Want to feel OLD? Apparently yesterday was the 10th anniversary of “…Baby One More Time.” (And now you’ll be humming that all day.) I know. I feel like it was only yesterday that I was prancing around my bedroom singing along into my hair brush. So, to celebrate, we were asked to write a piece for Britney’s new official website about her iconic Catholic school girl look:
“The video also features a posse of dudes in neckties and
Dockers, hilariously leaping, twirling, and pointing skyward, and yet
NOBODY remembers that. Instead, with one glimpse of Brit’s bare midriff
between that crisp white shirt and her pleated skirt, a million
Halloween costumes were born.”
Let’s be honest, girls: While I’m sure many of our readers only ever go out costumed as Marie Curie or Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Halloween (and, honestly, I would like to see pictures of both, because that sounds awesome), there are just as many of us who — when faced with forty-five minutes after work to throw something cute together for a party — have just shrugged and pulled out Ye Olde Plaide Skirte in a moment of laziness. After all, when you are not skanky of soul, occasionally it is amusing to be skanky of dress. Even if it is kind of…okay, not the most subtle look ever conceived. But in this time of carved pumpkins and mini candy bars, who knew we had so much to thank Britney for? Let’s give the girl a little credit for giving the knee socks industry that much needed boost, after all.
If you so desire, you can read the rest of the piece here. Or not. Whatever. We’d never tell you what to do. Especially on a Friday.