When I moved to NYC about a year and a half ago, I knew I had found my home.  I absolutely love it here.  One thing did surprise me, however:  The abundance of absolutely horrendous outfits.  Now I know that there are days when fashion is at the bottom of one’s priorities – I don’t expect people to be perfectly put together every day of the week.  I know I’m not.  But there is an enormous difference between a lackluster ensemble and one that assaults my senses with its sheer ridiculousness.  Only the latter will be featured on this blog )

I actually started gathering material for this blog about a week after I moved here, when I was at the bar with my friend, and saw something inexplicable on a girl’s head (see my first photo post).  I couldn’t resist, and snapped a picture, using my friend as a decoy.  Once I got a few more, I started posting my bad fashion pics on facebook, much to the delight of my friends.  However, I didn’t realize how popular my album had become until I received a spontaneous round of applause from some upperclass students (most of whom I barely knew) in the hallways of my law school.  They urged me to start a website, but I was too busy trying to survive 1L year. 

Since then, I have discovered similar websites, like streetboners.com, and the Do’s and Don’ts of ViceMag.com.   They are both amusing (though Vice is past its prime), but New York has more than enough bad fashion to go around.  I hope to showcase some of it here, and I look forward to your comments on each and every ridiculous get up D

Finally, the name of this blog comes from a phrase my friends and I frequently used to point out a questionable outfit.  It is also the title of my original facebook album.  Moreover, some reflection might have prevented these fashion travesties from happening in the first place lol.


12 Responses to “About”

  1. jfkjean said

    I guess if you look a lot like that girl, then you must be in the neighborhood of hottie (not that I check out young girls like that….totally didn’t sound right lol…..)

  2. tobes said

    Great comments, almost as good as SBTVC. But your photos are just as awful as the fashion fails.

    Please take better pictures, the site would get way better!


  3. canwepleasestopandreflect said

    Thanks Tobes 🙂 And your criticism about the pics is well taken – my camera is in an increasing state of decline, the effect of which is exacerbated by the often less-than-ideal settings for stealth photography lol. But I am working on buying a new one, as soon as I get my $$$ up!

  4. Natasha Nabokova said

    Oh how fun to make snide and nasty comments about people whose circumstances you know nothing about. I’ve looked at every picture on your site. The majority (although certainly not all) of these people have nothing wrong with what they wearing as any grown-up person can tell you. Who exactly appointed you the arbiter of good taste or what’s acceptable? Clearly you are unsuited to the task. Hell, you don’t even use your name on your own site, let alone post pictures of your ever presentable perfect self. Says something, yes?

    –Natasha Nabokova

  5. Natasha Nabokova said

    And one more thing: Moderating the comments so everything is always positive is disingenuous.

  6. canwepleasestopandreflect said

    Well thank you for looking at every last picture 🙂 I’m guessing you secretly enjoyed the site (otherwise you would have clicked that little X in the corner well before you went through 100+ photos).

    But after all that entertainment, you still felt the need to assert your moral superiority. Though most of your statements are too silly to warrant a serious response (ex: “The majority [although certainly not all] of these people have nothing wrong with what they wearing as any grown-up person can tell you.” Really??? You must be using a very loose definition of “grown-up”… and “any” for that matter), I do want to address a few:

    1) No one appointed me arbiter of good taste. As I have said numerous times before, fashion is purely subjective. It is ALL based on opinion. And this is my opinion of what constitutes egregious, unflattering, or just plain wrong. If you don’t agree, and you think tights-as-pants, Uggs, and belts on the head are good looks, okay. Start your own site. But my 100s of daily viewers seem to find my opinion amusing, and that is more than enough for me 😀

    2) I do not screen the comments for positivity. I accept every last one, even from the (relatively rare) haters. So if you don’t want to start your own site, feel free to comment and tell me why those pink booty shorts and thigh high bell bottom leg warmers are perfectly acceptable. Because that shit does not make sense to me. At all.

    3) I blatantly stated above that no one is perfectly put together every day, not even me. But I do not expect perfection. I just try to avoid the egregious. If I don’t want to put much thought into an outfit, I simply to err on the side of classic. But if I ever walk out the house looking a mess, I have bluntly honest friends sworn to snap a picture of me. And trust, if that happens, I WILL put it up.

    Oh yeah, and my name is Ruby, since you did not seem to catch it in all your reading. Nice to meet you 😉

  7. deadhardy said

    Dig the site dude. nice to know i got an east coast brother fightin’ the good fight!

  8. canwepleasestopandreflect said

    LOL, well an east coast sister, but thanks 🙂

  9. Ost said

    Keep up the great work. Check out my site if you get a chance. Seems like we’re covering similar, but not the same ground (Items of Consideration) – mine’s more about secondhand auctions. Anyway, good to know there are like-minded people out there.

    take care,


    New Zealand

  10. Ost said

    Whoops – forgot to leave the address it’s:


  11. bibijosegermo said

    OMG, I’m the guy who wrote about daisy dukes as office attire. Now that I’ve seen your brilliant blog I vow to snap a pic for you to post. The world needs to know! For now, you are on permanent blogroll on my site. This is awesome!

  12. Sabrina Bove said


    My name is Sabrina Bove and I work in casting for TLC’s “What Not to Wear”. If you havent seen the show, it is a fashion makeover show for women who arent dressing to their full potential. We are currently looking for “The Worst Dressed American” for our 250th episode, and I thought you might have some one to SECRETLY nominate for the show. Maybe you know the perfect female fashion disaster. Please give me a ring when you have a moment. Thank you so much for your time. Feel free to call me at 212-254-2629 x25

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