51 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'fashion':


Srahnanas in Pyjamas are shopping at the store/ Srahnanas in Pyjamas go down in Srahtown lore

As I was leaving work one day this week, I promised to bring in brownies the next day, as some of my officemates had a big deadline the next day and I had a new recipe idea I wanted to try out. I went home, changed into pyjamas, puttered around a while making dinner and surfing the Internet, then went to start the brownies. Then I realized that I had used all of my eggs last weekend and that I was going to have to go out and buy more. I weighed the situation. I could change into street clothes...

srah - Saturday, 26 January 2008 - 10:20 PM
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Kind Captain, I've important information

I have been tagged, so I bring you: 7 Random And/Or Weird Facts About srah When I was in elementary school, our music teacher, Mr McDonald (who had an imaginary friend named "Boo-Boo McGillicuddy") was the one who introduced me to Oliver! (and therefore to my first fictional-character crush) and I have the impression that he had us sing an awful lot of Three Dog Night. I don't know if it was part of the district-mandated curriculum for elementary-level music classes, if it was in our music book, or if Mr McDonald was just a huge fan of Three Dog...

srah - Tuesday, 6 November 2007 - 12:16 PM
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This story is going to be legen-- Wait for it!

About a month and a half ago, I said of my dentist: This hasn't happened to me, but my boss tells me that whenever he goes to this same dentist, he seems to leave with an armful of free vegetables. I've got one up on you... when I went to the dentist this week, she gave me a suit! She and I are similarly-sized, so in addition to our trivia-swapping conversations, we frequently talk about clothes shopping and where to find cute petite-sized clothes. My dentist said, "It's hard, though, because I'm a bigger size on the top than I...

srah - Thursday, 27 September 2007 - 7:53 PM
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Made of real gorilla chest?

Blake is doomed. He is doomed and he is going to meet his doom in grubby pants and a tuxedo t-shirt. Blake Blake Blake. However, I'm almost prepared to forgive him this horrifying fashion blunder because of the Hard Day's Night-inspired video for their weekly stupid American Idol Ford commercial, wherein Blake wears a vest. Almost. Vests impress me a lot, but not quite enough to make up for a tuxedo t-shirt. (Oh look! Another video!)...

srah - Wednesday, 9 May 2007 - 9:31 PM
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(This from the would-be fashionista in shoes from Target)

Dear Boy I Passed On the Sidewalk After Work Today, There is no excuse for wearing white socks with a dark suit. I can only think of one situation in which it is acceptable to wear white socks with a dark suit, and that is if it is HALLOWEEN and you are dressed as one of the BLUES BROTHERS. But as it is May and you were wearing a blue shirt and I didn't see E-L-W-O-O-D written across your fingers, I am assuming this is not the case. If you do not have any dark-colored socks that match, you should...

srah - Thursday, 4 May 2006 - 5:58 PM
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French Women Do Get Fat(ter)

Now where am I going to shop for clothes?...

srah - Friday, 3 February 2006 - 7:02 PM
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I drool over dresses made of lace (or polyester?)

Things that I have read are "in" this season (mostly via Manolo but a few others that I picked up somewhere): pencil skirts, neutral colors like cream and beige, stockings, purple, underwear that covers your bum, 40's era dresses. All things that your humble blogger is already wearing or would have liked to have been wearing but couldn't find them in the damned stores. Now let's see if this runway gossip actually fans out into Midwestern stores in my price range selling these things in my size. There are a lot of variables there. I am frightened. Unfortunately, flats and...

srah - Friday, 6 January 2006 - 12:23 PM
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Just say ¡No!

