Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Sights seen at lunchtime

If I could write a letter,
To people who should know better;
I would say, ‘remember that leggings are mainly tights.’
Worn with a short top,
Especially if it’s cropped;
Gives everyone around such a fright.

I’d also further suggest,
To people who should know best;
That pink shiny leggings may not be very kind.
If you are short and stumpy,
Or rather round and dumpy;
A sausage is the only thing that really springs to mind.

Normal posts will resume soon!


Summer Frey said...

Yesterday while stuck in traffic in a nearby tourist town, we had the distinct pleasure of observing a woman on the back of a motorcycle wear black leggings with a quite wide swath of lace down the outside of each leg. Yeah.

Aubrie said...

Very funny! Why do people try to wear unflattering things? I don't know.

Barbara Scully said...

giggling away... u cud have been so nasty.. but your gentle advice should def be heeded!

Southpaw said...

Great poem and sooooo true!

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Best reserved for principal boys in pantomimes but only if they have good legs.

Christina Lee said...

haha love it (and sooooo true)!!

Ed Pilolla said...

the pork links are a good analogy.

penandpaints said...

Haha, great poem!
Hmm leggings and crop tops, why are they even back at all, they were extremely unflattering in the 80s/early 90's. Why do people do these things to themselves? :)

Pat Tillett said...

Don't these people have a mirror in their house? Or are they so delusional that they think they are hot...LOL

Unknown said...

Normal posts are not I loved this, made me giggle! Thanks for sharing Jayne, I always enjoy stopping by!

Clara said...

That was hilarious, and so cute!

Jayne, you do know you got an award at my blog right?


Milton said...

Jayne - you wanna come to Glasgow for fashion-extravaganza. We are the fat-people of the Western World and believe me, a morning in Central Station (train depot) reveals all sorts of hilarious fashion blunders (the Muttie Woman nothwithstanding).

Milt xx

Fran Hill said...

Pink shiny leggings on plumpy old legs? No way! Do they dress in the dark, or what?

Old Kitty said...


I consider myself short and stumpy and today have worn my black leggings and red top that floated down to my knees!

:-) It's taken me all these years to perfect that look!

take care

Wendy Ramer, Author said...

Oh, but the poetry is so fun. Well done ;-)

Ella said...

I love this; I am short and don't want hot dog legs...nah! Funny~

Great fashion sense arriving in poem...loved it! ;-D

The Words Crafter said...

L. O. L!!!! Oh, this is too funny! And true! I need this posted, well, all over the place!!!

The Words Crafter said...

L. O. L!!!! Oh, this is too funny! And true! I need this posted, well, all over the place!!!

Boonie S said...

I did enjoy this - even though I rarely wear legging, and never pink shiny ones.

Have a nice day, Boonsong

MissKris said...

Pink shiny leggings may not be kind...especially to those with a big behind, haha! Sorry...couldn't resist that!

Hart Johnson said...

*giggles* Oh, the things we delude ourselves into wearing. It's why I prefer to just forego the clothes altogether.

Carol Kilgore said...

So true. And funny. I have an award for you at my blog.

VR Barkowski said...

LOL, too funny and absolutely true! It should be law that pink shiny leggings can't be sold without a
wardrobe mirror.

Like Carol, I have a couple of awards for you (hope they're not the same ones!). Swing by my blog if you get the chance. :)

Erica Mitchell said...

LOL. Normal or a lunch time spotting. I love your blog, and I can't stop giggling :) Hope you are well

Talli Roland said...

Ah ha ha ha! Love this!

Leggings are SO wrong on certain people. And don't even get me started on jeggings!

Donna Hosie said...

LOL, but it is a sight that is clearly inspirational!

Mystica said...

Hilarious!!!! see a lot of this around right now in Melbourne!

cArLa said...

lol... hilarious! thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment!

Kathryn Dyche said...

