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Saturday, September 12, 2015

When the PC Brigade Picks Your Wardrobe

I was watching a rerun of What Not To Wear — not by choice but on account of the sad truth that I am seriously whipped — and I noticed Stacy London's unhealthy predilection for the word appropriate. Her fashion victim of the hour loved her own colorful attire, but pundit Stacy was quick to point out that her sense of dress was... 'not appropriate.' So now I'm wondering, what does it mean when someone calls your style inappropriate, and should you really care? 

It is easy to say no, but not everyone is as strong as you are, dear reader, plus there is a difference between saying no because that's what you want to say and saying no because being judged can be hurtful and you secretly wish they would stop pointing their finger at you. Why is it that herds of people feel more comfortable if you are like them? Where does this collective fear or arrogance come from?

Stacy should know better. Doesn't she know it's okay to be different in the land of the free and the home of the brave? Doesn't she know that wearing a bright orange suit is, in fact, a brave thing to do, and that a world in which all of us are interchangeable, visually or otherwise, is a world that some of us don't want to inhabit?

Uniformity makes me sick. Uniformity breeds tones of grey. It does not inspire. It reminds me of 1984 — the book, not the year. So what if someone likes to wear a bright yellow shirt with a shocking pink polka dot skirt and rainbow stockings to boot? Stacy kept telling her poor fashion offender that she didn't look appropriate, and I could tell it really hurt her. She mustered the courage to defend herself by saying, 'A pilot once said he loved it.' Trying to be funny, Stacy's equally condescending co-host Clinton Kelly retorted, 'What pilot? The kind that makes a plane crash?'

The way I see it, fashion fascists are blind. At best, they suffer from a special type of tunnel vision. Looking different isn't inherently wrong. Maybe you want to be different because you want to stand out. Maybe you want to stand out because once upon a time, when you were a kid and fairly unhappy, you were pretty much invisible, and, like me, your inner color now is a darker shade of blue as a result — and you just don't like that color. Why would that be wrong?

I, for one, would encourage everyone to not be like everybody else if it makes you happy, that is. Life is too short to waste it wearing a straightjacket just because it makes the people that surround you feel more at ease. You see, if you are like them, the subliminal message you're feeding their brain is one of acceptance and confirmation, and they like that. They like it when everything you do, say and even believe mirrors who they themselves want to be or be seen as. They need that confirmation. Deep down inside, they crave it. Ironically, it makes them visible for all the right reasons. Why do you think meat eaters ridicule vegetarians? When they ask you why you are a veggie, what they are really saying is, 'Is there's something wrong with me because I eat meat?' So If I were to wear a bright green suit today just for the fun of it, they'd make fun of me because they, of course, would never wear it. And they, mind you, represent the indisputable, nay, incontrovertible standard of all things appropriate and boring.

Or is what I'm saying inappropriate?

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Stacy saves the day.

138 comments:

  1. Yep, screw that crap
    Dress how one wants at their side of the map
    Within reason though
    Don't need a walmart ass crack show
    If one wants to wear orange or this or that
    Let them where they are at
    Idiot people like her get rich saying idiot things
    And the sheep listen as they wait in the wings

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    1. No crack show
      That would be a no no
      But pick the patterns you like
      Let them take a hike
      Or sit on a bike
      As the sheep go wild
      And the bs gets piled

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    2. Hopefully they take a hike
      Somewhere we like
      Like off a cliff
      That would end any fashion tiff

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    3. Sounds like a plan
      Spoken like a man!

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    4. I put him in the slammer
      That no-good son of a spammer!

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    5. So the spammer had a son?
      Is that why spamming is never done

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    6. That's right
      They can go on all night

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    7. Hmm the later can be more fun
      Double the fun by a ton

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    8. Unless you're out of luck
      And get hit by a truck
      Or a fox
      On the rocks
      On a goat
      In a boat
      Or a cat
      That's a bat
      Or a snake
      On a break

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  2. Be original as long as that original is the same as me. That's what they are really saying.
    Bright yellow shirt with a shocking pink polka dot skirt and rainbow stockings - as long as a guy isn't wearing that, I'm fine with it.
    I have suits, sharp casual, and my favorite, t-shirts and jeans. (And at home, that's shorts with no underwear. Because I can.) I'm not rocking anyone's fashion world. I just want to be comfortable.

