Do you or a loved one suffer from WAFBS (Work Appropriate/Fashion Blindness Syndrome)? Are you unsure if you are afflicted with WAFBS?
Answer the following questions to find out if you are or someone close to you is currently infected with WAFBS:
- Do you buy outlandishfanciful fabrics like faux fur or purple and gold snake skin brocade?
- Do you buy these fanciful fabrics thinking you can make them “work appropriate” by making them up in a classic pencil skirt pattern?
- Do you, upon making them up and trying them on, think “Why yes indeed this fabulous faux fur skirt can be worn at a chokingly severely conservative Wall Street bank type company!”?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may be in the early stages of WAFBS. If you answered yes to all three of those questions, then you have reached the last stages of WAFBS and there is, sadly, no hope for you and it is my solemn duty to let you know of your impending fashion disaster.
There is no known cure for WAFB Syndrome as of yet. Scientists are working hard to find a cure but the current working theory is that the cure is not expected for centuries, unfortunately.
Yes, my friends, it is true. I am deeply afflicted with WAFBS. My sister confirmed my worst fears this very afternoon. I modeled the half-finished faux fur skirt for her. And, while she thought it was definitely wearable, she did not think it was, gulp, work appropriate. She could conceive of no styling that would save me from WAFBS embarrassment. I told her of my casual cream knit top with black cardigan combo, she shot it down. I told her about it possibly going with my black and gold lurex v-neck sweater and she cast a dumbfounded look in my direction. It was at that moment that I first realized I was suffering from WAFBS.
I can scarcely believe it. I am still recovering from the shock of it all. How long have I been suffering from this malady? Have I gone to work in questionable clothing? Are people waiting to see me every morning to see what get up I decide to wear???
Apparently, this beautiful skirt will be relegated to a “fun, kicky weekend outfit” status or possibly a “second or third date outfit”. (Apparently my WAFBS isn’t so bad that I can’t tell this would not be a good first date outfit. Phew!)
Will I still finish my faux fur skirt? Yes! And I WILL proudly wear it.