What Would Jen Do ?
Two things have sparked this post...
(1) My friend Jen had a birthday this weekend. If I had to guess, she's probably pretty old.
(2) I get a lot of catalogs in the mail and they all have left me with a sort of WTF feeling.
I feel like the styling in a catalog should make me WANT to purchase something, not make me beg a friend who's older than me for pictures of her so I can compare them and ask myself WTF. Am I wrong in this? (Don't answer that.)
Backtrack: I get a lot of catalogs in the mail. I really like clothes. Jen knows this. When she received her J. Crew catalog (back in September, I believe) she says to me (paraphrasing here): "Have you seen the latest J.Crew? WTF?"
My response: "Yeah, I don't get it."
Then she proceeds to tell me the story of how she used to work at The Limited and wore outfits styled very much like the Crew catalog all the time (obviously, she was a trendsetter).
Which led to me asking for the photographic evidence of all of this. Being a good friend, she turned them over to me, knowing full well that I was going to use them to mock her. See? That's what friends are for.
Lucky for us, readers, these photo include so many trends (ties with boxer shorts, unfortunately never made it big):
- Boyfriend blazer...check!
- Dressy shorts...check!
- Excessive layering...check! check! check!
- Chambray shirt...check!
- not seen in first photo...tights under shorts...check!
So leave Jen (belated) birthday love in the comments. She isn't so good of a friend that she actually reads my blog, but sometimes she has her husband read it to her, so make sure to leave comments that will sound even better coming from him.