Let me explain….
It’s too weird…and it doesn’t make any sense.
Let’s just do this: I am going to tell you a story. A true story. A strange story that involves swants, gold spandex, faux fox fur, Instagram, a guy named Stone, and of course Elizabeth and I. And hopefully you know us well enough by now that when I say Elizabeth and I and a story you understand that of course its going to be strange and you won’t find any amount of gold spandex and faux fur unnatural.
Now, with that said. Let’s begin.
Wednesday night Elizabeth and I were at a dinner hosted by ulive (which is a really cool company) and were sitting next to Andrea, Melly, and Jessica when the subject of swants came up. What are swants you ask? Well….Swants are one of the worlds worst ideas…they are pants made out of sweaters… and before we knew it we were looking at photos of men modeling these swants…and laughing…a lot…too much…and that’s when the photos of the mens leggings started to show up….more laughter…way more…and that’s when things started to get weird (er).
Stone, a really nice guy that works for ulive came over to where we were sitting to see what all the commotion was…and then he saw the swants…and the mens leggings…and then I said he should get a pair and then he said I should sew him a pair and then one thing led to another and before I knew what was happening Stone and the crew from ulive had devised a contest between Elizabeth and I to see who could make Stone the worst pair of pants by morning.
And they decided to call this ugly pants project “The Liz Off”
What the “Liz Off” consisted of is Elizabeth and I each going home that night and sewing Stone a terrible pair of pants. We would then bring these pants back to ALT with us in the morning. Stone would then take turns wearing these pants and getting photos of himself wearing the little beauties around the conference. Those photos would then be posted on Instagram and which ever pair of pants got the most likes would win.
And so when dinner ended (at 10:30) that night we started on our 30 minute trip back home to get sewing. But that is when we realized we didn’t have the right kind of fabric to make crazy pants.
So where do you go if you need some wack a doo fabric when it’s almost midnight? To Wal-Mart of course! Which is exactly where we went. And where Elizabeth purchased some gold spandex and I picked up some stretch velvet.
By the time we got home and started sewing it was well after midnight…
However, by morning we each had sewn up something special for Stone.
For my pants I was inspired by “What Would the Fox Say?”. They are black velvet lounge leggings complete with faux fur tail, gloves, and wrist cuffs. Ring a ding ding.
Elizabeth went for SOLID GOLD. Crafting a pair of golden spandex harem pants with polka dot cuffs and feathered tuxedo stripes. And then to top off the ensemble she created a matching gold infinity scarf. Delightful, simply delightful.
It may just rank up there with one of the stranger things I’ve done…sewing velvet leggings in the middle of the night for a man I just met…yea, that just doesn’t even sound right.
Anyways fast forward to today. Today they are still letting people vote on their favorite ugly pants…to vote all you do is go to Instagram and use the hashtag #lizoff and find the ulive photo of Stone that you like best and click like.
Easy…and we want you to vote…but shield your eyes…those pants are nothing but badness!!! And if you go vote (“like” your favorite) come back and leave us a comment here on the blog telling us you did it. Then you will be entered to will a swag bag full of goodies from ulive, some gold spandex and some faux fur to make your own little tail!
So weird…so not an experience we expected at ALT…so a situation that we would totally get ourselves involved in.
Nothing we do is normal. End of story.