I know updates have been spotty, recently, but this semester’s workload is kind of killing me. >_<;
Anyways! I got out of bed today and thought, “I’m going to have a Blair Waldorf fashion day.” And I wanted to text that to my roommate, but I realized that she has no idea who Blair Waldorf is, because she doesn’t share my deeply unfortunate addiction to ridiculous television.
So, anyways, that led me to today’s topic: my fashion icons, both in real life and fictional.
Blair Waldorf - Gossip Girl
Blair is a character on the show Gossip Girl, played by Leighton Meester. While I find many of Meester’s personal fashion choices a little bit questionable, her character is known for a vintage style, and is always classy, elegant, and well put together— mostly because she’s grossly wealthy.
I am not grossly wealthy. I am a college student who tries really hard not to buy too much coffee.
The trick to referencing her look? Higher or sweetheart necklines, lace accents, cropped jackets/wraps, accent headpieces (headbands, berets, or cloche hats), stockings, and low heels. Today, the outfit that sparked this, I wore a black and brown version of this dress—
—over a crinoline, belted with a black belt, with black leggings, a black knitted shrug, a black wool beret, black flats, and three strands of glass pearls. The leggings were $5 at WalMart, the dress $6 at my local Goodwill, the pearls were five strands for $1 at a local independent thrift shop, the belt was $3 at that same Goodwill, the crinoline was $11 on eBay, the shoes were $12 at Target, the shrug was on clearance for $7 at Coldwater Creek, and the beret was $2 at Ross. Blair’s fashion is surprisingly adaptable to the curvy girl— crinolines, belts, and stockings in the right combination, with natural fabrics (cotton, wool, etc) and antique accents where applicable.
Z Berg - The Like
Z is the lead singer for the Like, a retro girl pop band. Her style is characterized by a 1960’s look, short or babydoll skirts/dresses, bright/bold colors (usually reds or yellows) paired with delicate ivory or beige, over stockings/knee socks, contrasting sharply with large and dark eye makeup.
I copy her eye makeup more days than I don’t (see my post on makeup), and I often use her technique of a delicate, vintage color/pattern next to a bold, modern pop of color. Often normal waisted dresses become babydoll dresses— short, empire waisted— on me due to my bust, and when it looks good, I forgo the belt and finish it off with knee socks and a really long necklace.
Olivia White - Lemonade Mouth
Yes, okay, some of my fashion comes from the Disney Channel. Don’t knock it. To be fair, it accidentally came from the Disney Channel— which is to say, I watched this movie and went, “…She’s wearing my clooootheeesssss, that’s weeeiiiiirrrrd.” Olivia’s fashion is characterized by, hey, wow, look at that, bright but casual skirts and dresses in feminine prints, with high and wide waists, paired with cardigans/vests/shrugs, short leggings, and ridiculous earrings. Much like my daily staples.
I don’t feel like I need to tell you how I adapt this, because… I don’t. This is what I wear automatically on any given day. Uh. Yeah.
Holland Roden - cast of Teen Wolf
Holland plays Lydia Martin on MTV’s Teen Wolf, which is, incidentally, filmed where I live. Her style is usually very 1950’s, with a lot of red lipstick and accent headbands, high but narrower waists, and bold primary colors, especially yellow.
I often go for bright lipstick and a contrasting, but equally bright, primary color when I’m wanting to draw from her look. I go for narrower belts than I usually would, and go for sheer stockings or bare legs rather than my usual leggings or patterned tights.
How do you adapt the styles you love to work for your body and your budget?
So, while I’m aware that most of my Tumblr followers are probably in the twenty-something crowd, I’ve been recently informed that most of my followers are, in fact, not— not on Tumblr, and not twenty-somethings! Some of you have come up to me and expressed some doubt that my ideas apply outside of my age bracket, and I’m here this week to address that concern.
The truth is, if you wear what I wear, yes, you might look a little bit like you’re dressing “too young.” I’m not suggesting that you wear what I wear! Frankly, above-the-knee poofy skirts usually stop being appropriate at a certain age, and, while I’m not going to be the one to pinpoint that age, I think most of us will agree that it exists— with exceptions, of course, for particular women or particular skirts. I’m not saying that a 55 year old woman should never show off her knees; I’m just saying that, if she were going to, I don’t know that I’d advise a layered crinoline look— I would go, instead, with something gracefully pleated, and probably in a muted color or interesting pattern, with a brighter color for a top. (Example of how an above-the-knee skirt can still look mature is pictured above, however, because it can work.)
