Outfit Post: 10/25/11

Shirt: Gift (M) — Skirt: Gift — Cardigan: Target — Tights: Sockshop & Shoe Co. — Boots: Gift (r2) — Pin: Hand-me-down — Ring: Gift

Sorry about the frowny faces here, people. I promise that I was only kind of in a grumpy mood when I took these, and the squinched-up expression is mostly from the sun in my eyes. Is my neck really that skinny? No wonder Michael likes me, I look like a giraffe.

So, yeah. This outfit is mostly an exercise in non-flattery. The boots hit my calves at the wrong spot and emphasize their chunkiness, while the swirly tights draw further attention to that region; the loose cardigan masks my figure; the full skirt adds extra volume around my thighs.

But, you know: I still felt cute. The important thing to remember is that you don’t have to look taller, or thinner, or curvier, or whatever in order to look nice! What I’m wearing here makes me feel great in other ways, so it’s no big deal if my calves look thick or my waist is masked. Flattery is a good place to start, but as long as you’re happy with what you’re wearing it doesn’t much matter if you’ve thrown out all the advice about what pear-shaped or ample-chested or short-legged ladies “can or cannot” wear.

Hahaha, I’m so serious while spinning. My brother and dad both have this really intense stare that can be a little unsettling if you’re not used to it, and it makes me laugh when I see a little bit of it in myself. (Also, no idea what is up with those hands. Hands! What are you doing!)

It also seemed like a good day to bust out my brain pin–I know I have a brain, and a good one, so sometimes I just need to remind myself to use it.

Non-calf-flattering but nevertheless kickass boots. Mumsey promised me a pair of boots as a gift some Christmases ago, and lo, these were what were chosen after it became evident that all the knee-high boots at Macy’s wouldn’t zip past my ankle. I just recently rediscovered them in a box of clothing finally rescued from a friend’s storage shed, and plan on wearing them absolutely everywhere.

These tights make me miss Santa Cruz a bit. More specifically, they make me miss going downtown on a weekend and spending twenty minutes digging through the bargain bin at the Sockshop. I’ve had a couple of good, inexpensive pairs of tights from them, and these ones always make me smile.

Happy Friday, y’all! If you’re going to Halloween parties over the weekend, have fun and take pictures! I’ve got book club with Tito and company tonight, and then lots of cleaning to do at home to make up for my lazy ways this week. See you on Monday!

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9 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 10/25/11

  1. Oh man. Those tights are super awesome. It’s kind of two bad that there’s never enough time while we’re in California to go to all of the places, otherwise, I’d suggest running by that shop again. I definitely need more tights. Tights without holes. Awesome tights too.

    I love this skirt too too much. And those boots. They are so bad ass. I see you are taking a page from Sal’s book with the ultra femme tights/skirt and the bad ass boots. You rock it well!

    Yay for not worrying about figure flattery! I love how you are so accepting of your awesomeness, without worrying about it. I didn’t even expect your post to go in that direction, because you’re looking way too fab to me. :3

    • Mia says:

      Yay, I’m glad! It’s kind of outside of my usual silhouette/color palette, which may be part of why I liked it so much.

      You too, Gracey! I mean, Supracey!

  2. You look SO CUTE! The skirt is so twirly… and the tights are so whimsical and adorable!

    I completely agree with everything you’ve said. To be honest, I don’t typically pay much attention to “The Rules.” If I did, I wouldn’t own half the things I do. For me, it’s all about how I feel in something. If I don’t feel right in it, then I’m just going to look awkward and uncomfortable, regardless of whether or not I’ve stuck to “The Rules.”

    • Mia says:

      Oh hey, I didn’t even know they had it in different colors. I snagged it off the discount rack. I really like it in the grey and white!

  3. I actually love this outfit – it looks great on you! And sometimes, we need to put away all the rules about ‘flattering’ and ‘non flattering’ and just dress up to be happy :D

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