There is only one thing that I hate more than shopping this weekend, and that thing is GAUCHO PANTS....

srah - Sunday, 18 December 2005 - 11:23 AM
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'Gin toddies - large measures/ No skimpin' if you please'

Is there a hat that's appropriate for wearing indoors at work? I'm concerned about the amount of heat I'm losing through my head. I'm concerned about the amount of heat I'm losing through all of my extremities, for that matter, as well as the total surface area of my skin. I'm starting to wonder where I should be investing my time, money and effort: into figuring out how to put heavy velvet curtains up on the windows to insulate them (putting the screws directly into the concrete walls?); into shopping for fingerless gloves to type with; into shopping for little...

srah - Tuesday, 15 November 2005 - 12:27 PM
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Short women of the world: rise up and shop!

Cheryl and I went shopping in Cincinnati this weekend. One of the stores we stopped in was Petite Sophisticate, which is where I bought both of my suits and recently opened my Very First Store Credit Card a few months ago. Of course, as soon as I get on board, I discover that the chain is going out of business. At least I got a 45%-off sweater out of the deal. It's pretty frustrating, though, to see the closing of one of the few stores out there that caters specifically to Our Kind. It's hard to find clothing that fits...

srah - Monday, 14 November 2005 - 12:30 PM
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Pop your tops?

Dear Kid With His Collar Popped Up Having Brunch With His Parents At the Sheraton This Morning, I have recently become aware of the "collar-popping" trend that, it would appear, is taking the nation's young people by storm. Clearly I have gotten old, because I wasn't even aware this was happening until I read an article about a club in D.C. that's banning it. As far as I can tell, it started as some sort of ironic throwback to the 80s and has now become mainstream - sort of like when I was in middle school and said "like" all...

srah - Sunday, 2 October 2005 - 12:05 PM
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Whatever happened to class?

I've been watching the coverage of Hurricane Katrina this morning, including reports from newspeople on-site. All I have to say is, Peter Jennings would not have been wearing a t-shirt, shorts and a baseball cap on camera. I don't care how hot it is - I don't care what he changed into when he wasn't on camera - Peter Jennings would have been there on location in a button-down shirt. I expect a certain level of dignity from my television journalists, thankyouverymuch, and no one seems to be delivering it anymore....

srah - Wednesday, 31 August 2005 - 9:03 AM
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I would buy me a green dress (but not this here green dress - that's cruel)

I went to the mall last night to shop for a dress for a wedding this weekend, a top to wear under my suits, navy blue shoes, a navy purse and a black purse. But mostly the dress. The problem was, I couldn't concentrate on one thing, because I had all these other secondary purchases that I wanted to make as well. So I had to visit every store and every department for anything that I might be interested in buying. As my time at the mall went on, it started to fill up with teenaged girls in skimpy tank...

srah - Tuesday, 16 August 2005 - 9:24 AM
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Dream

I had a very frustrating dream last night where I was shopping for a shell to wear under my suits for my job interviews. I was at Briarwood and would go from store to store, failing and getting more frustrated. At Ann Taylor (which was strangely coed), the smallest size they had was 5 and the salesperson made me try it on even though I knew it wouldn't fit. At Macy's (there's no Macy's at Briarwood!) they didn't have any shells, but the saleswomen were trying to convince me to get a lingerie top instead. I told them that it...

srah - Sunday, 31 July 2005 - 10:23 AM
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There's always hijinks when Cheryl's in town!

My friends and I often play a game called "I'm Going To Buy This For You." This game can be played in a variety of locations; I remember playing it in anything from a clothing store to a china/gift shop to an art museum. It consists of inflicting the worst possible destiny on your friends, and therefore appeals to me and my friends. We have close, loving relationships in which we always wish the best for each other, so if we see something like a rainbow-striped sweater with a huge cartoon skunk on it, we kindly offer to purchase it...

srah - Sunday, 24 July 2005 - 4:18 PM
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Aha, that explains it

Please to visit So Joyful, where Katie has tackled the question, Why the heck do women need so many shoes? Katie did not want to post pictures of her shoe collection online, but that hasn't stopped someone we know from posting hers! Click on the picture to see the annotated version on Flickr....

srah - Wednesday, 22 June 2005 - 6:37 PM
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Pedestrians, beware!

