Anna Sui Purse (Re-gift)

Posted in 80s-inspired, cute, designer, Long Island, purse, re-gift with tags , , , , on February 4, 2008 by Marjorie Kase

My friend Jen re-gifted this turquoise Anna Sui purse to me after helping her out at Warped Tour. It was my first real designer purse since my middle school peer-pressure-induced il bisonte/Carlos Falchi years. (It’s a Great Neck thing.)

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Fug or Fabulous?


80s-inspired Ski Sweater (H and M)

Posted in 80s-inspired, H and M, Tops with tags , , on December 24, 2007 by Marjorie Kase

Inspired by the 80s ski craze, this gray H and M number is incredibly warm, but a wee bit unflattering (tends to highlight the paunch). Still, it’s cute and toasty. Your call.

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Fug or Fabulous?

Pleather Wide Pink Belt with Faux Snakeskin Buckle (Loehmann’s)

Posted in 80s-inspired, belt, faux, ironic accessories, Loehmann's, pink, pleather, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2007 by Marjorie Kase

Nothing about this belt is remotely real. Faux leather, faux snakeskin – you get the picture. Still, I think it’s cute.

Wide Pink Belt

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80s Copper, Gold, Silver Snakeskin Box Purse (Goodwill): FUG

Posted in 80s, fabulous, fug, ironic accessories, vintage on December 17, 2007 by Marjorie Kase

The tribe has spoke: FUG

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Fug or Fabulous?


Posted in fabulous, fug, goodwill, ironic accessories, vintage on December 17, 2007 by Marjorie Kase


FUG OR FABULOUS was born out of desperation. One too many trips to Loehmann’s, H and M, Marshalls, and Goodwill had my closet overflowing with things I never knew I needed nor couldn’t live without. After a while, I stopped being able to tell if they qualified as hipster hotness or just plain hideous.

So I started this blog, to let you, the relatively unbiased public decide: Are they Fug or Fabulous? Ugly or Awesome? If you hate ‘em they’re off to Goodwill. If you love ‘em, I’ll be sporting them at my next 2.0 function.

It’s up to you America