Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Oh Dear!

I think that there may be cause for alarm. It would seem that Forever 21, the ever hip...very trendy...exceptionally CHEAP clothing store, has taken ill and thrown up all over a girl here at work. I must preface this story with the fact that I get a rash around cheap clothes. I don't mean to sound snobby, but it is true. I spent a great deal of time overweight...and I developed an appreciation for good fabric and well made clothes. You see...there were not a lot of options for a working woman who wore a size 22. I was a regular in the "plus" dept at Macy's. I had yards, no bolts, of fabric from Jones New York, Liz...and Ang HATED my Liz collection, among others...and they were, well made. Now that I can shop at places like Forever 21 (ok...technically, I CAN'T shop there, because I haven't been 21 in quite a few years...) I am appalled at the lack of quality that passes for fashion these days. This girl was seen sporting a grey mini dress...short sleeves, short skirt...with a long sleeve blouse underneath. Apparently, this is all the rage among the younger crowd. I don't get it, but whatever. The mini dress SKIMMED high mid thigh. When she sat down, I TOTALLY saw London (as in...I see London, I see France...) I saw more of her than my husband has seen of me in weeks! She pulled this outfit together with MUSTARD yellow shoes. Confused? Me too! It is the ugliest outfit EVA! Her hair? Not sure what we are trying to pull there...the top is pulled back in a clip...then the bottom is kind of twisted and up and fixed with another clip. Looking like 2 very different hairstyles, all sitting down together. It was hard to look away. It was even harder not to stage an intervention and go all "Glamour Don't" on her ass. She is young. I guess she is entitled to her mistakes...I know I made them...thinking about the plaid short/vest combo that I rocked one day, early in my work career.
Let's all send a get well card to Forever 21...in hopes to avoid any further vomiting on anyone!!

2 comments:

Melissa said...

LMAOOOOOOOOO I was just telling a friend yesterday about your fashion commentary. It never ceases to slay me.

Secret S said...

Still hate the Liz... but not so muc as Forever 21...