I've had pretty bad headaches the past couple of days because I can't find any of my sunglasses (last I knew, I owned three pairs) and I've been squinting at the sun. I went shopping at Meijer and browsed the sunglasses section, but they were all around $25! Hell if I'm going to spend $25 on sunglasses, which I will then LOSE, and I'm especially not going to do so at Meijer. Robin and I made a small trip to Target today, where prices were much more reasonable. For the less than price of one pair of Meijer-sunglasses, I got...

srah - Friday, 15 April 2005 - 12:10 AM
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I'm beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving

I have no spring wardrobe*. My between-winter-and-summer clothing selection is mostly made up of dark and earthy colors that are more appropriate in the autumn. I don't really want a spring wardrobe. Pastels are not for me. I've tried shopping in the spring and the only things on the shelves are pastels and horrible shades of neon green. I love the shapes and textures and styles of spring clothing, but there are no colors I would feel comfortable wearing in public. But I still feel funny walking around in orange and dark red when there are no leaves to go...

srah - Thursday, 14 April 2005 - 11:39 AM
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It's like sock hop, but it's not!

I love The Internet. I love that I can just shout things out into the void that people can read or not read and care about or not care about. And so, dear Internet, on that note I would like to share with you the fact that I bought the coolest pair of socks evar for ONE DOLLAR last week but they really have to be worn with a skirt and am hoping to have the opportunity to do so tomorrow, as the weather is supposed to be a) a few degrees above freezing and b) only partly cloudy. It's...

srah - Wednesday, 16 March 2005 - 1:05 AM
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Good news: now I can judge Ashlee Simpson all I want!

"The most memorable women in black only let us remember the dress. You don't recall the shoes, the bag or even the men they were with particularly. It all comes back to the dress." I just read an article on how to wear (and how not to wear) a little black dress. And I loved it and I blogged it so that you can read it and love it too. And also... I bought a copy of Cosmo this week. But in my defense, it was for an article about things women do that hold them back professionally and-- Oh,...

srah - Thursday, 27 January 2005 - 6:01 PM
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Forget a job - here is my future

(upon seeing the reflection of my beret-clad head in a window as I walk past) srah: My hat has a stem. I'm an acorn! Mr B------: Are you going to grow up to be a mighty oak? (sad, pensive pause) srah: No. *sniff* I think I'm a dud. Mr B------: You're going to be eaten by squirrels!...

srah - Monday, 24 January 2005 - 11:38 PM
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Scroll on, playa!

"Bling-Blaow! This LED Belt Buckle is like having a piece of the future on your waist." - LED Scrolling Text IcedOut Belt Buckle I want this, just for the sake of having it. A piece of the future! On my freaking waist! [via sp3ccylad]...

srah - Monday, 24 January 2005 - 3:23 PM
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You... light up my life...

Thank you, Very Young Almost Needing To Shave Moldy-Looking Upper-Lipped White Boy, for coming into my workplace in a FUBU jacket. Making me giggle is always appreciated....

srah - Thursday, 13 January 2005 - 4:18 PM
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All gussied up in Christmas presents

"Over the knee" socks + short srah = thigh-high socks. 'Tis very strange-feeling. Nine West calls the color of these socks "dusk oregano." Where do they come up with this stuff? Is oregano a different color at dusk?...

srah - Wednesday, 29 December 2004 - 11:44 AM
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Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes and the top of my head and everywhere...