The easiest way to take my normal wardrobe staples— knee-ish length skirt, tucked in top, and wide belt— and make them more age-appropriate for the more temporally advanced among you, is, of course, to lengthen the hem a little, reduce some of the poof, and mix in some more “mature” colors and patterns— cranberry over magenta, sage over lime, salmon over tangerine, rose over hot pink, but not entirely disregarding the always-marvelous joys of turquoise, cherry red, spring green, or violet. It’s not that these colors are for older people; they bring a sense of maturity to any outfit— for instance, if I wear lime green and hot pink, people are going to assume I’m younger than I am, but if I go for sage green and lavender, I’m going to be treated as older. Believe me. I’ve tested it— even the maturity of the gentlemen paying attention to me changes. In the neon outfit, I get teenage boys, high schoolers and younger college students complimenting my chest and waggling their eyebrows. In the more sedate outfit, I get later twenty-and-thirty-somethings asking for my number. So, if you’re already more mature, it’s not a bad thing to dress to match; it’s not dressing “old,” it’s dressing to send the right message. There is, of course, a middle ground— neutral tones with a pop of color— but remember, the color (or pattern) you choose says something. That’s not bad; it’s just good to know what, exactly, it’s saying— let your clothes talk to you. But not in a weird, serial killer, “burn things and hurt people way.” Look at your clothes and be like, “Clothes, tell me what I should know about you!” And that orange crop top from the eighties will say, “Madame, you should know that I belong in the back of your closet, not on your body.” And your gorgeous lace blouse will say, “I would look very pretty under a brightly colored cardigan or wrap!” And your knee-high (but flat soled) boots will chime in, “I make everything look classy and adventuresome at the same time! Wear me, wear me!”
I hope that helps a little! Have a good week, lovelies. ^__^
So, Dragoncon has eaten my life, but it spat me back out this morning, mostly alive, but still kind of limping from the frantic costume-crunch week beforehand.
I can’t give you a post today, but there’ll be a bonus post this weekend, and we’ll resume our normal schedule on Tuesday. Apologies for the delay, and I hope you all have an excellent week!
Asked by Anonymous
Absolutely! I made a few for Dragoncon this past weekend; I’ll see if I can take some pictures and pull a post together. ^__^
Asked by chozomidna
<3 Hearing this means so much to me, thank you! Honestly, writing this blog has been a huge, constant reminder to myself that it’s okay to feel good about myself, and its wonderful to hear that it’s empowering someone else, too. I try really hard to do all the things you just listed, so it’s really gratifying to hear that it’s coming through. ^__^ Thank you so much for writing to me, it absolutely made my day.
Hello, all! I apologize for the late-ish post; it’s the first week of classes, and here at GSU, that means a lot of running around, sleep deprivation, and drama with the class selection system. It doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for thinking deep thoughts about fashion, unfortunately.
I did, however, immediately color code my closet upon moving in. We’ll see if that lasts longer than the first two weeks. It doesn’t seem likely, but I like to pretend that I’m incredibly classy and organized. My roommate should be laughing right about now.
See that? ORGANIZED. Uh huh. Oh yeah.
Anyways. I was going to do a post about party dresses (party season, aka, fall semester is starting! It seemed appropriate), but a friend of mine requested a post on swimwear, and as it’s one of the last few weeks that can rightfully be called summer, I thought I’d get on that while it’s still conceivably relevant to those of us above the equator.
I’m breaking our bodies down to three basic shapes for the purposes of this post, because the alternative is to go bathing suit shopping with each and every one of you, and while I would probably enjoy the everliving heck out of myself doing that, I have, y’know…classes to go to. If you don’t feel like this covers your body type adequately, shoot me a message, and I’ll address your specific situation. Overall, I’m assuming we’re wearing one piece swimwear, mostly because I don’t really like two pieces on anyone, and also because wearing them when you’re not completely flat all over is tricky to make generalizations about— it’s more of a case-by-case thing, and I feel like I can be more helpful to more people if I can speak in broader terms.
First of all, let’s take a look at my body type, because, well, frankly, I know the most about it, because it’s mine. …Yes, that sentence just happened, right there. Shh, I haven’t slept properly in a while now.
Top Heavy Ladies! This one is for those among us who are blessed with abundance in the bust area, and maybe a bit in the midriff area as well, but who tend to go in more than out on our bottom half. (Flat butts run in my family, okay, I am fully aware that my butt is not a giant mural of majesty.)
