DISCLAIMER: This is NOT A Fashion Blog. It would look and feel like a Fashion Blog. Even sound like a Fashion Blog. But I swear it's NOT! If you insist it is, people are entitled to their own opinions and perceptions.I have noticed that when the rainy days come, people swing between the broad spectrum of either a walking nightmare or a garbage bin on two legs. I can only rationalize it that perhaps people tend to be generally too lazy and lethargic to fix up, (well people with innate hygiene problems are not included here) or too off-season and dolls up instead.
I want to talk about the nightmares that I come across usually attendant with the heavy rains. No we are not talking about mushrooms. I have a list of the most Annoying Rainy Days Mistakes in terms of visual appeal and common sense.
|How can you smile?|
Leather everything - whether it's a jacket, or a skirt or pants, try getting them wet. The consequences are written ^ up there.
Sun-dresses - I hear you, rainy days can be rather gloomy and sad, but do you really think wearing your sheer floral sun-dress is making a statement? It probably is. It is saying I have totally lost all sense and sensibilities crossing the Sahara during the height of summer. You can splash a little colour on your look, but does it have to be your favourite summer dress?
Heavy Suits and Bulky Sweaters - Sure it can be a bit chilly. What I don't get is when people like to walk around like the Pillsbury dough-boy. Can we at least be a little realistic and try to avoid looking like an over-stuffed, with everything on it, Burrito? If you are not a Size 0 - 2, please don't bulk with layers!
Sky High, Cigarette and Stilettos - Yes even Dior can make a mistake. Not everyone walks in a ramp. Unless you are Beyonce' who walks around with 5 mutant bodyguards and gets to walk 3 feet away from her car, just DON'T! If you have never broken a bone in your life and never been embarrassed sliding or falling flat on your face and buns, just don't. I don't care how short you are and chubby. don't add stupid to the adjectives that will be used to describe you.
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Heavy Make-Up - I don't have anything against colours on the face as much as I am a skin care fanatic. But the rains and the shifting humidity can inadvertently affect your skin's quality to retain the right amount of moisture and oil. This would lead to accidental and unintentional emo-goth smeared look for the fortunate ones, and for the unfortunate ones, you just look really look like a slob with cheap make-up on. Others would conclude the Rapture did happen and the Zombies are out on the streets. Sue me.
You know what? I am just human. I am just being honest. I sometimes yield to the pressure of laughing at these visual disasters and I occasionally oblige myself to join with a couple of like-minded bitchy friends to demean these "victims" behind their backs while we sip coffee and snap photographs to upload on our Blogs and web sites.
Please give yourselves a break. If you don't know how to look decent on rainy days or sunny days, then don't go out at all! Stay in your cubby-hole or your little corner of the world and do not allow to give people like me, a chance to belittle your lack of common sense. Please. I am trying to really be a good person. But what the?
On second thought, the coffee wouldn't taste as good without the spice of other people's lack of taste. Just sayin'. La dee dah ...