Word of the Day: polemic (puh-LEM-ik) n. an aggressive attack on or refutation of the opinions or principles of another; the art or practice of disputation; OR disputant
Warning, this might be one of my most notnice posts in a long time. But I think you’ll get a kick out of it…
There is this woman who I work with see every day. She has some imaginative outfits.
About 9 months or so ago, a coworker and I,someone else who sees her daily and I decided that her outfits are inspired by movies. We’re pretty sure that she watches a movie and then creates one for the next day based on inspiration from that movie.
We see it sort of like a game to guess what movie she watched.
No, I’m not making this up. And I’m trying to get pictures. So far, she’s been elusive. (And I tried really hardto get one of the Flashdance outfit.) Also note, I don’t pretend to be the fashion police, but I do have common sense when dressing myself and a mirror.
What movies has she been watching? Well…In no particular order:
Star Wars: An olive green skirt, off white peasant shirt, brown potato shaped boots and a tan vest. Oh and she like messed up her hair to look all “sassy” (I put it in quotes because I think that’s what she was going for, but I’m really not sure.) She looked just like an Ewok.
The Color Purple. This one was tricky. She was wearing different shades of purple head to toe. (She matches her head band to the outfit. No joke, sometimes it has a bow or a flower. This one had a bow.) It took us awhile to figure out what movie that was and then it dawned on me! Oh, I felt silly that day.
Little House on the Prairie.(3 different times) Long denimish skirt, flowered shirts, brownish jacket, headbands to match the shirt color, orthopedic looking shoes that tie…
Flashdance. Red tank top, red skirt, grey off the shoulder sweater with red belt. Grey knee high flat boots.
Matilda. Grey jacket with HUGE shoulder pads, grey skirt. I’m talking belch bland jail warden grey people. She looked just like the mean teacher lady in Matilda who was rumored to have shot put the kids
Don’t Tell Mom The Baby Sitter’s Dead. Remember when Sue Ellen was rummaging around her mother’s closet to find something to wear for work? I feel like this outfit could have been included in that wardrobe. Electric Blue Suit with Red shoes, white collared satinish shirt and either the scarf was attached or she saw the need for a white satinish scarf. Need I say more?
Willy Wonka. Bright indigo dress, purple scarf, purple head band. Now you should know that this particular woman is very round. This dress wasn’t long. (In fact, someonemight have commented that it was inappropriately short for a woman of her age and shape.) I swear I could hear the Oompa Loompas singing the Violet song in my head (you know from after she eats the gumball…)
Ok folks, that’s enough snark for me today. I’m telling you, if I could get pictures I would. I will certainly try harder! If I can get a picture of today’s outfit (Brown suede jacket, pink flowered skirt brown flats…it’s screaming at me, but I can’t quite put my finger on what movie it was…sort of Victorianesque meets cow girl) then I’ll post it later and we can guess what movie it’s from.
Request for the Day: What’s the best outfit you’ve seen a coworker wear? And by best of course I mean eye searing head scratching worst thing you’ve seen.