For us, there’s this awesome thing that exists— bathing suits with frilly little skirts.
Try to go for something that has sturdy straps, if you can help it— when bathing suits get wet, they tend to lose a lot of their support (which you’d think designers would take into account, since the primary function of bathing suits is to, yknow, get wet), so it’s important to pick something that’s still going to give you a little help holding your boobs up when the water hits it. Halter straps can be awesome for that, but the bigger your chest is, the more careful you need to be with that— don’t hurt your neck just for the sake of a proper cleavage display.
If you have a bigger tummy, go for a suit with ruching over the stomach— it prevents the fabric from clinging too much, and it’s somehow magically more flattering. (And, because I hated it when I used to read fashion blogs and they’d use words I didn’t know— like, for the longest time, I could not figure out what the heck “peplum” was, okay, it’s a ridiculous word— Ruching is a sewing technique in which fabric or ribbon is gathered to form ruffles or petals. Now you know.)
The little skirt or bottom-ruffle or whatever gives the illusion that we have more hips/butt than we do, completing the curve of our silhouettes, the ruching hides our bellies, and the sturdy strap holds up our awesome chests.
If you have breasts that are really far apart— another thing I’ve got going on— and would rather a more traditional “Y” of cleavage, try for something with a tight band around the bust, as well as a halter strap. It’ll let you push your boobs together without making them fall out of your suit. Most patterns are okay, and this is definitely the time for polka dots and stripes— they both widen in wider places, so they emphasize our busts while making the rest of us look narrower. Try to avoid anything that ties (our chests are heavy, so knots at the back of the neck hurt), anything with a top composed of two triangles (most boobs aren’t triangular, and these have little to no support), halters that anchor between the boobs (no support at all), and anything with a “french cut” (these look good on almost no one).
So, to wrap up for the top heavy ladies:
Do’s: sturdy straps, halters, ruffly skirt thingies, ruching, polka dots and stripes (or other repetitive patterning)
Don’t’s: ties, triangle tops, between-boob-anchoring halters, french cuts
Okay. NEXT. Let me address the
Bottom Heavy Ladies! Alright, so. My roommate is a lady whose butt is, in fact, a giant mural of majesty, but she’s got a pretty flat tummy, so she still wears two pieces, and will thus be absolutely no help to me for the sake of this post. For the purposes of this post, bottom heavy ladies are those who are endowed with a mermaid shape— smaller on the top, with a big bottom curve to round you out, with varying tummy sizes.
The first awesome thing created for bottom heavy ladies is… the lower half of most swimsuits. Most bathing suits are cut with the assumption that your bust is smaller than your hips, and so base the line of the suit on the curve of that body type. This means that you get to focus a little bit more on the upper half, without having to worry about finding a suit with a ruffly little skirt like the top heavy ladies do.
You also don’t have to worry as much about straps! Strapless suits, suits with between the boob halter straps, and triangle tops are totally open to you. If you’re trying to make your chest look bigger, try to veer more towards suits with ruching at the top, ruffles at the bust, a pattern/color change in the bust area (like, say, a black suit with a floral patterned bust band), and suits with a fascinator between the breasts (those ones held together at the top with a metal ring, for instance), or something with a band right under the bust, dividing it from the waistline and therefore bringing the bust out more.
Try to stay away from polka dots on the lower half of the suit, as well as stripes and other small patterning— they stretch, because swimsuit fabric is stretchy! That means that at the top, you have teeeeeeny tiny polka dots/stripes/etc, and at the bottom, you have really big polka dots/stripes/etc, emphasizing the extra width at the bottom in a weird way. I’m not saying it’s bad to emphasize your butt/hips/etc— just that there are classy, attractive ways to do it, and slowly growing polka dots is maybe not one of those ways. instead, try to shoot for more simplistic patterning— color blocking, solid color, or something irregular, like zebra print— or, if you’re going to do stripes, look for wide, diagonal ones, like so:
Side swipey suits (the kind that have a pull of fabric from one side to the other) are also something to avoid— they make the waist look wider, despite hiding the belly a little. Try to steer clear of the butt ruffles that the top heavy ladies are looking for— on them, they give them a butt; on you, they give you…two butts. You have a butt! Enjoy it. Don’t add an extra one. Also try to make sure that the leg holes aren’t too wide— the same reason that top heavy ladies shouldn’t wear triangle tops! You have a gift; don’t let it fall out of your swimsuit.
