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Those Nails! YIKES!!

Hello everyone!

You can call me Make It Work Molly- Miss Pink Slip Fashion and I “met” one another through the Lucky Blogger Community and I’m so excited to be syndicating my own blog posts here!

Now that we have introductions out of the way, let’s get along to what I think needs to be given the pink slip. Nail art. And not all nail art is bad, but I’m talking about the outrageous patterns that clash with your outfit unless you’re in all black/white/grey tones.

I really really really HATE the multiple patterns and drawings and gems that people stick on their nails. First of all, let’s be honest, how long does that stuff actually last? If you’re anything like me and do absolutely anything with your nails there is no WAY it lasts past the picture. It just can’t.

A quick Pinterest search pulls up some fun ones:

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I mean for real seriously? I truly hope if I were a guy and I went out with a girl with THIS on her nails for Valentine’s Day that I would find some way to sneak out the window of the restaurant bathroom. Yuck.

 

Oh this is another fun one:

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I am truly concerned about the amount of time that you literally have on your hands (pun intended) if you have the time to paint itsy bitsy leopard dots on top of your gold French manicure.

 

And this one:

 

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Please make it stop.

 

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OMG.

 

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With nails like these, I’m afraid to even criticize. You could literally claw my eyes out.

 

I think y’all get the point. So anyways- please, give this trend the pink slip!!

And feel free to check out my site too- should you feel so inclined:

Make It Work Molly

 

Love to all y’all,

 

Molly

This Trend Makes Me Want to Claw My Eyes Out

Stiletto Nails…Ouch

by Ashley Salinas

Pink Slip Fashion Stiletto Nails

Time to put the stilettos away and I’m not talking about the stilettos
that we walk in ladies. Yeah you got it, those stiletto nails that
you see just about every woman wearing nowadays. The ones that make
you cringe by just the thought of being accidentally poked in the eye
by these things. I think it’s time to give this trend the pink slip.

Not only am I getting a Vampira vibe, these Lady Gaga inspired claws
just seem dangerous to be around! Plus, what happens if one breaks??
Awkward anyone? Unless you’re a Scooby Doo monster or going as a witch for
Halloween, there’s no need to rock this celebrity-popularized trend.

Now for those who are guffawing and absolutely just can’t let this trend go
we’ll give you a break and say try a shorter version of the stiletto nail.
Short looks more chic and sophisticated. If these nails are too long the look kinda
turns costume-ish. I mean honestly you can’t do much with nails that are
6 inches long anyways!

Stiletto nails are getting the PINK SLIP.

Send this Look to the Shredder

Pink Slip Ripped Jeans for Women

Pink Slip Overly Ripped Jeans for Women

Guest Post by Ashley Salinas

I’m not sure why anyone would want to be caught in overly ripped jeans. This trend needs to be pink slipped and quickly. Here’s why: there is no way to make this jean look good on anyone. Either you look like a stuffed sausage or you look like a hobo, and trust me when I say neither are flattering.

If you’re going for a boho-chic outfit, try a wide leg jean or pant for a bottom or a tassel hem wrap. Don’t be afraid to toss in a wide brimmed hat for extra drama. The ripped jeans for women look however just screams Tara Reid from a 90’s teen flick and though we’re bringing back the 90’s, this still isn’t part of the decades-repeating-itself revival.

Let’s say you do get the urge to slip on a pair of sliced up jeans, go easy and opt for a pair that maybe has two or three rips and not those that are going up and down the jean revealing your whole leg and then some. Minor wear and tear or distressed detailing totally gets the OK. It’s when we go for extremes that this style easily transitions into slop-fest territory.

Let’s save a trip to the mall for the overly ripped jeans look and Pink Slip this trend.

Which Casual Friday Styles Are Getting the Axe?

Top 5 Casual Friday Misses

PInk Slip Fashion What Not To Wear On Casual Friday

Good ole Friday workdays often elicit a more casual than corporate vibe. Work flow may be slower, employees might enjoy longer breaks and lunch, and people usually slack off in the attire department (as people in the fashion know give those style perpetuators side eye).

Pink Slip is here to put an end to some casual friday styles that should quickly get the axe from you wardrobe. Although the Uggs and leggings look didn’t make the list of casual friday dont’s, we did make sure to include 5 top offenders that a lot of us have committed.

What Not To Wear on Casual Fridays

  1. Yoga Pants
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    First off, we can’t even classify yoga pants as a style, as they simply are what the name bluntly states–Yoga Pants–or a piece of clothing that you work out in. Sure the breathable, soft cotton garment may seem like the best toss-on-and-go option for casual Friday style, but this comfy exercise pant isn’t appropriate for the office. In the same vein as leggings, skin tight yoga pants that often double as a lint roller, aren’t appropriate for casual wear, let alone casual wear fit for the office.

    Try a dark wash, slim fit denim that will still offer the stretch and cottony comfort of a yoga pant, but will be more suitable for work.

  3. Low Cut Tops
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    We’ve all known the woman who shows up to the office with her enviable cleavage busting out of her low-cut stretchy blouse (probably some type of micro-fiber) and thought “can she tame those puppies!” We have to see women like this on the dance floor, at our favorite bars, or even at a sport’s game when we’re hanging out with our guy buds. The office space shouldn’t be one of those places. Not only is it distracting for women co-workers, it can bring on some unwanted and inappropriate attention from men. Let’s leave the twins for a girl’s night out and not casual friday at work. Keep it modest at work by pairing a camisole under that low-cut top.

  5. High Stilettos
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    Unfortunately high stilettos are not just a casual friday misstep. Some women come to the office sporting 6-inch platforms every day of the week. Unless your line of work involves a pole or serving drinks in an establishment with a pole, save the stilettos for being sexy outside of 9-5…including Fridays. A 3-inch pointy toe is a much more sophisticated–and nighttime chic–option.

