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What to wear, what to wear

May 1st, 2008

Going through the motions of getting ready for Market. Not quilt stuff - but clothes stuff. I’m a t-shirt, jeans, hoodie and flip-flop kinda gal, so finding clothes that look presentable and yet still I feel comfy in, well… it’s a CHALLENGE for me! I’m sick of shopping and finding nothing that pleases me.

So I’m sitting in front of my computer (and conveniently right in front of my iSight), in my jammies, and day dreaming of what it would be like not to have to worry about what I was going to wear… and my only worry was what color to pick for that day…
Fashion - My private Hell
Fashion - My private Hell
Fashion - My private Hell

Nah… I think I’ll keep shopping.

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50 Responses

  1. The fabulous Di allegedly said:

    OMG, you made me spew on my keyboard! Hysterical!!! Thank you for the best laugh of the week.

    BTW, I feel for you in your search of garb. I’m attending my son’s graduation from college and cannot figure out what to wear…like I *even* have something appropriate…NOT!!!

  2. The fabulous louise allegedly said:

    big love - thats what i’m seein’ there sp!!!!! i so understand as i live in jeans, but lucky for you, you have fantastic stores. i so topped up when i was in seattle. will e mail you the details! xxx

  3. The fabulous mar allegedly said:

    Ha ha! Oh I go through that every day before work. You look lovely in lavendar! Good luck!

  4. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    i think the look was a bit severe but i did like the color.

  5. The fabulous Connie W allegedly said:

    You did it again…you Cwacked me up!

  6. The fabulous Patty/MODKID allegedly said:

    BWAHAHAHAAHAH!!!! Monica! This is the funniest thing I’ve seen all day! Yup… BIG LOVE all the way! And believe you me, I have been going through the same predicament the past few days. I’ve been chatting with some girls who are also going about “What to wear”…. eeek! The whole thing has me so stressed out. Tomorrow I am going shopping with my sister who is a fashion icon herself, so we’ll see what she picks out for me. ;) I’ll keep you posted!

  7. The fabulous Mary Anne allegedly said:

    Oh DANG !! Don’t ya hate it when you spend all that time shopping for the perfect sack, er I mean dress only to get to the Prom and see somebody else wearing the SAME DRESS !!!! …… yep, better keep shopping!!

  8. The fabulous Christiane allegedly said:

    the lilac dress will surely be a showstopper lol.
    get you something businessy: a jacket in grey, dark blue to be accompanied by a white T and jeans then it’s you and nonetheless formal, by the way ballerinas are great to wear with jeans. I am not convinced yet whether to come to Portland and join in the “fun” or stay at home and wait until Houston, argh. I love to procrastinate………I would wear light grey, lime and red, so you can easily recognize me in the masses;D

  9. The fabulous Tami allegedly said:

    Yes, I’m a t-shirt, jeans and cardigan person myself. I’d vote for a nice, crisp new pair of jeans in a dark wash. Then get a couple cute little jackets to wear with them that have lots of interesting detail. Then your t-shirts will have a nice frame and still be comfy. Oh and comfortable cute flats will be the final touch. :-)

  10. The fabulous Kris allegedly said:

    Well, I’m thinking you can just buzz down here to S. CA and we’ll go shopping. It worked for Karen!! She’s got some great new duds for QM!!

    Can’t wait to play!!! See ya soon!!

  11. The fabulous Arlette allegedly said:

    You are hilarious! Keep shopping. That style isn’t very falttering or any cuter than a potato sack. rofl

  12. The fabulous Vickie E allegedly said:

    now THAT was funny….

  13. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    OMG I’m wiping coffee off my screen! I think you better continue your search.

  14. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    The socks and shoes really complete the outfit! It just looks oh so comfy and you just won’t stand out in the crowd! :)

  15. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Have you checked out Chicos? I like their travel wear, it is comfortable & does not get wrinkly… Hopefully it will stretch over my baby bump.

