Monday, March 31, 2008

Funny Bottoms

I saw this in a magazine today & immediately had an overwhelming feeling of social anxiety. I haven't encountered this situation yet. Utah isn't the fashion capital of well anything, so I have some time to formulate a plan. It's not the cropped pants that I object to. It's the cropped pants as work wear complete with high heels & hosiery. If I ever saw someone dressed this way I would have no choice but to say:

Ha ha you have funny bottoms!

You left the bottom half of your pants at home.

It's pirate day already?

You can pretend it's a skirt, but it's not.

She's obviously a pretty girl. Anyone wearing that would intentionally be trying to look good. So what's the proper protocol? Do I just hide behind a mail cart? Avoid eye contact? Try not to stare? Think less of the person & blog about them later? What would you do in that situation? I just want to know so that if I ever get an office job HR won't drag me from the building while I point & yell "funny bottoms tee hee funny bottoms."


heidikins said...

Unfortunately, I have seen this look at work... a lot. Already. And there is snow on the ground... it's tragic, really.


a little bird said...

from the nosebleed seats: where's the flood??

funny bottoms.

very funny.

ellesappelle said...

hehe, yes, there are a lot of clothes out there at the moment that are just so silly. For me it's the hairstyles that do it though.

Trish Ryan said...

Heidikins is right...this is tragic. Your best bet is to avert your eyes and think about something else, just as you would if you passed a stranger with spaghetti sauce on his tie. Some accidents are best ignored.

LEstes65 said...

You crack me up. This made me think of a few comments I received from "professional peers" regarding my clothes.

1) When I was about 22 and in my punk Love & Rockets phase, I showed up in my black jeans, black t-shirt and black Doc Martens. One of the older women at work then informed me that my boots made me look like I should be climbing a telephone pole. Since the comment was made from a QVC addict wearing a matching velour sweat suit, yah, I was ok with that.

2) While in a corporate computer class where casual dress was the norm, I showed up wearing my normal rock-star who just rolled out of bed attire (it was 1993). The precious princess in my class who always had matching everything looked me up and down and said, "Wow. I can't believe you're wearing that." To which I replied. "Wow. I was just going to say that to YOU."

Feel free to use any of those.

sarrrah said...

is it just me, or are her shoes two different colors as well?

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I don't even know you too well, but your parting comment sounds just like you! I'd nix the hose and heels too.

ruby said...

I juuuuuuuust saw that look about thirty minutes ago when I was in the coffee shop...ahhhh!

~Virginia~ said...

i think pantyhose should be outlawed. i am a fan of footless pantyhose though...Spanx makes really good ones for slacks and such. :)

curses! i have a really good ninja picture for you (as i think i may have mentioned previously), but i can't figure out how to paste it here. sigh.

WeightingGame said...

As someone with obvious cankles as well as a sense of fashion, I could never pull this look off.