So, to wrap up, for the bottom heavy ladies:
Do’s: strapless, triangle tops, between the boob fascinators or halters, solid colors or irregular patterning like zebra stripes, ruching, bust ruffles
Don’ts: small/repetitive patterning, side swipey cuts (there’s a picture below if you have no idea what I’m talking about), butt ruffles
Alright! Third and final body type here.
Hourglass Ladies! For the purposes of this post, a lady with an hourglass figure means big at the top AND at the bottom— regardless of how many hours your hourglass is, that’s still what we’re calling it.
Hourglass ladies have the luxury of wearing the same normal bottom cut that the bottom heavy ladies get, though they still have to hunt for the same support in the top area that the top heavy ladies require. This, at least, is a little easier to find, because you’re still part of the shape that swimwear makers are…sort of taking into account when making suits.
Try to steer clear of butt ruffles, for the same reason the bottom heavy ladies do. Go for wide bust bands, but try to avoid empire waisted color changes— it makes the bottom half seem very separate from the bust, and since you have a more symmetrical body shape, that’s kind of awkward looking. If you have a big tummy, still look for things with ruching, but you can also look for things with full skirts if you’re feeling more modest—
This kind is awkward on the top heavy ladies, because it emphasizes their lack of hips; on an hourglass figure, it can drape elegantly without making you feel exposed. You can also get away with almost any kind of patterning— polka dots are awesome, unless they’re the really big kind (steer away from dots bigger than quarters). Make sure you keep your bust supported, and steer clear of the same kinds of tops that top heavy ladies need to avoid.
To sum up, for hourglass ladies:
Do’s: simple bottoms with smooth lines, ruching, sturdy tops, interesting patterns, full skirts
Don’t’s: empire waisted color blocking, butt ruffles, all the bust cuts top heavy ladies need to avoid
So, that mostly finishes us out, though I want to add a couple things that apply to all body types before I go.
-make sure any dividing lines/color changes/pulls in are at the waist or right below the bust, not below (at the hips or under the belly).
-please, please, please never wear those weird, overlapping tank top two pieces. Please. They look terrible. They look terrible on every single person alive, skinny or curvy, and you are worth so much more than the hideousness of those things. Please.
Happy swimming, ladies; enjoy what’s left of summer! <3
Staples of a Curvy Closet: 5 Things You Should Have
1. A pair of good, sturdy black ballet flats. I do not mean the $5 ones at Walmart that fall apart after you wear them twice. At least shell out for the $14 ones at Target. They can pull together a lot of different outfits without killing your feet and back like heels do, and if you do wear heels, it doesn’t hurt to keep a pair of flats in your bag, just in case.
2. A trademark. Whether it’s a signature color, pattern, accessory, or makeup style, pick something that when people see it, they go, “Oh, that reminds me of _______.” Mine? I have a couple, but the biggest one, the one that gets people’s attention all the time, that makes people stop me on the street to give me compliments? Glitter. I wear glitter every single time I leave the house. My favorite brand is Poly*Flake, which you can find for about $3 at your local Hobby Lobby.
3. A good hat. Everyone needs one hat that, when they put it on, makes them invincible. An adventuring hat, if you will. Mine is a black sunhat that I added yellow silk roses and gold ribbons to. If you can’t buy one awesome enough, buy a boring one and make it fancy.
4. One good piece of lingerie. Something that, when you put it on, makes you feel like you belong in a magazine. It doesn’t matter if there’s anyone who’s going to see it. It’s important to HAVE one. Mine looks kind of like this, but hot pink:
5. An evening/ball gown. Get it secondhand, from a thrift store, or cheap at Ross (I’ve gotten one for $15), but have something that, in the event that you’re invited to the Prince’s ball, you can put it on and be the person that draws everyone’s eye. Something that, when you put it on, you’re immediately a character in a fairy tale. I’ve had more days than I’d like to admit where I wake up and feel hilariously unattractive and boring. My solution on those days? Pretend I’m going to an incredibly fancy event, put on a gigantically poofy gown, and wear it out all day, and if people ask what the occasion is, I make something important-sounding up. Yes, I lie. That happens. Sometimes I convince my friends to all do it with me, and then we go out for dinner or coffee and act like we’ve just come back from some hilariously fancy party. Is that ridiculous? Heck yes it is. Does it also work? You bet it does.