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    1. Exactly. What, are you saying you would never wear rainbow stockings? Ever? There's no price?

      Shorts with no underwear... White shorts?

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  3. I used to watch that show. It had some good ideas. I found their verbal bashing of contestants inappropriate!

    BTW - kudos for the "Home Ninja" in shorts less the underwear. (Alex!!!)

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    1. Less the underwear... Why am I not surprised you noticed? Yeah, their verbal bashing was supposed to be funny. Supposed to...

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  4. Erin Brockavitch must have had her own "sexy style" for work because...... or at least that was the way she was portrayed in the movie. I wonder what advice Stacy would give her. My lawyer daughter is now involved in a class action case and has to go out and interview people. The first thing I alway ask her is, "What did you wear? Did you
    show boobs and plenty of leg? She gives me a coy look and says "Yes." But it's really not her style so perhaps she lies. Although, if it worked for Erin, why not?

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    1. There she is... the one and only Manzanita. Good morning. How's my plant? Is it still growing on a daily basis or has it reached its full potential? She gave you a coy look and THEN she said, 'Yes'? Oh my, I like her already. Not on account of the boobs and the plenty of leg, of course (liar liar). I admire her attitude (that's true, as true as gold).

      So, how are you today?

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    2. Morning ......Oh what a beautiful morning....is that from Oklahoma? I have never known anyone who lives/lived in Oklahome.

      I have a full-bloom summer picture of your plant that I plan to use as a header but my chickens are so adorable, it's difficult to remove them. What a dummy, I should have taken a picture of the plant as the chickens were freely roaming and snacking on bugs.

      I'm living in a sea of banality. The whole world is banal. I belong off the grid.

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    3. A sea of banality? Say it ain't so at your show. Oh don't remove the chickens. You like them too much.

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  5. What suits the person
    That will be enough reason
    Fashion sense is personal
    It is created to sell

    They create their best
    And they put to test
    Consumers make their choice
    Inappropriate only when color is involved

    Color sense has to follow certain norms
    In line with certain known forms
    Not too loud with good combinations
    Should do well for general acceptance

    Hank

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    1. Hank, how are you doing? Mind your outfit when your surrounded by fashion fashists and their offspring, my friend. And when I say, 'Mind your outfit', obviously I mean where something flashy and unexpected. No?

      Well, maybe once in a blue moon.

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  6. I'm a vegetarian, just have never liked meat. And I get comments...often. Never did bother me though. The clothing thing though... yeah, I think people should be able to wear what they want... or what they have. I recently went to a job interview in a nice dress shirt and slacks. I walked in and the dentist (I was applying to be his lowly calendar assistant for a meager $50k a year) said, 'oh no! no! no! that's not what we wear to work here (the clothes were neutral-colored, not even bright orange, hahaha)! with his big fake, very toothy smile. That was before he even said hello. The interview went downhill from there. ;) I've worked in a place where suits were required. Had a closet full of the best designers. But that was a different life and I'm starting over at dirt bottom. That DDS should have made me sad, or made me feel judged but he didn't. In fact, he made my confidence soar. I'm doing the best I can, it's got to be good enough for me. If it's not good enough for him, well...there are lots of other employers in the sea. :) Phooey to people who are quick to judge.

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    1. Well, that makes two of us, and for the same reason too. That dentists needs another checkup, if you know what I mean. Before he said hello? That guy needs a needle where it hurts, I tell ya. I bet he felt superior too.

      Doing the best you can is good enough for me. Now, tell me about your wonderful recipes...

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    2. lol to the needle. That'd stop the fake smile he held for the rest of the time, I betcha' :)

      And I do have some solid vegetarian recipes. :)

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  7. I see you had a visit above from that biatch Beatrix! Disgusting troll she is!

    Can't stand Stacy myself. She is so full of herself, has no style of her own, and is irritatingly stupid and rude. Clinton is much better. And Clinton sure does have style!

    Admittedly most of their guests really do look like clowns... and I don't mean those who match crazy colours, but those who walk around like sluts... sluttiness has its time and place and that place ain't Walmart or your office. But I did see many episodes in which Stacy would literally offend people who just dress plain or drab.

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    1. Is Stacie on a new "dress show?" I briefly saw her recently and she is really skinny, I didn't recognize her at first. She was dressed like a tenny bopper.

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    2. I guess the word is teeny bopper.

