Have you been naughty or nice?

Okay, so I was shopping one of the fab holiday sales online the other day and ran across the above leggings in the clearance section. These are “Candies ruched python leggings” and believe it or not were reduced from an original price of $28 to a mere $8.40.

Now, you likely don’t need me to point out why these are all wrong for the vast majority of womankind, but let me give you a synopsis nonetheless:

~Shiny gold fabric is not slimming;

~Of all the animals to emulate with your sexy self – a python is probably not one of them;

~They are LEGGINGS – all owners of real hips, thighs and butts need not apply; and,

~They get thinner as they go down and are ruched at the ankle – if you are trying to hide bulk at the ankles then ankle ruching is the way to go…otherwise – move on.

Now, here is where my morbid curiosity comes in. How many poor unsuspecting women will receive this lovely item as a gift from a boyfriend/partner/husband because their boyfriend/partner/husband looked at these and thought they were sexy?? You’ll note they aren’t even displayed on a real model. Oh no, they are on a half of a mannequin whose dimensions I fear may not adequately represent the realities of real life women. Even on the mannequin look how they cling…they are like tights.

I have received gifts like this many a time from well-intentioned boyfriends/partners/husbands that believed and said (out loud) that I looked good in anything. Bless the rose-colored glasses that sometimes come with love and affection. The reality is that they thought such gifts suited me. I have not received gold lame python pants yet, but they aren’t far off from other gifts that I have received when old boyfriends/partners/husbands were thinking of me in more a naughty than a nice way.

I really should not even be blogging about this lest I tempt fate. These are, after all, still available conveniently online and there is still a chance that I may receive them as a gift. Then I will have to wear them, at least once, somewhere (if you see me in Walmart wearing these be kind and look away). Of course, on me they wouldn’t look like they do in the photo. Oh no…on the mannequin those leggings attempt to mimic the look of a python’s skin while it is still on the snake. If I were to wear these it would look more like the python’s shedded skin – decidedly less attractive to be sure and a lot more stretched out.

Let’s hope my husband is thinking about me in a nice way and not in a naughty way this year otherwise even pythons may take umbrage. And that is all I need to do – disgrace the python community with my gold lame python pants.  It is a sad commentary when even the reptiles don’t want to be seen with you.

Day one hundred and forty-seven of the new forty – obla di obla da

CC

 

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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8 Responses to Have you been naughty or nice?

  1. Abra La Mente says:

    Let us know if you receive these and when you’re headed to Walmart, okay? ;-)

  2. Avatar of Ms. C Ms. C says:

    Abra – you bet…you and every news crew in town…and the folks with the lovely white jacket with the buckles. :-)

    CC

  3. Kim says:

    Why is it that when you go to Walmart there are several people of rather larger size that seem to insist on wearing these type of leggings or some other form or skin tight apparel? I always wonder…do they think they look good? and if so.. they have a better self esteem than I do… but alas… I think there are alternatives that would look better.
    And to think there was a time in my life when I wore tight leather pants and thought I looked good…

  4. Avatar of Ms. C Ms. C says:

    Kim~if one could be actually charged with fashion crimes I would have long ago been given a life sentence.

    Thank goodness I have learned with age that some things are just wrong for my body…python print leggings are merely one – but I do not want to tempt fate lest I am gifted them. 8-)

    CC

  5. Avatar of prairiewomn prairiewomn says:

    So, what you’re saying is I should return them and NOT wear them? Darn it! LOL!

    How absolutely hideous. However, I wore black and brown to church today just because. :-)

  6. Avatar of Ms. C Ms. C says:

    PW~ don’t take yours back yet…if I get a pair we can both wear them at the same time on a Walmart outing – what could be more delicious a sight than that??

    I am so happy you are un-dead again. :-)

    CC

  7. Kari says:

    Didn’t Prince wear those once?

  8. Avatar of Ms. C Ms. C says:

    Kari ~ OMG – you called it! I think he very well may have…this knowledge may reduce the leggings sexy allure to my husband. ;-)

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