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Fashion Faux Pas.. what are they thinking?

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 8:14 PM

Now she is HOT!
I don't know about you, but I am someone that loves to watch people when I go somewhere shopping.

I am not fond of crowds, but if I find myself in one, I check out folks.

People can be so funny and amazing. Especially if you live somewhere where there are a wide variety of cultures and races.

I have seen some strange things in my life living overseas, and none was stranger to me than when I moved to Tennessee.

The best place in town for people watching is Wal-mart. Now that is entertaining.

People wear the strangest things and lack of clothing too.

My mom always taught us to look nice and clean when we went somewhere and I try to look not embarrassing when I am out in public.

Now my fashion sense runs a wee bit odd, I am more inclined to look like Marilyn Munster or Abby from NCIS, but there are some things that you will never see me in.

1.Out in public in Pajamas. Not the sexy ones either, just some old jammies with usually tweety bird or tacky frogs. Usually filthy on the bottom.

2.Rollers in my hair. I remember my mom having a fit once cause she saw a woman in the grocery store with big pink rollers and a cigarette hanging out of her mouth. Wow Sexy...NOT.

3.Pants with the crotch hanging to the persons knees, to the point where when they walk they have to walk like the Penguin from Batman.

4.Tube Tops: on anyone..skinny or fat,.. very gauche.

5.A thong showing ... tacky not sexy

6.Pants that are so small they cut the circulation off.

7.Muffin top, hey if you're overweight, please don't let it hang out.

8.Tee shirts with rude or racists sayings..just so not cool. I don't care if you think the south will rise again.. you lost ..get over it..

9. Put some shoes on your kids out in public, do you know that the ground has diseases and ringworms? (and use a baby wipe on that nose and face please)

10.No bra. Only Pam Anderson can get away with that, you cannot get away with it.

11.Men, don't wear muscle shirts unless you have the body....Hugh Jackman does... you just look desperate.

12.Shorts or pants with Butt Writing. PLEASE you are not "Hot"

13.Furry or animal house slippers.

14.Bleach blond hair with 2 inches of black roots showing.

15.And last but not least: your butt crack showing. Not cool or groovy.

Do you have any fashion Faux pas you can think of? Let me know, I'd love to find out what you all think and have seen also.

If you have time and want a really good laugh, check out www.peopleofwalmart.com

it is very funny, and we may see someone we know. Meanwhile, you'll find me at Wal Mart snapping photos for the web site.

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Those TACKY(imo)tatoo "sleeves".....YUK!

-- Posted by countrymom on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 3:02 AM

Now,I'd prefer it if the young lady's top were longer and the top and pants not so clingy but the colors and pattern work together rather well.

I've been known to sleep in loose tops and leggings,sweats,travel knits,caftans and other unconstructed clothing.

Maybe,that practice bled over into children and the elderly wearing double purpose "loungewear" and that,in turn,evolved into people wearing lingerie and sleepwear (that was NOT meant as streetwear) out in public.

It's one thing to let a pretty camisole peep from beneathe a tailored jacket or use ballet flats as houseshoes.

It's another to wear those thick,fuzzy sleep pants with Disney characters on them to shop (even in the wee hours of the morning) or go to school.

According to those Hollywood magazines,even celebrities have fashion failures.

We don't need to sacrifice comfort or personal style on the altar of fashion conformity but we (as much as Drew,Gwyneth,Jennifer,Miley,Kate,Penelope,Lindsay or Nicole) need to be mindful of things like function,body type and simple good taste.

Maybe,fake piercings and tattoo sleeves let people try out body modifications before they make a premature choice but,again,a "default setting" of subtlety can't go wrong.

Suggesting restraint in apparel might have a lot of people hitting the grocery store in bondage gear but we might do well to look to classic hair and clothing.

Build on timeless,universal looks and have a few,changeable elements that reflect individual style and make an impact.

Our lifestyles and bodies can run the gamut of Selena Gomez to Gomez Addams but a tidy,appropriate and flattering appearance can be achieved by anyone at any time if we can just avoid the "don'ts" that betray a lack of respect for ourselves and those who have to witness our mistakes.

We don't have to become devotees' of "Dress For Success" or "What Not to Wear" to learn what to wear when for specific circumstances or impressions and how to use our cultures,our bodies and our preferences to their best effect.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 7:48 AM

Please tell me this was NOT taken in Shelbyville.

-- Posted by gottago on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 12:53 PM

I have no idea where this picture was taken, but I do know we could find very similar outfits on folks at with Wal-Mart or Kroger's in Shelbyville.

