The Fashion Statement

22 Apr

Yesterday I went shopping with my homegirl, Nancy.

 

We decided to traipse into Forever 21, even though neither of us are 21. But, hey I have a giftcard. And they usually have clothing for poor young professionals scattered about their store… but not yesterday.

Yesterday was different…We didn’t understand anything that store had going on…

We passed racks, displays, and even footwear before pondering a very important question… When did we become this old? Why were all the clothes so unpurchaseable?

Neon pink baseball caps with fancy flowers on it?

I want to meet the 16 year old who wants to wear this. Just call me Blossom!

Jean backpacks for purses with neon pink trim?

I had this as a kid… it was even ugly then.

Oxford shirts cut into mullet shirts?

Dresses cut into mullet dresses?

Decorative leopard bras as clothes?

Shirts that said “Never trust a cowboy”? (Really, what have cowboys done to us? And in Los Angeles, how often do you encounter them enough to not trust them?)

And everything else is completely transparent, and says “Beverly Hills” on it.

What the what, Forever 21?!? I know I’m 27, but when did people decide to dress like my 1990s Hawaiian barbie?

This is my Tuesday meeting outfit… don’t ask what kind of clients I’m meeting with…

I just can’t fathom I would feel comfy like this! So, I spent half my gift card on some jewelry and some sunglasses. And well I think glasses are supposed to be see-through in parts so I’m doing okay!

I am just going to say remember when all the clothes were heavily Mad Men Inspired? Yeah I was down with that.

Until then I can draw Nancy wearing all the clothes she passed up yesterday:

It’s like so many layers… but still completely breezy!

♥Lauren

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9 Responses to “The Fashion Statement”

  1. Cakes McCain April 22, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Ick! Sounds like my local mall. Anything NOT a rayon-polyester blend and made in China? Thus the reason I love Etsy.com. I just had this made into an adult skirt and it’s fabulous! https://www.etsy.com/listing/100401008/girls-instamagic-vintage-polaroid-camera ;) xox

    • Viciously Sweet April 23, 2013 at 10:19 am #

      OMG. That is the world’s cutest skirt.
      And now I’m going to start etsy-ing more seriously. I just cant hang with this generic ick any longer!

      • Cakes McCain April 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

        It’s not only the ICK, I can’t believe in our civilized world our countries allow the mass importation of goods from China when they know their government has no regard for fair labour, and the rights and freedoms of it’s citizens. (The artist Ai Wei Wei comes to mind here.) Be aware of what your buying and boycott when possible! xox

  2. Jen and Tonic April 23, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Everything at Forever21 fits me like I was trying to put on a baby onesie.

    • Viciously Sweet April 27, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      I think they were selling onesies… but with mullet butt tails.
      If I could squeeze more than an arm in one of them personally, I would run all around town dressed like Ziggy Stardust… except for more flammable.

  3. The Hook April 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Another winning post and doodle. Well done!

  4. Katherine May 4, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    That drawing was so funny. I know what you mean, fashion these days it’s just…makes my eyes bleed, so many colors that hurts the eye, tasteless placed, and all the bling-bling, over sized jewelry and way too transparent and small clothes. But nothing describes it better than you statement” Hawaiian Barbie”.

    • Viciously Sweet May 8, 2013 at 11:31 am #

      OMG. Your description of the current clothes crisis just made my entire day.

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