Thursday, May 24, 2012
What is the hold they have over us? We know they aren't good for us and yet we want them. We know that as fun and exciting as they might be, in the long run they'll let us down. We know better, but they still seduce us.
Men, that's another story. I'm talking about those Mr. Wrong wardrobe items that promise so much and ultimately don't deliver on their grandiose declarations of moonlight and "you and me, the world's our oyster, baby." They mock us from the darkest recesses of our closets like the sullen guy in the back of English lit class with the dark wavy hair and dreamboat eyes and the faint (or not-so-faint) aroma of pot and cigarettes. "You and me against the world" soon becomes "It's all your fault" and we blame ourselves, our bodies for their failures. We all have them, I think, those inexplicable, self-destructive sartorial attractions.
I like to believe I've evolved emotionally, but they can still sometimes tug at my heartstrings.
Boxy Bouclé Jackets
The Drab and Lifeless Cardigan
Do you have any Bad Boys still lurking in your closet? What keeps you holding on to them?