Here’s Michelle, the DATE STEALER – haha just kidding, in a gorgeous off-the shoulder dark emerald gown and swept-back hair. Hope she had fun. But it couldn’t have been too much fun, because she and Snake weren’t together by the time School’s Out comes around.
Again, I apologize to whomever on my instagram coined the term “silken, high-waisted monstrosities” in reference to Michelle’s fashion, because I can’t remember your username to credit you. And I also apologize to those who might take offense to such a term. But it always floats through my head whenever I post Michelle, especially when she’s wearing exactly that type of outfit. Don’t get me wrong – I love it. So enjoy some silky blouses and mom..slacks?
Michelle’s activities this episode include: prepping for a group project with Snake (in a rusty brick red blouse), creeping on BLT and giving a presentation (in a dusty pink blouse and grey shorts), walking to school, sulking, and then going on a date (in a printed blazer under a purple windbreaker), and finally, apologizing for acting like a maniac at the date (in the same purple jacket over a pink top).
LOL, this shirt is pretty interesting. And it’s really reminded me that Michelle has a very specific style. No one else dresses like her. Since I don’t fully understand 80s context, like I’ve said before, I don’t really know what her style is saying. Is it saying “I’m an old lady”? Is it saying “I’m super mature but super cool”? I have no way of knowing. Same with Wheels. He’s the only one with a mullet and tight pants – is it cool to wear a mullet and tight pants? I can only speculate as I look back in time from my perch here as a 29-year-old in 2018. Anyway, this rusty-red Michelle blouse is big and poofy, and the collar is just friggin huge. It almost seems to be weighted down with these golden embellishments. And I can’t quite make out her pants but they look to be patterned leggings. Oh yeah and in case you forgot, this is her splashing milk all over BLT for cheating on her, yeeesssss.
Michelle is wearing, as one of y’all out there said once, “silken high-waisted monstrosities”. LOL. I hope that you all know, that if I ever seem to throw shade at a character, remember it’s toward the character and not the actor. However, I do realize that a lot of the clothes these characters wore, were the actual clothes of the actor. So yeah sometimes I do state that I don’t like an outfit, but I do remember and respect that these were people’s actual clothes. This is really just more of an analysis of the whole time period, the 80s, moreso than the people themselves. The 80s were sometimes known as bad fashion. I may call something bad fashion. But please don’t get it twisted – just because something is awful doesn’t mean I don’t love it. That’s part of the reason why I started this blog. Because I love awful clothes. I also listen to some pretty awful music and watch awful movies, and one of my favorite things to say is “embrace the cheese”. So, when I poke fun sometimes, at these clothes, it’s never a personal attack or critique. Just because I say “that outfit is hilarious” doesn’t mean I wouldn’t wear it!
LOL, this is the episode where Michelle does caffeine pills, the party girl. First image is her looking all sketchy trying to hide her drugs, wearing a blue sweatshirt. Next is this god-awful murky green colored shirt, idk what that’s about. Sorry if that’s your favorite color or something. She’s obviously distracted by being too hyped up on vitamin pills because she forgot how to dress cute and her hair is in a frazzled ponytail. I’m not saying I haven’t been there during a finals week or two, back in the day. And finally, for her first day of rehab, she looks absolutely adorable. (Just kidding, it’s just a counseling session.) I love this pink blouse with oversized buttons and collar.
So, back to our Michelle minute. It’s a long one because, this is a Michelle episode! First we see her begging for a job in his job interview, wearing a maroon sweater and a scarf. Then, an indigo top with like, wide legged long denim shorts or something? With like, tights underneath? Oh and a giant cowgirl belt. Then she wears a striped shirt with a green fuzzy vest over it. Also, I got a pajama shot.. and then a work uniform shot! Donut girl!