If decor is your porn, this is your blog.
I could hooker-up your look for way less than $150k. Trust me. Those boots are just too trashy on Palin. Maybe because she's already a little trashy. Condi did it better.
Palin's money is wasted. She apparently doesn't have any taste, as she surely doesn't look particularly well dressed for the kind of loot she spent. She looks rather blah, like a librarian or a school teacher, practical and not elegant, and her hairstyle is a throwback to the 60's. She most definitely does not look (vice)presidential, and when she opens her yap, she surely does not sound (vice)presidential, either.
Maybe she is "dressing down" to get people to take her seriously..........? Sorry, but it ain't workin'........
The Hee Haw Honey can't carry it. The moment she opens her mouth she shows that she is more comfortable shopping at K-Mart than Neiman Marcus!
Yikes! ... and yes...Condi did do it MUCH better!!!
I'm going to have to disagree... I hear ya, she's a little bit country, but I definitely wouldn't say Condi did it better- and I love me some Condi Rice! but she is SWIMMING in that dress, and she looks like the headmistress of a german school... sorry, I'm gonna have to go with Palin on this one.
Give me a break. Condi looks like something straight out of The Matrix.
Condi's coat IS wrong (did she steal it from Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation?), but the boots work better on her.
STOP THE HATE TOWARDS PALIN. Anyhow, how much $ has Biden spent on Botox and his eye-lift? PUHLEESE! As far as style is concerned, Palin is a good looking woman who has more than passed on the style grade. If you want to look at bad fashion, please examine Hillary's hideous pantsuits. YIKES!!!
Condi looks very Janet-Jackson-Rhythm-Nation.
What do they say down here in my parts???Can't make chicken salad out of chicken shit...A boob job and haircut don't fix white trash...You can't shine shit...Money doesn't buy class... just a nice tractor...Yeah. Those apply.
I swear I posted my comment before I read yours DN! Seriously, yo!
I just have to say that I am Canadian,love your blog and am watching the upcoming election like a hawk. I sincerely hope that the lizard man and his showcase showdown sidekick do not get elected. Palin does nothing for womenkind...
She needs tights or stockings with the boots to tie the black-skirt-&-black-boot combo together.
it totally brings out her trashy side!bad move, palin.
Why did the RNC pay for the shopping sprees? Shouldn't they use that money for ads in a toss-up state?
"Hockey mom"--what a fraud.
All that money on the clothes and not a dime for TAILORING!
Oh, I forgot, what about the thousands spend on Biden's hair plugs. That's a GRRREAT look on him!!! Old=old, with or without hairplugs.
Good call, Lecaro! Without tailoring, she'd might as well shop at Ann Taylor and save the money for adds. Oh, I forgot, she's supposed to be a PR asset.And I agree with our conservative friend @7:13 that Hilary's pant-suits are horrid. She should fire her image consultant.
I love how she wouldn't go on the Today show for an interview but she would do Saturday Night Live. Ridiculous!
aDs, I meant. I was talking to a coworker...
HC,SNL has a script, and I'm pretty sure that she had people to edit it.
You can take the girl out of the trailer, but you can't take the trailer out of the girl...
Is it the boots or the startling shock of the white knees? Acckk! And perhaps a little too much knee?! Condi's dress is an inch or so longer and I swear that is the difference between classy and trashy in this case. I can't see the heel on Condi's boot in the pic, so I can't make a clear call on the boots.
Hair plugs? Then you DEFINITELY shouldn't vote for that ticket, Anon 9:39.Good decision-making there. Way to cut through all that irrelevant policy stuff.
I'm going to have to go with Palin on this one.Stop wasting your time getting political, pushing your ridiculous socialistic & liberal views is pathetic. Blog on something you can add value to, fashion, not politics. People don't visit your site for your political views, so zip it!