I've noticed today that people have been going to obscene lengths to hold doors for me. I'll be, like, eight feet away from the door and they'll wait for me. I've decided that this is either because: a) I look DAAAAAAAAYUM good, or b) I look DAAAAAAAAYUM bedraggled and pitiful. Given the heavy snowfall, I'm inclined to believe the latter. But fear not; given my unswerving egotism, I'm also inclined to believe the former. I bet my eyelashes are quite fetching all caked with snow....

srah - Monday, 29 November 2004 - 2:57 PM
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Informal user survey

As I've mentioned before, my group presentation in my Marketing Management class is going to be on Converse footwear. We've been having a bit of trouble deciding what route we want to go because it seems there are so many different people who like Converse for so many different reasons. It fits into a lot of niches and it's hard to market towards just one segment or belief. So I'm curious (and as long as I have all of those BlogExplosion people captive here for 30 seconds): What do you think of Converse shoes? What are the first things that...

srah - Saturday, 27 November 2004 - 12:35 AM
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The only time in my life I will ever wish for cold weather

I got my first Big Girl Coat* about a month ago in a size that I will not reveal to you because you will hate me. Once I got it home, I decided it was too big and ordered the coat a size lower. Until I got around to returning the unwanted coat to the store, I would not allow myself to wear the one I was keeping. It was my way of making sure I actually got around to it. I returned the coat to the store yesterday and decided that my coat would make its debut today. I...

srah - Thursday, 18 November 2004 - 1:38 PM
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So practical! I can wear them with anything!

I came to a point a few weeks ago where I realized I had enough shoes and I couldn't justify buying any others. There were no more shoes I needed. It was horrifying. What is there to live for, if not for the acquisition of shoes? Thankfully, my Marketing Management group has decided to do our December presentation on Converse™ footwear and have decided that we should all buy a pair of Converse™ to wear to the presentation. This resulted in a sizable portion of our Sunday meeting being devoted to surfing the Converse™ store and oohing and aaahing over...

srah - Friday, 12 November 2004 - 9:44 AM
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Telegram to the girl who passed me on the sidewalk

Dear Girl Wearing a Trucker Hat, I'd like to be able to tell you about now I feel about you (and your fashion decisions) STOP Unfortunately, this wire is already too expensive STOP So instead I will just say please STOP. Sincerely Cordially Affectionately Yeah right, SRAH...

srah - Wednesday, 6 October 2004 - 10:19 AM
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Open letter to the fashion victim... of my LOVE!

Dear Thirty- Or Forty-Something Woman Walking In Front Of Me, Whoa. I think maybe we should slow things down. We are taking things a little too fast and I'm getting freaked out. Let's just take a step back and think things over because I think we might be rushing it. I mean, I don't even know you, and yet I am intimately aware of your underwear selection. We've never even talked and I know that you're wearing a thong. Actually, that's not completely true. I don't know that you're wearing a thong, I just kind of hope that you are,...

srah - Monday, 13 September 2004 - 10:31 AM
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Back (and front) in black

I was reading a style-biography of Audrey Hepburn that I found in our common room yesterday. I think I'd like to be her when I grow up. I could come back from France all Sabrinafied! I suppose I would have to, like, wear makeup or buy designer clothes or care or something, though, so I guess that's out. I'm wearing a black sweater, black trousers and black shoes today. I don't think I would ever dress all in black in the States. There, its like you're in mourning or you're making some kind of statement. I don't feel weird about...

srah - Friday, 2 July 2004 - 2:54 PM
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Beware the fashion flics!

Walking around the gardens at Chaumont, I decided that my least favorite new French fashion trend is capri pants on men. They are everywhere. I guess I should be glad that they're so confident of their masculinity or something... Becky said that her least favorite new French fashion is green hair with orange pants, but since we only saw that on one guy, I'm not sure it can be counted as a trend....

srah - Sunday, 13 June 2004 - 6:08 PM
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Travel fashion tips

Note to self: When you are going to spend the day travelling on airplanes and removing your shoes for security checks, do not wear white socks with ducks on them. Duh. Everyone knows, the blue socks with ducks on them woudl have been a much more appropriate choice, because they don't show the dirt as much....

srah - Sunday, 6 June 2004 - 8:02 PM
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Attention world:

