Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wacky Wednesdays

Today was Wacky Wednesday.  I haven't talked about this yet, but me and my bestie started this...I guess you would call it...MOVEMENT at work.  We dream up an unusual theme for each week, and then dress that way on Wednesday.  Here was the first one, pink tights day:
We work in a rather boring office, so you can imagine the reaction we got!  Everyone LOVED the outfits, though.  And yes, my tights were more purple than pink.  Sue me!  Next week was 'mix patterns' day:
I have to admit, I was in love with our outfits that day.  Mine is hard to see, but it's a graphic patterned top tucked into my favorite Banana Republic skirt.  (I haven't been able to fit into that thing for over three years!  Can I get a whoop whoop?!)  Today was 'homage to the 70s' in honor of Earth Day this Friday, which was started in 1970: 
You have to see us 'fashionable ladies' lounging in our office conference room....I think it's hilarious that I totally match the chairs. 
The idea is to wear things that people wouldn't think to wear, or would be afraid that they 'couldn't pull off'...we're proving that you CAN wear mixed prints, loud tights, a necklace charm shaped like a sneaker, and polyester shirts with attached neck bows.  Just not all together, and always with a good dose of neutral, black, or similar colors.  Check out our Facebook page if you get a chance, we are hoping to get on Good Morning America (or at least our local news) and start the 'Wacky Wednesday' movement all across the country! 

ps - Wacky cofounder Jean (my adorably petite friend that makes me look like a giant in these pictures) has declared that for the week of my wedding, the theme will be: 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Blue Eyeliner.'  The club office can't even handle us right now!!

33 comments:

LauraJane said...

haha, that's adorable.

Kelly Michelle said...

ha I love it. looks like so much fun

Simply LKJ said...

Love it! Good luck getting on the news!!

PoetessWug said...

Ha! Ha! I think you're just having fun being girlfriends, but go ahead....call it 'Wacky Wednesday' if you want to!! ^_^ I like!

Rambling Renovators said...

That looks like so much fun. And your outfits look great too!

Jen said...

LOVE it! You are both so cute, you each have great style and I love the whole concept!

Miss Chelsea said...

Ooohmylord I freakin love this!! I want fun friends in my office to play along with!

Lisa said...

Great idea!

Melanie said...

This is the best idea ever! I want to join in!!

Natalie's Life said...

You guys look great - what a fun idea. =)

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Vonda said...

Awesome! I'm going find and like you on FB right now.

Ash said...

Okay now you're going to have to do a weekly style post! I'm in love your pattern mixing outfit!

Carolyn said...

First of all, whoop whoop! (you look great!)
Second of all, how much do I love this idea?...a lot!

Mrs. Chic said...

love this what a fun idea!!! i'm sure it makes every Wednesday a blast!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This cracks me up! Every time I wear knee high boots or colored tights, I get odd looks. But, it's worth it. Live it up! I'm feeling inspired to try wacky Wednesday in my conservative office. ;)

(PS Do you have to wear tights/pantyhose, too? We do here, and no open toed shoes, and I was thinking we may be the last remaining office with the rule.)

Bonnie (BornInaZoo) said...

Love this!

Jean said...

Hey All, it's Jean! Thanks for all the mad props everyone! Find us on Facebook and "like" our page so you can see what each week's challenge will be! Having fun with fashion always helps you get over the mid-week hump! :)

Morgan said...

Aw! I wish I had a fun friend at work who would dress up with me! I love doing stuff like that and I think you definitely should have your own spot on the news. =] That's awesome! You guys look great.

naughteebits said...

SO FUN! love it! =]

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

That is so great! I'm jealous of working with your bestie! The last time I had that, I had a horrible job where I worked 14 hours per day!!

Holyoke Home said...

Amazing! You look darling - and totally put together!

Sara said...

Simply amazing!! Embrace your wackiness girlfriend!! :)

Lisa said...

That's one sassy bow you've got in the 70's outfit. What's next week's theme?

Kat said...

In the 1st pic your hair looks fab (although it looks awesome wavy, too)! Did you blow it straight yourself or have it done? Loving the Wacky Wednesday theme :o)

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

This is too awesome! I support the Wacky Wednesday movement!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Kim - we can have bare legs, I'm not wearing any hose or tights in the second pic. We also can wear open toed shoes, but no 'thong' style sandals. That sucks about your work being so fuddy duddy!

Lisa - Next Wed is 'complementary colors' day - as in, opposites on the color wheel. Red and Green, Yellow and Purple, Blue and Orange!

Kat - I straighten it from time to time, but never have to fully blow dry it. I will wash it the night before, sleep on it wet, and it's usually ready for the flat iron in the morning after a quick blow dry.

Joi said...

I love this! You look great and like you are having so much fun! Good luck for getting on GMA!

Aimee said...

Okay, FUN. I liked you guys...now to see how well I can participate with my current limited wardrobe!

Hyphen Interiors said...

I love it!! I wish I worked there - I'd jump right in! How fun! It's that sort of stuff that makes it more fun to go to work!

Life in Rehab said...

Oh you MUST link up on Wednesday! The outfits are awesome!

Mary @ stylefyles said...

heh heh hehh. so fun. Hope you make it on GMA!!!

Lauren @ Our Big Fat Farm Wedding said...

I might be able to give you the hook up on getting on the news in Milwaukee. You're in Milwaukee, right? I dated this guy for like five minutes when we both lived in Rochester, MN (we went on one date and found out we were way better friends than lovers)....anywho, he has since moved from the area (so have I) and is now a news reporter in Milwaukee. He is my FB friend. Want me to send him your way? Your fun idea is totally newsworthy. At least I think it is. Makes me kinda wish I could pull it off with the group of nannies I work with. Stop over to my blog if you want me to put you in touch with Tom, ok? Stop over to the blog either way, though. We love visitors. And comments too. (yes, that was a shameless blog plug)

Rachel said...

Awesome! Your Wacky Wednesdays remind me so much of a school where I used to work. There, every Wednesday day was an early dismissal day, and they had "fun days." Each Wednesday was a different theme, and since the school was for grades K-8, you can probably imagine some of the silly themes that the students came up with. It was also my favorite day of the week.