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 3:14 PM

One of the things I can't stand to see in public is a woman, no matter how attractive (or not) she looks, is to have that God- awful tramp stamp showing at her lower spine. I, for one, find it more attractive to see a woman who DOESN'T have one! Or if so, doesn't prominently display it so it stares you in the face no matter how you try to avoid the sight of it no matter the artwork! PS Lesa- I can forward you more Wal- Martian pictures just for your enjoyment (or not).

-- Posted by 1ukolsir on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 5:30 PM

1ukolsir that is sooo funny.. yes please send me some funny photos. That photo was not taken at this walmart BUT i have seen her kindred at our Walmart.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 6:58 PM

OMG...that is too funny...and yes, Walmart is the best place to see such unfortunate sights.

-- Posted by neighborhood mom on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 8:27 PM

Why is Wal-Mart a magnet for these type of people?


-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 5:46 AM

Disregard previous post. Note to self... be fully awake before posting!!!

-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 5:56 AM

On a related note, you might enjoy looking at these photos:


-- Posted by Jicarney on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 12:25 PM

What is it about some ppl who by pointing out the visible flaws of strangers, it makes them feel better about themselves? Judge not, lest thy be judged. If someone's clothing attire is the worst you can acknowledge about them, then maybe they aren't doing so bad. Who would she need to try to impress? If she were wearing Versaci, would you be impressed? I'd rather know someone who likes to be comfortable with a nice personality, than someone who's uptight with a snotty attitude.

And in the original poster's list.. what's with all the "sexy" talk? Having some self conscious issues in that department yourself?

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 4:52 PM

What is is with you craftin mom. It seems as if you are pointing out a flaw in the comment you wrote.

"And in the original poster's list.. what's with all the "sexy" talk? Having some self conscious issues in that department yourself?"

Seems as if you need to take some of your own advice.

-- Posted by bear on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 5:22 PM

Umm.. I'm not the one walking around shopping stores looking to see who is "sexy" and who's not. I prefer to do my shopping kinda like Jeff Dunham's Walter advises.. "Get your sh*t and get out."

Maybe Walter is on to something there.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 5:32 PM

Ahhhhhhh, Craftin_Mom.. No problem in the sexual department....Thanks for asking..

Now on to people and what they wear. When I interveiwed people for a job if they came in to the interveiw with jogging pants and a top with the bra showing or ratty looking .. I would not even concider them for hire. If they cannot take more pride in how they look, then they are applying at the wrong place.. perhalps the local mini mart or Cat-house in Nevada may hire them.

Now give me a break...when you go shopping you see (or smell) who is next to you. It is part of being a human. I hate to shop at wal mart... so people make it amusing.

You can tell alot about a person by the way they dress. Pajamma's in public is pretty low class.

I don't care what Gay guys name is on the label it is a matter of cleanliness and taking pride in how you look.

Judge not.. yeah please... you judge all the time when you go somewhere. If you saw someone looking like Marilyn Manson, you'd tell me you'd befriend this person without reserve.. nope because of your reply on the post... you'd be very judgemental about that person.. They are odd they are differant.

People have no excuse except for how they are raised. I have seen very poor people that have alot of class....and i have been around some pretty trashy rich folk.

It is all a matter of pride.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 7:04 PM

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 7:04 PM

"If you saw someone looking like Marilyn Manson, you'd tell me you'd befriend this person without reserve.. nope because of your reply on the post..."

The point of my post was that I do not judge my neighbors based on their appearance. If the Marilyn Manson wannabe treats me kindly and speaks to me with respect, then I would much rather associate with him than with the perfectly coiffed dame who thinks she's all that. It sickens me to see such shallow attitudes when it comes to general appearance. Not everyone keeps up with today's fashion trends and what's in style today. A friendly attitude stays in style much longer than any fashion trend.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 7:19 PM

Not shallow at all, but a person is judged by appearance, look at any kindergarten room and you'lll see that dynamic going on. I could not care less, but people are funny and that is why I posted this. Tacky is still tacky. Yep and I always have a friendly attitude. I did not call anyone a two bit Scank.. cheers.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 7:31 PM

I sure hope my neighbors don't judge me by the way I dress. Saturday and Sunday, I'm full blown yard outfit (as my kids call it) and you may catch me at Walmart looking like crap. Matter of fact I wore my pink flamingo house shoes with dress pants and sweater to the drive thru at Hopps just last night. Prayed I didn't have a wreck, that did look pretty tacky!

After 5 days of dress clothes, hose, and hills sometimes you just want to be comfortable. I don't care who I do or don't impress at Walmart, they don't pay my bills!

Im guessing from the picture she got out of the vehicle to smoke, could have had a child inside. Probably went along for the ride with no intentions of going inside.

You know the old saying about the toes you step on today being attached to the *** your kissing tomorrow. It's a good idea to keep that in mind, an interview chair can sit on either side of the desk!