Yikes! Never mind that the boxy cream jacket cuts her in half...she could have at least funneled some of that money towards a stylist and gotten a proper, flattering fit!Though honestly...from Sarah to Hillary to Condi, none of them dress that well. No matter what your political persuasion, I think we can agree that the White House hasn't seen a truly stylish woman since Jackie Kennedy. Where's an elegant shift dress and pillbox hat when you need one!
Zip it?Get bent... it's her blog and she can do what she wants to with it.
Anon 10:15Isn't this a post about fashion AND politics??What are you TALKING about?You need to "zip it".
Sarah has bad style- wow, now that's a good reason not to vote for her?!!! Biden's an absolute MORON- that's my reason for not voting for him/Obama. HE says racist things, he lies, he's PLAGIARIZED numerous times (and about his record), and has said some of the dumbest things period. That and the fact that he's been wrong on every significant foreign policy decision this country has made. I'll take the strong, savvy woman who has produced actual results for the people in her state over that diarreah-of-the-mouth lameass, Biden.
the thing that bothers me the most about this particular look for palin is that her knees are showing. i'm a pretty firm believer that ladies over the age of 28 shouldn't wear skirts shorter than knee-length unless they have opaque tights on. i'm just totally old-fashioned like that...not saying there aren't exceptions, but it just seems so very unprofessional especially in this situation.
Until this came out I would have bet money she was shopping at The Dress Barn.
Yes, those boots look HORRIBLE on her! It's sad really.
Whatever "work" Joe Biden had done was not paid for by the DNC.$150,000.00 from the RNC coffers paid for Palin's spree.The most obvious and relevant point here:Money can't buy taste.But it can buy a damn nice botox job.
"strong, savvy woman..."I don't think so. She's weak. She's anything BUT savvy. She's unethical. She panders to the lowest common denominator.Bitch STILL can't correctly answer the question, "What does the vice-president do?"!!!!I honestly don't understand how anyone could support her.
It's all just.....a little.....too...tight!
"People don't visit your site for your political views..."--Anon 10:15Wrong.
Well, considering what Palin looked like before, this is a huge improvement. I'm not saying that I'm impressed, 'cuz I'm not, but she does look better.I like Condi's coat. Am I wrong? Ah, anon 10:15, you're oblivious to reality.
I totally didn't mind that Hillary looked frumpy and out-of-it, fashion-wise.For a politician, that actually works just fine. We're electing someone to fix health care, not compete in an evening gown event.
"Sarah has bad style- wow, now that's a good reason not to vote for her?!!!"The reasons not to vote for her:1. Not enough intelligence2. Not enough experience3. Not enough ethics
I agree with Anon 10:35am, the DNC did not pay for Biden's hair plugs; the RNC paid for Palin's "wardrobe". And I love coming to Decorno's blog to read about politics AND decor/fashion, or whatever in general. She has the right to blog about anything. :-)
If she really WERE a "hockey mom/Joe Six Pack," she would have refused the $150,000 makeover.
Anon 10:19 AM:Excellent debating skills.I especially like-- the CAPITALIZING, --the multiple "!!!"s, but best of all...-- the lack of specific examples. Calling someone a "MORON" is much more persuasive.
I meant...the boots...Condi wore the boots better!!
11:30 Am Anon:Is that what you use this blog for? To exercise debate skills? HA!!! You really should read more "political" blogs if you prefer that. We're just catty bitches, here. Lighten the hell up.
Did y'all know that McCain called his wife a cunt? Why isn't the media all over this?Family values, my ass.This is so damn funny:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euu_DMhsXQo
Anon 12:02:Translation: "We don't gots to make no kinda sense, y'all!"
How pissed would you be if you gave money to the RNC. She's pandering to "Wal-Mart Moms" (her term, not mine) but accepting $4,500 on hair and make-up. and $150k on clothes. How many Wal-Mart moms shop at Neimans. I think they may have actually gained a few voters if they had come out and said they decided to use her own wardrobe and supplemented with JCPenney finds instead of wasting tons of RNC cash at Saks et al. Idiots. To echo others' sentiments, you can't polish a turd.
