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The Fashion Police Decriminalize Lady Bush Probably Thanks To My Tweet

I’ve always been a little fashion-forward, which translate into looking weird for 2-12 months until reaching a redemption nobody notices unless you create a blog.

Nearly 15 years ago, I was wearing skinny brown pants and knee-high boots in the halls of UVA’s hospital. Many a person asked where I was going horseback riding after class, yet they have all since rocked that very outfit in its multiple leggings/skinny jeans permutations without jumping on a steed.

More recently on this very blog, I broke out of my brown hair rut with blue mermaid hair  and sifted through some rude, in-real-life comments throughout winter 2011 until Katy Perry followed suit three months later.

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I will admit that once I hit my mid thirties, I assumed the trendsetting part of my brain had been eaten by lack of sleep and self-imposed stress. I attempted to accept my new place as barely-sure-if-this-is-acceptable-but-I-am-doing-it-anyway, purple hat, old lady-ness by not knowing booties weren’t just for shaking and accidentally wearing slippers to pick up my kids from school.

I never stopped having fashion hopes and dreams though:

As it turns out, I only had seven months to wait. Now it is in the new American Apparels mannequins, The New York Times, Cameron Diaz’s book, and The Guardian, who declared 2014: The Year of The Bush.

American Apparel mannequins
Oh NYC American Apparel, never change. Seriously, because you’re proving my relevance.

While I may not get picked up for many style posts, I got enough going on to let Cosmo know I’m happy to write the next trendsetting article. I’m thinking acne and gray hair for the win.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

8 thoughts on “The Fashion Police Decriminalize Lady Bush Probably Thanks To My Tweet

  1. I’m genuinely excited if there really is a trend to care less about what women do or don’t do to their own body hair. And on a selfish note, how convenient- I just stopped shaving my legs. Thanks, Alex! I’m rooting for your trends!

    1. Me, too! I remember when I didn’t shave my legs for a while. It was awesome for me, and the comments and concerns I got from others were both odd, telling, and good story making fodder. I can’t wait to hear about your hairy adventure!

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