Friday, February 19, 2010

stepping out in Blair, baby

Remember those ads in the 90's coupon inserts for the clothing company Blair? Clothes that only confused people would wear, placed on young models who would undoubtedly NOT don such outdated outfits in public. But me, being a sucker for "never-go-out-of-style" styles, actually considered ordering from them.

Well, it turns out that they're still around. I'm not sure what caused me to look them up, but they have a website now. Simply put...

The following is an online review I found:

"I just received my [Blair] magazine. I realized, as I turned the pages of beautiful clothing that is available through this Blair Magazine, that there are many women who suffer from the same problems that my friend and I have. I want to share with you that Blair has those beautiful jeans, dresses, sweaters, coats, sweatshirts that are made to be fashionable (not just plain), complete outfits for fun, social events, as well as for work. This could change the entire wardrobe of many people that I know!..."

Now, here are some clothes from the catalog for your enjoyment and perusal, along with my own reviews:

You're guaranteed to seal the deal in this jacket as it distracts your buyers from being able to think straight.

Their credibility as a leader (or follower) in the fashion world was lost on me when I spotted stirrup pants!!!

If you're going to look frumpy, you might as well be both colorful and attractive to stinging insects.

A tutti-frutti twist on the checkers theme.

Nice outerwear for those late nights at the bar. A good conversation piece, especially when the inebriated man next to you attempts to use your jacket as a coaster.

There are many uses for this little number other than a skirt--curtain, strapless apron (risqué!), the list could go on and on. Show-off the creative side of yourself!

This nightie helps you to say "go away, I'm exhausted" in a sweet, gentle manner

"I'm Barry Manilow's biggest fan! He makes me swoon!"

Thankfully, Blair hasn't forgotten about the men!

For the man who has everything (except self respect)

Wear this sweater on your next round of job interviews, and you're sure to get plenty of second call backs looks

And for the discriminating home decorator:

Avoid this bedspread if you are prone to seizures or insomnia.

With this curtain set hanging in my kitchen, I might be subconsciously compelled to eat egg noodles on a daily basis

Frankly, the thought of Blair changing my entire wardrobe gives me a new appreciation for my closet full of thrift store clothes!


troutbirder said...

Never go out of style fashion. That's me! I just didn't know the name for it. My confidence level is way up now.

Clementine Moonflower said...

I don't have an eye for outdated clothes, much to the detriment of my "image." Just pack them away for 20 years and voilá! Your clothes are back in style.

Rebecca D said...

lol.. I am laughing so hard I'm crying right now...

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