Too funny.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the poem. I also look at what people wear and wonder!!! But if they're young enough, I forgive them -- because you've got to "try on" before you find what fits. It's the older 'mutton dressed as lamb (or crazed hyenas)' that I find hard to view without my face telling how I feel.

Oh well, there but for the grace of God (or Stacy and Clinton from TLC's "What not to Wear") go I.

Christine Danek said...

Great visual.:) Very funny!

Val's Dragonfly Whimsy said...

Oh Goodness, such a great poem - made me laugh!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment - I hope with all my Blogger problems I will be able to post this message without any drama :D - glad to have connected with you!

Unknown said...

LOL. My mom, who's seriously overweight, used to wear black tight leggings with sweat shirts or t-shirts. It looked scary, but she keep insisting that was how everyone else, where she lived, dressed. So I decided not to visit her town. ;)

Al said...

You have to wonder at some peoples choices of fashion.

Charmaine Clancy said...

I love this post! I'm always saying 'leggings are NOT pants!'

Love from Kaz said...

Finally, a poem about something that really matters.

I so agree with Charmaine. Leggings are NOT pants! Can we start a movement?

Love from Kaz

Talei said...

Oh sausages! Lets not go there...okay just once. I don't understand sausages in bright tights with short skirts. Sometimes full length mirrors make sense right? Lovely poem! ;)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good job on this little ditty -- but now I have that picture in my mind and I'm afraid it's going to be hard to chase away. :)

Guinevere said...

LOVE the poem (and I agree with the sentiment).

Just stumbled across your blog. It's nice to meet you, and I look forward to reading more. :)

Jayne said...

Summer – I can just picture that, sadly!

Aubrie – I think they have a magic mirror.

Barbara – Glad to make you giggle.

Holly – Thank you!

Christine – Totally agree.

Christina – Thank you!

Ed – Cheers!

Penandpaints – Leggings and cropped tops are just plain wrong.

Pat – I think they have a special kind of mirror. Wish I had one!

Jen – Aw, thanks!

Clara – Thanks for the award! Yes, I did pop by and comment, you have probably seen that by now.

Milton – I am always up for a fashion-extravaganza. Especially if there can be a rhyme about it afterwards.

Fran – Actually maybe the dark explains the fluorescent leggings I saw the other day – they needed reflected light, perhaps? Only excuse.

Jayne said...

Old Kitty – I consider myself short and stumpy too – also taken years to perfect the look!

Wendy – Thank you!

Ellie – Glad you liked it!

The Words Crafter – Glad it made you giggle!

Boonsong – Thanks!

MissKris – Hahahaha! Love it, brilliant!

Hart – I’ve been deluded into wearing some silly things but never yet pink shiny leggings and a cropped top – thankfully!

Carol – Ooo thank you! I have already popped over to say thanks at your blog – how lovely!

VR Barkowski – A couple of awards – wow! I am very honoured, thank you. Have already popped over to your blog.

Erica – Aw thank you so much!

Talli – It’s leggings teamed with crop tops that really get me, it’s just such a wrong look!

Donna – Lunchtime near where I work is definitely inspirational!

Mystica – I think it is a look that is spreading… in more than one direction.

cArLa – Glad you liked it!

Dyche – Thank you.

Sandy – Thanks for coming over! I think everyone has to go through some fashion faux pas’ – we have to have something to shake our heads wisely at as we get older, after all! But leggings and cropped tops… the jury says no.

Jayne said...

Christine – Thank you!

Val's Dragonfly Whimsy – Glad you liked it! Thank you for coming over here, I do hope your blogger problems are hopefully now fixed. And me too!

Stina – Haha!

Al – I think it’s more that I really want one of their mirrors.

Charmaine – hahaha! Keep saying it – we must make a stand!

Kaz – We must! There should be a petition presented to all designers.

Talei – Glad you liked the poem! And yes, full length mirrors make a lot of sense.

Patricia – Thank you, and sorry!

Guinevere – Hello and thank you so much! Very nice to meet you too. :)