Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Wallet Wardrobe

In Retrogirlworld, there is no end to the matching that has to happen - and I'm not talking about matchmaking. This matching business is, if you will, the prerequisite to the matchmaking.

Because in order to look your absolute kickiest most fabulous best, you just have got to MATCH. Match the dress to the shoes, the shoes to the hose, all that stuff to the purse, the legbone's connected to the hipbone...All that.

But most importantly, your wallet has simply got to match all that other stuff. If people notice that your wallet is Revolutionary Red, or Cosmic Purple, or Boring Black - why, there's no telling the consequences.

And you certainly won't be in fashion. Oh the horror.

I notice that girlfriend in the picture up there has a pretty unmatchy dress thing on, though. I do see a little yellow in it. But it is busier than Times Square on New Year's Eve. And the lime green vest! That doesn't match. It clashes! It all clashes! Why contradict the basic premise of the ad? She might as well have some accessories in Revolutionary Red.

Do not make this mistake. Retrogirls of the world, unite! And please, please take note of the very matchy, very yellow Wallet Wardrobe above. Wardrobe is an interesting choice of words. I don't suppose you're supposed to wear the wallet on your dress - are you? Or make the dress out of the wallets?

Mind you, that could be interesting. And at least it would all- well, you know - match.

10 comments:

Mountain Woman said...

Oh, those glorious days when everything was done to conform. Thanks for reminding me of them. I'm off to search for just the right wallet for my tattered old blue jeans.
That post was great fun :)

LoneStarVintageClothing said...

Her dress has got to be the ugliest thing I've ever seen. :-) Good post!! :)

bubbleunique said...

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Very nice post!

Libby said...

I want a wallet wardrobe! But only if it's Louis Vuitton ;) Her dress is FAB. U. LOUS.

Tori Lennox said...

Y'know, I was out and about today and I flashed my Cosmic Purple wallet and you know what? The world did not come to an end! Nobody even noticed.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh Okay, I'll confess, I may have worn an outfit like this once. Just once...I still have the same wallet my daughter gave me 12 years ago. Ya think it would match?

Jewelgirl said...

Harvest gold purse accessories??
I thought they only had this color on refrigerators and flooring. Ugh!
Never was fond of this color except
for autumn leaves!

Bill said...

Yes, by all means match. Otherwise, my mother may whirl in her grave.

And don't forget your matching Sarah Coventry jewelry.

Amy said...

hmmm ok...well I think this time both the dress and the wallets/purses are equally as ugly as each other...*cringe* I can't believe people though that fashion was in, mind you they'll probably look at us now in the future and cringe too.

Shay said...

and your gloves and your dickey and your umbrella cover and your lipstick case and....