Monday, June 27, 2011

Ultimate Outfit Tournament II - Round 1, Group 3

Whew! It's been a very busy month for me and I haven't had a second to think, let alone post. But this teacher is finished with her law class, and school's out for summer, so that can mean only one thing...WWEPW-o-Rama!

Back to the voting!

Christmas Outfit vs. Yellow Turtleneck & Bib Necklace

Blue Sweater & Strawberry Pins vs. Blueberry Tuft Cardigan

Saturday, June 18, 2011

No Pants Challenge - 16 Days Left

I'd like to start this post by affirming my steady grasp on reality. And to announce that I have 16 days to go on my no pants journey. However, I'd also like to suggest that the Lima City School District take the time to make their salary data more accessible.

We all know that education is where the real money is. How else would Emma Pillsbury be able to drop close to an average of over a thousand bucks an episode for new clothes?

Option A. Heiress and descendant of Charles Alfred Pillsbury, flour industrialist.

Option B. Luck and the power of the Island.

Option C. Television isn't real.

So we can safely eliminate Option C. But I think the rest will have to remain a mystery. In a moment of sheer curiousity a few weeks ago, I decided to total up the Pillsbury wardrobe. Any guesses to the grand amount? First, count down with me over Emma's ten most costly clothing items (based on retail price of IDed items).

10. Juicy Couture Ruffle Puff Pea Coat $398

9. Kate Spade Floral Josie Dress $445

8. Kate Spade Josie Jacquard Dress $445

7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Brodie Dress $458

6. Dolce & Gabbana Angie T-Strap Heels $495

5. Valentino Red Bow Dress $595

4. Kate Spade Studio Mona Coat $745

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Wool Felt Trench Coat $770

2. J Crew Silk Gazar Nanami Gown $2,295


1. Ralph Lauren Fair Isle Sweater Vest

Cost: 2 failed marriages and 2+ years of sexual tension.

Another fun fact: The episode with the highest Pillsbury retail clothing total was Sectionals (1.13), at a whopping $4,913.

Adding all the IDed items up, we get a total retail value of $22,125.

For those of you who are wondering, that's more than half of the average salary for a 32-year-old Guidance Counselor in the Lima City School District. Total in the cost of a condo mortgage payment and about 75 pounds of grapes a month, and it just doesn't fit. So where do you think she gets her money? Leave a comment below.

For those of you looking to bag some of these items, I'd encourage you not to be disheartened. eBay has some awesome finds.

And in the words of the great Cosmo Kramer, "Retail is for suckers."

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ultimate Outfit Tournament II - Round 1, Group 2

Yikes, the days are really getting away from me! All work and no play makes WWEPW a quiet blog. Let's change that, shall we?

Sailboat Cardigan v. Unknown Bow Blouse

Peppered & Striped Skirt v. Pineapple Cardigan

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Emma Pillsbury in PostSecret

One of today's secrets on PostSecret:

To the person who wrote this postcard: Sharing your secret was a courageous step. I wish you peace. :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ultimate Outfit Tournament II - Round 1, Group 1

And we're off!

The first match brings us two outfits from The Rocky Horror Glee Show.

Beaded Kati Cardigan vs. Frayed Gray Jacket

And, thanks to the craziness of random number generators, how about this match, right out of the gate?

Plaid Brodie Dress vs. Floral Josie Dress

Polls will be open for 48 hours!