Remember how I asked you to guess whether or not I got the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac sailor outfit? It was a trick question! I got a navy blue version of the white pants I was wearing in the picture and a different nautical-themed top. So, yes, I got a head-to-toe outfit, but it wasn’t the one I showed you.
The sailor outfit has caused the song Sailing by Christopher Cross to be stuck in my head. This is unfortunate, because I’ve hated that song for 30 years.
I’m more partial to Christopher Cross‘s theme song for the 1981 movie Arthur.
The movie starred Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli. I saw this movie when it first came out and again on TV recently and every second of it is as perfect as I remembered. I’m appalled that Russell Brand is starring in a remake. I like Russell fine, despite his tedious autobiography (WTF? How can you be so boring when you’ve been a bulimic, a junkie, a sex addict and a stand-up comic?), but he’s never going to deliver lines like, “Are you a hooker? I forgot! I just thought I was doing great with you!” with Dudley Moore’s charm.
It cheers me up to remember that the full name of Family Guy’s Chris Griffin is “Christopher Cross Griffin.” The name was mentioned in an episode that I saw with my stepchildren, who were like, “Who the fuck is Christopher Cross?” That’s what you get, real Christopher Cross, for bothering me with that Sailing song!
If you’ve never read my 2009 post on Dudley Moore, do it now. Not only will you learn about a great comedian, you’ll find out which Law & Order guy gives me the horn. Speaking of the horn, I am so loving Mallorca. It’s beautiful here, of course, but more importantly, a 16-year-old English kid chatted me up at the pool with, “Hey gorgeous! Wot’s yer name?”, then invited me to “pop down to the bar.” Samantha Jones ain’t got NOTHING on me! Bow down to WendyB, queen of the cougars.
LOL ohmigosh, the pick-up story is hilarious! If I were a 16-year old English kid on holiday, I’d totally hit on you too–the Castelbajac nautical outfit looks fantastic on you.
Oh, you got the “reverse pants!” Nice, I think I like them better in navy. 16? That’s sayin’ something sista! You still got it.
Damn, you are magical! I’m a sixteen year old girl (and not bad looking if I do say so myself) and I still can’t get 16 year old english guys to flirt with me.
In other news, I love love love the pants, they make you look a mile high.
The first thing I thought was, “Where were guys like this when I was 16?” So don’t feel bad. Trust me, the next 26 years will just fly by and then you’ll be having fun like me 😉
ehhh forget about Lady Gaga,
you’re my style icon. and its true that every outfit needs a soundtrack, a name and a plot. if you ask me!
I’ll do my best to provide all of those!
I like the navy pants on you, they also make your legs look suuuuper long!
The Owl's Closet says
ooo u did get them! i think i prefer this navy blue version:) i wish i could pull of these pants like u WendyB!! 16?! dang…u still got it!;)
p.s. i actually like this song lol especially, after nsync remade it, back in my teeny bopper days haha:P
I totally missed the NSync version! It can’t be worse than the original.
LOVE your outfit, excellent choice :)), xoxo
Sonia Luna says
Way to go girl! 16 years old hey? I only get chatted up by drunken taxi drivers of pensionable age, very disturbing!
I don’t see the need to remake Arthur, Dudley Moore was perfect in it, and I can’t stand Russell Brand.
Your legs look a million miles long in those pants, Wendy! Awesome! I’m not surprised that a young buck was hitting on you, girl, you’re hot stuff.
Bleh, on the other hand for Christopher Cross.
Vegetable Assassin says
YES! Christopher Cross has the most boring songs on EARTH. Sorry, I had to vent for a second.
Apart from that, fabulous as always miss B.
I’d have thought Russel’s biography would be full of debauchery. Is he really an accountant or something?
It was full of debauchery but it was so boringly done! You’d think he’d be funny about it, right? I think I smirked once while reading it.
OK so I just need to know: Is that red flower coming out of your back pocket? A plant behind you? Do tell. Otherwise, a fabulous backdrop!!!
Ha! Accidental ass flower.
lauren @ lapetitefashionista says
you are KILLING the sailor pants wendy. you are the cutest sailor girl i’ve ever seen. and now thanks to you i have “sailing” stuck in my head; but the *NSYNC version 🙂
Lenya Jones says
Well looking like you do can you blame him?
I totally remember that episode, and that song. And you look gorgeous in your cute little number!
You look like you’re absolutely ready to command a navy somewhere! Possibly one made up of 16-year-old English kids, right off Mallorca.
Imagine the hormones!
Holy.. LOVVEEE those pants!!! I’ll be tweeting this tomorrow morning!
Make Do Style says
You teaser and trickster! Wonderful and perfect for Mallorca. You gotta love a 16 yr old English kid that offers the bar as a date rather than a bag of chips xx
Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl says
Christopher Cross got what he deserved!! hehe 🙂
And I like this version of teh sailor outfit more than the one you posted before – you look so polished and well put together here!
fashion butter says
Hahahaha! Gotta love a little love from the youngins.
The JCDC sailor outfit is awesome in both colourways!
Castelbajac sounds quite a bit like ‘Crackerjack’, so the sailor suit all ties together so logically.
I’m way too old to hit on you apparently. 🙂
Dudley Moore is darling and so are those pants! Rowr cougar!
Mish Dish says
Love the pants. xo Mish
Nickie Frye says
Oh no!! Not THAT song! That’s almost as bad as anything by Steely Dan. Almost.
Congrats on the whole cougar thing. HaHa!!! ;D
Arielle Klein says
I stumbled across your blog last night while doing some research on jewelry blogs and I just wanted to let you know I love it and your take no shit attitude. It was funny because a friend in the jewelry business had sent me a pic of you saying you were my doppelganger before i saw your blog. Flattering because you are very pretty. Keep up the great work!
Loving the blue trousers! I just watched Arthur again the other day, Dudley Moore is perfect in it, why must so many classic films be remade grrr.
The sailor pants give you a lot of length. A lot of people hate older songs now, either they never liked it, or just that they have heard it so many times over the years that it just makes them sick to think about it.
Miss Janey says
MEOW, WendyB! On sooo many levels.
fashion herald says
Adore the pants. And god, I remember when they’d play that Sailing song 20x a day, horrid!
Oooh love your look. Those trousers are amazing. Xxxx
Missed the bit about the 16 year old chatting you up. Wo go girl ;-). Nice ego boost. Xxxx
Mallorca! jealous! I love the pants. It makes your legs look a million miles long. You look fantastic.
AsianCajuns (Cath) says
Love it! Love the outfit. Love the fact that you got hit on by a young Brit. Love that you’re in Mallorca. And love the Family Guy reference.
This is completely unrelated, but pressing, question. Wendy, how big is your closet???
Faux Fuchsia says
you look cute in your crazy sailor strides. I love the movie Arthur. The butler was very funny.
Those pants are hiper cool, dearest WendyB!
those might be the most amazing pants i have ever seen. loveeee them- you look killer girl!
The Arthur theme song is one of my very favorites. Sigh. And you look AMAZING in those wide legs!
Amazing look Wendy that only you can fully rock! Love the lippy and the beautiful sunlit backdrop! Happy Friday!
xx Vivian @ diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com
I didn’t know girls could get “the ‘orn!” Haw!
Love this post and the giant pants! I never thought I’d see you in giant pants after all those great skinny jeans, but you said “NEVER is the next big thing” so I was wrong!
Is that Deia? La residencia?
I love the trews!