Clueless on Halloween.

Cher Horowitz, Plaid, Costume, 90s, Cluless
ME wear an ugly costume? AS if...

This last weekend I made a cameo appearance at a costume party.  The following were general reactions to my ensemble, conveniently broken up by gender:

Women:  Cher?!  Is that YOU?!
Men:  Are you some kinda school girl or somethin'?

Technically, men, you were right.  I was some kind of school girl...a school girl named Cher Horowitz, the iconic Beverly Hills teenager* from 1995's Clueless 

The ladies recognized me.

I have a co-worker who hates movies.  I sporadically** forget this fact, because the idea of anyone despising something I love so deeply is inconceivable to me. Unwittingly I often ask her, "Hey, Julie, have you seen (insert movie title)?" Ninety-five percent of the time she answers with a swift, "No," and then my memory kicks in.  

It slipped my mind again the other day when I asked, "Hey, Julie, what quotes come to mind when you think of the movie Clueless?"  

That's when something ASTONISHING happened: this girl who detests movies was able to recite lines verbatim from a movie she hadn't seen in years.  

How?  Why?

It was this same phenomenon that hit me as I perused a thrift store looking for a costume idea.  When I came across this knockout yellow, plaid suit, my immediate thought was "CHER!"  The last time I saw Clueless was in the 90s, still, somehow I remembered what Alicia Silverstone wore in the opening scene of the movie?  Amazing.  

The truth is: Clueless is burned into the American female psyche FOREVER.
Deal with it...HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

*I know, another post about being a teenager.  Really, I AM NOT DELUSIONAL...
**Sporadically. It means once in a while. Try to use it in a sentence.
Cher Horowitz, Plaid, Costume, 90s, Cluless
Cher Horowitz, Plaid, Costume, 90s, Cluless
Okay, so you're probably going, "Is this like a Noxzema commercial or what?" But seriously, I actually have a way normal life for a teenage girl.
Cher Horowitz, Plaid, Costume, 90s, Cluless
Then there was this guy at the party dressed like a hobo sorta thing and he said, "Ohhh, YOU'RE one of those girls who uses halloween as in an excuse to dress in something fashionable and pass it off as a costume."
That was way harsh, guy.  But YOU'RE dressed as a hobo, I think I'm the more intelligent one here.
Cher Horowitz, Plaid, Costume, 90s, Cluless, Cat intruder
This cat is a lawsuit waiting to happen.
Cher Horowitz, Plaid, Costume, 90s, Cluless, Cat
I feel like such a heifer. I had two bowls of Special K, 3 pieces of turkey bacon, a handful of popcorn, 5 peanut butter M&M's and like 3 pieces of licorice. 
I am so not eating my Halloween candy until January.
Cher Horowitz, Plaid, Costume, 90s, Cluless
As soon I get my license, I fully intend to brake for animals, and I have contributed many hours to helping two lonely teachers find romance.

If you want to relive Clueless via the quotes, like I've been doing lately, IMDb is the best place to go.  If you didn't understand half the things I said in this post, go watch the movie, like now.
Photos by Swander the Magnificent!


  1. Where did you find this outfit?? SO cute!

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    1. Thrift store! It's a suit from the 90's. I shortened the skirt about 8 inches to make it appropriate for Cher.