I was student teaching, I was in a super conservative environment. I totally got busted and smacked down the day that I wore my grey wool pants with boots and didn't wear hose b/c I had snagged a pair and was in a rush...you couldn't even tell, other than some brief flash of ankle that occurred once during the day...still had to go in for a lecture with the head of the education dept. about proper attire. So, this was the era of jumpers, bows, and cutsie clothes that are entirely adorable on a 4 year-old girl, but ridiculous on a 21 year-old woman. Not that I think that I should have been in every-guy's-fantasy-of-the-slutty-teacher clothes, but I'm finding that most of the fashion blunders I think of are when I didn't find BALANCE between 2 extremes.

4.Ginormous Belt Buckle About 6 inches across and 4 inches high, silver with pink rhinestones all around it. I wore it all the time. With everything. Even to work. And I didn't work in a country-western bar. I was 24, shouldn't I have known better? That was when I met dh...I think he was hypnotized by my dazzling rhinestones.

5.Spandex No, I'm not talking about the turquoise spandex that I wore in 5th grade during the 80s, with my double layer of slouch socks(neon pink and green) with my neon pink sweatshirt that fell off one shoulder to reveal the strap of my neon green tank top. Because that was a kick-ass look. No, this was a pair of mostly spandex pants(I think they are runner's gear or something like that). But, still clinging and tight enough and with enough spandex to make me cringe thinking about it. Wore them after having 2 children. They were comfy...and I did wear them with a shirt that mostly covered my ass...and I had lost most of my baby weight(this was before my body was done in by pregnancy #3)...I have to say that as a blanket rule, after you have a child, you should no longer be allowed to wear anything with more than 2% spandex in the material. Because A)no one wants to see that or B) even if you can somehow pull it off, the rest of us whose bodies have been distorted by pregnancy don't want to know that you can pull it off: instant hatred

It's really sad how I could go on and on with my fashion mistakes.


Blogger Miss. Candy said...

LOVE THIS POST! I so agree, if I only knew I wouldn't have that body forever I would have been showing off a little more and NOT wearing my dad's giant sweaters and sweatshirts!

September 7, 2009 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger ItsKelly said...

I totally know what you mean by "The Teacher Look"... I rocked that look once, but I wasn't a teacher and I was oh, about 15! Not a great time in my life.

September 7, 2009 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Chief said...

What the...? Belt buckle? I can only imagine! The baggy stuff, I had totally forgotten about that!

September 7, 2009 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I forgot all about the jeans in the bright coloes! I had every color and loved them. Also the big buckles. LOL!!!!
Great post!

September 7, 2009 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger MommyBrain said...

I am so right there with you on the student teaching ... and first years of my teaching career ... I was dressed like Eliza Jane Wilder, teacher in the one room school house right smack in the middle of Walnut Grove. I had a bad haircut then, too. And I needed glasses, which just completed the homely ensemble!

Thanks so much for sharing this list and joining in the fun that is our Monday MEme :)

September 7, 2009 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger SupahMommy said...

Oh that is so funny! The teacher look killed me too! I also thought I was fat.. and now I'm like.. BEEEACHED WHALE! I was a little sea turtle then. geese.. the things we do to our self esteem.

So i also loved the silk shirt.. oh my did I have some of those... some were see through... and you would wear a tank under it... that was during the 90's.. dance party usa was on it's way out.. but i was still rocking the dance party usa look!

utterly embarassing!
THanks so much for playing our silly game! Come back next week to share some more about Youyou with a MEme. :)

September 7, 2009 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Peterson Family said...

Such a shame that there are no pics...but I can totally picture it in my head anyway! I would have loved to have seen that belt buckle though!!

September 8, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

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