Outfit Post: 1/12/13-1/13/13 (5 and 6 of 30)

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Cardigan, ring, earrings, and socks: Target — Tee: Goodwill — Jeans: Nordstrom Rack — Oxfords: Payless

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Thanks for all your kind words and commiserations yesterday, folks. It means a lot to hear encouragement from others because I have a hard time producing it within myself. I would also like to state for the record that the other day we got a spam comment from someone calling themselves “Tootly Snazona,” which was the second-best thing that could have happened. So things are better! Thanks, guys. Thanks, Tootly.

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Also, before I forget, remember when I was chattering about Aimee Fleck? She just finished a new zine on fat fashion called “DAMN GIRL THAT STYLE IS FAT!” And it’s only $5! I’m going to check it out, for realsies.

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Aaaaanyway. I wore this on Saturday to go to lunch with some friends, and then to go see Pitch Perfect with Mike at the university theatre–they usually show things a couple months after they come out in real theatres, but it’s only a couple bucks and watching movies in a crowd of college students is pretty entertaining. (Plus, the student working the concessions stand knew Mike and gave him free popcorn. Score!)

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Pitch Perfect reminded me a lot of Bring It On, which I watched approximately 400 times between the ages of 12 and 15, so, y’know. I wasn’t so big on some of the slut-shamey stuff, but I did like that Rebel Wilson’s character was someone happy with her body and who loved herself. As a caveat to that, the implications that her being fat was a result of fat-person stereotypes (laziness and gluttony) bugged me, but overall it still felt like progress. Plus, Ester Dean is hot. Damn, girl. I wasn’t really into the male lead’s bland handsomeness (he looks a little too much like Dane Cook), but thought he and Anna Kendrick had decent chemistry, and overall it was fun. (And made me want to watch Bring It On and remember my simultaneous crushes on Eliza Dushku and Jesse Bradford. Sigh.)

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Dress: Swapped — Belt: Macy’s — Leggings: Target — Oxfords: Payless — Ring: Solano Stroll

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Then I wore this outfit on Sunday to go out to the Bay Area and work on some gaming stuff! We’ve been doing worldbuilding for a long time, but we worked on characters on Sunday and we might actually start the game in a couple of days! Oh boy. Watch out, Mapworld!

I like this dress, and finally got the weird smell out of it so I could wear it–but I neglected to wear a slip and it definitely shows. It clung to my leggings all day like a jerk, too. Still, it’s been in time-out for a little bit and I think it’s learned its lesson, so I’ll take it out for a jaunt again soon.

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Besides, I can’t stay mad at a green like that.

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4 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 1/12/13-1/13/13 (5 and 6 of 30)

  1. I’m reading backwards through my RSS reader, so I haven’t got to any bad stuff yet, but if anybody hurt your feelings, I will contribute to the hit man fund. You are so stunningly beautiful that you own it and light up the Internetz. Oh, I like green dress. How DID you get the smell out? Thrifting does come with its own special challenges…lol.

    • Mia says:

      Aw, thanks Lynne. Not anybody in particular, just braincase stuff (the post before this one lays it all out). As for the dress, I tried hand-washing it with Soak, and then tried soaking it in vinegar, and it still stunk afterwards, so I rubbed some OxyClean on the pits and threw it in the washing machine in a delicates bag with my usual scentless detergent. That did it!

  2. Shybiker says:

    Great striped cardigan. And, by coincidence, I saw “Pitch Perfect” last night on DVD. I agree with your assessment. Rebel made me laugh every time she appeared on screen. She has a real future ahead of her.

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