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    3. @Dezzmeister - Put that spammer in the slammer! So, in short, you're not really a fan of Stacy? Shocker! Well, I'm a fan of hers but she has to be rrrrreal quiet. Delete delete. I didn't mean to type this, honey. Dezzy made me do it. Anyway...

      @Manzanita - I wouldn't know. I was forced to watch a rerun of the show. The horror! (I know.) She is skinny? Then she must be very hungry. Teen bopper Stacy. Now, all she needs is a date and she's ready for a stroll down memory lane. I think it's called midlife crisis.

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    4. Why does she have that white thread of hair on her head like skunk's tail? She is so nasty... I couldn't watch the show because of her nastiness....
      Now we lurv naughtiness, but we don't do nastiness.... Dezzy has spoken! Now, if Clint could send us some of his shirts and waistcoats... he is so stylish!

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    5. Why? Because she thinks it's classy, is why. Man, it doesn't happen very often that an appealing outside (minus said skunk tail) doesn't do it for me on account of a less than pleasant inside (even if it's supposedly part of the script). Do you know what I mean?

      So what's your naughty plan as to Clint's shirts and waistcoats? Well?

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    6. No plan, I just like the way he combines colours and patterns... reminds me of moiself sometimes.

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  8. Rosie
    Maybe you should have gone for the interview dressed like Erin Brockovitch, as I told my daughter (above). lol Maybe a good set of teeth isn't all the dentist likes to look at.
    The owner of a farm store here, only hired blond, huge chested women. Someone called my attention to it and sure enough, they all looked like dolly dingles. He didn't seem to care about the teeth. Ha

    Oh I better be careful. Blue likes to keep his blog respectable.

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    1. Dolly dingles... Is that a fact? Well, now...am I to conclude that he chooses his employees... respectably? ;) You don't have to be careful. You have privileges.

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  9. I get what you're saying about originality being threatening, how differences frighten people whose hold on their identity is tentative at best. Also, yes, that show is horrifying. However, there are situations for "appropriate" dress. If a guest at a wedding shows up also wearing a wedding dress, wouldn't that be inappropriate? There's a fine line between being unique and being so desperate for attention that you're trying to distract attention from others onto yourself. That's why, even though I like punk music, I didn't like the punk esthetic a bunch of people trying so hard not to conform that they conform. It's all a dance we play, wanting to fit in while also wanting to be thought of as a unique snowflake. We're all unique and we're all the same.

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    1. it wouldn't be inappropriate, that would be crazy

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    2. @The Green Pickster - I hear that you get what I'm saying. I, for one, would never wear red speedos on my first date either. On a less serious note, I need to thank you for not inviting me to your wedding. Who knows what would've happened! Would you have been very confused?

      @Adam - Crazy as in nuts on a platter!

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    3. I recently heard about a wedding someone went to where the other female guests wore white dresses..I thought this was a no no out of respect for the bride who should be the only one wearing white as it is "her" day.

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    4. So her wedding dress wasn't blue?

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  10. Some of those people who dress like that are only looking for attention though

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    1. True, but let them. If that's what they want to do, I'm all for it. Just don't expect me to share their enthusiasm.

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  11. I have seen that show a time or two..I stopped watching after they threw all this woman's clothes in the garbage and she cried...I mean the pain was real you could see it in her eyes. Then they said you can pick one thing and she did and they rolled their eyes. Click...that was the end of that show.

    At work we have a dress code and it is expected that you will adhere to the rules. We used to have a jean day once a week until a couple of people went too casual...wearing torn jeans and logo t-shirts..instead of talking to the offenders they took the day from all of us..control and power and now everyone has to conform.

    haha - off work I wear what I like...the heck with the rest...in reality we should not judge people by what they wear or not wear...maybe, people think I'm strange when I wear my star and moon skirt with moccasins or sandals...yeah, people do look...just sayin'...

    some do it for attention look at Miley Cyrus - the more outrageous the outfit the more publicity... the more publicity the more money she makes...

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    1. My point exactly. Why hurt someone, right? At work I'm the only one wearing a full-blown suit. I like it that way for many a reason if you know what I mean. I'm sure you look great wearing your star and moon skirt with moccasins or sandals.

      Making more money... I wonder what that is like.

