Thursday, August 26, 2010

Home Depot, A Sequin Free Zone

Our rental house needed a new window and I am more than happy to oblige because (1) I am no slum lord, and (2) the renter is interviewing to manage my favorite pho restaurant. Let us not underestimate the power of a real oxtail pho.

Anyway, I think it is safe to say that I was probably the only person in the Home Depot today (and by that I mean every single Home Depot on the planet) in sequins. Unless RuPaul was also there picking up paint samples.

Sequins are another one of those things that seem like a fashion forward business decision at the J.Crew but that, in reality, look ridiculous when you are sitting in your cube. Ditto for the white keds with the black business suit. Perhaps this would all work out a little better if I was taller. (I am roughly the size of an Olsen twin or Tom Cruise).

You should have seen the looks I was getting from all the contractors this morning at the Home Depot as the only female there. And it wasn't contractor cat calls either. It was more, "Oh honey, no. Even we know that sequins before noon at the Home Depot are a no."


  1. LOL and this is why I usually dont go to HD. Hubby had me return a tool he rented...omg it was an experience.

  2. Did you get the latest catalog? With the sequin harem pants? I weep for J. Crew. And yet love them. And also can't pull off their sequins.

  3. OMG, those harem pants. If they look that bad on the models, it does NOT bode well on how they will look on the general populace.