Q: I was wondering if you could suggest how to play up my body style. Like, I have a smaller bust, my butts not small but compared to my fairly large thighs and hips, it sure seems that way. So what could or would you suggest to accentuate that? I dont really have a set style. I could wear a sporty outfit, a chic one, a punk one, a grungey one, and a girly one all in one week. I think thats mostly because I cant seem to find clothes to make my good parts look better. Im trying to love my curves :)
Oh, and if it helps, I am always very fond of the more vintage/tea party look, like you were describing in your last post with the florals. I totally agree with you that florals are amazing and I love wearing them, even though I can never seem to find room in my outfits that look good for floral. :3 I do have a big tummy. (I swear, this is my last ask… hopefully. I know, I’m dying of mortification myself right now..)
A: Don’t be mortified! That’s a totally excellent question/request. ^__^ While a picture would help, I’ll try to advise you as well as I can from the description. What colors do you like to wear? To start with, I’d go for some tighter tops, preferably the Jersey knit kind— they tend to cling to curves, which isn’t great on the lower half of our bodies, but can accentuate a smaller bosom and make what’s there seem bigger. Always tuck Jersey knit shirts in, or they cling weirdly over your tummy. ^_^ You can find them in all sorts of prints for pretty much any season, to go with whatever style you’re going for on any given day. You can do a vest that buttons under the bust, too, to accentuate your bust and angle your waist in.Then I’d go with a lightweight high waisted skirt with a lining— it’ll drape elegantly over your belly, draw in your waist without poofing too much over your hips, while still adding a little volume to your behind to give you a nice hourglass figure. Something like this, kind of:
If you’re worried about your thighs being “large,” you can wear some black leggings or tights to make them seem narrower and also keep them from rubbing together.
Thanks so much for writing in; I hope this helps! Feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.
Staples of a Curvy Closet: Patterns, Prints, and Other Favorites
Hello, all! Welcome to my Back to School post! As many of you know, I’m an Anthropology (ex-Art) student at GSU in Atlanta, and summer is coming to a close. This will be my last post before going back to the glorious urban center that is Atlanta, and while I’ll miss some things about Dahlonega, I’m pretty excited to be somewhere with Chinese delivery and a plethora of thrift stores. In honor of my departure, I’m going to talk about what’s on my to-wear list for going back to school.
First of all, I want to talk about my favorite of all patterns: floral. I love floral patterns with a ridiculous level of adoration, particularly in the pink or yellow varieties, although I won’t complain about blue and cream china-style or cinnamon and amber florals, either. Why do I love florals so much? They lend an air of class to any outfit, a sense of old fashioned glamour that brings to mind antique teacups and elegant afternoons spent on chaise lounges with sunshine filtering in through lace curtains. It may be that I like to occasionally look like a teapot, a little old lady, or a garden— but whatever it is, the idea of covering myself in flowers totally does it for me. I buy up florals obsessively when I find them (and have the money). I get people frequently asking me what on earth they go with, especially since I usually find floral tops rather than bottoms. The answer is that I pick a minor color in the floral pattern (if it’s a pink floral, I pick out the green or blue accent, that sort of thing) and get my skirt to match it. If I can’t swing that, I find that almost every floral pattern goes with either white or cream or beige, so I try to get my skirts in those colors when I can.
Favorite floral items coming to school with me: teal 1920’s style dress, cream and rose backless blouse, yellow and fawn spaghetti strap blouse with cream lace, black and rose strapless blouse with cream lace, and black and white sundress.
Next, let’s address another one of the things I’ve been stocking up on for the return to the city: polka dots. Oh man, have I gone crazy on polka dots. Curvy girls look better than other people do in polka dots. I don’t know what it is, but they pull the in-curves in (the waist, usually) and push the good out-curves out (the bust, in particular). Polka dots are magical things. I sprinkle them into outfits whenever I can. They go with most things (not floral, usually), even things people tell you they don’t go with, like stripes. (My friend Mo has a passion for the dots/stripes combo, it’s awesome.) I love to do a red and white polka dot button down over a white and navy striped undershirt with a black skirt. It’s very nautical-retro without being too obviously so, and the colors draw your waist in (black at the waist is an awesome thing) while making your bust stand out (the color contrast draws the eye) and the white in both upper body articles pulls the whole thing together. It’s even better if you can swing a nice pair of white ballet flats.
Favorite polka dot items coming to school with me: red and white 3/4 sleeve button down, navy and white short sleeve vintage button down, navy and white 3/4 sleeve blouse, and dusty blue and black skirt with partial train.
