Friday, September 07, 2007

Salvation Army, lock your doors 'cause here I come

pretty pretty flowers




God only knows why
This shapeless sack of rayon
Wastes good closet space












I'm only showing it to you because I'm participating in today's Parent Bloggers Network Blog Blast for the new book The Little Black Book of Style, by Nina Garcia of ELLE and Project Runway fame.

I decided it would be too easy to bring out the forest green velvet bridesmaid dress from 1993 or anything maternity. Anyway this particular example is pretty bad on its own. Nina would roll her eyes all the way back into her head if she saw this gem, which I've been toting around since before the first (and I don't mean Bill vs. Hillary) Clinton administration. I wore it for my college graduation party and somewhere there is a picture of me and about 5 of my friends at that occasion. Each one of us is wearing a print dress of this ilk and let me tell you, it's a pretty scary sight.

So. What've you got? It's worth a $250 gift certificate to Coach, so bring it on (anytime before midnight PST). And just for fun, caption it with a haiku!

20 comments:

Magpie said...

Haiku = nice touch.

Lovely sense of style, there!

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Very clever to do the blog blast AND haiku friday together!

Seriously, that dress is hideous. I'm just sayin'.

Amanda said...

I think I had that exact same dress. Your haiku made it, tho'!

Binkytown said...

Flowers on black dress
I think nineteen ninety two
Had one just like it

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Ya'll are killin' me!

I cleaned out my closet on a rampage after Christmas, but I may have some more closet horrors!

I think I have a knit Christmas sweater set in there somewhere.

PunditMom said...

Lovely. I think the Smithsonian should get a call! ;)

TB said...

I had the all black version of that dress, purchased at the Gap for 34.95 in 1992. The really, really really sad thing is that just the other day I was wishing I hadn't given that dress to Goodwill several years back because I thought it might be coming back in style.

Julie Pippert said...

I've lost most of the weight, the toning is not too bad, and...I need to accept I am never, ever going to be the shape I was before birthing two children. Yeah, time to purge.

And FWIW, we all dressed like that then...not. ;) (KIDDING!)

Julie
Using My Words

Christina said...

LOL, love it!

I think I have some shapeless rayon dresses hiding in the back of my closet, too.

Katrina said...

I think I had that dress too...but do y'all remember what was the WORST? Those floral print cotton jumpsuits with the narrow ankle band of fabric that made poofy legs and buttoned up the front, worn with little slipper shoes, circa 1990. You know you had a few of these lovelies...EEEEK!

Mrs. Chicky said...

Whooo... Now, that is sexy.

Karianna said...

Yes, I had this dress. About five of them - different colors, but all the same (mistyped as "shame") shape and floral-y goodness.

Jenn said...

ooooh rayon :P

but with a haiku? lovely!

dana said...

You totally nailed Haiku Friday!

I think I got rid of my floral dresses ages ago. My husband hated them.

Suzanne said...

Wow. I had a dress just like this. I was so into floral print dresses. I guess that's bad?

Scribbit said...

I'm thinking of my old prom dress with green velvet and the most ENORMOUS sleeves in the universe. The kind that made you have to walk sideways through doors. Almost as big as the hair.

Mary Tsao said...

That dress looks eerily like one I owned. Does it have little pintuck pleats around the midsection? Freaky. I wonder where I got it... maybe Dress Barn?

Hey, at least we're not still wearing them in public!

Lady M said...

I think I had this dress.

Kelly said...

Yikes! That is atrocious!

(Of course, I'm certain I could find something equally offensive in my own closet, which definitely needs a cleaning out.)

Diane said...

Ah, I missed the deadline! I think I have one of those rayon early-90's jumper things. You know, long flowing pant legs, not a dress but wishes it was? Oh, gosh! Put that with a spiral perm and you're good to hop on an old rerun of Friends!