  16. The fabulous Autum allegedly said:

    I’m loving those sensible shoes and goes-with-everything white socks. Wonder how that dress would look in a scarlet red? Maybe with a lower cut neckline- not too low, just low enough for, I don’t know… breathing.

  17. The fabulous LauraJ allegedly said:

    Holy hell that was too funny!!

  18. The fabulous kristena allegedly said:

    You are too hot!!! :) The lavender really brings out the color in your cheeks.

  19. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Holy prairie dress, batgirl! I don’t think they’d let you into the compound. BUT, you could introduce them to the colorful Crocs that would match all their dresses. That would be nice.

    I know what you mean about not finding stuff you like that looks nice. I hate shopping. I’m not 18 or 80, I just want cute clothes without an elastic band but enough fabric to cover my muffin top. Good luck. You’re gonna have so totally much fun at market!!!!! :)

  20. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    OMG!!! It’s just not you sweetie~ and you could never get that voice right either. LOL!!!!
    I’m having a similar dilemma with the new job. What do you mean I can’t wear sweats to work anymore???

  21. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA…. really I don’t think you even have a choice of color in that place…

  22. The fabulous June allegedly said:

    Well, my oh my–I’ve seen those dresses here and there over the years. They are made nice and neat but are definitely not my style (nor life-style). Yep, more shopping is in your future.

  23. The fabulous Jacquie allegedly said:

    I can barely type I’m laughing so hard…so how about some alterations..snip snip here, snip snip there…naw, definitely you are in for some shopping!

  24. The fabulous Kristin J allegedly said:

    egads! that was frightening. btw, if you did wear a dress like that would you have to talk all slow and quiet like a stepford robot?(i’m just sayin’)

    Those dresses are a colossal waste of fabric - think how many quilty things we could make out of one of those puppies.

    although, maybe if you did one in better fabrics, like Ginger Blossom, or Midwest Modern, or Tula Pink’s Flutterby collection or rows of each. . . . hmmm, talk about a stash buster. a conversation starter, too.

  25. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Now that’s funny. But I sure feel your pain. I’ve been to the mall more in the past couple of weeks than all last year.


  26. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    hmmmm, not so sure about those shoes!

  27. The fabulous Anina allegedly said:

    Why keep shopping? I’m sure you can whip up a little prairie dress in each color of the rainbow (and still wear your flip-flops, although probably with socks).

  28. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    Dear Lord, I think Monica is a very funny woman. Please help her find something pretty to wear to Market.
    I think you should try other themes… maybe a Paris Hilton look, then something with rhinestones and boots… sort of a Happy Zombie Virtual Paper Doll. I would love to try on some new looks!

  29. The fabulous Crystal allegedly said:

    Baahaaaa! Make a calendar honey and I’ll buy it. :)

    Did you say calendar Chrystal??? Check
    this out
    for a good chuckle! - xo, m


  30. The fabulous Moog allegedly said:

    When I was watching those women and their kids on TV, I couldn’t help but think the clothing was some form of abuse. I hate shopping in clothing stores because I can’t find anything age or size suitable either. I get frustrated and stop at a fabric store where one size fits all. It doesn’t take care of my clothing problem, and it has the soothing effect which lasts about as long as a chocolate candy bar - but it’s more fun. I must add, though, it’s much easier to buy pants that sit on your waist again - praise be! Those women on WNTW thought that a lower waist line made your butt look smaller, didn’t take into account what it did for your stomach! I’ll step off my soapbox now.

  31. The fabulous domi allegedly said:

    OMG!! I couldn´t stop laughing and then I went and opened the calendar link… ROTFL

  32. The fabulous Tina in Boston allegedly said:

    Hello! You can find some nice “dressy” jeans. I bought a black pair at Ann Taylor Loft. You could wear them with wedges. You will look casual, but not too. For a sweater, you could get a nice cable that zips up the front. YOu could wear it over your shoulders with a nice, crisp collared shirt. You will be comfy and professional!! I imagine the prairie dresses will be comfortable, too, but please, don’t go there!! Have fun at Market! I hope to be there in the fall! :) Oh, and bring a pair of comfortable flats, too!

