This morning over my completely-necessary-to-jump-start-my-day cup of coffee I was leafing through a few new magazines that we just got in the mail. Frontgate, some random catalogue filled with silk flowers (NO idea how I got on that list…I’m still a silk flower skeptic,) and the newest J. Crew.
In 6th grade, I’m pretty sure that Jennifer Jahn dominated the Duckhead shorts and multicolored belt scene at my middle school. Then by 7th grade, Stacey Price made the sueded silk shirt a “must-have” for all of us fashion conscious girls. And in 8th grade, we were all about the baggy sweaters and colored leggings or stirrup pants….so awesome! But thankfully by 9th grade I think The Limited must have headed us in a more classic direction, so by 10th grade I was really loving some J. Crew.
And ever since then I’ve always found something I liked there.
A few years ago though they jacked up their prices so I buy less there than I used to, but I still love to peruse the newest catalogues to make sure I’m not insanely out of fashion since I have little time to actually go into stores to try on clothes with 2 small boys!
SO today, happily sipping my coffee and feeling relatively decent as I compared the things I mix together from Old Navy and Kohls, I happen upon this….what I’d call a Fashion EMERGENCY!
WHAT?! Are you kidding me?
Last time I saw this was a few months back when my sweet grandmother was wearing orange socks with her sandals. And now here…in J. Crew?!
Clearly I’ve missed the fashion boat, but I think that’s really fine with me in this case!
So I read on and for the most part they redeemed themselves in the rest of the catalogue…until THIS!
Again, baffled. All I could envision was something straight from Beverly Hills 90210 circa 1989-1990.
Looks like this year I may opt out of a few “fashion trends” very happily.
Next thing I know they’ll have boxer shorts hanging out the bottom of a pair of Umbro’s. Sweet….
Happy Thursday! Dying to know what you all think of these trends. Is it just me, or does this seem awful to you too?!
** Yesterday in my email inbox I got a notification from JCREW that said “A surprise in your March catalogue!”….I’ll say! Had to post this hilarious addendum even a few days after this original post!