There’s another must-have that’s coming back to school with me: crinolines. I only have two, which is kind of remiss of me, as I wear them almost every day. They’re hard to find in real live for less than $30, and I’m cheap, so that means I usually get them for about $10 on eBay instead, but I hardly ever get around to ordering new ones. I need to, I know this, but for now, my day-to-day white one and my extra-poofy red one (which is really more of a tutu, not gonna lie) are going to be joining me in the city this semester.
The awesome thing about crinolines is that they can smooth out the line of a lot of skirts and dresses. If the skirt (a standalone, or the skirt of a dress) drapes awkwardly over your belly, doing that unfortunate thing where it clings to every fold and shows everyone exactly where your bellybutton is, you can put on a crinoline and the skirt instantly drapes elegantly over it, instead. You need to make sure that the skirt has enough fabric in it to not be weirdly stretched over the crinoline like a sausage casing, but as long as you keep that in mind, a crinoline can be a really neat solution to the dilemma of, “I love this dress everywhere on me EXCEPT MY DANG STOMACH, so I can’t buy it.” Just wear a crinoline out shopping and try skirts and dresses on with and without it. Once it becomes a daily wardrobe staple, instead of something that’s only for parties or costumes, it can really expand your options.
And then there’s something I don’t mention as much as I should: accessories. I have far less of these than most girls, as far as I can tell, but the ones I do have are flexible. I wear one necklace every day, an opal that was passed on to me through a line of people I love and respect, so I don’t take it off very often— it reminds me that I’m someone I need to love and respect, too, and knowing that such great people thought that of me helps remind me to feel good about myself. I have to work my other accessories around this necklace, which means that I tend to lean towards longer bead strand necklaces that hang much lower than my pendant, framing it without obscuring it. My favorites are fake pearls. I own real ones, don’t get me wrong, but I save those for very special occasions, and wearing them around my campus just seems tacky, so I lean towards the costume jewelry side of things for daily wear. I just bought four strands of them for $2 at my local thrift store, and I tend to wear them all at once, wound and draped around my neck at different lengths. My main warning with long necklaces is mainly directed towards busty girls: don’t let them get lost in your cleavage. Either get them at a different length, or just casually make sure they’re on the outside of your outfit every few minutes, but it looks really odd— not sexy, I promise— when your beads are being swallowed by your bosom. When the outfit I’m wearing doesn’t work with pearls, I go for other bead strand necklaces in bright accent colors (some of my favorites are red, purple, blue, and gold) or I forgo extra necklaces and use bracelets (I don’t own many, to be honest— a spiral wire of tricolored amber, a loop of gold squares, a string of silver globes and moonstones, and some pony bead bracelets left over from my high school days) or lace fingerless gloves (I tend to stick with black or white, and only pair them with outfits that I’m sure won’t lead to me looking like a 14 year old scene kid). Fingerless gloves bring the wrists in, giving your hands a delicate look (which is a big deal for me, because I kind of have man hands), while not obscuring your fingers or getting gross when you touch stuff like full-fingered gloves do (and I, personally, find that I frequently need to touch stuff; I don’t know about you, but touching stuff seems to come up pretty often in my daily life). My favorite way to accessorize, however, is with something big and ridiculous in my hair— a flower clip, a headband with a big feather or lace flourish, or a strange fascinator. I have a half dozen flowers, several headbands, and a plethora of odd fascinators that I make myself. If anyone’s interested, I’ll do a post talking about how to make them— you can do something classy but unusual to pull together any outfit, or to move yourself into Ms. Frizzle fashion territory (an area I quite frequently enjoy exploring, because I will absolutely take any excuse to wear a dinosaur on my head). My warning with a big hairpiece of any kind, however, is to make sure that your outfit reflects it— I have more than once seen women out in a red dress with a big hot pink flower in their hair, because red and pink are “both warm colors,” or they’re going for a “vintage look.”
Favorite accessories coming to school with me: a big pile of fake pearls in various tints (cream, ivory, white, peach), white knitted flower hairpin with pearl accents, peach and gold headband with a big poof on one side, and a brand new pair of black lace fingerless gloves.
In conclusion, my stuff for this semester seems to be leaning towards a vintage tea party style more than anything else, and I’m really, ridiculously excited about starting back this year. I have new focus, and I’m feeling better about myself than ever, and that’s— well, frankly, that’s a very intoxicating feeling, and I’m feeling ready to conquer anything.
Hello, all! I apologize for the lack of update today— I’m packing up all my clothes to head back to school this week! I will have a new post up before I go, so keep an eye out!