I don’t actually hate the pattern on this; I just wish it had been used more selectively.
As it is, this outfit — with all its jaggedness and its bits and pieces and the way it overwhelms her — gives her a very dated air. Like she’s a hybrid of 9 to 5 and Who’s The Boss? and The Golden Girls, and Tony Danza is helping her try to find some important paperwork while she puts on a massive pair of spectacles and dreams of putting rat poison in Stan Zbornak’s coffee. I might WATCH that show, but I don’t think anyone needs to dress the part for REAL.