11/11/09

Hater Alert

I wore this outfit to work and had no less than 5 teachers (co-workers) do double takes. I think the polka dot tights did it. My audacity to wear fashionable tights in a sea of crocs and khaki's and sweaters with apples on them apparently ignited immediate haterism...and I loved every minute of it.

"Almost always" (you get the point), I can see a little cartoon bubble rise above said "haters" heads saying "Who does she think she is?"

And "almost always" I picture myself popping that bubble when I look over my shoulder just in time to make eye contact.

I usually whisper "Hi, Hater" to them in hopes that they can't read lips, then I do the HATER WAVE (ie...the Miss America Wave).





This top was actually a 70's floor length dress. The dress is 100% polyester so the likelihood of me having a heatstroke was inevitable if I wore it before the fall season. The dress unaltered was a little too Wulona from Good Times for me so I decided to nip and tuck the length.

I got it last year at a vintage shop and bought it strictly because of the nipped in waist detail and the sleeves. I waited a whole year for the temperature to drop to pull it out.. I think it looks 1000% better as a top than a dress. The tights were a last minute addition and judging by the many eyerolls from adults...the look was a hit!


By the way, I have become a one woman traveling papparazi team. Now, as I drive from here to there, I am always trying to spot new locations to "shoot". These photos were taken in front of a newly built home. It looked vacant to me so I went for it.

I liked the wooden garage doors, so I pulled over, hopped out of the car, and took quick pics and then vroom vroomed down the street. It's kind of a thrill, to see if I can get a good shot before someone shines a flashlight in my face. I have no life. This constitutes as fun these days. It's hard being your own photographer.


Do you have any haters on your job? You know, the ones that refuse to acknowledge your fabulousity?


In other news, I can't wait for this year to end. I'm over it already.

55 comments:

eednic said...

ahahha! don't mind the h8rs! they're everywhere! but awesome polka dots? they're special!

Deanna Jackson said...

Love the blouse!! 70's style fashion is definitely making a comeback.

kim J said...

you look great, the tights are super cute. i can totally relate to being my own photographer, it's hard work :)

Anonymous said...

I like the whole look!!!! And yes I work in a place where people give me the side eye as I prance in each day looking like the BAP that I am!!!!

Ohhh....fashion question...I am going to a mixer tomorrow night at some bar thingy...what should I wear. I haven't been out in ages...

Anonymous said...

**That should be a question mark after I asked that question...
I'm not doing a good job at being anonymous am I?

Courtnee said...

the tights are so cute! for some reason anyone that dares to be different draws haters...keep being you:)

Leah said...

I love your hater wave... you are awesome. You are right, if you enjoy your style then don't worry about other people. They maybe giving you hostile glances but what the heck... the important thing is you feel good and you know you look good.

Moni @ CL Journal said...

My audacity to wear fashionable tights in a sea of crocs and khaki's and sweaters with apples on them apparently ignited immediate haterism"....

ROFLMAO!!!!

I love it!

I worked for a financial firm so I had to look decent. And I would have one every now and then, but who cared? LOL!

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God's Favorite Shoes! said...

@anonymous...AKA...BAP...You know I know who you are...Try harder:) And wear black leggings, booties and a blazer of some sort:)

Chanda @ The Eco-Cheap Mom said...

You are too fabulous!!

Second Skin said...

You are so hilarious! I loved reading your blog and your outfits are so great! Let Their eyes roll out of their heads if they have to! You look fabulous!

(by the way, just in case you do want to follow my blog you can click the follow button on the header. I am following yours now as well!)

Thanks for finding me. ;)

D said...

this look is so fun! sea of crocs and khakis...lol! i really hate crocs. why are they even made???

Second Skin said...

Oh, I almost forgot! Are you on Chictopia? You should be if you are not! I will put a link on my site if you are interested in checking it out!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

LOL! Uhhhhh...if I have to buy one more holiday shirt I'm going to vommit. What's the deal with teachers and holiday themed clothing and crocs? K.I.M. it boo boo!Bye bye haters...see you later!!!

Adrienne S. said...

Sweater with apples on them...

Your bringing me back to my elementary days. I would have loved to have a teacher as hip as you when I was a youngster.

Shanté said...

Dare to be different in the sea of crocs... lol I work for an engineering firm, I once was told I should tone it down a bit. Whatever.. like fabulousness can be toned down.
Love the look, awesome.

Ela said...

Love your tights!
And your aunt's Chanel treasures - amazing - lucky you!!!

Oh and when I went to Aldo they had them in Bone as well - a lovely creamy nude shade. I must go back for them.

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Work With What You've Got said...

*dies*

Oh my gosh. You know I love a just over the top look, girl. This is A-MAZE-ING. Love it, love love love it!~

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!!!

BAP

Elaine said...

Good for you for taking a stand for fashion in school!!!! I love the tights!