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    2. ps - forgot to say, you do look dashing in your black pants and white shirt..running off to work with that briefcase in hand...Do you wear a vest with your suits or just jacket and pants? Is it the suit that makes the man or the man that makes the suit? Just pondering

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    3. It is the man that makes the suit. I've seen men wearing a suit and I could tell they're not used to wearing them. I used to wear a vest too, by these days I tend to stick to a shirt with a high collar (two buttons), a fine tie, pants and jacket. No blue suede shoes though.

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    4. what - no blue suede shoes...well that will never do...let's go shopping for some real soon..so what type of shoes do you wear? A shirt with two buttons? Isn't that a bit hard to get on?

      oh and I agree it is the man that makes the suit...for if you take the suit off what are you left with???? Just pondering..

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    5. James bond wears them all the time :) They are great and easy to get on. As for the non-blue suede shoes, I'm a guy so I'm 100% ignorant as to the many names there undoubtedly are to label shoes. I guess I wear James Bond shoes, only cheaper. Tom Ford is way out of most people's league, you see.

      I like the way you ponder.

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    6. Hmm - Can I call you James ..James Blue Bond..suave special agent ..master of special attire..wears his suit well ..

      Sorry Blue, I don't know much about shoes for men and I buy mine in outlets with a deep discount.

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    7. James Blue... The Reboot. I like the sound of that, True. Discount... I love that word.

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  12. Right now I'm wearing a vintage Hanes t-shirt with a mustard stain that just doesn't ever seem to go away. Mustard stains - all the rage now. Get yours before it's too late.

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  13. Never heard of this show or watched it. I live in jeans and tee-shirts or sweat shirts; might be considered inappropriate but thankfully I work at home :)

    betty

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  14. Hey Blue! Your opener is a hoot and your meme is great. I love your memes!
    And your message is true, folks need to wear what makes them feel good about themselves. We all need to find our own style and go with it.
    Have a wondrous Sunday afternoon, dear Blue.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. So what is your own style?

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    2. Depends on if I'm home or going out. When I'm home it tends to be 'scary style'.

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    3. Blue, are you wearing your skinny jeans in that meme?

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    4. She made me wear it!

      Scary style huh? Am I trembling yet? ;)

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  15. I'm 45 years old now and I feel like I'm old enough to pick out my own clothes and wear whatever I want. I say wear what you want and who cares what others think.

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    1. I'm 45 years old and I couldn't agree more, Mary.

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  16. The last time I went to a family wedding, a certain relative of mine who shall remain nameless, looked at the skirt and blouse I had borrowed from my daughter because I couldn't afford new clothes, and said, If the people from What Not To Wear were here, they'd take you in a room and get rid of those clothes. I guess I'd come out of the room naked because it's appropriate.

    Well, fuck me.

    Love,
    Janie

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  17. I think people who are different from us make us scared and nervous as well. I used to enjoy watching shows like What Not to Wear until I realized having everyone wear the same type of thing and the same type of style would be utterly dull and unoriginal. Uninspired, I say!

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    1. Uninspired and chicken shit. Pardon my Swedish.

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  18. I spent from 18 - 25ish wearing as inappropriate clothing as possible!!! Goth/punk style - too short, too long, too see through - & truly delighted in the looks of distaste I'd receive out & about LOL. These day's I err on the side of comfort. But I am wearing the fluorescent orange runners at work today that my hubby hates :-)

    The people from that show sound bloody awful.

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    1. Too see through... no kidding. I don't think I've ever been guilty of that. I wear blue suits with blue shirts and blue ties. No joke. I guess that means I'm aptly named. The fluorescent orange runners... that your hubby loves? ;) He does. You know he does. No?

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    2. The dark blue ones, the purple ones, the pink & purple ones, the light blue ones & the new purple & blue ones he likes. He truly does not like the orange ones LOL!!!!

      I think you need to lash out & chose some different coloured ties!!!!!

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    3. PS the see through - i had a skin coloured body suit I used to wear underneath a couple of very see through tops & the grannys would just about flip their wigs thinking I was well, um, you know.......flashing my headlights!!

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    4. You're right. I need to change my ways and go wild. How about an orange tie?

      Flip their wigs hahaha.Flashing your headlight... What an appropriately inappropriate thing to say. Be gentle now. My neck already hurts from all that rubberneckin' ;)

      Flip their wigs haha that's so funny.

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    5. probably an old fashioned aussie saying...............dunno where I got it from!!!