I am not "dressed up." Wearing a skirt is my normal state - it's just that I "dress down" about 90% of the time. This makes sense in my head, but then I am in the middle of finals and I hate the world and I would kind of like to burninate Sun Microsystems for inventing Java. Last semester, I was somewhat nocturnal, as I couldn't really get working until the sun went down. It's the same this semester, except that I don't do any work all day, then I sleep at night....

srah - Monday, 19 April 2004 - 11:04 PM
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RESOLVED:

That thigh-high stockings are very sexy and that knee-high stockings are very not. This resolution was decided in the highest court of the land*. The question is now open to public debate. ––––– * or... last night in an AIM conversation...

srah - Monday, 12 April 2004 - 11:47 AM
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Entretien d'embauche

I put on my suit and blow-dried my hair, mascaraed and lipsticked myself and put on the new shoes I bought just this weekend in preparation for my interview. I looked in the mirror and there was a grown-up in there. I don't know who she was. The interview went well and it looks like I may soon have an offer and I may spend part of the summer in France. They asked a lot of the usual interview questions, but there were still a few that threw me. "Tell us about a problem that you've had that you weren't...

srah - Monday, 29 March 2004 - 11:08 PM
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American Booty

This is America. I believe that as citizens, green card holders, student visa holders, illegal aliens and tourists of this great country, we are endowed with certain inalienable* rights, not the least of which is the Right To Wear Underwear That Fits, Particularly If You Are Wearing Tight, Ass-Hugging Pants. And yet so many of my fellow Americans** do not exercise this right and instead inflict upon their countrymen the sight of half of their butt bulging out the bottom of too-tight, too-small underwear. Why do you never hear the candidates discussing the issues that really matter to me? I'm...

srah - Monday, 9 February 2004 - 2:44 PM
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Skirt +2

I wore a skirt for my presentation today. I was considered quite SEXXXY* by all who encountered me. But not S-E-X-X-Y, because that would be something altogether different. Wearing a skirt gave me magical powers, apparently. It was my maaagic skirt, to paraphrase Forrest Gump. I felt like I was dressed up and therefore must know what I was talking about. Either that or I was so sick of rehearsing that I wanted it to be over with. A little bit of both. I was perfectly ready to go for the first hour and 45 minutes of class, then I...

srah - Tuesday, 9 December 2003 - 7:48 PM
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Why don't you get out of that puffy coat and into a dry martini?

For all those of you who are following the saga... the long, iron-fisted reign of the Puffy Coat is over. It has been vainquished by the new Brightly-Colored Coat which took over in a terribly bloody siege at TJ Maxx today*. The Brightly-Colored Coat is not really like a lot of the other stuff I wear. It makes me feel a bit like I am screaming "HEY! LOOK AT ME! LOOK OVER HERE! I AM WEARING A BRIGHTLY-COLORED COAT, SO LOOK AT ME NOW!", but I am hoping that it will also use its powers of brightness to ward off...

srah - Tuesday, 14 October 2003 - 6:14 PM
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S. Diddy

Here is the weather report from last night. Yeah, I'm gonna die. Frank is predicting snow today. I'm not ready! I'm not ready for any of this weather. I don't have enough sweaters. I don't have enough warm socks. I don't have a coat. I do have a coat, actually, but it's The Puffy Coat. The Puffy Coat serves, each year, as an impetus to go out and buy a winter coat. It is horribly large and blue and makes me look like Violet Beauregarde with an eensy-weensy head when I wear it. It isn't even as warm as it...

srah - Thursday, 2 October 2003 - 7:08 AM
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New Improved Naked srah

Somehow I've recently found myself watching a lot of shows like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and What Not to Wear. The good thing about these shows is that I'm sort of absorbing things about fashion. For example, what shouldn't I be wearing? Everything in my closet. I should throw everything away and start over. I demand to be dressed by a professional. Where is the team of makeoverists*, come to give me $5,000 and make me buy clothes that are fashionable and flattering, teach me to cook, give me a faaaaaabulous new haircut, teach me how to put...

srah - Wednesday, 20 August 2003 - 9:22 AM
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Yes sir, it's glasses soup

Do you really care about whether your glasses match your outfit? It never occurred to me to own more than one pair of glasses at a time, but I knew people in Vichy who would choose their glasses for the day as a fashion accessory. Of course I hung around a lot of opticians, so maybe they could afford to be fashionable like that. I dunno. Glasses are for seeing, and clothes are for being not-naked. Fashion be damned....

srah - Tuesday, 3 June 2003 - 12:14 PM
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Are hooded sweatshirts and trainers 'in' yet?