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Fell 4 Fashion said...

Excellent job on that top!! and great tights :) Keep standin up to those haters!!!

budgetchic said...

Fabulous look mixing prints and adding funky hosiery is the move!! So Patricia Fields! Loving it!!

Deborah-lee said...

My school is full of haters. Ours are more the jealous haters who have been stuck in a rutt for years but instead of getting out of it by doing something proactive they sit around hating those that enjoy their work by continually taking on different roles & responsibilities. I'm sure if I looked half as stunning as you do they'd hate me for my fashion as well!! I can't wait for next year when I can have my own hidey hole away from them and just emerge when the coast is clear *L* (USUALLY 1 minute after the home bell as you see the back of their cars leaving the school.... that's when all the dedicated teachers come have a coffee before doing class prep!) Sorry for taking over for my own rant.

Did I say how much I love your skirt/tunic & tights? Well I do!!

FashionAddict said...

I don't know how anyone could hate on that outfit! That top is just to DIE for, and I LOVE the pattern mixing you have going on.

Tonya said...

I ain't mad at ya! Love the look and the post!

Debbie said...

I would think they would all love you for brightening up the place!

Kimmy C said...

Visiting from SITS. Just give 'em the good ole' hater wave. LOVE IT! :)

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Popping in from SITS!

I love haters! They are my motivators! I love the redesign of the top. The tights just made it pop! Keep doing you. I love it!

Lilee said...

oooh looks awesome with the tights!

angelina la dawn said...

i love your top best of all! brilliant idea to chop it off

Style Odyssey said...

lol!! i am really enjoying your blog! you are so witty.
love those black and white tights- how cute.
as for haters at my workplace...none, because i'm the sole employee/employer....such is the career of an artist. although- would it count if i felt a little disdain for myself sometimes? probably that would mean i'm schizo, not a hater, which is a whole other issue, no doubt. ;)

Kari said...

I love your mixed patterns. The polka dots are fabulous indeed!

Fortunately, I work in a pretty easy-going workplace. However, I do get comments like "You know that you don't have to dress up, right?" when I don't see myself as being particularly dressy. To respond to that, I'm deliberately trying to "dress down" when I wear my "work clothes" while still feeling like I'm showing my personal style.

Eyeliah said...

Good! Haters are ridiculous, usually a big part of their hating is jealousy since they don't have the courage to break their boring wardrobe rules. I feel sorry for them.

Ash said...

"Immediate haterism" = best quote I've heard all day.

It's EKG! said...

Oooooooooooooooooooh! I LOVE it. LOVEEEEE it!

Haters be damned. What do they know?

gaelikaa said...

I get it! Wave like the Queen! Happy SITS day!

Louise said...

Hi -- great, great outfit! I wish I had the hutzpah! Haters? Oh yes! I blow kisses. SITS-day greetings from Italy.

Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation said...

As if the crocs and apple sweaters don't deserve a few eye rolls?! Good for you for standing up for the rights of fashionistas everywhere.

Katie said...

Clever you, turning a dress into a shirt! I wish I had skill like that!

Bekah said...

SO how long do these photo shoots take? I'm assuming you are dragging out a tripod and the whole she-bang...

Bekah said...

SO how long do these photo shoots take? I'm assuming you are dragging out a tripod and the whole she-bang...

Tiffany said...

Good for you! You look hot. ;)

Kimberly said...

Again, great post! Way to rock the tights. I love wearing them to and looking out for 'haters' ;-)

2busy said...

You are such a fashionista!

Joy said...

The haters don't have any sense in their heads if they're wearing crocs to WORK. Sigh.

Disclaimer: If anyone reading this wears Crocs to WORK, my apologies. I don't know what came over me. :oP

Congrats on your SITS day you fashionista you!

Young Wife said...

I love that you are your own papparazi! Happy SITS Day!

Bibliomama said...

I'm not sure if by 'thick' women you mean a little slow or a little big, but I'm your willing follower on both counts. Fashion loser? That would be me. Belt beneath the boobs? Sheer brilliance. I'll just sit here and study at your feet awhile, okay? (SITS)

Bibliomama said...

p.s. my blog post TODAY says 'I love polka dots.' :)

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

I love this idea. I've got people at work who still aren't speaking to me about things that happened 5 to 10 years ago. They are some persistent haters! That's OK, I just smile and wave and act sweet as syrup to them. If they want to hold onto stuff from the dark ages, that's their problem.

Kim said...

Good for you! I thought there was some unwritten code that teachers had to dress dowdy.

Lourie said...

You are the cool teacher!! I will have to remember the hater greeting and wave. hehehe.

Stopping by from SITS

Marie said...

Why would there be haters of your outfit, I thought it looked great!

Marion Renee said...

A friend from church told me about your site. I really like it! I am looking forward to reading more about you and BTW: LOVE THE TIGHTS! The whole look works for me!

MR

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