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!