A Style Vacuum

A friend   sent me a link to a woman who has a blog and documents what she wears every day. My friend ‘s question was: “Why?!?”

God. I have no idea. Has everyone gone nuts? Who gives a shit what you wear every day, no matter who you are? I don’t even care what I wear every day, let alone some boring mom-woman.

I guess this mom-woman is the antidote to the Sartorialist.   The whole spectacle of what people wear has reached a tipping point, in my opinion.   Let’s start seeing everyone’s dental work or something.

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38 Responses to “A Style Vacuum”

  1. kate Says:

    I actually love daily outfit posts if the person in them is a total freak swathed in tulle with tied together condom balloon animals hanging off her in a trails of glory or somesuch. If the absurdity of your every outfit transcends the banality of the “everyday,” then snap away.

    But this lady is wearing jeans and snow boots and keeps her camera in the shot! Need to go cry for the unappreciated, self-photographing fate of mom jean moms now. The tragic mess of the tipping point hurts my heart!

  2. Eliza Says:

    Still a mediocre narcissist by internet standards, a “Noah takes a picture of himself everyday for six years” related link. She’s not in it for the Chictopia front page feature and free Etsy gifts like the clumsy new crop of teenybopper style blogs. That kind of makes her as honest as she is misguided.

    I can’t judge, I had a Xanga in college. It was basically What I Listened To with a backdrop of random facts. (Today’s fun fact: several Jainist sects believe women inferior to men – religious shocker! – because they kill microorganisms in the body during menstruation.)

  3. dust Says:

    Fashion week in Pakistan started yesterday….
    Next week, we should start our own Fashion Without Borders Fashion Week.
    For Pure Couture and Not Yet Ready To Wear entries, please contact me directly.

  4. enna. Says:

    Sometimes, as a joke, I want to start a personal style blog for slobs. All sweatpants, all the time–and not any of those fashion-forward harem pant things–grody old tee shirts, wrinkled pajamas, the works.

    This woman may have beaten me to it…but I think she forgot the joke part.

  5. andrea Says:

    I guess she was inspired by Tavi, who now gets to go to the haute couture shows as a blogger for Pop magazine. And also to vote for the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) awards in May. Maybe she thinks she will inspire the Mullavey sisters of Rodarte to to design another secondary line for Target based on her. Mom jean chic with bad hair!

  6. Aja Says:

    I hope no one makes fun of my outfit posts, but I’m sure it’s happening somewhere. Oh well. Grin and bear it :)

  7. patni Says:

    Won’t this be fun? she asks.
    Well, perhaps we have differing concepts of “fun”.

  8. WTF Says:

    Someone must have told her she looks like a “aging ungracefully jamie lee curtis” at one point in her life.

    But hell, at least her 5 kids and minivan have the proof now to keep her in the home. She’s delusional.

  9. arline Says:

    I like outfit posts that are interesting.

    These are really sad and boring.

  10. XuXu Says:

    I have to say that I, too, am confused
    by these sorts of blogs. I just started
    in the blogging ocean and I was a
    startled, in my e-travels, to find
    what seems to be hundreds of these
    blogs + fashion blogs + interior
    design blogs ++ + +

    Please. Someone. Explain.

    XuXu
    http://www.frenchshelter.blogspot.com

  11. MJ Says:

    I found a blog once (never went back) that listed all of the skin care and makeup products the blogger used every day. To the extent of “night – Aquaphor on lips, Olay whatever on face, ______ eye cream.”

    Every day and nigh.

    WHO FING CARES?

  12. Moda Says:

    Come on, don’t you think the jeans and jumper combo is just so inspiring?
    MJ, that’s horrific. I wish we could find an antidote to the Sartorialist. What a smug git.

  13. Ann Says:

    The comments under her pics are the best. “I hope I look like you when I am 40!” exclaims one reader. Um, I am 40, I look nothing like that, and I have never been more thankful in my life.

  14. Braindance Says:

    Wow, I never knew blue jeans and pastel sweaters could be so much fun.
    Boring mom woman made me chuckle out loud, such a good insult.

  15. Make Do Style Says:

    don’t worry the husbands of these women buy their spouses gift vouchers for styling days and it upsets them. Then I upset them some more by telling them to take risks and deeming their wardrobe contents a bit dull.

