Part of this WTF Wednesday is inspired by a reader request. Louise of SizePlus Dot Net said in a comment that she is not on board with the tassel earring trend. I believe the words “bacteria” and “ewww” factored in.
I don’t always think about accessories much, since they either bug me or I’m allergic to them, but I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the tassels. However, I also got a message from Hailey on FB about a hideous Eloquii belt with a wait list.
So I decided to just go with accessories in general, because I’ve seen a few other things that made me “WTF.”
When I first saw people wearing tassel earrings on the regular, all I could think was that Miss Scarlet used the curtain ties as earbobs.
These look sort of heavy, and they’re… a lot. I don’t like long dangly earrings (even ones that don’t make my earlobes swell and itch) because my hair gets wound around them. I just think these are too much, especially if you’re wearing a bunch of other jewelry. Also, these would be hard to store unless you have a big earring display of some kind. Spoiler alert: I don’t. Those little tassels would tangle like crap if you’re the sort who might just sort of chuck them in your jewelry box. Of course I would never do something like that.
So it can get in your way and that tassel can get all dirty and gross.
I guess there were a lot of curtain tiebacks at Tara.
This makes everything look like skirts that were popular when I was in 7th grade. The light wash just adds to the 80’s vibe. Why would you want to do this to yourself? Also, those D-ring type closures slide open all flipping day, or they get crooked, or they otherwise require constant vigilance. I do not understand how two sizes are waitlisted. NO NO NO.
This “neon socks with shoes” routine was also super popular in junior high. I am not a super big fan of adults wearing visible socks with dresses or whatever, but if you’re going to do it, please not neon pink.
I really have no words for this. I suppose it looks vaguely badass in a Lara Croft kind of way, but I cannot envision an event (other than perhaps a Halloween party or Renn Faire) where this would be a good choice. I’m pretty sure sitting in this would be many kinds of uncomfortable.
Accessories are fine in small doses. I guess. I don’t like things that get in my way or that make me look like I’m trying to be “on-trend.” I’m only on-trend if it’s something I like.