The Life of Bon: It's a messed up world we live in.

Monday, May 14, 2012

It's a messed up world we live in.

Listen how jacked this is.

Two years ago I bought this pair of pants.

I received a lot of crap for it two years ago.
My friends made fun of me relentlessly.
My roommate wondered why I would ever actually spend money on that.
The kids that I student taught thought I was wack.
My sister said, "I thought you were supposed to be the one in the family with fashion sense."


Because of the endless flack (Yes, flack is a word.  An awesome word!) I caught for wearing these pants, I gave them up.  Folded them into a neat little square and stowed them away at the back of a rarely opened drawer.

A few weeks ago,  I found the old pair of pants, lovingly waiting for me to come back to them.  I tried them on.  They fit.  They looked good.  And just like that, pink pants were officially back in my life again.

I wore the pants to school the next day (causal Friday, of course!) and every seventeen year old girl in sight was raving at those hot pink pants.  "Oh, Teacher, you're so stylish!  Wow!  Love the pants!"  My best friend commented that she had been looking for a pair like that.  My own sister said she thought they looked good on me.  Hubs said I was looking oh-so-sexy.

And that's what's wrong with our world- the fact that two years ago I wore pink pants and was made fun of and that now I wear pink pants and am praised to the heavens for it.  It's just messed up, you know?  And in two more years, will I still be able to wear the pants?  WHO KNOWS ANYMORE?

Just make up your mind, you know?  Either hate the pink pants forever or love them forever but it makes me real mad, REAL MAD, I tell you when people go hating one thing and then loving it and then hating it again.  That's why I think fashion is just a big hoax and we should all just go naked every day.

Who's with me?!?!

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P.P.P.S.  I sluffed school today.  Please don't tell.


  1. girl i totally know how you feel. my sophomore or junior year of highschool so like 5 years ago i had some green pants and some brown pants. they were my favorite, everyone hated them. had they survived id still wear them everyday, only people wouldn't hate them they would be asking where i got them. losers.

    you're cute.


  2. well, i would have told you two years ago that the pants were hot. so just come to me when you need fashion advice. because i don't know fashion. and that sometimes helps.

  3. haha i totally feel ya!

  4. People crack me up when they gush about stripes. STRIPES. Two years ago they were just the most boring textile pattern on earth and now its like they were invented last week. I don't get it, and I'm a fashion teacher!!!

    PS I'm coming to your school to pick up some samples from Robin this week. I'll try and be cool and not track you down for an autograph. :)

  5. Same thing happened to me. A couple years ago I bought MINT colored pants. MINT! and now that's the most enviable color ever. My friend said they were so ugly!

  6. You rock those pants. Who cares what the fashion types say anyways? They clearly have too much time on their hands.

  7. hahaha this totally made me laugh! I hope I wasn't one who teased you about those pants! You sure look cute in them to me! :)

  8. I totally get what you mean!
    My problem is that a lot of the people I'm around DON'T follow up with fashion at all, and so they just end up laughing at me.

    I painted my toe nails a pretty mint green color and all I've heard is, "Why would you ever paint your toes green?" "Ew, it's like they're moldy." or "Seriously? Where's the pink?"

    And when I say, "Mint green is in right now! Cut me some slack!" and then they laugh. It's just not cool. Not cool at all.

  9. I have a pair of cords that color I wear all winter long. Pink pants rule!

  10. Same here! Except mine were dark turquoise. I wish I still had them :(

  11. Haha, so funny!!! You were way ahead of the game than us!! :)

  12. well goes to prove styles come and go

  13. Thank you for this post. You reminded me I also have a pair of hot pink pants I stored away. They're hanging out with my hot pink leather mini skirt, but I don't think that baby is quite ready to come out of the closet.

  14. i agree, this is ridiculous! those pants are cute... but i honestly think i would've liked them two years ago... i try to buy what i like... but end up going a little more on the conservative side so that i don't end up getting rid of stuff when it goes out of style.

  15. what are the odds that two years ago you were a trend setter and people were bashing you for your trend setting ways!! whatever your fashion sense is stick with it because two years later it will become popular

  16. what are the odds that two years ago you were a trend setter and people were bashing you for your trend setting ways!! whatever your fashion sense is stick with it because two years later it will become popular

  17. You're too funny! I so agree with you, which is why I gave up following the trends all together a long time ago. I love to go thrifting and if i like it I'll buy it and wear it. I do still hit the clearance racks at some of my favorite stores, but why worry about keeping up with the world? we'll drive ourselves mad. I love your blog. It rocks :) I'm your new follower :) would love a little visit when you get a sec at

  18. Eeeeek I am so excited I won! I forgot what a silly comment I made.. that's embarrassing haha.

    I love this post though.. that's Fashion for ya! Who would have thought that if my Mom saved all of her neon from the 80's that I could be rocking it again now? It's a giant circle that's for sure! :)

  19. Yeah for REAL! I'm always getting flack for wearing my own style and not following trends...then when my ideas get trendy I never get credit! Two years ago my mom told me Chucks were "dorky." I shoulda patented it because now they're EVERYWHERE!!! C'est la vie.

  20. Well..I'm super fashionable so I kind of know why this happens...

    ....BS. This is full of crap. I'm pissed for you. Screw you, fashion. hahaha