We Are Hands Down THE Ugliest Couple Around

Tonight was the first annual Ugly Sweater Party. Fun times, my friend. Fun times. It began with the choosing of the sweater.

I'd been scavenging the Salvation Army since before Christmas looking for just the perfect thing to wear. Although I'd found some definite ugliness going on, they just weren't quite ugly enough. I'd decided to wait until after the holiday hoping that someone had gotten something truly hideous as a gift and decided to toss it into the nearest recycling bin on the way home from Grandma's.

My waiting paid off. I scored big. Or so I'd thought. Because my husband procrastinates (and sadly, taught me the fine art of putting things off until the last possible second) I was at the local thrift store picking up his sweater yesterday. Boy howdy, that thing is ugly. It's a good thing we're done having children because let me tell you, it could impair fertility.

Thrilled though I was that I was able to outfit my husband so hideously (for so little money!) I was feeling a bit too good looking in my previously ugly sweater. I had to up the ante. I changed categories at the last minute. As I was pulling on my sweater, wishing I was just a bit more appalling, the thought struck me that I could quite possibly pull off the Best Complete Outfit.

People, you have no idea what ugly can be. Break out the Depends, because you're gonna wet yourself laughing. I have no pride, and I'm willing to prove it.


(What you can't see are the pinstripes on the pants. It just adds such a nice touch to the outfit. And the flips have heels on them. I may have no pride, but I do have class.)

My husband drove very carefully to and from the party, avoiding an accident at all costs. He was fully prepared to decline medical treatment in favor of getting home and out of these clothes. But we won, and that's all that matters. We are, hands down, the ugliest couple around.

27 comments:

OHmommy said...

Can't type. Laughing out loud. Seriously... that is the BEST picture ever. Needs to be blown up and framed. LOL. You are a GREAT shopper!

The Sports Mama said...

LOVE this! :) It is absolutely the picture to have in the dead center of the mantle when your daughter brings home her first boyfriend!! :)

Flea said...

Oh, you're both so HANDSOME. And such deserved winners! Congratulations! There was a trophy, right?

Thanks for the laugh!!!

Deanne said...

I love it! Hilarious!!! I like how your husband only buttoned two buttons in the middle. Classy. Very classy. :)

Laurel said...

pink socks and flip flops--an amazing combination. I give you a 10 for the dismount...wait, or is that discount. Either way, you win!

Aimee said...

Now why on earth isn't that picture in your blog header?! :)

Congrats on being ugliest!

girlymom said...

HEY- That's my old sweater!! Ha- just kidding. Ok, so I was thinking the outfit was pretty bad and then when I finally panned all the way down and say the toe jam flip flops I about fell over- that's definately award worthy! :)

Bia said...

What a great, great picture, and what a fun idea for a party! What was the prize?

But you know, and I'm risking things here, your husband's sweater isn't so bad. Coupled with a turtleneck, and some ski pants...he could be ready to hit the slopes! (But he would have to button more than two buttons, or leave it open...can't do in-between!).

God bless.

Melissa said...

Yikes, his sweater is really awful but you bring the whole game up to another level. Where in the heck did you get that sweater...well just start there....

Sniz said...

Oh man!!! I love this! Truly hideous (and you're right, nothing says class like flip flops with heels). My husband likes to wear socks with sandals and he's not joking around...should I be worried?

Karen said...

Sniz - One of our favorite doctors wears sandals and socks, and crazy bowties. Although clown comes to mind, he was actually an upstanding citizen with a weird sense of humor. Your husband may be OK. But then again, maybe not.

Irene said...

LOVE those sweaters. Your hubby has that uncomfortable look of "get this off of me asap". I can see why you won!

MilitaryMom said...

My hubby and I attended a 70's sweetheart party about 8 years ago. I wish I could find the picture because it was HIDEOUS! But so much fun.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

This is blog header material right here! It's just so "Cosby".

Kellan said...

You are so so so funny!! The post was already funny and then I got to the picture and it was you in those flip flops with socks on that really got me! Those are some ugly sweaters - but you are not an ugly couple - you two are adorable - a very nice looking couple. That party sounds liked fun!

Have I told you that I love the header - I love the header!!!!!

Hope you have a good weekend Karen - see ya. Kellan

utmomof5 said...

Yup you win and I don't even know who else entered the competition.

I love the idea of that party I think I will host one at my house.

Christina

Pam said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I love to hear from others out there in the blogging world.

Wow- that sounds like a fun party - congrats on the win and the ugly sweaters....you sure do know how to dress up ;)

Maria said...

Umm yah, that's ugly. Hopefully no offense taken?

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! You guys totally rock my world!!

How's Micah feeling?

Hallie

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

You ROCK! I would love to be part of the ugliest couple. Your outfit is so ugly, Cher would wear it! Congrats on the win.

FarmHouse Style said...

Oh, girl! You two are styling!!!! The pink socks really make it:)

Congratulations on the win!

Rhonda

caramama said...

This. is. hysterical. I just love that picture! I know you are going to blow it up, frame it and hang it above your mantel! Way to find such a great outfit and fantastic sweaters!

Leanne said...

Lol. Great look! I can see why hubby drove so carefully. I hope the prize was wine! You'd need it after looking at ugly sweaters all night.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your win! (did you actually win anything besides the title?!) What a fun party/contest that must have been!

Cecily R said...

I think you are STUNNING. Fabulous. I think we need to have an ugly sweater contest here. Jon has one that he used to WEAR that just might rival yours. The prize for me would be to BURN it. :)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Excuse my crudeness, but I'd do ya'. Of course, you would have to be wearing that sweater and those socks. You're smokin' hot, lady!

I know you already read it on my blog, but thank you so much for Alexis' shirt. It is positively adorable!

Colleen said...

so did you win?

or did you say how you did and I just can't read since I was blinded by your fantastic pic? :)