Tuesday, December 20, 2011

casual friday...everyday?

Let's talk about casual fridays. There is a reason they are called casual FRIDAYS, as in, there is no reason for you to dress like a slob everyday of your life. I go to a private school so on a regular day I have to wear a uniform, sometimes like for midterms, they let us dress down at school. They're pretty relaxed about what they let us wear on those dress down days however, it just has to be appropriate. Now, I understand that you are taking a 2 hour exam and that its 8 am in the morning, however, there is no excuse for you to show up looking like a slob. Yes, you can dress comfortably however, they does not mean you can wear an old, ugly sweater that you stole from your grandpa and a pair of lulu lemon yoga pants. I stress NO YOGA PANTS. Leggings are acceptable I like to wear leggings too however, wearing yoga pants (as in the ones that flair out at the end) is never acceptable unless you are coming from or going to some sort of yoga, dance, or exercise event. I don't know what you thought when you were getting dressed this morning but those yoga pants DO NOT look good with that flannel, sorry honey but please put on REAL PANTS. Also, going along with the fashionably challenged, its winter and its cold so you should not be wearing a pink trench coat (yes trench coats are adorable and they have their place however, a pink trench coat is unacceptable.) I am a firm believer in the trench coat and Burberry has certainly perfected it, however, that pink thing you are wearing from the Old Navy kids department should stay in your closet. Going along the same trend, it is never acceptable for someone to wear an outfit of ALL Lilly Pulitzer. I love Lilly and she has some great dresses however, pink and green scarves and skirts and shirts are not meant to be worn in december. Take the scarf off, grow up, and buy clothes that don't look like a crayon box threw up! Thank you.

There is nothing worse than someone who doesn't know how to dress themselves; I'm sorry but I just had to get that out. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Breaking" the stereotype

     Boys have started trading in their Vineyard Vines polos for flannels from Urban Outfitters. Girls have ditched the bright J.Crew blouses and high-waisted skirts for Chaser tees and ripped jeans. I live in a stereotypically preppy, rich town and recently kids have really started embracing the "hipster" trend. Over the summer, almost every girl had at least one feather in their hair and almost over night, every girl got a second piercing in her ear. 
      So what happened to those nantucket read pants? Or those caribbean blue polos? What about those preppy patterned shorts from J.Crew? Or the super cute embellished tissue tees? I love plaid, I have several plaid shirts (some of them are even flannel *gasp*). But a pink and red flannel shirt? Really boys? I can deal with the snapback hats and midcalf socks but tacky flannels are taking it too far. They went from looking like Laxbros to looking like stoners. 
    Nothing against acutal hipsters, but these crazy kids are trying to pretend like they don't like in the preppiest town in Connecticut. They can try to be hipsters, but no matter how many flannels they buy or how many polos they throw out, being preppy is still encrypted in their DNA. If everyone were actually a hipster I wouldn't mind at all; to each is own. But they are all trying way too hard to abandon their ways. Someone, (maybe their mothers) needs to tell them that preppy looks better on them then hipster does. So girls, its time to take out your feather and let that second piercing close up. As for the boy, ditch the flannels, hit up J.Crew and get some polos, button downs, and khakis. Oh and don't forget your Sperry TopSiders.