March 27 07

okay, i’ve said it before, and i still stand by it, i love to shop. Shoes, clothes, purses, hair accessories. if it can be sold, i will buy it. but, lately, i haven’t had the desire to shop. why, you ask? because i’m afraid. i’m afraid that 2007 is going to go down in fashion history as being bad, bad, bad. worse than the 80’s. it’s going to show up on someone’s thursday thirteen as being the worst year to buy clothing.

yesterday, i decided to suck up my pride, hit the mall and find me a killer outfit for the Urbanmoms bash tomorrow night. Needless to say, i’m going to be attending the gala in nothing but what the good lord gave me because i left completely empty handed.

because i didn’t want to buy this:

or this:

or this:

or this:

seriously, what is this world coming to?? it’s almost like someone took a trip through Mischa Barton’s

and Mary Kate Olsen’s


closet and said, “dudes! this is where it’s AT!”

where it’s at, my ass. (although you’ll never see my ass because it is supposed to be hiding behind bag dresses and billowing pieces of fabric). i have a killer ass. i’ve worked hard to get my ass to look the way it does…my ass doesn’t do billowing.

it’s all about high waistlines, metallics, bedazzled and bejewelled (where’s Tana and her bedazzler when we need it??), 60’s retro futurist dresses, florals (seriously, NO ONE looks good in floral prints. no one.), bold prints, neon brights, slouch looks, trapeze volumes (hello? trapeze’s belong ONLY in the circus).

i think i’ll be skipping the mall this year and i’ll stick to buying lululemons on ebay….


  1. High waistline = Chantal looking pregnant.

    As if I’m going to spend money to make myself the subject of midriffical speculation?

    Comment by Chantal on March 27, 2007
  2. HAHAHA. This year’s clothing is a giant pile of ugly.

    Comment by Rebecca on March 27, 2007
  3. good grief what is up with all of that ugliness?glad i don’t follow fashion trends.i would look ridiculous in that crap.better to find something old and classy from your closet Ali,to wear.

    Comment by LAVENDULA on March 27, 2007
  4. I am so with you! I tried to buy some spring work clothes and left with NOTHING. It’s all so damn ugly!

    Comment by Katt on March 27, 2007
  5. lululemons make even my post-partum ass killer!
    i think it’s something about the fabric.

    Comment by Christine on March 27, 2007
  6. HAHA. I totally agree with you. The fashion industry is playing with our minds!

    Comment by Green Eyed Girl on March 27, 2007
  7. I agree totally. And thankfully, I can only afford to clothe my children in the latest fashions. Which will NOT look like any of those, I might add! ME – jeans, sweatshirts and tees. Easy-peazy.

    Comment by Jay on March 27, 2007
  8. I know! There is some sketchy stuff out there in the stores these days. Hopefully they’re just passing fads and the true classics will reign supreme. 🙂
    I see you’re reading the Memory Keeper’s Daughter…I just finished it last week and really enjoyed it.

    Comment by Amanda on March 27, 2007
  9. yeah, very disturbing trends. i’ve also been freaked out by all the teeny bopper stores selling shirts and dresses that look like lingerie. lady m wrote a post about how this year was the year for teenage pregnant hookers. 😛

    Comment by lara on March 27, 2007
  10. What the ???
    for once I am glad I am pregnant and cannot shop.

    Comment by lisa b on March 27, 2007
  11. I’d rather have the high waistlines than the low-risers…

    However, I am very happy the tunic is coming back into style for those of us who are hip-happy. 🙂

    Comment by Stacy on March 27, 2007
  12. I have to take issue with your comment that these billowing dresses conceal your fab ass. I took my newly single self out on St. Patrick’s day in a empire waisted mini dress and got lots of comments on my fab ass. Maybe my dress was a little too short though. 😉

    I found myself wearing same dress to work with flat and (gasp!) leggings yesterday. What has the world come to? I did feel incredibly chic though and the 20 somethings in my office were very jealous.

    Comment by JennV on March 28, 2007
  13. I do like the last one, out of all of these designing messes.

    Comment by Sparky Duck on March 28, 2007
  14. I think 2007 is so bad because the fashions are MODIFIED from the ’80s. Seriously, in the past couple of months, I’ve seen banana clips, leg warmers, off-the-shoulder sweaters, and other things I can’t think of right now. Plus, all the skinny pants. I really think someone out there is trying to bring the ’80s back.

    Comment by JP on March 29, 2007
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