A cunt? That really says a lot about his character.
She's completely hollow. Just empty gestures and slogans.
"Campaign Paid Palin's Makeup Artist $13,200 In September" -- thought her lips were tattooed on, what's left, blush, eye makeup? How hard would it be for her to put pick up her hand and put on mascara, hit her cheeks with a brush? Geesh. This woman is a phony on so many levels. She's an empty vessel.
For the record, I think she's lovely (looking). And I have loved some of her clothes. The Kenzo jacket she wore early after her nomination was nicely proportioned and tasteful. The boots, though... not so much. I wish men's fashion were more exciting. I would enjoy posting about Cheney's muu-muu or Barack's grecian dress, but we're not that lucky, huh? That Barack looks might hot in a suit, though.
Yes, how sad we're debating her dress, not her policy.
I really liked this when it was a decor blog. I guess I understand that people now apparently come to this for little political rants, but seriously if it is going to be about politics then I'd at least like to see real discussion or learn something new. I just think it's a little sad that it's just all anti-right wing banter. Don't get me wrong- that's not who I am voting for, but reading all this just makes me embarrassed. So, I may check back after the election but might not. It's just not fun here anymore.
For me, once the political stuff got started, this site got even more fun.
from gawker.com:So the story of Sarah Palin spending $150,000 on clothes? Brother, it gets better. See, the RNC is required by law to list who exactly bought all the fancy clothes. And all the Sarah Palin fancy purchases—at Barney's, Bloomingdale's, and Saks Fifth Avenue—were made by one guy: Jeff Larson.Jeff Larson is one of the men behind FLS Connect, a Republican robocalling firm! They're famous this cycle for terrible robocalls about Barack Obama and Bill Ayers. And back in 2000, they made their name with robocalls smearing John McCain.It's funny because John McCain sold his soul and all it got him was a fancy new wardrobe for Sarah Palin.
Palin is a cute, spunky, vacuous, annoying person with a great hairstylist if u like helmet-head. I don't get her allure. And the outfit is wrong-wrong-wrong.She comes across as empty and inauthentic and that wipes out any potential for beauty.I remember when the Condi pictures came out I was shocked at how great she looked.
When Todd and Sarah role play, who do you think they pretend to be?
Wow. So many great lines here.My fave: "Lizard Man and his Showdown Showcase Sidekick." I may have to steal that. :-)I thought she looked nice (not vice presidential, but fine). Still not gonna vote for her. Nah gonna do it.Condi scares the hell outta me. Always has, always will.
The boots don't make her look like a hooker. They make her look suburban.I could picture Peggy Hill wearing those to an important substitute-teaching assignment at Arlen High School, hoping to impress the principal.
Anon 1:40... I don't think we're bothering to debate her policy. Most of us have already made up our minds about that. :)
Anon 4:24... you're totally right.
Somehow I can't help feeling that Palin would look infinitely more believable in her "hockey mom" garb - maybe a jogging suit or sweat pants and a tee shirt - as it would seem to suit her demeanor better. She is so unprofessional in her speech and mannerisms. As others have implied here, you just can't make chicken soup out of chicken poop. She's a joke, plain and simple. Maybe after the election she can be a Walmart greeter..........
republican woman is an oxymoron.who gives a s**t what they wear.the fact they even exhists is a question in logic.
I agree. I don't understand why women or homosexuals would ever be Republicans.
Remember, this is a woman who deserves the title "Republicunt" so this spending spree shouldnt shock us. I agree that her knees have no business showing and she looked a little ridic in the boots combo there. I come to this site for entertainment - get a little fashion/decor advice -but the real thrill for me comes when Decorno posts a political one! I LOVE IT! Keep up the good work!