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    6. Did I write 'headlight' instead of... headlights? I guess my mind sort of wandered off ;) Well, it's a great saying. I'm gonna use it.

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  19. Dressing inappropriately, to me, brings to mind not wearing enough clothing ;)

    Which can be totally appropriate in the right setting!

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  20. Hello my lovely.

    Doesn’t wearing a bright orange suit mean you’re in prison where you come from?
    I don’t like the sound of these hosts; there’s no need to be facetious to their victims.

    I do think that sometimes attire can be inappropriate: for example, if you were to trot off to school dressed in your tights, my Blue, I don’t think your students would concentrate on what’s coming out of your mouth. :) Similarly, were I to don my PVC basque and killer heels for a meeting with my bank manger, I don’t think he’d view my in depth business plan on overseas property investment as a serious aspiration. He’d be wrong, of course, but it’s how we are programmed-to judge on what we see. People usually make an assumption about us within the first 8 seconds. We all do it even if we say we don’t.

    However, you are right that it isn’t important. When we are all naked in a sauna, it is then that one should see the real thread and colour of a person. That which shines from within.

    Put your green suit on and I’ll fetch my heels. Meet you in Starbucks in 2 hours;)

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    1. Hello, my lovely. Good to hear from you. You do know I miss hearing your voice. But um... what's wrong with my skinny superblue tights? My students love it when I'm wearing them (unabashedly of course) while lecturing them on the importance of appropriate language. The trick is to not get overly excited when teaching 25-year-old female students - if you catch my drift. That would be slightly inappropriate on so many levels. 'Where's my marker? Oh there it is.... '

      Meetings? Yikes. Jules, I am not a fan of meetings unless you decide to show up wearing your PVC basque and killer heels. I mean, I have to draw the line somewhere, right? Right? Very right. ;)

      Starbucks, here we come.

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    2. Well, I hope you got my message. I've been through three cups already and people are starting to stare at me very inappropriately! ;)

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    3. I love your poetry, Jules. Just love it. Thanks for making my day. Again.

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  21. Appropriate? I suppose that's one of those to each their own when it comes to fashion. I despise shopping so that means my wardrobe is out of date. I'm just not one to run out and buy the latest and greatest when I know the only place I'd wear it is to work or dinner. Who wants to spend that kind of money? Who can? Me - I'm happiest in sweats and t-shirt. How's that for appropriate?

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    1. I think it's very appropriate and sensible.

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  22. What's appropriate is a matter of opinion. It's rude to be condescending towards another, especially when it's over fashion.

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    1. and it is not even what she says but how she says it... she always sounds evil and mean, not protective and kind. I mean she can trash you if she thinks she's a fashion expert, but she's not just trashing your taste, she is looking to offend you as a human being and make you smaller than a bean.

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    2. @Sherry - So true.
      @Dezzy - So true. How is the magic word. But do tell... how small is that bean?

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    3. You reckon she is so evil to those people because she gets no action in bed and is cranky ?

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    4. How would I know? Does the spy suspect I wish I knew?

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    5. that is my fave theory for all the cranky people.... sometimes me included LOL

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    6. You have just solved the puzzle that is my life!

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    7. wait, what, you ain't getting any? To quote a certain Bluish gent - tell me it ain't so!

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    8. Ah you know how to read between the lines. Suffice it to say I could get plenty but my snore is not in sync with my hardware.

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    9. well ya don't have to wait for the snore time to get some.... do a midday hump or a morning quickie :) Or some five o'clock teatime action!

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  23. Look, I'm 35 and probably get eye rolls all day long from other women my age. The thing is, I don't give 2 shits what they, or anyone else thinks about my attire. I've always been a wild card when it comes to most of my choices, fashion and others. I just bought some Sleeping Beauty leggings on eBay that I fully intend to wear to workout in at the gym. Probably inappropriate, but oh well. I have some Wonder Woman shoes I wear when the mood strikes, or I'll throw on my vintage Rainbow Brite tee. I am a meat eater, and I will not apologize for that. I won't let the opinions of someone else dictate what I should eat, what I should wear, or affect any other aspect of my life. I also don't preach to others about their choices either. Live and let live. C'est la vie!

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    1. I love your candor. But did you say, '2 shits'? You did, didn't you? Haha! How appropriate. I remember your special leggings. They look good on you. I once saw Dezzy wearing similar ones but they look beter on you. (Hi Dezz.)

      Live and let live. Amen to that.

