Sunday, November 8, 2009

I Must be Getting Old...

So I went to Forever 21 the other day, because the first time I went there I found a really cute shirt that I wanted. I was hoping they still had it, and of course they didn't. I was very disappointed to find the very strong 80's trend has come back FULL FORCE! I knew it had reared it's ugly head to some degree but I had no clue it was this bad. I walked through that story laughing and mocking the clothes that were being sold. And then I came upon THIS. This mannequin, hideous as ever and yet honestly believing she is the ultimate trend setter in fashion. Is this really hip now? It looks like some Halloween joke!

I walked out of that store shaking my head, realizing that my sense of style is now "old". I feel like one of those "old" people that are completely out of style but also so old they just don't get it. You feel sorry for them. The lady who's sense of smell has died and who truly believes the 2 cups of perfume she bathed in smell great. The guy who thinks the comb-over makes him look young and hip.

I looked at my clothes and wondered if it was time to conform. If I needed to get with this new acquired taste and get with the groove. After walking the mall and seeing all the little young-ins in their cross dressing/funktified clothes, I decided against it.

I may be un-hip to the world but I am the COOLEST Mama in my house!

And I like it that way.


  1. I hear ya. But for some reason when you spend the majority of your time with teenagers, some of the spunk rubs off on you. Just don't be afraid to try new things. Skinny jeans just might not look too bad on ya. :) And neon- that's always fun. :)

  2. Your WAY cool and oh so cute! I so agree with all the other weird trends, that mannequin looked like she belonged on 4th Ave!

  3. Yep, I'm an old lady too! The trick is to stay out of those shops and you'll never know you're out of style! ;) But seriously, sometimes when I go to the mall, I feel like I've resurfaced after being a hermit for a million years! Oh well, jeans and tshirts will always be cool, right?