They should get Rachel Zoe to help her
Oh PleeeezzzzzzzeeeeI had to laugh just reading your posts as of lateproblem being you folk Pushing for Obama and his "change coming" is bringing his "change in" with an old time been there forever Biden...come on guys...think! what kind of change can he bring if everyone has lost a job...where is he going to get the tax money for allll his promised programs if the "rich" as you call them are not working to pay in the taxes?I agree that Rice looks like Matrix, worthy of a laugh,Biden is a laugh in his self and what about Obama's $1500 suits, why are you not bringing that one up...as far a looks...lets not go there, we are talking policy's guys and economy...NOT Looks...if you want to talk looks....mention the ears...if you want to be that cruel
Okay, LET'S talk policy, anon 2:37 AM ---But we can't talk policy with Palin, as she really doesn't have any - UNLESS you consider abuse of power, abuse of ethics, and wasting money to be policy.........oh, and the sheer stupidity of not being able to remember even ONE magazine or newspaper that she "regularly" reads.........get a grip and see her for what she is! Her fashion faux pas are only the very tip of that Alaskan iceberg!
Somebody stole my identify and mildly defended Sarah Palin!!*Showcase Showdown. (Of course, you're reading this a.m. that the GOP maxed-out donor faithful is some kinda pissed off that their hard-earned cash paid for fancy Nancy Sinatra boots.)
Actually, Anon 3:19, SP is dressed better than most teachers I know. What do you non-blah (non-librarians and non-teachers) people wear to work?
$1,500 suits?!!! The outrage! Next you'll be telling us he eats babies!
from the New York Post:Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was bewildered at her "Saturday Night Live" rehearsal when Stone heckled his "W." star, Josh Brolin, during the opening monologue. "Who's that?" Palin whispered to someone. Told it was Oliver Stone, she asked, "Who's he?"
What's even more rediculous is that the Republican party is footing her Neiman's bill while we can't even afford $10 hair clips. Not elitest at all huh?
"Blog on something you can add value to, fashion, not politics. People don't visit your site for your political views, so zip it!"Actually I find Decorno's points very refreshing. Because though I am not a voter who chooses based on boots or hairplugs, I know that there are those voters out there. And though I am an Obama supporter, I wouldn't mind a little fashion jab at him or Biden, because this kind of commentary is all in good fun.
Anon 5:33 AM:Peggy Hill is a fictional character.
In that picture, I finally realized what the look on Palin's face reminds me of.She looks like a stripper trying to get her audience riled up.
i am by no means a Palin fan, but i have to say i think she looks a whole lot better than condi, who looks like she's on her way to meet darth vada.
SP always has the exact same (non) expression. At first I thought "Botox," but now I think it's because she knows so little, she has basically no reaction to offer when she's asked a question.
I don't think she looks bad just unprofessional. She needed to at least wear tights. As for what women wear to work, I wear slacks and skirts with nice shirts and occasionally my knee-boots BUT they aren't slouch boots - too casual imo. but on the topic of men's wardrobe:100 suits x $1500 = $150,000or(67 suits x $1500) = $75,000+100 prs shoes x $500) = $50,000total: $150,500
"You cant polish a turd"I love that, it never gets old!
Anon 3:21Let's do talk policy. What is Biden's policy if you want to talk ,since he has been in Washington, what 30 some years, I am sure he has one. More programs for the people, well who the heck is going to pay for these programs? Please tell me what he and Obama are going to actually do. All I have heard is former Bush policy. So please give us some answers, I have heard none. What is he going to do to stop company's going out of business and laying people off? We are waiting with bated breath. One more question as this announced on news today. Why will Biden ( who has had aneurysm's or Obama, who has a family illness of early deaths either one will not reveal their full medical historys? Especially since Obama is a heavy smoker. And by the way, his own campaign released the info that his suits were $1500 but what does that matter, as it only seems to matter what Sarah spends on clothes, not Michelle Obama with her designer dresses . And I am sure the Bidens shop at Walmart for clothes Get real.I agree with magchunk Zip It or give us some real answers.
anon 3:27You aren't able to find any of this information on the Internet because...?