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    2. excuse moi, but I only own Frozen leggings, thank you very much... the ones you borrowed from me, Blue, and never returned......

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    3. Don't forget to wash them before sending them back.....

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    4. I want some Frozen leggings! Off to eBay to see if they have some!....

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    5. Frozen... leggings? Are you sure that's what you want?

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    6. yes, who does she imagine to walk in frozen leggins? And won't her bum freeze in frozen leggings?

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    7. Be a gentleman. Theresa is a lady, sir!

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  24. I really like the show What Not To Wear. Granted, Stacy and Clinton can be pretty rough on someone in the beginning. (I think they view it as a fashion intervention and they can't mince words... ha!). The thing that I like is that they try to incorporate what someone loves about their style into something that is more flattering to their shape. The thing most people don't know (I admit, I don't know!) what is flattering to their shape. Most of us just try to hide what we don't like, but we don't necessarily do it in a flattering way.

    I hope that the person at the end of that show had vibrant color in their wardrobe that looked really good on them. That is the goal.

    If you haven't watched Stacy's new show, Love Lust or Run, maybe you should. In that one she is more sensitive to the person. You can tell she really does care and she doesn't want anyone to feel badly about how they look. So many people dress badly on the outside because they hate themselves on the inside. That's just no way to live.

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    1. I told you you were smart Just read your own comments at Blue's lair and you'll know it's true. I agree they always try to incorporate what someone loves about their own style into something that is more 'appropriate', but what does appropriate really mean? Appropriate is what the majority of us consider appropriate. That's the defining factor, and it's 100% subjective. Well, who am I lecturing.

      Love Lust or Run? I see. I wonder what that is all about. So she's got a show that's called Love, Lust or Run and she is more sensitive in that one? Thanks for the tip. Now I'm curious. Are her fashion offenders women?

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  25. ...says the man who wears fancy suits... ;)
    however, I'm so with you. I love rainbow stockings, but I'm just not brave enough to wear them in public. I don't like being stared at, or laughed at. Because people are mean and they do stare and laugh. Heck, I used to get stares of disgust when I wore my sneakers with my business pencil skirt while walking to work. There was no chance I was going to ruin my feet walking that far in my corporate-appropriate shoes.

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    1. Ah but here is the catch, Lynda.Although suits are often seen as straightjackets, I wear them because I love them. I'm also the only one who wears fancy suits with bling bling lapel pins. I even have a green (and I mean GREEN) suit... (I know).

      Not brave enough to wear them in public? Why not? Don't they look good on you? I know they'd look good on DEZZY... He still needs to send me a picture, though. Yes, people are mean, and history shows that people who are different are turned into outcasts. Today it's still the same, depending on where you are on this beautiful planet of ours (well, we think it is ours...). Strangely enough, I don't own sneakers. I just don't wear them. Strange huh?

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    2. and I own only sneakers :P Since I don't have a car and always walk everywhere.... my poor feet covered gazillions of miles in their life... It's only flipflops for me over summer and sneakers in other seasons.

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    3. Love flip flops♥️ just sayin'

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    4. Flip flops, flop flips
      Prancin' around, showing them hips!
      (Sing along, Linda)

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    5. That's what Dezzy does, Linda haha not you haha that's so funny.

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  26. i havent seen that show, Blue, but i used to watch the one with the late Joan Rivers. it's one thing to point out the quirks but to say mean things that are almost personal, that's kind of damaged, isn't it?
    people should be able to express themselves in clothes in any way they want as long as the dresscode, cultural sensitivities, if there are any, is respected. i do plan my clothes when i go out here. depending on where and who i will be with, i try to respect the differences between cultures. it doesn't mean that i'm changing because i'm bothered about what people may think of me.

    i like wearing blacks or blacks-and-whites together because i feel neutral and most comfortable in them. but i do have a small variation of other colours which i wear sparingly. i'm not always comfortable in colours.
    my fav: a combination of solid black and white, with a bold red or yellow somewhere.
    but just black and white makes me feel complete.

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    1. yes, some meat eaters sometimes do that. but have you seen the look of disgust and arrogance in some vegans when they're among meat eaters? lol. they are the same, if not worse.

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    2. Yes, they are the same. Good point. Black and white we can unite... Well, at least you know what makes you feel complete. I still have a long way to go.

      The dresscode... what's that? Why does that word make my skin crawl?

