Monday, August 24, 2009

Because Other People Are Way Funnier Than Me.

Do y'all know what a 7 Clown Circus is? If you've ever read Angie's blog, you do. If not, then seriously...why aren't you reading her blog?

Over a year ago I "met" Angie and she quickly became one of my most favorite bloggers in the world. Then we became friends and my life has been all the better since knowing her. Angie is beautiful...her husband is beautiful...her 17 children are beautiful. (OK, not really 17...just five. "Just" five, I say. Two of 'em are twins. Angie is my hero.) And I covet her glorious red hair. More than anything, Angie has a beautiful heart. She is also ultra-chic and stylish, as evidenced by her post below. Read on...

I've been thinking lately.

Don't worry. It's not that shocking. I think sometimes.

I've been wondering what makes people wear the same style of clothing for decades.

First, I wonder how they even find the same styles in the stores, because clearly, some of the pieces are not as old as they are outdated.

Secondly, why do they continue to wear outdated items? Is it because they are more comfortable than newer styles? Do they truly LIKE what they are wearing? Does that older style define them in a way newer styles don't? Could it possibly be that they just don't care about what they wear and just go for what they know?

I ponder these questions. Yes. I do.

Let me give you two examples. Let's talk jeans first. I know a few women who wear elastic waisted jeans. They aren't the most stylish (at all), but I can see that they are probably comfortable. I wouldn't know. I wore elastic waisted jeans when I was pregnant and I can't say they were comfortable. But. That's the only reason I can come up with for wearing elastic waisted jeans.

Next, high waisted jeans that really ARE 20 years old. The ones that actually come to your "natural waist line", or your belly button. It could be that they are comfortable, but I doubt it because it usually looks like the jeans are biting into their middle section. It could be that they want to accentuate their pear shaped body (why does everyone have a pear shaped body that wears high waisted jeans?).....because that's what it looks like to me, but I figure it MUST be that they used to wear that type of jean in their heyday. It has to be that they feel like high waisted jeans define them, right?

And don't even get me started on Christmas sweaters/blouses. Tell me it's all nostalgia for those days when wearing Christmas sweaters with Santa Clauses and gold trim was in. Wait. Was that ever in?

Speaking of blouses.......did that word for shirt go out of style with banana clips?

I've moved a lot and been pregnant and then not A LOT and so I've purged lots of clothing. I can honestly say that most of my clothing has been purchased in this decade.

I'm just saying. I'm young (OK, OK. I like to think I'm young). I'm hip. And, I've been thinking. And looking. How about a little giveaway? Simply follow the rules outlined below for the chance to win this cache of goodness.

*ONE pair of lovingly worn polyester culottes.

*TWO puffy painted sweat shirts. These are in near perfect condition. Artfully designed by my fourth grade self.

*THREE incredibly bedazzled T-shirts. With shoulder pads.

*FOUR pairs of leg warmers, AND a pair of moon boots, size 7.5.
Rules of the Game.

Come visit me on my home front.
Come back and tell me what fashion piece you can't live without.
Follow me on Twitter.
Blog about this incredible contest, but be sure to let me know about it so you can get extra entries.

And lastly, good luck. I have a feeling this is going to be a very popular giveaway, so you'll need it. Contest ends September 1st and winner will be notified via singing messenger.

Lula, would you mind taking the giveaway part out of my post? I've decided that I can't part with the items listed above. I just realized that I need something to wear to SITScation that will knock their socks off. Since I'm on the panel and all.


Scary Mommy said...

Angie, I'm going to be crushed if you don't show up in Vegas wearing a puffy painted sweat shirt. I'm holding you to it.

Swirl Girl said...

I'll bring my DeDazzler (got one for a birthday last year ...yes, I said last year and not 1983) to Vegas - we can sit in the room and bling up a tshirt or something....


Jen said...

Oh shoulder pads. What in the world was the fashion world thinking with shoulder pads.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Awe shucks, I was totally hoping you were giving away that stuff. That would have been MINT! :)

Ronda's Rants said...

You should look darling! :)

angie said...

Lula. Do I know this person? She sounds totally hip. I'll bet she'll totally bedazzle Vegas with her carefully selected ensembs. :)

Brandy said...

What's wrong with puffy paint? ~shrugs~

jori-o said...

Can I add some mulitcolored scrunchies to the mix? Seriously, you can match one to ANY OUTFIT!!

S Club Mama said...

You are so cute. And have you met my mother-in-law? Did she spark this post? lol

...I'm just saying....

Lady Di said...

You forgot to throw in some stirrup pants in this fab give away. That'll really hook 'em.

Amy said...

What a fun post. I think everyone has a day they look kind of silly.

THE Stephanie said...

LOL... you said culottes. :)

DiPaola Momma said...

{from the bottom of the box of clothes she was planning to give to the Good Will, in 1997} oooh oooh I found my sweater. We are soooo gonna rock the socks of Vegas baby. Me and you and Santa too!

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mommaof4wife2r said...

coulotts and banana clips! i am dying here!

Rhonda said...

Oh, I so feel I need to explain the elastic waistband. It's like this:

When you need to get a size 16 to find it's way over your legs and ass, but only have a size 8-10 waist, it is essential to have an adjustable waist band of some sort. I don't even wear jeans for just this reason, however. But I have dress pants with elastic waist because short of paying an extra $15-20 PER PAIR OF PANTS, it is the only way to get pants to fit.

That said, though, jeans all the way up to the waist are just plain wrong. Pear, apple or celery shape, just wrong. I feel the need to hang my head in shame whenever I see them worn like that. lol

Mama Kat said...

How many people are afraid to comment and then end up "winning" those treasures?? Not me! Let me have'em!!!

Tiffany said...

I better see your fine ass in those moon boots.



Elizabeth Bradley said...

My bad, (my daughter's lament), is that I like to wear Scrunchies to tie back my hair. They hate, hate, hate when I wear them.