  16. Pete Says:

    This is boring sure, but probably very useful data to a historian 200 years from now.

  17. TheShoeGirl Says:

    She’s going to be the next Tavi.

  18. Lisa Says:

    She reminds me of Anne Robinson from The Weakest Link (but less stylish).

  19. HelOnWheels Says:

    If that’s what 40 looks like then I’m going to look f’ing AMAZING by comparison! I was thinking of being contrary by starting a blog called “What I Did NOT Wear Today”; I would take photos of my closet every day and see if people could figure out what I was wearing based on what was NOT in the closet. I think that’s be more interesting than all of these stay-at-home-mom no-style blogs.

  20. Iheartfashion Says:

    I think when you’re documenting your Land’s End slippers, you’ve lost it.

  21. erika Says:

    Boring wardrobe. I pretty much hate what everyone wears though. The ratio of good to bad clothes tips way way over to awful. The worst to me are the badly dressed that have all of these followers that say ” love your style” so you imagine this badly dressed army of women all inspired by each other. And you are right. I thought of posting my clothes before but really who gives a crap ??

  22. Iron Chic Says:

    i heart fashion- LOL at Land’s End slippers!
    This flickr mom is the kind of shit that makes me want to throw my laptop into the ocean.
    Did you see the article in Vogue about style bloggers?
    Why is blogging getting so much attention NOW?
    Why was Garance Dore in that group and not Susie Bubble?
    I guess cause she’s not banging that douche sartorialist.

  23. patni Says:

    When you wear Ann Taylor for date night its all over.

  24. patni Says:

    OK I can’t stop looking at it. All i can think is she got fucked often enough to have children. Why the hell do I bother? O yeah, i have some pride in myself.

  25. theresa Says:

    imminent sisterwolf dental post? hm I dont actually think we’ve seen much smiling action from you now that I think of it. and I do miss your video post phase.

    (This lady has to have some means to remind herself that each day doesn’t run into the next, right? that shit is pretty sad.)

  26. WendyB Says:

    My tongue has encountered something pointy on a molar but I can’t see anything odd in the mirror. Should I go to a dentist? Let me know on the dental work blog please.

  27. Cricket9 Says:

    Well, I’m sixty and I don’t look like this – I DO look amazing by comparison – picture available on request. Some people definitely have too much time on their hands. I don’t know what (badly needed) antidote to the Sartorialist is, but this ain’t it.

  28. jennine Says:

    @enna… i would totally read a slob style blog!

  29. Alicia Says:

    @jennine and @enna so would I!

  30. Cricket9 Says:

    Yes, I would subscribe to slob style blog. Hell, I could even contribute!

  31. Dru Says:

    Iron Chic- I don’t have a problem with Garance’s inclusion, let’s not hold the boyfriend against her (I think she frequently takes better shots than he does, and her illustrations are pretty).

    I do agree about leaving Susie out though. Writing an article on fashion bloggers and missing her off is like writing a book on evolution and leaving out Darwin.

  32. Faux Fuchsia Says:

    I don’t know why, but people want to see what other people are wearing. This type of thing is huge right now.

    And Mrs Palin is reading my blog.

  33. Iron Chic Says:

    Dru- I was never that impressed with Garance Dore- douche boyfriend or no douche boyfriend.
    At least one of the bloggers listed Susie as their “must read.”
    She was the first BIG fashion blog that I can recall.

  34. Dru Says:

    I actually didn’t mind the Sart until he went around shooting photographs of useless overstyled reality stars around the shows. Repeatedly!

    The fashion-people focus was never something I objected to- he was a fashion person himself, after all, and there wasn’t all that much of a focus on what industry insiders wore before he came along- but really, if he’s just a paparazzo with a nicer camera I’ve lost all respect for him.

  35. reddoorread Says:

    do you want to see what i put in my rubbish bin today? i could be standing in front of the pin pigeon toed with my hair artfully covering my face. my bin could have studded ‘detailing’

    let me know.

  36. Sister Wolf Says:

    IHeartFashion -HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  37. Natty Says:

    This woman knows nothing of fashion or style. Tantamount to me blogging a physics theory a day, even though I know fuck all about even the most basic of physics principles.

  38. Dru Says:

    …………………

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