Outfit Post: 2/25/13

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Button-front: Leah’s free pile — Skirt: One Mango Tree — Belt: Thrifted (Old Navy) — Tights: Target — Flats: American Rag — Earrings: World Market

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Sometimes when I’m looking at pictures of myself (and, as you might guess from this blog, I look at a lot of pictures of myself), I have a hard time understanding the design of the human body.

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This isn’t a knock against my body in particular, or bodies in general–just sometimes I look at a picture and the arms look spidery and weird, or I can’t quite get a grasp of the whole and how it works in concert. Most of the time I inhabit my body without thinking much about the easy, automatic movements it makes in response to impulses, but sometimes when I look at myself (or other people, too) all I can see are strange, disconnected pieces that don’t seem like they quite sum up to anything functional.

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Odd thoughts for a tired Thursday. What odd thoughts have you had lately?

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6 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 2/25/13

  1. oh these colors are just so springy and gorgeous… and the little print mix with the belt and skirt adds even more delight! I think I may have “oooooh”ed out loud!

    odd thoughts… hmmm. well I’ve been trying to sort out in my mind how I can see the sun and the moon at the same time lately, and why I never pondered that/noticed it before. and how can there be a non-full moon that you can see from Earth when you can see the sun? the physics doesn’t compute in my little noggin. also I’m sure I could research this and there is an easy explanation, but I kind of prefer at the moment to just be confused by the magnitude of space and how planets are real and stuff.

  2. This may be weird, and I hope I don’t sound like a creeper, but I always think how perfectly shaped your body is. As a hobbyist artist, it has a nice balance to my eye. But I know what you mean, how a twist of pose can make a body look squat, a shadow can make a waist look irrationally small or an awkward movement can get flattened into an unreal pose.

    My weirdest thought today is how much I love Thursdays. Most people love the weekend or Fridays or whatever, but I like Thursdays.

  3. Erin says:

    I’m always vaguely surprised that people come in medium. (As opposed to small or large.) I have no real clue why, other than maybe the fact that I’m large and my sister is small.

  4. Jessy says:

    I know what you mean, I sometimes wonder how the different parts of differently-shaped bodies fit together. I mean, I know how the different parts and shapes of my body join up as I am familiar with my own unclothed shape, likewise the other bodies I am familiar with, but I sometimes wonder quite how very differently-proportioned bodies from my own manage the transition from one part to the next.

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