And for the worst of American Classic…

A Year in Review – Day 19

Looking over my “worst of” American Classic looks today, I discovered that none of them were really that bad.  I didn’t embarrass myself in public and no one pointed and jeered at me, not even my own family.  So the outfits that made it to the “worst of” list were either too preppy for my taste, just kind of blah, or what I consider a “no style outfit” — unable to be defined in any style category.  Like this little ditty I have on here —

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A long white shirt and a really long blue skirt… Or wait, is that a bed sheet?  And what happened to my feet?  I’ve had bad dreams like this before…  I’m running through the woods with no feet and I keep tripping over this insanely long skirt while Tim Gunn chases after me with a squad of fashion police…

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Why am I wearing such a preppy outfit?  After all, my American Classic style icons are Katharine Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and I don’t think they’d be caught dead in an outfit like this.  Oh, now I remember why I’m wearing this.  I’m meeting these people for golf…

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This next outfit falls under the category of, “Was there an accessory shortage?”

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I mean, am I even wearing a belt?  How about a scarf, necklace or even a hat?  I suppose a pig and a chicken could be considered accessories, but unfortunately, they can’t accompany me everywhere I go, so this outfit just ends up being super blah…

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And speaking of blah, what’s this outfit?  I somehow felt this outfit was worthy of a photo?  I don’t even remember wearing this outfit around because it is so very unmemorable…

I did learn an important lesson with American Classic though.  By the time I reached American Classic, I had already thoroughly embarrassed myself with some pretty bad clothes and so wearing something that should never be worn in public no longer terrified me.  So when I failed with American Classic and just did a “blah” belly flop, I was almost disappointed.  I mean, even some of my worst outfits this year have at least been conversation starters.  Strangers saying things to me like, “Uh, are you going to a party?” (Mod) and “Oh my god, I haven’t seen pants like that in forty years.”  These pants, in fact —

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You don’t get to hear things like that every day and it can take a regular mom day and make it a special, embarrassing, funny mom day.

Which is great…  I say, bring on the interesting…

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