There's a matching, belted jacket but even I know that's just a polyester suit too far.
I know I've said this before, but it is worth repeating-thank goodness for vintage! If I had to wear the ugly clothes on offer at retailers I'd probably collapse in tearful exhaustion getting dressed each day. Nylon tracksuits? Silly cropped trousers that can't decide if they're culottes or knickerbockers? Dresses made out of foam padding? Oh. Hell. No.
1970's polyester flares (part of a suit) Goodwill
1970's acrylic cardigan (with POCKETS!)-Goodwill
Stretch bracelets-can't remember
Bakelite clip earrings-Thrift World
Clogs-Dillards about 10 years ago
Lippy-Maybellene Coral Crush
OK, maybe I'll stick to neutrals on the eyes.
Yesterday, Mr. ETB asked, "Is that outfit from Target?"
I thought that was strange because I don't buy anything except makeup there. When pressed to explain why he said, "It looks like the kind of cheap clothes they make in strange colour combinations." Then, (wisely) he hurried out of the house for work.
Not from Target. Not even originally.
I was somewhat floored by his comments because these pieces (the skirt, top, and jacket) are all from a high-end retailer (I thrifted them at Goodwill because I don't shop retail). I personally don't give a shit what he thinks about my wardrobe, but I was concerned it might look like I was wearing cheap, fast fashion. Not that I have any problem wearing clothes from K Mart, but they do nicer clothes than Target.
My guess (because he couldn't really articulate what he was trying to say without digging himself in deeper) is that about 12 years ago, Target was doing a LOT of chocolate brown and sky blue clothes in sort of op-art/mod patterns. If he saw a lot of that on women he worked with at the time, it could translate into, "Target clothes." That's my guess anyway. I'm not bothered as I refuse to take fashion advice from a man that dresses like this:
My thoughts exactly.
So does this outfit scream, "Target" to you? Go on, you won't hurt my feelings. Have your say.