Wool Coat from H&M via the thrift store
Maroon shirt from the thrift store
Maroon sweater vest from Target
Miniskirt from Forever 31
Black leggings from Target
Maroon socks from Sock Dreams (review here)
Doc Martins are handed down from Cheryl
Globe charm necklace from Ben’s sister, Mara of Tangible Thing on Etsy
Whenever I try to be sexy, I end up looking like I have a developmental disability. In all of these pictures, I have a splitting headache. Most of them are of me taking my clothes off because I feel miserable and want to get into bed. Can anyone tell me why the sexiest pictures I’ve ever taken are of me in horrible pain? Oh well. The headache is gone now and I look amazing in these.
Okay, so maybe this one doesn’t look so great, but it’s the only one Ben got of the whole outfit before I started undressing.
The button says “Be Out, Be Proud, Be Safe” The EEO Director was handing them out at work
Red shirt from Ross
Tie is, as far as I can tell, from a now forgotten line of David Bowie inspired clothing, and is a thrift store find
Suspenders purchased at Eugene Jeans in Eugene, OR
Underskirt from Target via the thrift store
Overskirt is from the thrift store
Socks are from Target
Lowtop Doc Martins handed down from Cheryl
Batman watch was a Christmas gift from Ben’s mom, purchased at K-Mart
Today’s outfit post puts me in a dancing mood.
Undershirt from The Gap
V-neck T from The Gap
Brown vest from Target
Underskirt is handmade by me
Overskirt is from Many Hands Trading in Corvalis, OR
Tights are from We Love Colors
Doc Martins are handed down from Cheryl
Necklaces are handmade by me
Felt belt/Necklace/headband is handmade by Ben’s Sister Mara. I’ve already encouraged her to get an etsy store, and I will publicize the fuck out of it when she gets one.
I got this linen dress from Cheryl, of the handed down Doc Martins. It’s a shift style that just looks strange on my body shape. Shift dresses flatten out my boobs and put emphasis on my gut, which is missing the requisite ass meat to balance it’s sadly hanging equation. Despite these things, I love this dress. It’s so comfortable, I adore a nice soft linen, it’s such a perfect color (it’s slightly more burnt-orangey than it appears in the pictures), and even though it under-emphasizes my chest, I love the little wrappy thing the neckline does.
I keep trying to think of ways to not look like I’m smuggling half an inner tube around under my awesome linen dress. Today I tried the skirt cape. I kind of like it. I hadn’t realized how straight up and down I look until after the pictures were taken, and I think there’s an argument for wearing the skirt cape higher up next time I employ this method. But overall, I feel like this was a really fun outfit. Yeah, I went against every fat girl rule ever and completely washed out my “curves” by choosing these lines, but I enjoy the squareness, so fuck fat girl rules.
Fun with skirt cape.
Dizzy from spinning!
Awesome linen dress from Cheryl
Slate blue T from The Gap
Skirt cape from a Tibetan shop in Old Town Pasadena
Socks from Target
Doc Martins from Cheryl
I bought this dress yesterday at Forever 21. I hadn’t been in a Forever 21 since it was a shitty strip mall store that sold booty shorts and hoop earrings. I honestly hadn’t thought about the brand in years, but then all these cute outfits started popping up all over real life and the Internet, all from Forever 21. I especially took note of their fat girl clothing line, Faith 21.
So while I was at the mall waiting for my car to get an oil change, I stopped into Forever 21 and picked up this sweet dress, some 95 cent socks and a pair of ridiculous heels I will never ever be able to walk in. I got out of there for under $50.
It has pockets!
Necklace from Lohman’s
Dress from Forever 21/Faith 21
V-neck shirt from The Gap
Skirt from Target via The Salvation Army
Socks from Forever 21
Shoes are handed down Doc Martins
I thought of this name as soon as I finished putting this outfit together. I was overjoyed. A man in the elevator at work told me I had a cute outfit and then asked me if I was in a play. I said “No, I just dress like this.” It was awesome. I got compliments all day. This is probably one of my favorite outfits, the only thing I’m sad about is that the camera was dead, so we’re stuck with cell phone pictures. I really wish there were better pictures of my sweet leg warmers.
Scarf is from Macy’s in Portland, OR
Maroon tank is from Target
Long sleeved shirt is from Target
Pinstripe skirt is from Target via the Thrift Store
Underskirt is from Target
Leg Warmers are from Target
Brown Docs are handed down
This would have been the outfit that I wore yesterday, but yesterday I worked from home and didn’t take off my PJs the whole day. And yes, that means that I would have been wearing purple on gay spirit day, which I know does absolutely zylch to affect real change for the queers it purports to assist, and instead it is used to assuage the liberal guilt of gender-normative straight people who you’re not going to find sticking their neck out for their queer friends and family members when it really matters, but here they are when there’s no consequence for wearing purple. However, I’m not one to be left out, and it’s an excuse to wear purple.
Close up on my awesome socks
Scarf was a birthday present from Ben’s mom
Purple Indian-style shirt from Salvation Army (new)
Undershirt from Target
Skirt from a Sibling Revalry in Corvalis, Oregon
Underskirt (not pictured) from Target
Smartwool Socks are a Christmas present from Ben’s mom
Doc Martins are handed down from my friend Cheryl .
I went to the doctor today for my annual check up. I got a combo whooping cough and tetanus shot since there’s apparently whooping cough going around, and I walk barefoot in the mornings so in case I step on something, I’ll be alright. There’s where the nurse stuck me.
I really need to undo the clasps on this vest and sew them back on a little farther away from the seam. Then maybe it will be better. But I honestly don’t have a lot of faith in it, it’s just not well cut.
Close-up on the earrings.
Blue undershirt from The Gap
Pink long-sleeve from Target
Unsatisfying vest from Target
Sweet eyelet skirt from a thrift store
Socks from Target
Shoes are hand-me down Doc Martins
Got the title for today’s outfit from my sweet boyfriend, who insisted that I use his title. Fine by me, I hadn’t thought of one.
Stripey long-sleeved shirt from Old Navy
Green shirt from Cherokee and taken in by yours truly-thus the disproportionately baggy sleeves
Vest from Ross, was part of a suit
Black corduroy pants from Old Navy, cut into pedal pushers and rolled up my me
Green tights from Target
Hand-me-down Doc Martins
Silver hoop earrings from Khols
Awesome amber ring given to me by a co-worker (I know, right?!)
I know it’s grainy, but it’s the best picture I have of the whole outfit. or at least most of it
Demonstrating that the ruff can be flipped up to block the wind.
And here are my shoes and socks, just to be complete.
Next stop, naked!
Neck ruff, hand knitted by your truly.
Long sleeved shirt from The Gap.
Grey pocket T from The Gap.
Vest by Isabella, found at Ross as part of a suit.
Grey skirt cut off the bottom of a dress and ‘borrowed’ from Kate’s sister years ago.
Underskirt is an old thrift store find.
Grey knee socks from Target
Black Doc Martins are a hand-me down.