Turquoise hood handmade by me
Velvet jacket from the thrift store
Coral long-sleveed shirt from Target
Sweater vest from Target
Blue tank (undershirt) from Target
Flower patterned miniskirt (which is actually a tube top) from Jax’s mom
Leggings from Target
Socks from Target
Skull slip-ons from Vans
Wrap bracelet from Curious… in Hermosa Beach
So, I totally didn’t realize that I have only one crappy full body shot of this outfit until right now. So I guess it’s just a study of my tired, adorable mug. OH WELL!
Hat is from Many Hands Trading Company in Corvalis, Or
Scarf is a handmade gift from Ben’s sister
Necklace is a handmade gift from Ben’s mother (his whole family is adorable!)
Jacket is from Talbot’s via The Salvation Army (I know they’re bigots, but I used to steal from them in high school, so to make up for that I shop there now. Also, they seem to always have the best stuff. Hatred must attract cute clothes.)
Long sleeved blue shirt is Mountain Hardware from REI (and is amazingly comfy and warm, BTW)
Dress is from Forever 21
Belt is from Target
Polka-Dot under skirt is from the thrift store
Leggings are from Target (only $8!)
Socks are from Target
Shoes are from Vans
Scarf was a gift from Ben’s mom
Blue shirt is from the thrift store
Maroon tank is from Target
Seatbelt belt is from a skate shop in the mall
Skirt is from Mervins
Socks are from Target
Red PF Flyers were a gift from Ben’s dad
Rings were handmade by my great grandmother with turquoise she picked out of the mountains in Altadena
At about 5:00 p.m. this evening, I put the word out on twitter that I was accepting Design Challenges. At 7:20 p.m., having no other challengers, Keith and The Girl‘s own programmer extraordinaire, Doug won with his request that I do something in honor of the Annual KATG Hottest Contest, in which male and female fans of the show compete to be named Hottest Fan.
So, I started with a little plotting and some sketching. Pretty quickly, I set on a theme that I liked.
And, a short 3 and a half hours after I accepted the challenge, 20 and a half hours ahead of my 24 hour turn-around promise, my design challenge is complete.
Click on the image to see it full size.
I feel like it’s missing some snappy copy there at the bottom, and I even left some space for it if I can think of anything. It should say something like “stand out” without actually saying something as over-used as “stand out.”
I decided not to use the Keith and the Girl logo for two reasons. One being that I didn’t want to use it without their permission, and the other that I felt like it would complicate the simple themes of the piece.
What do you think? Like it? Hate it? Seen it before? Let me know in the comments.
My friend and co-worker was sworn in as a U.S. citizen yesterday, and we all had a little party for her at the office. My contribution to the proceedings was this graphic, which we put on a poster board that everybody signed.
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
I’m at the Oregon coast with Ben’s family for a couple of days, so I’m throwing up a backup day. Enjoy my neglect!
Scarf from a thrift store
Long sleeved shirt from The Gap
Pocket T from The Gap
Plaid skirt from the thrift store
Underskirt is a gift from Ben’s mom
Leg-warmers are from Target
Dansko clogs are from REI
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’ve had bronchitis since early October, and this is the first week where I felt better than the weeks before it. I’m still not at full, but at least I don’t seem to be on the decline anymore. As you can see, I’m very happy about it.
Brown shirt from Target
Red shirt from Target
Blue skirt from Target via the Salvation Army
Tan underskirt from Target
Smartwool socks are a gift from Ben’s mom
Brown Docs are a gift from Cheryl
Are you ready for the pants off dance off? Click here to experience the glory.
I was so grateful that it warmed up a little bit today. Especially since I took some advice and cut the crotch out of a pair of tights in order to see if I could make that my non-UTI, winter warmth solution, but to no avail. I only got 4 hours into the day before I was in the bathroom at work taking them off. Then I hit my head on the toilet paper holder while I was tying my shoes in the stall, which was hot, and I’m sure a little awkward for anyone else in the restroom.
After I took these photos, I ended up sewing 2 petticoats, one that will likely go straight into the trash and another that will be the pattern for all future petticoats. Thanks to a generous stranger, I have yards and yards of wool sitting in my house, just waiting for a day like this to come along. So that’s what I’ll probably be doing for the next couple of weeks.
Scarf is from the Salvation Army
Button up Liz Claiborne shirt is from the Salvation Army
Purple v-neck is from The Gap
Black and white skirt is from the thrift store
Converse hi-tops are from a vintage shop that closed