Do you follow fashion? Are you the kind of person whose shoes always match their purse or belt? Are you able to list off the new trends for this season? Because I so am not. I am so not. The problem with writing as you talk is that you write things that are ungrammatically correct grammatically incorrect so there is no right or wrong way because you're already doing it wrong. And things that sound fine out loud look stupid written down. Pardon the rambly tangent. So anyway, I really could probably get by in life with two pairs of...

srah - Monday, 24 March 2003 - 2:28 PM
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Old lady chic

Srah is not a nerd! Srah is a trend-setter! I like to wrap a scarf around my head instead of wearing a hat. It doesn't do as horrible things to my hair, and I like to think it makes me look exciting and dramatic like a movie star, when really it makes me look like a mémé. The boys teased me for looking like a grandma, but once everyone's ears were exposed to the cold, the girls realized it was a good idea and were asking for head-wrapping advice. Renata, Jennifer and I often kid that we fit in in...

srah - Saturday, 1 February 2003 - 6:50 AM
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I feel pretty and witty and gay (12.10.02)

Sometimes I wear skirts so I can feel dressed-up and pretty. But then I spend the whole day hiding inside for fear that someone will see me trying to look dressed-up and pretty. Sometimes I really do not understand how my mind works....

srah - Monday, 14 October 2002 - 10:31 AM
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Surprise

Wait, when did I start wearing skirts all the time? What a weird summer....

srah - Thursday, 22 August 2002 - 10:26 AM
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Yup, they're smoking crack all right

I'm wearing the beige sweater just as an experiment. Four compliments so far. You are all ridiculous....

srah - Thursday, 7 February 2002 - 9:44 PM
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Everyone in the whole world is smoking crack

Why is it that when I am looking really scraggly, someone always compliments me? This confuses me no end. Today I am wearing a rather old purple sweater that I don't hate, but - come on, it's purple. I put my hair up in a ponytail to be different, thinking 'I wonder why I never put my hair in a ponytail anymore.' Ah yes, it's because about half of my hair is in the ponytail and the other half is falling in my face, on my neck, etc. So I look ass-nasty and I go to Baldwin and everyone starts...

srah - Wednesday, 6 February 2002 - 7:39 PM
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My grey argyle socks are soft...

My grey argyle socks are soft. And argyle. And while we're at it, they are grey. I wish they were clean, because I would like to wear them right now. Instead, I am wearing Eiffel Tower socks, which are fun but not quite as satisfying. Other comfort clothing I own include my hooded Michigan sweatshirt, any pair of pyjama pants (mouse-over pyjama please, IE users) and any pair of interesting socks - especially argyle. I like wearing my boots not for comfort but because I feel tall and maybe even a little sexy. What's your favorite article (or pair of...

srah - Wednesday, 23 January 2002 - 3:28 PM
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I love it when...

I love it when my underwear matches my socks. It's silly. If I can get my underwear and socks to match each other AND both match my outfit, that's even more exciting. Today, EVERYTHING matches - even my shoes. I am a symphony in black and grey....

srah - Tuesday, 8 January 2002 - 1:04 PM
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I like Harry

I like Harry, but I wouldn't want to wear his glasses. Alex has the advantage of a dork-stigma on The Lord of the Rings, so it isn't as heavily merchandised. :( 11 days to Potterdom......

srah - Monday, 5 November 2001 - 11:02 AM
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