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  27. Oh hell yeah! Wildly inappropriate. But please stay that way. I am so so tired of listening to people who have counted and re-counted every word they speak, just in case they may offend someone.... And while you're at it, lime green and polka dots are fine!

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    1. Ah the notorious eggshell walkers.. What a way to live. I used to have a lime tie. Where is that thing? My ex must have burned it.

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  28. Oh I love that show, especially Clint and Stacy!!! And, I never would think you were whipped. I attributed it to your lust of suits and your love of skinny jeans. Hehe

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  29. I actually enjoyed that show especially when one can see that the people gave up on themselves and just didn't feel good about themselves any more. It often helped improve the person view of themselves. When people wore think that they thought were sexy but was actually really slutty which gave out all the wrong vibes to people, I thought those 2 helped. I am also one for showing one's individuality. If people love to wear bright colours together-great! If they love to wear nothing but black-good for them but when they wear pajama bottoms to the store because they just don't care to change into sweats-that is lazy and edging towards not caring about themselves. Oh well

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    1. You're right, Birgit. They helped their fashion offenders. It's just that their 'funny' comments weren't funny but just plain mean in the name of Fun (haha), because that's good for the ratings. The only thing I care about is how someone feels when they are wearing certain clothes. If they love their own style, who are we to impose our own sense of dress or that of the majority? Helping someone is, of course, a good thing.

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  30. There are certain circumstances in which I would say a particular type of clothing could be considered inappropriate (such as wearing a bikini to a funeral, or anyone other than the bride wearing white at a wedding), otherwise I'm pretty "live and let live." If you want to wear a bright yellow suit to work, go for it. If anything, I'm impressed, because I could NEVER wear yellow. (I look AWFUL in that color). If you want to wear shorts with Ugg boots and a parka in the middle of winter, go right ahead. It's admirable that you would regularly shave your legs at that time of year. (Most women don't...just sayin'...)

    Anyhoo, I agree with you, Blue, up to a certain point. Some occasions warrant a bit more consideration and care with regards to wardrobe, but in most situations wear whatever you want.

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    1. Up to a certain point is good enough for me :) Now, tell me about that time you decided to wear something yellow....

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    2. I never decided to wear something yellow. I tried it on once. Once. It was enough to show me that it is definitely NOT my color. I look all washed out and sickly when I wear it. Not good.

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  31. Hi Blue...
    What is appropriate dress?
    I am 65...I wear leggings...skinny jeans...short dresses....
    Hell!
    How inappropriate is that?
    Dress is your expression...your inner self...yours to choose...
    Heck...I'll dress as I please...for as long as I can!
    Thank god my kids don't read your blog! They would kill me!
    Hahahahaha!
    Cheers Blue!
    Linda :o)

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    1. How inappropriate is that? Very, very, verrrrrry inappropriate. Shame on you. Now I will have to notify the fashion authorities. They will come and save you! Hahaha! Hey, are you telling me you've never told your kids about this here little blog of mine? That's even worse than wearing leggings and skinny jeans! Shame on you plus two!

      Cheers Linda :)

      It's Thursday
      Such a fun day

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    2. Nope...never...I am anonymous here on-line!
      Remember....I am their Mom! Hahaha!
      Today was awesome...my dear Miss V here with us again♥️
      Have I mentioned that my daughter is a single Mom?
      Well...I guess I just did!
      She needs us....
      Off to the glorious cottage in the morning....ahhhhhhh!
      Have a great weekend Blue!

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    3. Ah the ever so lovely Miss V. Have fun, Linda. :)

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  32. I've always marched to a different drum, and I always will, BG! I was cheering Pat's song today, "Turn up the Crazy!" Life is too short not to do what makes you happy! Aside from harming others, of course. Have a good one!

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    1. You've always marched to a different drum... Is that a fact? I've always danced to a different beat. Ha! Turn up the crazy, alright. Cat, do you hear me? (He's probably asleep, that lazy bit of rhyming fur haha!

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    2. One can be lazy when crazy
      And then you'd think crazy is lazy

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    3. That's deep... really, really deep
      Now, I know I won't be able to sleep

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    4. Keeping you up at night?
      Angie will thank me for no snoring plight

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    5. When I say, 'up', I don't mean UP
      Now I need another drink... where's my cup?

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    6. lol I didn't mean gutter
      But I can see how that would make one stutter

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