Category Archives: Bad Fashion

Picking Our Sartorial Jaws Up Off The Floor Of The Basketball Court


I think we’ve gone too far. Distressed jeans, OK. Premium sweatpants, well, if not for me then maybe someone.  But distressed sneakers? Evidently. Golden Goose “Francy” NYC sneakers, via Barneys, for $565. Expensive distressed sneakers. Will wonders never cease. Share on Facebook Tweet!

In Which We Prove That $200 Sweatpants Aren’t Right For Everyone


In sorting out retirement, I started with, “What Can I Wear On The Sofa?” Was this the most important question? Nope. But it was the most immediate, and the most easily answered. I like to start small, when faced with big. I can now report, as promised and with some finality, that $200 sweatpants are [...]

Do The Kardashians Make Young Women Dress Like Old Ladies?


Let’s talk about why an entire segment of young women these days dress like, well, old ladies. First, what do I mean by dressing like old ladies? As clearly I am an older woman, at least older than 50. So are many of you. Is that the same thing as an Old Lady? No. We’re [...]

Tarting Up A ’78 35th Reunion Jacket


Some people customize their clothing with great good taste. If that’s what you’re in the mood for this fine Tuesday morning, please take a look at what Duchesse did to her vintage fur. Fabulous. If however you’ve a mind for a little tarting, here’s what I did to my Princeton Reunions jacket. What started out [...]

3 Photos Of Me Looking Less Than My Best In Skinny Jeans


You all asked for proof that skinny jeans are not my thing and here you go. You’ve seen bootcut, you’ve seen straight leg, here go skinnies. Gang, it’s not about the avoirdupois, it’s the geometry of my bones. Well, it’s mostly not about the avoirdupois. I’m at peace with my figure. It’s not what it [...]

Some Days You Don’t Want To Live Up To Your Clothes. Am I Right?


Some days I just don’t want to live up to my clothes. Perhaps the physical fails. My hair isn’t clean enough, my eyes not bright, I’m tired. Perhaps it’s the emotional. Every now and then I misplace my will. Don’t want to soldier on. But, well, that’s what they pay us for. In those moments, [...]

High WASPs Do Love A High Waist


I’m tired of one piece bathing suits. Anyone else? This is not a fashion whim. It’s sensory. I like the way water feels on my skin, I like sun, and if I choose to cover up I prefer light silk to heavy, wet, bunchy, swim fabric. Tankinis are, if anything, worse than maillots. Bathing suits [...]

How Can You Tell If Something Isn’t “You?”


The respond to my last post was so interesting that I had to follow up. You all had great ideas about the dress Terri sent me, and how to wear it. To wit, Rubiatona:  Yellow cardigan, blue or gray flats, bangles galore. mademarian: High-heeled gladiators, carefully done hair, big beautiful brooch Susan:  Bangles, colorful necklace [...]

Why Are Some Clothing Items So Universally Reviled?


Have you ever wondered why certain items of clothing become fashion pariahs? In particular, I am quite concerned about the fate of Crocs and Scrunchies. Why are they so loathed? Did you know there is even a Facebook group called Why Would You Wear A Scrunchie? Honestly.? What’s wrong, examining afresh, with a velvet-covered hair [...]

And The Revolution Wore Shorts


Here’s an idea. What piece of women’s clothing, native to the Western world, has undergone revolutionary change in our lifetime? Shorts. Yes, shorts. Of course, they are trumped, globally, by the veil and the burkha. And, of course, all clothing plays a secondary role to various forms of bindings and pokings of holes, in oppressing [...]