Thursday, July 6, 2017


The wooden smell of the full-color catalog.  The soft feel of the pages. The cheerful images of healthy, happy, popular, smart, and friendly girls.  Every year in my early adolescence,  toward the end of summer, long before there was anything remotely resembling the internet, my mom would have me peruse the girl clothing sections of  Fall catalogs and Back-to-School flyers and make a few choice selections.  Remember, ladies?  Eegads!

Later, in my high school years, I preferred to do my own shopping at the mall.  But since the nearest mall was several miles away, those happy girls from JCPenney and such kept me sustained as quite the fashionista of middle school and jr. high!

Styles come and (thankfully) go.  They can be difficult to keep up with sometimes.  God forbid we should be caught wearing something that is "SO last year!"

Still, there are some current trends that I just can't get on board with. Fashion preferences are certainly subjective, so I'm not dissing anyone who likes stuff I don't like.  And truthfully, I am at least aware that my fashion sense is... uhm... "lacking".  But here goes, f'rinstance (all images from Pinterest)

Big Chunky Shoes

I don't like 'em.  Aside from the fact that I probably wouldn't be able to walk three yards in them, I just don't like the look.

I can't imagine that they're healthy for feet, knees, hips, spine, etc. but even if they were, I don't like 'em.

I see them with skirts, with pants, with shorts (??), and just, no.

Pastel Hair

This is another trend I'm seeing more of, on all ages and genders.  I'm just not a fan.  It just seems so My Little Pony.

It's hard for me to even know just what it is I don't like about it.  And given the popularity of pastel hair - even adorning friends of mine - I must be in the minority.

Ripped Everything

I kinda feel like the people who started this trend are all just laughing.

Them:  Let's shoot these jeans full of bullet holes and sell them for 50 bucks!

Consumers:  buy, buy, buy

Them:  OMG, hahahahahahahahaha.....

And just for completeness, let me make mention of a coupla trends I don't particularly like to see on men...

Sperm Squishing Jeans

I think I probably have a biological aversion to seeing skinny jeans on guys.

I realize I'm not in the target audience for Boy Bands in general, but I don't find this attractive and worry a bit about the future of our species.


Or leggings for men.  Apparently those are a thing.

I feel a bit snooty saying this, because I really like to wear leggings.  Love the comfort and versatility and bright colors and patterns.  But honestly, I would not feel very comfortable being in a room with a man wearing meggings.

Any fashion trends you think should go away?


Linking up again this week with Mama Kat for the prompt:
2. Make a list of the latest fashion trends that you just cannot do.


  1. So "My Little Pony." I like that.

    I don't pay attention to fashion trends, anyway.

  2. I'm the least fashionable person. Comfort is more my thing.

    A trend that I am glad my boys don't like is sagging jeans. My youngest does it by accident because he has no waist. However, my oldest tells me that he does not know how people can stand to have their pants sagging.

    Have a great week!

    1. I don't get that trend either. They always look to me like it's a struggle to walk and keep their pants on at the same time.

  3. I'm with you 100% on all of these!

  4. I have to say I am right there with you also on all of these.

    I don't see how any lady can wear a high heeled shoe, they do look so uncomfortable and I'm all about comfort, needless to say I have never worn them and really don't see the need for this type of shoe for you ladies, I know it is supposed to make you taller...if God wanted you taller you would have been born taller ;)

    1. Preach it, Jimmy! I've never been much of a fan of high heels anyway, and these big clunky platform heels seem pretty ridiculous.

  5. We are definitely from the same era---you know, the one when middle schools were still called Jr. High! I agreed right down the line, but-oh,my!- the final two photos made me exceedingly uncomfortable!

    1. Yeah, look at us Jr. High antiques!

  6. The JC Penney catalog - oh yeah! Then a mall opened pretty close to us when I was about 14 or 15 and me and a friend would spend all day there. All. Day. I can barely shop for an hour or so now. I'm with you on all those trends. Some of the hair colors are pretty, but some are way over the top. And meggings?? I didn't even know that was a thing. Yeah. No.

    1. I get it. The mall used to be such a great destination. Now, I can't wait to get out!

  7. I'd have to agree none of these fads are for me, but for those who love them, more power to them. Except maybe the meggings. (Seriously. Are those for real?)

    1. Yes, apparently we must beware the meggings. At least I've not yet seen any in real life!

  8. Those heels are terrible. I pretty much stick to flats. Can't say I've seen a guy wearing meggings yet. I've also seen the male rompers making the rounds on line.

  9. MEGGINGS!?! Say it ain't so! This post made me laugh. I have to say I'm in agreement on all accounts!

  10. Meggings? I'm out of the loop! Never heard of 'em. And I could have lived without knowing, hahaha. Hopefully this is a short lived trend. Of course I'd be okay if leggings worn as pants slide away into neverland too...

    I'm not fond of the heels either, I like wedges or flats. But, since they're not actually 5" heels, and more stacked, they might be healthier for the feet and back than a true 5" heel.

    I do like the bright hair colors and a little ripped jean. I have thought about getting a little peek a boo pop myself, not a rainbow head, just a little peek... it looks fun.

  11. What I can't stand is the ridiculous names people come up with to sell "women's" products to men. I wear leggings/tights to run in the winter. I have not, nor will I ever wear them as fashion. Also, I will not call them "meggings" or any such nonsense. Tight jeans on the other hand... I'm all about those, for me and for the other fellas.