FYI - Biden's medical stats were published yesterday. Google it and see for yourself...
$1500 is about the norm for a well-tailored man's suit. Most good quality men's suits come with two pairs of pants and a tailor spends a considerable amount of time fitting and altering them, and his labor is included in the price of the suit. Further, men's suits don't generally go out of style very often, so get years and years of wear, unlike trendier women's clothing. I guess we'll have to find out which Goodwill or Salvation Army thrift store to go to if we want to buy Palin's post election castoffs, as her people say they are slated for charity........I always buy my clothes at Neiman Marcus, too, so that the poor women in this country can wear better quality clothing, don't you???????
I LOVE how Anon 3:27's comment goes from..."Let's do talk policy"to"his suits were $1500"
"it only seems to matter what Sarah spends on clothes"Wrong. Sarah spent nothing. It was the Republican National Party that spent the $150,000.
This just in:Former Bush spokesman Scott McClellan has told CNN': " I will be voting for Barack Obama... I am going to support the candidate that has the best chance for changing the way Washington works and getting things done."
Another case of women mass- hating a good looking woman who seems to have it going for her! dont know why but the cute ones (ok the ones men rate as cute!)always get the loudest abuses. deja vu. i hate palin as well - for her dumbness - but her looks -now thats just a mass jealousy rant!
I don't think of it as mass-hating. She spent more than her annual salary as governor on CLOTHES and using donations to the party. That's not the behavior of a person who wants to appeal to the general populous. you can take a pig to Saks but you can't make the clothes fit.
"Who was the highest paid individual in Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign during the first half of October as it headed down the homestretch?Not Randy Scheunemann, Mr. McCain’s chief foreign policy adviser; not Nicolle Wallace, his senior communications staff member. It was Amy Strozzi, who was identified by the Washington Post this week as Gov. Sarah Palin’s traveling makeup artist, according to a new filing with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday night.Ms. Strozzi, who was nominated for an Emmy award for her makeup work on the television show “So You Think You Can Dance?”, was paid $22,800 for the first two weeks of October alone, according to the records."
The "So You Think You Can Dance?" detail is delicious, and so appropriate.
You can't polish a turd???Hahahahahaha!!! That is funny as shit!!!!
Not surprising that she spent that on the clothes since she left the town of Wasilla in debt. http://www.wasillaproject.com/index/about.htmlThis woman was elected by a fundamentalist Pentacostal group. Is this what we want should McBush croaks? she doesn't consider people who bomb abortion clinics terrorists?The boots made her look like the hooker she really is.
Oh, you all are mean. I think she looks real mavericky.
Keep up the political rants, Decorno! Anyway, this is a matter of style and politics. Comments about what the Obamas spend on their clothes are irrelevant as they are not paid for by DNC money. No one is questioning the $125,000 worth of clothes and jewelry Cindy McCain wore to the Republican convention because she's a beer heiress and it's her money.But Palin has built her image on railing against the "elites" and appealing to "Joe Six-Pack" and "Kmart Moms", so there's an obvious hypocrisy in dropping $75 in one afternoon at Neiman Marcus. It's twice as much as Joe the Plumber made last year!Not to mention the $21,000 Palin billed the state of Alaska last year for her childrens' travel and hotel stays. Wouldn't we all love to be able to take our kids on business trips and send the $700/night hotel bill to our employer. Seems to me she's not so much a reformer as a grifter!
Oh my god, she would be a GREAT grifter! Picture it: Sarah and Todd (and one or two of their wall-eyed young'uns) going door to door, earnestly convincing old widows that their driveways need new asphalt, then charging $11,000 for a quick coat of black spray paint...
i dont think this would work anyways its worth commenting upon
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