by Kim on Saturday, June 09, 2007

#55: Jessi's Gold Medal

"And the way she dresses makes her look even more stunning.

At that meeting, for example, she was wearing these sharply creased, pastel-green, cuffed shorts; a wild Hawaiian shirt tied at her waist, with vibrant colors that perfectly picked up the green; and sandals with crisscrossing ankle straps to her knees. Her hair was swept to one side and held in place with a long, fake-flowered barrette that looked like a Hawaiian lei."

and, how to dress for success at the SMS Sports Festival:

"Sure enough, the kids who lined up were . . . well, definitely not jocks.

Take Claudia. She was wearing electric-pink track shorts with a turquoise racing stripe, a matching top with cut-off sleeves, brand-new high top track shoes with no socks, and floral-print suspenders! Her hair was pulled up on top of her head and held in place with a silver barrette in the shape of the Olympic symbol. If it had been an athletic-wear fashion show, she would have won."


i love love LOVE your blog!

you made me revisit my childhood memories, and i think BSC may have been the start of my obsession with fashion. Now, I work as a stylist for a fashion mag in singapore!

xx, Faz @

by Fuzzy on 4:28 AM. #

I love the completeley unintentional hilarity of these outfits and the fact that you totally know some hipster now who would rock them. Great blog! I must have read every one of these books when I was younger.

by Unknown on 6:52 PM. #

i am in love with you. we would be best friends in real life. i didn't even know i had blogger username until i left this comment.

by lo on 1:24 AM. #

They make floral print suspenders?

by Sarah Brown on 2:04 PM. #

i think this is the book right here in which i decided to wear shirts tied around my waist. i think i even had a hawaian one. that is one of my many younger outfit choices that confounds me, but i think i figured it out now. also why i wore two different kinds of converse. i think once claudia wore an outfit with a "magic school bus teacher" theme? or am i crazy?

by erin on 2:46 PM. #

I totally remember that Magic School Bus outfit, too! I'm reading through the back posts looking for it. I think it was the book where she gets accused of cheating because she studied. This blog is genius.

by hairycarrot on 11:05 AM. #

It says the Hawaiian shirt was tied at her waist, not around it--as in, the bottom buttons were not done, and the unbuttoned tails were tied together. If she actually it tied around her waist, she'd be bare up top.

by Libellule on 3:02 AM. #

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