-- Posted by Disgusted on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 10:25 AM

Please tell me this was NOT taken in Shelbyville.

-- Posted by gottago on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 12:53 PM

I didn't post this as a result of any disbelief that this actually occurred in Shelbyville. My main concern is that this is a local person who could easily visit this site and find herself the subject of unsolicited criticism. I doubt anyone at the T-G would like to see that happen and I truly doubt Lesa, you would either.

-- Posted by gottago on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 10:00 PM

My favorite line ever ... "if you can't say somethin' nice, then come sit next to me"

It is human nature to laugh, joke and pick about such things. WE ALL DO IT. Some chose to do it out loud in a fun light hearted way, others choose to think awful thoughts and mumble to themselves.

I wore some rain boots to a Titans game recently (cute hot pink plaid things) My husband laughed and made fun of me. I really thought nothing of it until somewhere behind me I heard... " Hey honey want me to buy you some of those ugly pink boots" the reply " No, I would not be caught dead in them"

The loudest laugh was coming from my husband.

I still wear my boots :)

-- Posted by Juju35 on Wed, Dec 23, 2009, at 7:12 AM

Juju that is so funny. Yeah I hate wearing womens shoes cause my feet are wide so i wear Doc Marten boots with a black lace dress i have. Probobly real tacky but me...at least it is not fuzzy or sleepwear.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Thu, Dec 24, 2009, at 8:53 AM

It is bad enough that the youth wears these guady clothes , but the older crowd is starting too also, my style that I have none, boots, jeans and a shirt, that is about it.

There will be a lot of "tatooed" grannys in this next generation though.

One thing people have none of is respect for themselves or their kids!


-- Posted by michaelbell on Fri, Dec 25, 2009, at 6:36 AM

I guess the technological age has developed a new social custom: "Visual Gossip" What's worse, it is a natural bridge to virtual gossip.

Couch it in any terms that you like, it does reveal a shallowness of the writer and commentators, as well as showing that the T-G is devolving to an National Enquirer like status.

-- Posted by Midnight Rider on Fri, Dec 25, 2009, at 10:57 PM

-- Posted by Midnight Rider on Fri, Dec 25, 2009, at 10:57 PM

"Couch it in any terms that you like, it does reveal a shallowness of the writer and commentators, as well as showing that the T-G is devolving to an National Enquirer like status."

My sentiments exactly, Midnight Rider. Thank you.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Sat, Dec 26, 2009, at 12:08 PM

My thoughts are this. Do you enjoy going out and seeing people being half dressed in public? People need to wake up and realize that its not all right to show thier private parts in public. Or wear clothing that reveals to much skin or night sleep wear in public. If you want to put your seal of approval on it Midnight and Craftin thats your right. However it is just as much the right of someone else to say that this kind of social behavior is not acceptable. I suppose the sex offender register is just as appauling to you.

-- Posted by bear on Sat, Dec 26, 2009, at 6:01 PM


...Doc Marten boots with a black lace dress ... LOVE IT!


"There will be a lot of "tatooed" grannys in this next generation though."

I will be one of them and VERY PROUD of it. None of my tats are disrespectful at all and neither are my piercings. I work in a business office and have proven that piercing and tattoos can be enjoyed with out offending others. I worked for this company for over 2 years before my boss even noticed the small diamond in my nose.

He even stated it was "pretty".

-- Posted by Juju35 on Mon, Dec 28, 2009, at 3:23 PM

Juju35: think of all the siliconed grannies in the nursing homes in 30 to 40 years! Tats.... peircings and viagra.. but nobody will remember what they were for.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 4:21 PM

A friend and I joke about that all the time!

-- Posted by Juju35 on Wed, Dec 30, 2009, at 9:46 AM

I have a computer issue or two... How can I get in touch with you???

-- Posted by Juju35 on Wed, Dec 30, 2009, at 9:48 AM

juju35 4fabfelines@charter.net

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Wed, Dec 30, 2009, at 5:30 PM

I had a friend post on Facebook when she was in The Boro that a girl came in O'Charlies with hot pink and black pj.'s and pink fuzzy slippers.

She said to her husband "At least I know it is here in the Boro too.." Then the girl picked up her cell phone call and said "when i get back to Shelbyville...." Oh boy ... said my friend.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Wed, Dec 30, 2009, at 5:32 PM

I just spent the last two weeks visiting several different places in Russia. Not once during the two weeks do I remember seeing anyone that did not dress in a respectable manner. Upon returning to America I couldn't help but notice the collection of idiots walking around the airport in sweat pants, pajama pants, and offensive t-shirts.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Jan 5, 2010, at 6:46 PM

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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.