  7. Message Tees
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    For the more casual women in the office, an oversize, frumpy, mom-tee (aka husband’s wrinkled sports tee) is totally the bane of every fashionista’s existence. But what happens when that frumpy mom tries to be cool? She dons a message tee. Save the “high-school snark” for pubescent teens and keep it simple with a classic fitted crew neck or v-neck with blazer.

  9. Open Back Tops
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    Last but not least, open back tops are certainly no place for work. If you’re thinking of doing a day-to-night look and you won’t have time to swap out your clothes after leaving the office, try pairing your top with a sweater, jacket, or blazer for a nice workday look. Just having an open back at work, no matter how casual the office environment may seem, could be too informal, especially if it reveals any undergarments.

It’s Time to Break Up With Your Boyfriend (Jeans)!

Pink Slip Fashion Boyfriend Jeans

Hi again from Pink Slip Fashion! In lieu of Katy Perry and John Mayer’s breakup, we’re also calling it quits with our beloved relationship we’ve had with boyfriend jeans…no pity party necessary!

A staple at mall-mainstream stores like Old Navy and The Gap, the boyfriend jean was supposed to hit all the style checkpoints. We’re talking comfort, fashion, and cool factor. Let’s no forget, it’s also a beach gal’s perennial favorite if you’re close to the sand. Think Jen Aniston in striped tee, slashed boyfriend jeans, and flats.

The problem with this “schlubby” trend however, is that it easily falls into the category of something celebrities and models can sometimes pull off and the average woman may fall into the style don’t cateorgy when attempting.

What happens is that the baggy silhouette creates an unflattering backside (who doesn’t want to show off healthy junk-in-the-trunk proportions) and shorten the leg length, as the pants are most likely to be cuffed at the ankle. Layer on a thick cardigan with a slouchy tee and you have a recipe for a style slop fest.

If you want to pull off a shabby supermodel chic look, choose a jean flattering to your shpae but that has mild distressing. Keep the slouchy tee OR the cardigan and opt for a loose bun. Voila!

So it’s time to cut loose this relationship and PINK SLIP boyfriend jeans.

Out of This World…Out of Our Closets

Pink Slip Galactic Prints

Wave Goodbye to Galactic Prints

Looking for an out-of-this-world trend? Keep looking, because we’re tossing galactic prints back on a rocket and into the cosmos far far away from us.

Who knows how this whimsical style quickly found its way in our wardrobes. Maybe it was the Urban Outfitters, hipster-cool, fanaticism that drew us in, or maybe on some subconscious level, Miley Cyrus’s performance with a talking space cat further fueled our need for intergalactic space attire.

Either way, let’s ditch the galactic gimmicks–best suited for our pre-teen counterparts–and rejoin the modern world with contemporary, structural pieces…think asymmetrical hemlines or even peplums.

Toss this trend back into the triple-marked-down sale section of Urban and update your wardrobe with structured pieces highlighting both a modern and futuristic flair.

Galactic prints are getting the PINK SLIP!

Take Some Scissors to the Slash Tops, Tees, & Dresses Trend

Pink Slip Slash Tops, Tees, & Dresses

It’s time to pull out your scissors and cut this trend out of your wardrobe (and life) for good!

Do you feel nostalgic for high school when eyeing this slashed tops and tees trend? That’s not a good sign. What started as a DIY approach to adding–dare I say–pizzazz to tee shirts, the slashed tee trend slowly gained notoriety when spotted on the runway from high-end designers by the likes of McQueen and Alexander Wang. This style morphed to runway chic as more and more fashion connoisseurs started incorporating slashes into dress designs in 2009…I repeat…2009!

Luckily this style died out on the runways, but it hasn’t quite made it’s finale from mall couture. While shopping on Melrose last weekend, I was sad to spot this trend on women strutting their stuff down the streetwalk and it was still present in stores. They weren’t even in the sale section!

Not only has this DIY look transitioned to day-to-day casual wear, it’s also made it rounds as club wear, giving off outdated vibes before hitting the dancefloor.

Let’s give this look it’s final notice. Slashed tops, tees, and dresses are getting the PINK SLIP!

Freeze! This Tribal Poncho is in Serious Trouble

Pink Slip Tribal Ponchos

With snowstorms perilously making their way across the country–stealthily avoiding sunny SoCal–it’s no shocker that fashionistas everywhere are bundling up in soft-to-the-touch cashmeres, cozy cable knits, and warm wool blends. Seemingly easy to toss on layers: styling print button-downs with embroidered cardigans or even opting for a tough-as-nails leather look, there’s one miss that a lot of people seem to fall victim to: the tribal poncho!

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Ankle Cuff…More Like Ankle Monitor

Pink Slip Wide Ankle Cuffs

Pink Slip the Wide Ankle Cuff This Season

Pink Slip Fashion wouldn’t be surprised if the wide ankle cuff trend were started by Lindsay Lohan herself. Now that we’ve hopefully grown from our fashion crimes, we can shake down our shoe wardrobes and lock up these pumps for good. Ok…ok enough with the metaphors.

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PInk Slip the Checkers Fashion Trend

Say Checkmate! It’s Time to Pink Slip The Checkers Fashion Trend

My guess is your style probably has a checkered past. With the resurgence of gargantuan black & white square patterns on runways this past Spring 2013, it’s easy to see how this checkers fashion trend quickly gathered speed in both high fashion circles and street style cultures. However, it’s time to call checkmate on this game and switch to a pattern that doesn’t make us look like walking chessboards.

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