I keep trying to pass things off as the current look

14 Apr

If you look at the Spring J. Crew catalogue, you’ll see that overalls are in again! Of course they glammed it up with a cute blazer and heels.  I don’t know if I could pull that off, but I could pull off something a bit more casual.

Years ago I would often sport a pair of overalls with a cute little shirt and then slip on a pair of flip flops and voila! an outfit!  I miss those days.  I didn’t wonder if it went together or worry about much else really.  That was a long time ago.  Since I am a pack rat of the worst kind, I still have those overalls I wore years ago.  I know, why?  But now I’m wondering if I could figure out a way to bring them back.  The overalls I own aren’t as fitted as the fancy J.Crew kind, but I wonder if I can do it.  What if I wore these overalls WITH my new/old Birks? Is that too crazy?  Would I out hippie a hippie?

Really, I don’t know if I can wear these as a regular outfit.  I look like I’m gardening.  I think there are only a few situations where this getup would be acceptable:

1. Ho-down (the kind with square dancing, not the kind with Hos)

2. Rib eating contest

3. Grateful Dead show

I don’t see myself attending any of these events, so maybe I should put these in the Goodwill pile.  If I don’t, I fear I will be on that show Hoarders, and no one wants to see that happen.  Maybe people do want to see that.  I mean, I mention in passing to friends that I think I might be a hoarder and old friends will chime in, “Oh yeah, dude, you will totally end up on that show.  You keep everything.  Yeah, you’re totally a hoarder.  Totally.” I mention it only because I want them to say “Oh, you’re not that bad.  You aren’t a Hoarder, just a little messy sometimes.”  Whatevs people.  Whatevs!  I guess that’s what you get when you’re fishing for approval.

Now is the time for these overalls to go in the trash.  Now! Today is a new day.

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7 Responses to “I keep trying to pass things off as the current look”

  1. sg April 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    oh becky… did you get those overalls at aardvarks?

  2. Erin April 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    Becky maybe your goal should be to get invited to more ho-downs.

  3. byamamoto April 15, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    I’m guessing that is a “no”. Fine, i’ll throw them out.

  4. bibprofessor April 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    well, perhaps it is too late, but if I was you, I would get your overalls back and join the growing overalls movement, overalls, not least baggy overalls are hot, cool and the most fantastic clothing item crossing ages, sexes etc. take a look on my blog and see how I met cool overalls friends in for instance brooklyn ! overalls rock ! but any way if you insist to throw them away, I just think you will miss some good thing in life, bibfessor

  5. Ariane December 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Overalls are pretty cool. Hope you didn’t throw yours away.

    • byamamoto December 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

      My pack rat instinct made me keep them. They are safely hidden in my apartment, waiting to be worn again.

  6. Roland April 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Overalls are the greatest looking clothing item in the world, so definitely keep them.
    I already have a pretty large collection of overalls, and I wear them as a fashion item, almost every day, actually, because I love them so much.
    Enjoy yours!

    Roland

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