31.8.10

Blog Rant

Des of Pretty Little Things blog posted this on her wall today:
- At the store,random lady says "well,well,where are you off to all dressed up?" um...this?maybe I'm not dressed up,maybe you're all dressed horribly down.Wrap your mind around that.

which sent me into a mini rant:
- WTF?! Thats so true. Ever notice that the older generation dresses "up" to go everywhere. They've always got their "face" on and they're accessorized like there is no tomorrow...and then the 20 something behind them is wearing sweat pants hiked up to her knees, ugg boots and a tank top with her bra straps showing and her hair in a messy un-washed bun on top of her head...what happened to us?
And then I got to thinking about how TRUE it really is..when you walk around today think about how many people are "dressed up" and then think...would they be "dressed up" 50 years ago. No, they would be dressed down. Ever notice how many cocktail dresses you find from the 50s and 60s...if you went out..you were dressed to the nines. Hair done, makeup, bullet bra, girdle, stockings, dress, shoes, bolero, jewelry..everything. It took 2 days to prep to go to a party...now. Buy a dress, grab some shoes, shave and go. I mean..do you even own stockings? (well if you read my blog you probalby do..but when did you wear them last..when you went to the grocery store?..probably not) There is a big difference between dressy now and dressy then...and what is so irritating is that it takes NO time to "dress up" I mean, when I wear a dress people are like "Why are you all dressed up?" Wearing a dress doesn't mean I'm dressed up. Now granted, I'm pretty lazy when it comes to my wardrobe, but I would never go out of the house not put together. I am laziest when I go to work..because I'm sitting at a desk for 8 hours, in front of a computer, lifting heavy things and passing out things bending over and what not. Its not the best time to wear a dress..but I have and I do. I think we've become a society so hurried and panicked that we don't put the effort in for anything anymore we just want to get in and get out, who cares....
Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy not dressing up as much as the next person, I'm currently bitching about this in my hello kitty pajama pants (In my defense, Its pre-shower time) I just can't leave the house in anything I wouldn't want to be seen in.
But yeah...think twice before you leave the house kiddies...as Catherine Zeta-Jones's mom says "You might meet the president"...hey, it could happen...

You don't want to end up here!

8 comments:

Kim Bombshell said...

The day I met Billy Idol outside my work in downtown San Jose, my girlfriend told me "I will never ridicule the fact that you wear false eyelashes and red lipstick everywhere you go, ever again!"

Darlene said...

I get it. I totally get what your speaking about here. I agree. Although, since not feeling well lately, I am just trying to remain comfortable in this wretched heat. I feel guilty about sweating in my vintage... :)

Gingeyginge said...

I wear my stockings everyday(a clean pair mind you)I also dress to the nines, it is true you never know who your going to bump into!

Bombshell Bettie said...

Good for you ladies! I have the most fashionable followers <3

Melissa Williams said...

I think it's pretty cheeky the way people I don't even know sometimes ask why I'm "dressed up." Do I really have to have an alibi? Good heavens!

Eartha Kitsch said...

What a great post! Amen on all counts! I have a theory that the relaxed nature of society towards dressing these days is directly proportionate (and related) to how people treat others - i.e. politeness and respect. I think that it's easier to be rude with "Juicy" written across your butt. If we don't care about how we are viewed in a fashion and grooming sense, we might not care how we are viewed in the manners and decency sense.

Bombshell Bettie said...

Absolutly Eartha! I find people have lost their manners and generally don't care about how they treat others. Its shameful!

Little Miss B said...

What a good post, I am quite new to vintage dressing and get asked the "where are you going all dressed up" question all the time and to begin with I found it a little intimidating as I though maybe I was overdoing it, but you are right, it's not me, they are under dressed. Thanks for the confidence boost.