January 25, 2012

Two Truly Strange Trends I Can’t Get Behind….

Mamas, am I getting old?  I mean…I kinda embraced the sweatpant-in-public trend.  I want to love the silky pajamas in public trend…but…sigh.  It seems a bit much, although I concede that someone out there will look amazing in it.

But seriously Mamas.  Sweatpants and pajamas are nothing compared to the two latest trends to come across my desk.  I keep staring at these pics, thinking I am missing something….

Colorblocking for Accidents

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Perhaps it's just me.  But these pants look an awful lot like R's….when he hasn't made it to the bathroom in time.  Cause, you know, he was too busy playing.  And it was something SO totally exciting that it was worth "color-blocking" his pants.  Little did he know how stylish a bathroom accident could be!  Way to go Raines!!  

Oh, J Brand.  You know I love you.  But I just don't get this one.  Maybe the intention was thigh-slimming?  If so….why not try slimming the outside of thighs?  Wouldn't that work better?  

In conclusion:  The rear view

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Exposed Control Top

So I saw this pic come across my lookbook.nu feed and I thought, "Oh my gosh!  She doesn't realize!!"  And my face turned a little red for her.  I honestly hate when this stuff happens.




And then, further down, I saw this pic:


 And that's when I realized:  It's a thing.


God, I'm old.



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  • Daina
    January 25, 2012

    You are not old. Whoever thought this up is insane. I love, love, LOVE your blog. You have a wonderful voice!

  • Juggling Chic
    January 25, 2012

    How funny about the color blocking pants. I think they are supposed to be slimming because they have those dresses out there with the same detail! As for the second trend, I think that’s ridiculous 🙂

  • Amy (BiblioMOMia)
    January 25, 2012

    Dying. Does she think those control top lines are sexy, like underwear or something? Craziness!

  • Marianne
    January 25, 2012

    Then I’m getting old, too! Eeww!!

  • Shana
    January 25, 2012

    "she".  Amy, I so wish it was only one person.  At last count, I've now seen 4 different bloggers rocking this in the last few days.  Ugh.  4.

  • Erica
    January 26, 2012

    That is ridiculous. The color-blocking…meh. That seems like one designer who had a bad day. But a trend towards exposing control tops? WTF?

  • Ann
    January 26, 2012

    My high school students do purposefully show their control tops, and most of them are slim, lovely 16 year olds who do not need control top!

  • Crunchy Con Mommy
    January 26, 2012

    I know people try to strive for “edgy” or something, but I think both of these cross the line into tacky. Definitely not anything I’d wear!

  • Jesse Cingel
    January 26, 2012

    When I scrolled down, I thought, ‘really, giant flower hats are a trend? I know everybody’s trying to look like a royal and all, but sheesh.’ Then I realized what you were talking about. They did a segment on funky tights on the today show yesterday and they all looked- blech.

  • Lia
    January 26, 2012

    The pants don’t bother me that much – they’re like a more extreme version of the J Brand riding pants (jodhpur). They would look better if the pants were darker and there was less contrast btw the panels and the fabric. But the control top pantyhose…No. Just no. (And why would anyone wear control top pantyhose if they didn’t need it???)

  • Olivia
    January 26, 2012

    I guess exposing control tops was just the next step after all the showing bra straps and thongs. Definitely not my thing!

  • Kristen
    January 26, 2012

    That daisy picture was me… ha ha just kidding. That is awful. And the color blocking, really? Although that is what my abs look like so… or not.

  • Polina Rivilis
    January 26, 2012

    wow…just wow…i must be getting old too because i don’t get it either. The control top trend must be the winter version of ever so popular among the celebrities ‘no-underpants trend’ we usually see in summer 🙂

  • S
    January 27, 2012

    Thanks for the comments, Gang! And ANN – are you serious? High school? OMG – things have changed.
    Lia – I agree with your changes. But as-is….wow. Such a total fail.
    Kristen – Color-blocked abs….now THAT’s a good idea….
    Polina – your comment cracked me up. Of course.

  • Ann
    January 27, 2012

    Oh, you wouldn’t believe some of the things my students wear.
    Now, that’s a good challenge for a future post…what to wear to teach at a high school and then immediately pick up your kids at the end of the school day and spend the afternoon with them!
    Issue: Don’t want to look dowdy/school-teachery but also don’t want to look “too young” or as if I am copying my students’ clothing choices.

  • margene
    January 27, 2012

    colorblocked pants are not for me either, but have seen not absurd versions of the trend. though this woman can prolly wear whatev.

  • Shana
    January 27, 2012

    Wow Margene!!  Gorgeous pic!!  Personally, I LOVE color-blocked pants when the stripe is on the outside….it's just that weird inner stripe thing that looks so weird.  But your link?  Love it.  Kind of tux-pant inspired.
    Sent from my iPhone

  • No Drama Mama
    January 28, 2012

    Good lord. Why would anyone want to advertise that their thighs only look that thin because of the panty hose? You might as well say, “my thighs are actually two inches bigger.” Sexy.

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