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Old 04-28-2015, 08:18 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Ha! There's a six lane street between us so I haven't a clue what her face looks like. It's her clothes that just scream at me! (Thankfully, I don't see her every day.)

Oh, but that's another thing. Those patterns she wears aren't subtle. You can see them from 50+ yards away.
6 lanes? Dang, you really do need to get a life then, lol
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:31 PM
 
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First. World. Problem.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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[quote=UB50;39394091]I wouldn't ever say anything to her. That's why I came here to rant. [/QUOT

Maybe its all she can afford. Maybe she is forced to shop at thrift stores. You don't know her story; you don't have to like her outfits, but you might reserve judgement.

I mean, you want others to not judge you harshly, no?
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:02 PM
 
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I mean, you want others to not judge you harshly, no?
Actually, I expect to be judged every time I walk out of the house. Why do you think shows like Fashion Police and What Not To Wear exist? People judge us. All of us all the time. Judging people is simply having an opinion and people do have opinions.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:29 PM
 
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I can't take it anymore. One of my neighbors has the worst taste in clothing. She is literally hurting my eyes. Today she is wearing a floor length skirt in red, black and white stripes. Big stripes. Horizontal stripes. It's hemmed crooked.

Other days she wears this huge mid calf length solid yellow skirt and she's got another one that's baby crap beige. She always pairs this stuff with shirts that don't match and flat shoes.

My window faces her apartment walkway so I never get close enough to her to say anything (there is a street in between) -- but I wish someone would make her stop dressing so badly. It's just awful. She's like a walking "Don't" fashion page.
I think someone's taste in clothes can only be bad if they're trying to be good. If you don't care, than you're not actually "being bad" at dressing, you just are indifferent.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:52 PM
 
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I love mixing and matching prints. You neighbor seems pretty cool.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:54 PM
 
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You may want to watch some old episodes of what nit to wear. They also love matching prints.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:01 AM
 
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Ha! This thread is pure humor.

Okay, so you like spying on your neighbor. The pain from the visual you see has now been permanently etched onto your brain matter. You'll never forget it. I bet you have to see her every day now, to compare the last fashion disaster to the next. Now, that is interesting. I mean, you don't notice anyone dressed like everybody else. This lady is a raised nail. Eccentric, I presume with the fashion sense. I mean, anyone that would wear what you're talking about has their own style. I say, more power to her. It's like those ugly sweaters at Christmas. So bad, it's done on purpose.

Can you get some pics? This is great fun.

More fun? Look up this site called People of Wal Mart.

If she was an advertisement, she wins. Why? She got noticed. It made you look + she is memorable. In marketing, that counts big time.

Go on with the rant. :-P No no, send her information into What Not To Wear.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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She may be from a different culture. We get visitors from Japan who wear prints with plaids in colors that don't match and at first I thought maybe they weren't able to bring much in their luggage and then when I mentioned it to someone they said that was an actual style in Japan. Once you get used to it, it is sort of interesting at least. If you throw out all preconceived notions about what good style should be, does what she look like have any redeeming values? Bright cheerful colors, maybe? Hopefully it's at least comfortable if it's not stylish.
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Ha! There's a six lane street between us so I haven't a clue what her face looks like. It's her clothes that just scream at me! (Thankfully, I don't see her every day.) Oh, but that's another thing. Those patterns she wears aren't subtle. You can see them from 50+ yards away.
When my late wife and I traveled to Yemen we knew that it would be important for my wife to be dressed appropriately. It was surprisingly easy. Muslims didn't expect her to cover her head but just to be modest which meant not baring an expanse of flesh or wearing her hair in a ''flashy'' style.

When someone travels to a different culture it's only courteous to wear clothing that's acceptable in that culture. The new neighbor may very well be expressing her contempt for both Americans and American culture. I would begin with the church that administers this program. Let them know that residents are not pleased. If they choose to be uncooperative talk with the management of the complex. In many cultures particularly outlandish female costumes are the badge of the prostitute. This woman is likely advertising her wares.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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Sounds like you have PTFD: Post Traumatic Fashion Disorder.
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