  33. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    You know, that colour does suit you… I just about pee’d my pants laughing.. woke dh up (shame it is only 8am! LOL) he thinks I have lost the plot laughing at my computer… I am off to quilt retreat in 11 days, and I have no clothes to wear, and apparently, on the internet, no one knows you are a fat blonde tart until they meet you in real life??? LOL

    Might have to change my hair colour!

    going back to rocking in her corner…

  34. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    Hah! That about summed it up in a nutshell! There appears to be the occasional event where our jeans and tees just aren’t quite good enough. I go to great lengths to avoid those occasions these days!

  35. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    My eyes!!! My poor sensitive eyes!!
    Freakin’ A–, Monica!!!! You crack me up! You might have to grow a uni-brow and have the Vanilla Ice hairdo to complete the look! Snort! Hmmm, I think you’re going to have a hard time choosing between this and the muu-muu?

  36. The fabulous Jona allegedly said:

    Oh no! I’m dying here!! But your hair is all wrong you Jezebel you!

    Oh gosh, that unibrow on the calendar link is going to keep me from sleeping tonight. I wish I could send her some wax strips.

  37. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Kris is right, she did help me spice up my wardrobe on my recent visit to So Cal. Now we just have to be careful not to wear our new top on the same day or people will undoubtedly think we are twins. NOT!

  38. The fabulous Shannon allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh!
    I totally needed that laugh today!

  39. The fabulous Vicki allegedly said:

    What’s wrong with me that the first time I saw those women, I marveled at their sewing skills to make those dresses? Maybe a shorter version?

  40. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    Well, thank goodness you’re looking for something else to wear!

  41. The fabulous Sonnja allegedly said:

    Ha,ha lovely photos!
    Kind regards,

    Sonnja, from the Netherlands
    Beertje Zonn

  42. The fabulous Lisa thedomesticdiva allegedly said:

    ROTFLMAO! I just choked on my coffee!

    With friendship,

  43. The fabulous Nanna Jamma allegedly said:

    OMG woman! You would really shake things up in THAT compound! I don’t know if that way of dressing is “respectable” or just booooooring!! And, I can’t picture you wearing white socks, especially with those shoes! Sooooooo not MJM!!
    I don’t know why you have to change your look - everybody loves you just the way you ARE!! Right?? Yes, ma’am!

  44. The fabulous Nanette allegedly said:

    Ok Monica! So so seriously funny. I can’t believe it. I’d say you’d better keep looking! Those dresses are so dreadful, aren’t they! But funny in a sad way. Especially on you! hahaha

  45. The fabulous Caron Mosey allegedly said:

    Oh my, am I ever glad I found your blog!!!
    Way too funny!

    Caron in Michigan

  46. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Hey… Have you been in my closet again!!!
    I so don’t want us to wear the same dress at market!

  47. The fabulous melissa@yummygoods allegedly said:

    Dude, I am totally feeling the “what the hell do I wear to market?” pain. I’ve never been, so I don’t even have any idea of what I should bring and wear!

  48. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    Monica, you’re too funny!!

    I, too, have a hard time shopping. I live in a small community, so I don’t have the big shopping places like you do. However, I am sure we have the same problem. We’re too old to wear teeange stuff and too young to wear old lady stuff. Yet when I go shopping I’ll see something that I love and then I see an 80 year old lady pick up the same shirt and go try it on.

    I’m with the person who told you to get a couple of nice pair of jeans,cute t-shirts, some adorable flats, and some cute jackets. Cold Water Creek has some pretty stuff. Some cute jewlry and there you go!
    Comfort, cuteness, and craziness all together and looking great!

  49. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    The tag: how I live, made me laugh hard too… those pics are hilarious… and I agree… how much easier life would be! ha!

  50. The fabulous Jennifer Paganelli allegedly said:

    OMG this was YOU!!!!!!! I remembered seeing this and couldn’t stop laughing…..never made the connection well I feel the same way about you…the three of you made me feel so welcome in Portland and I will always remember you for that big hugs!!!! Jennifer

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