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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What the Heck Wednesday

The weather has turned really cold here.  This morning when we awoke it was 29 degrees.  Brrrrr!  I don't care who you are, unless you live in the Alaskan Yukon or Antarctica, 29 degrees is cold.  It's especially cold for us southerners.  I don't even think that factored in the wind chill, and the wind was whipping. 

We have three acres and we have a great deal of trees.  I love those trees in the summer because they look so lush and green, but I despise them in the winter when they drop those dang leaves all over everything.  I can sweep the deck and use the leaf blower on the driveway, and the next day it looks as if nothing as been done.  UGH!  So, frustrating.

Anyway, I digress...  It's gotten cold here, so I decided to look for some sweaters.  Surprisingly, I really don't have many sweaters. (Did you know that people actually sell sweaters now listed as Ugly Christmas Sweaters? Yup!  But that's a post for another day.)  I saw another blog panning some sweaters they saw on the American Apparel website, so I decided to check it out.  Surely all of their stuff can't be that bad, but......   Let's just say I saw more good than bad.  A great deal of their stuff brought back memories of my high school days in the early to mid-80s.  Yeah.  Scare-eeeee! 

Let's take a look shall we?

Wow, I'm sorry for the blurry quality of the pictures.  But, would you look at that!  A baby poop short sleeve polo-style shirt with high-waisted acid wash jeans.  Aaaaah!  That is not a good look for this pretty young lady.  I also noticed hardly any of the models had any make up on.  Which is rather unusual, I thought.  Not that I think these naturally pretty young ladies need to be all painted up, but some of them could have used some eye brown waxing and at least something to even their skin tone a bit.  Just sayin'.
Well, it looks like all the pictures are going to be blurry.  So sorry.  But at least you can see what I'm talking about though.  A massively HUGE oversized color-block sweater over a crop top and pleated baggy pants.  They may be harem pants, it's a little difficult to tell.  Girl if you're cold, maybe putting a whole shirt on would help.
"God, I hope I get it!  I hope I get it! How many people does he need?"  Anyone else think of A Chorus Line when you see this really deep V tee on this guy?
I may or may not have worn something similar to this back in the day. 
Again, massively oversized sweater, crop top and pleated baggy pants.  Hobo chic?  Bag lady couture?  What do you call this?  Vagabond Vogue?  Hey, I kinda like the sound of that one.
Rayon scrunchies - I think I owned a bajillion of these.  In fact, I probably just got rid of the last few over the past few years.  They always showed up in boxes.
A "lightweight taffeta emergency jacket." Hmmm.... I'm not real sure I've ever been in an emergency situation and thought, "Man!  If I only had some taffeta right now."  You know it's not for emergencies if you get caught in a snow drift... So, I don't really know what kind of emergency would arise in which this jacket would fit the bill.  Must be a fashion emergency.  Even so, I've always believed that taffeta is of the devil!!


Velour and acid wash.... wow. 80s for sure!
Sateen Billionaire Pants - I have no clue what makes these "billionaire pants,"  But the elastic waist, and peg legs are not an attractive look, in my opinion.

Nylon track pants - because everyone loves to announce their presence by the swish, swish, swish of the pants legs rubbing together when you walk.  Also, notice the peg legs again.  Really??  On the website is also the old style pair of sweat pants with elastic at the ankles.  I was so glad we got away from those, and now they're back?  Please tell me they aren't!

Hair bows as large as your head.  Girls, unless you're younger than 10, just say NO to these monstrosities.
I think someone bought one of my outfits from the 80s and is trying to recycle it.  A matching top and shorts.   Yep, sadly I owned a set or two of these. 
Why does this lame denim baseball cap make me think of Russell Simmons?

I'm speechless......

Happy Hump Day, ya'll!!