Fed Chair Nominee’s Wardrobe Confirmation Hearing Underway

I love Janet Yellen mostly because she has an adorable bob and because no one listened to her when she totally predicted the 2008 financial crisis (TYPICAL). Well, now I have a new reason to love her: she wore the same outfit twice, horror of horrors, an all-black pantsuit that is the most inconspicuous, non-noteworthy yet subtly flattering and professional outfit imaginable. Per a proper finger-wagging at the Daily Intelligencer, some bloggers (men) found this amusing:

Warren Rojas, a gossip columnist for the Hill, and Patrick Tutwiler, a writer for Fishbowl D.C., find it hilarious that Janet Yellen, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, appeared at her nomination hearing earlier today in an outfit she already wore in public five weeks ago. “At least we know her mind won’t be preoccupied with haute couture,” chuckles Rojas…”It would appear that Janet Yellen is way too busy being smart and stuff to do much shopping,” Tutwiler agrees.

If I was Janet Yellen I would literally only wear a single black pantsuit with a rotating cast of tasteful statement necklaces, except I would own 14 sets of said pantsuit (assuming my boyfriend still only does the laundry every two weeks), because I am a baller who controls the federal interest rates and I can do whatever I want.

Actually I have always imagined that being one of those people who wears a “uniform” is the key to Living Your Best Life, and I want that for Janet as much as I want it for myself. Janet’s best life uniform is going to be a black pantsuit. Mine is something closer to leggings and a t-shirt. We all do the best we can with what we’re given (can you tell my Oprah meditation is working?).



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