Monday, April 06, 2009

Trash Bag Trendsetter

If you've been reading this blog for, I don't know, 2.5 years, you'll recall the harrowing tale of my utilitarian survivalist father mutilating my brand new GAP raincoat to the point that I opted to wear a black trash bag poncho to camp instead.

While browsing ShopBop's sale section yesterday (one of my favorite forms of entertainment, both for the potential deals and the opportunity to smugly say, "Hmph, I wonder why that's on sale"), I was shocked to see the exact black trash bag poncho I wore circa 1996, looking just as awkward and miserable on a professional model:

The only difference? This one is by Sass & Bide and retails for over $400 (although it is currently half price), while I believe mine was by Hefty and sold for a few cents. And even more horrifying? This one is also a romper:

Seriously though, this is actually a trash bag, right?


WendyB said...

Call me crazy but I like the way it drapes. I can never get Hefty to do that.

Kat said...


nadarine said...

Even more horrifying: I believe that's a ROMPER. A waterproof, long-sleeved, short-shorty romper. Shudder.

Ian Brown said...

I like the black diaper shorts. Great for those days when you just don't have time to stop for anything at all.

Pret a Porter P said...

it scares me that this is a jumpsuit. this makes absolutely no sense! like i didnt want my hair to get wet but it's OK if my fanny hangs out.

Lesley Myrick said...

Yikes, there's some serious trash-bag underpants attached to that thing. Ugh. I bet it gets real sweaty in there...

Kim said...


Mortician Rachel said...

It's this economy. God forbid something happens to your house, you can always put a stick in the middle of it and call it a tent. Ta da! Instant house.

Lisa said...

I'm still in disbelief that they bothered to put ruching on a trash bag.

TINE said...

that is seriously beyond ugly.

Tricia said...

hmmm, think this was inspired by their black rats leggings.

golublog said...

That is quite hideous

FutureLint said...

OMG! That picture from the back is too funny! I think I'll set this as the background on the boy's computer and then he'll see that I am actually quite a snappy dresser and he should not mock my bloomer shorts, because hey, at least I'm not wearing THESE!

Bekah said...

that's all I can say

Vanessa said...

It can't be comfortable to get a leather wedgie. No way.

Anonymous said...

That is not a trashbag.

That is not a poncho.

That is an ABOMINATION, and it offends my sensibilities.

echidna girl said...

and it's giving her a hefty wedgie as well.

Dreampuff said...

Goddamnit. I really am planning on having rompers be my summer basic. But...these make me doubt my sense of style, like am I really just going to be wearing a diaper with an attached shirt all summer long?

I wonder if this would look better with a different fabric. See? Daddy Likey, you got me going through the denial stage already!

soilikethelike said...

so what good is a rain coat with shorts? i'm not sure i understand that concept, its sort of like those knee-high boots with sandals for the feet...

Anonymous said...

See? The economy can't be THAT bad if someone's selling $400 trashbag rompers. Right?

duracell said...

I'd wear it just to say I've worn a trash bag before in public. What's worse about this is that what if it DOESN'T rain? You just look like an idiot convinced it's going to rain...when it's not.

TheSundayBest said...

If this isn't sexy, then I don't know what sexy...

I am being told I don't know what sexy is.

LEAH said...

$400 to look this ridiculous... great find!!

Rowena said...


Libby said...
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gives new meaning to the phrase, "you'd look good in a trash bag"

Vicki said...

Is she sopping wet? Cause it really looks like she is. It must just be the glare off the ugliness tricking my eyes.

Bekah said...


"Why would I pay $400 to romp in the trash when I could do it for free?"

sorry for the lameness, but that was bothering me that I couldn't think of anything.

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

Good thing that thing has pants or her chocha would totally be hanging out there.

Sister Wolf said...

Wait a minute! Why haven't we met before this?!?

I have a deep and personal relationship with each one of the Shopbop models. It's kind of a one-way thing, but still.

I don't think I've named this one, though. Do you have a good name for her??

MizzJ said...

Ugh not even a hobo would wear this!

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