DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My butt is drowning!

The only other pics I had taken while away for the wedding was my "dinner at the brother-in-law's in-laws" outfit. Nice people, pleasant evening.

I have now officially seen everything: the bride's aunt, a traditional nun in the "Sister Act" full habit, doing a happy dance... WITH fist-pumping... when the Saints made a touchdown on TV!

But back to the point of this blog: my wardrobe:

I had my tailor insert shoulder pads into the jacket to make the line sharper.

My Lane Bryant jeans are actually on the big side, and tend to bag out in the butt after wearing too long. Right now, they are the only jeans I own that remotely fit. Since I concentrate on outfitting myself for work, casual clothing has really been put on the back burner.

Maybe I should stitch up that back vent....

The shoes, I just bought that day at Sole Solutions in Spokane Valley, WA. Ariat brand, which apparently is the Reebok people making riding shoes and spinoffs. I bought two pair at a shoe store owned, in part, by a podiatrist. I'm really hoping these will help with my foot issues.

The rest of the outfit is standard work clothing for me.

Jacket:; Dunkelberger's in Stroudsburg, PA
(mysteriously matching) Top: Goodwill
Earrings: farmers' market.

All in all, not a bad look. Not super-cool... I wonder what I could do to jazz it up....

Bring back the hoopskirt!

I went to a traditional Catholic wedding this weekend, so I thought it would be fun to show how I almost never dress.

To start, I hate, hate, hate wearing dresses. I loathe exposing my legs. I hate worrying about accidental exposure... a stiff breeze almost flashed the wedding party post-rehearsal (thank goodness that I wore cheap leggings underneath- to prevent thigh-chafing!)

The dress I wore to the rehearsal is a thrift shop find. (blue and off-white swirlys) My sister loved it, but it looked better on me!

I know women with fat ankles shouldn't wear ankle straps, but I was out of time to find something to go. Because I've never worn that dress. My feet were killing me in them, and I'll probably donate them.

Dress: Target via Goodwill
Belt: Target
Sandals: BonTon
Earrings: Corning Museum of Glass. They're lunar globes.

Yes, I'm wearing nude hose. As much as I hate wearing open-toed shoes with hose, I was desparate here. I'm hoping I can call it a "vintage" look and get away with it. My legs are fishbelly white, with those lovely blue spider viens run amok. I'm in my thirties, my face could pass for late twenties.... but my legs look sixty-five.

The hair flowers are from Maurice's. Looking at the photos, the white one was too bright for the dress. But my darling hubby with excellent taste says I should do my hair this way more often. I must agree.

I think I put on a couple pounds since I purchased this dress. And Spanx is NOT as good as advertised. But I love the black-and-white teardrop design, and the kimono neckline.

Dress: VanHeusen outlet store
Shoes: Aerosoles patent flats on their last gasp

The neckline was lower than turned out to be appropriate for the church, even after I emergency-basted (that pucker in the photo). I tucked the end of my BonTon shawl-as-veil into my brastrap to cover up during the ceremony.

Looking back, I should have switched the order I wore them in. The rehearsal was at 5 pm, and the wedding 10 am, so I think the swirly dress would have been more appropriate for the morning. Live and learn...

I don't normally wear red lipstick, but was feeling vintagey... probably due to the traditional setting. One of the guests had these killer vintage-looking lace-up granny shoes I envied.... They would have looked like an ACTUAL granny's feet on me, though *sigh*