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MS TYRA BANKS:

I was going to say that I thought we already DID the Year of the Jumpsuit, and then I realized that a) this might not technically be a jumpsuit and b) you also wore one last time we saw you, so it’s clearly Year of the Jumpsuit 2: Jumpsuit’s Revenge. And that c) let’s be honest, I can’t wait to read your YA novel (which I just noticed that Amazon is packing with ours as a special deal, which…is awesome), as well as d) I appreciate that your outfit is the exact same color scheme as my beloved giant Caboodle circa 1989, in which I stored such important items as metallic peach Wet N Wild lip gloss, aqua-colored mascara, and a purloined copy of Hollywood Wives, from which I learned many disturbing facts about life. Ergo: please carry on in good health.

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  1. Dan
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  2. Francesca
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    It looks a bit like a Project Runway challenge using items found in a party store. Unfortunately, she didn’t “make it work, people.”

  3. Donna
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    I totally remember that Caboodle!!! I really coveted one.

  4. KaTo
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    I was just talking about caboodles last week! I miss my caboodle. This also reminds me of a workout outfit I had as a kid with hot pink leggings, an a royal-ish blue ribbed leotard and aquamarine cummerbund thing-y…all in a very shiny lyrca. It was so hot.

  5. Kestralyn
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    If you look around, you might find that same Caboodle in the store… I SWEAR I’ve seen one recently.

    And even in Jumpsuit 2: The Jumping, she still manages to have a neck. She’s good!

  6. Kim
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    OMG- I had that same caboodle color scheme- ah, memories :)

  7. Elise
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    My first thought when I looked at the photo was, “Holy 80s Batman!” so when I read your commentary I was most pleased. Those colors could only have been put together in the 80s. Similarly, all the photos of me as a toddler include people wearing various shades of brown and orange, the official color scheme of the 70s.

  8. Breenah
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    I was scrolling down and thought it was gonna be a cute mini dress. I was sadly disappointed.

  9. Willow
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    That book bundle is perfection! If only they were offering it in the UK too

  10. What's The New Black
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    I can see some potential in the idea, but no, it doesn’t work. At least not on her.
    http://whatisthenewblack.blogspot.com/

  11. Caboodle Love
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    I HAD THAT CABOODLE!! AMAZING!! Literally have not thought that name in years – ahhh, memories…

  12. eee
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    Does anyone remember how on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood they used to do “operas” now and then? One of them was all about a place called Bubbleland, and they repeatedly sang “There’s never any trouble here in Bubbleland!” while wearing big sweaters (so as to not pop the bubbles). Every time I read something about Tyra’s book, I imagine her singing “There’s never any trouble here in Modelland!” She already has whackadoo costumes ready, she could easily turn her book into a musical.

    As for this outfit, it truly is a Caboodle come to life.

  13. TonyG
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    I like the cumberbund/pants color combination. She she use that color scheme with another outfit.

  14. Ashleigh
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    I think if this was made out of better materials and was a skirt instead of pants (or dress), I’d think it was cute. I’m digging the multi-color look as long as it’s done well. Also, my parents moved recently and I found my purple sparkly Caboodle in my old room – so awesome!

  15. Alyceinwonderland
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    Units. That is all.

  16. Lina
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    My Caboodle was peach. The precise shade of peach I now hate so much. (If this were twitter, I’d be using a #scarredbythe80s hashtag.)

    Speaking of the 80s, I’m pretty sure I remember someone wearing this EXACT outfit on Miami Vice…except the pants were probably spandex leggings. I just…HOW are we going back there? 80s fashion was TERRIBLE! This is 2011! We’re supposed to be living in the future, now, right?

  17. Gina
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    Ahem. I may still be using my (clear blue with sparkles) Caboodle. My fondness for it does not make me like these pants, however.

  18. Mellie
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    This post made me fondly recall dragging my stuffed Caboodle to slumber parties. This outfit made me recall the ghastly colored frocks I used to pile on myself before attending said slumber parties. I grew up and now know better. Tyty, we’re waiting…

  19. anny
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    Simplicity Sew Easy 8492: top, sash, and pants for stretch knits only.

  20. Laura Del Toro
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    Is this not a very cheap/bad copy of the Gucci collection that Olivia Wilde wore with great success some months ago and which totally bombed on Kim K?

  21. Carrie
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    I can’t be the only one who instantly thought of Peg Bundy. Can I?

  22. China
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    According to People.com, this is “a color-block jumpsuit by her seamstress Claudia Díaz.” So this is a one-of-a-kind jumpsuit made just for Tyra? Wow.

  23. Melissa
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    Oh man, so funny. I praise you! I have been going to this site for months and am only just now reading the comments. Priceless.

  24. Melissa
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    And no one has commented on her terrible shoes.

  25. Katia
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    I HAD THAT EXACT SAME CABOODLE. And I wish I still did!

  26. Liza
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    I want my caboodle back! Way to give me some serious early 90′s nostalgia.

  27. Bambi Anne Dear
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    Damn it looks like something that Leona Lewis would wear. She should turn around, read the backdrop and indeed “Do Something”. Like throw these clothes in the trash. Or give them to a Goodwill shop so someone can do something decent with them.

  28. L
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    oh. my. god. caboodle!!!!!

  29. vandalfan
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    The shoes, lordy, the shoes! Why are they six sizes too small? (Caboodle, I’m too old for, alas)

  30. katiecoops
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    I had the same Caboodle as well. I still love that color scheme – I even said it out loud to myself as I looked at that picture: “Man, I love those colors together but I hate the outfit.” I think I will forever love the color combinations of the early to mid 90s. I still think neon colors automatically make someone cool.

  31. edstoker
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    I am LOL at the Peg Bundy comparison!! Well done, Carrie! I just wonder about the wierd lumpy fit at the bust, and all those puckered, oddly placed seams.

  32. Janet
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    Um can anyone say “Units” (another fantastic 80s fashion staple). Remember…you could wear the “band” as a top, as a belt, as a skirt…they were coordinating units!

  33. UghManpris
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    This is why I love you guys – my very first thought upon seeing this was “Caboodle”.

  34. Chris
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    This is like that sample of Modelland on Amazon: it should be offensive to good taste and common sense everywhere. And yet…I now feel a burning need to possess this and frame it.

    …Also, Amazon has broken me because I now need that book bundle.

  35. sonictofu
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    no no no no no no no. Also, no.

  36. grumpy
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    Still have my Caboodle, in those shades. It is where the make-up I don’t use any more goes to die because I don’t have the heart to throw it out.

  37. Sarah
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    I *also* had that exact same Caboodle.

    congrats on the book bundle, ladies! major MAJOR career achievement!!

  38. SCRUBS
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    This is literally made out of scrubs stolen from a hospital.