Friday, April 12, 2013

what are you wearing?

I had a meeting this morning.  Was told, "business casual attire".  Fine.  I can do business casual.  Or... can I?  Apparently I live in a city devoid of fashion sense. basically says we suck at fashion, but at least we're not as bad as Wichita, KS.  We came in at SECOND Worst Dressed Big City in America.  What?

First of all, who the heck is Movoto?  (That's rhetorical, please don't answer).  I read some of the *hate* comments that followed their well researched article.

"Who cares if Columbia shorts and Tevas aren’t “high fashion”? They’re far more appropriate for the CO lifestyle than a pair of Jimmy Chu’s or a handbag that cost as much as my bike!"

Admittedly, I have no idea what a pair of Jimmy Chu's are.  And a handbag the price of my bicycle? What, are you crazy?!?  I put my "purse" on the counters of public restrooms, but my bicycles?  No way, those bathrooms are filthy!!

"Colorado Springs has one of the lowest obesity rates in the country. We enjoy the outdoors here and you can’t do that well in heels and tight clothing"

Again, maybe the article is onto something.  I don't even do high heels INdoors.

"As a world traveler and resident of city #2 on this list, I can attest to the lack of fashion, and self-awareness, of my fellow residents. We’re about 3 years behind either coast and about 10 years behind fashion centers in EU and Russia. I have to say, though, we can’t possibly be worse than Albuquerque… In anything really."

I dunno.  Albuquerque's got all that cool nuclear stuff... But, what is "self awareness"?  Wait, who's typing?

"What a lame story. You’re giving the internet a bad name"

I thought that's what Kardashian gossip was for.

"Wow….getting schooled from a west coast kid that writes about video games. I would trade fashion for hard work, clean living, ethics, and a moral compass any day"

Okay, that wasn't my comment.  Really.

"Well, here in Wichita we are pretty excited that we are being called a “BIG CITY.” LOL! "

Ha, I like that commentor.  Wonder if he'd come over for Thanksgiving.


  1. That comment made me laugh too.
    I'd be embarrassed to live in a "high-fashion" city since I would stand out like a sore thumb. My closet is full of a ton of running pants, a few pairs of jeans, shorts, 5k t-shirts.... basically anything that'll go with a hat.
    So, what DOES constitute Colorado business casual wear?

    1. Chaps and snake boots?? Heck if I know anymore, I have a $12 purse.

  2. Fashion is overrated. Seriously. Have you ever browsed through some of the fashion slideshows that can be found online? The stuff is weird! I'd rather be comfortable over fashionable anyway. And I'm too cheap to spend big money just for a bag to lug my stuff around in.

    1. I agree. The results of the *study* were based mainly on the clothing and jewelry prices in each city. Based on my assessment of the red carpet at the Oscars, I'm no judge of fashion!

  3. My mom used to tell me that I dressed like a gas station attendant for Texaco. That was cute at 20. NOT so cute at 63.

    To me, casual means leaving the cigarette in my mouth while I'm cussing out the State Trooper for pulling me over.

    1. And I'm old enough to know what a Texaco gas station attendant looks like!