I am a big nerd. And, I grew up in the 90s/early 2000s. Therefore, I am a giant X-Files fan. I’ve probably watch the whole show through three or four times (I’ve got to do something to keep my mind busy while I knit).
When I was really little (when the show was still new), I was a giant scaredy-cat, and didn’t watch the X files. In fact, when my folks wanted me to go to bed on Sunday nights, they’d tell me that the X-Files were coming on, and I’d run off to bed, scared.
But, in high school, I discovered the X-files, and started staying up late to watch reruns with the volume turned way down so that I wouldn’t wake up my parents. Sometimes, I’d tape them (on the VHS tape that I’d bought specially to tape episodes) and watch them later with my dad. Still whenever I hear the theme song I think of my dad whistling along while we sat on the couch with a bowl of popcorn.
(I’m re-watching the series again (because why not). I found a new podcast from Kumail Nanjiani (a comedian that I like-he’s on the HBO show, Silicon Valley) called the X-Files Files, where he goes through the series and talks about the show with various guests. It’s kind of great. If you’re a nerd like me, I’d recommend checking it out.)
You know what else is great?
Scully’s fashion sense.
I’ve never noticed how many boxy suits and sensible shoes she wears.Look at those shoulder-pads. Amazing.
If she had time to sit down and knit between fighting off the Flukeman and conducting alien autopsies, maybe she’d make herself a blazer like this:
The Season’s Smartest Blazer by Meg Black
But, you know what? I don’t think those shoulders are quite big enough for Dr. Scully. This is better:
Midnight Blazer by Xandy Peters
But, on her days off with her man-eating puppy Queequeg, she’d probably wear a comfy, slouchy sweater like this one. (In fact, I’m 90% certain I’ve seen her wear a sweater just like this in one of the episodes… I just can’t remember which.)
Simple Summer Tweed Top Down V-Neck by Heidi Kirrmaier