Faux Pas of SnoPocalypse 2010
Feb 5, 2010
The contents of our closets are dictated by a number of factors including: our vocation, our age, our personal style, our body type and the average weather of the place where we live. When any of these conditions changes, our wardrobes, too, must change.
Some people handle change well. When it snows, these people put on a hat, a scarf and some snow boots and head to work in style. Other people massively over react in the face of change. These people use adverse conditions as an excuse to do crazy things like hoarding groceries and wearing any of the following items:
If I was entering an elementary school behind a precocious 3rd grader, a hat shaped like a bear would be adorable. But since I am walking into a Congressional Office Building on my way to a committee hearing, a bear hat is just silly.
If you are old enough to possess a Staff ID badge for the U.S. House of Representatives, you are too old for a bear hat.
During snOMG! 2009, I saw three pairs of these boots roaming the streets of D.C. (this photo, however, is borrowed). Needless to say, I was surprised.
It looks like Sasquatch went for a wax and got interrupted half-way through. And what District resident wanders into a shop and buys these for utilitarian purposes?
This year excluded, when was the last time that the weather in D.C. was bad enough to need them? Unless you live in the Great State of Alaska and participate in seal hunts, these boots are unacceptable.
It’s a terrible thing to lose a friend, but wearing shearling-lined Moc-Slippers on your commute is a deal breaker. I simply cannot condone this type of behavior.
It’s tragic really; her Kate Spade heels gave me such hope. But since she refuses to go into a treatment program, I’m afraid I have to think of the health of my own footwear. It’s friends like these who convince you to try Uggs, and Uggs are a gateway drug.
If I can wrestle some time away from my desk for lunch, I will try to hunt down a few more faux pas for your perusal. But which cold weather fashions drive you to drink?