Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WWD: Never Trust a Big Butt And A Smile

For the love of Bobby B., this video has nothing to do with my ensemble du jour, but this song popped into my head today, so I thought I'd share it with the world, and really, is there anything more eloquent? I think not. I mean, those are words to live by: "never trust a big butt and a smile."

Ripped today's outfit straight off from this adorable look from Loft:

I watched that video above and CRINGED thinking of my ensembles du jour back in the day. I DISTINCTLY remember a black floral patterned spandexy teeny tiny dress that I wore with a battered motorcycle jacket, scrunched down black socks, and granny boots. Or, or orrrrr my dad's old Levi's cutoff, red and gold Madonna bustier, black fedora and black thigh high socks, complete with miniature elastic garters. Good Gawd.

Don't even get me started on the HUMONGOUS hot pink hammer pants I wore with a GIGANTIC purple mullet blouse - if you lived through the 90s, you know what I'm talkin' bout, Willis - shorter in front, waaay long in back, and I cinched it with a crinkly gold metallic big wide belt. I wore this monstrosity to my parents' 25th anniversary. My sister, on the other hand, wore an adorable yellow vintage party dress from the 50s that belonged to one of my aunts. In the photos, she looks timeless and classic. I look like I walked out of the above video.
Here I am wondering how long it will be before looking back at these photos makes me cringe. Don't answer that.

Well, I liked my outfit today - isn't that all that matters? Ah well, even if these photos are a total embarrassment in a few years, I still think I look loads better now than I did back in the day. Thank GOD I wasn't one of those people who peaked in high school. It's only down hill from there...
Cardi: J. Crew
Sequin Tee: Loft
Pants: Marshall's
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Scarf: Vintage/Thrifted
Bracelets: Old Navy
EDIT: I just had to come back and add a bit to this post, because I wanted to pimp out Lucky Scent, an amazing website where you can find obscure or hard-to-find fragrances - not your run of the mill Sephora or Nordstrom's fragrance counter. Not that they don't both have terrific fragrance counters - they do. I just love Lucky Scent because you can search by Style (gourmand - my fave, herbacious, masculine, fruity...) or Popular Note (Amber, Fig, Tuberose, etc...), or Product Type (bath soaks, body lotions, you catch my drift).
Not only that, but they also have searches broken down by Top Picks according to season, Light & Fresh, Cult Following, Hidden Gems, etc. etc. ad nauseum. I have gone in and just picked a note (say, caramel or cinnamon - I TOLD you I prefer gourmand), and come up with some doozies. There are also tons of reader reviews, which I am big on.
The BEST thing, howevs, is that you can order samples of almost any perfume. I am a firm believer in wearing a fragrance before committing to it because it changes so quickly with body chemistry. I ordered seven samples last week and today am wearing Regina Harris Frankincense-Myrrh-Rose Maroc. Let me tell ya, I am NOT a fan of floral scents, but the longer this is on me, the more I love it, not to mention the bottle, if I decide to splurge and order it, is a work of art:I STILL have on my Christmas wish list from last year another scent I tried, Ginestet Botrytis, and fingers crossed mayhaps Santa will bring it this year. If not, there's another one to add to the list (I fully admit I'm a perfume whooore).
Anyhoozle - just thought I'd share Lucky Scent with you if you haven't already heard of it. Enjoy!


style'n said...

Love the loft looks this season and the sequins number is adorable! Great stying of the outfit.

Natasha said...

That girl is poisoooooooooon. Love your the look. I didn't have ANY style until about 5 years ago (coincidence that that is when I met you and Amy???). In high school I thought my O'Reilly Auto Parts polo from the thirftstore was the sh!t.

Not Just A Mommy! said...

Oh man, talk about a flashback! I love it! Don't worry, no cringing, you actually KNOW what you were doing this time around!

BTW I loved/hated that song because it was the booty-grinding song of the year, but alas, I had no booty.

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Just have to say your harre is looking GAWGEOUS these days!

merciblahblah said...

Awwww - thanks all!

Natty - I am DYING to see your O'Reilly Auto Parts memorabelia.

NJAM - Booty grinding fo SHIZZLE. That song is the BEST.

Chris - Well fank you!!! I did just get it cut this weekend, so I'm sure that helped a bit.

Cathy W. said...

What a great outfit copy! You know I love the Loft!!

Jess said...

Loving the sequins look right now!!


Daphne said...

Great outfit and a copy from the ad. I used ads and magazine photos for inspiration *all* the time.
Thanks for visitng my blog by the way.

Jen L said...

OMG just downloaded Poison on my ipod the other day...we are so on the same brain wave. Hope the WEN doesn't make your hair too much more glamorous-I may not be able to stare directly at it. Also, just ordered some pleather leggings to be more like all my European gal pals-you must help me construct some outfits.