While reviewing my photos trying to choose my "outstanding" outfits for the month, my mind went in a different direction. "What have I learned this month?" Hmmm...
My face is lopsided. Much more so than I thought. Not much I can do about that, though. So concentrating on what I can fix:
I'm not liking some of my formerly favorite clothes as much as I thought I did. My "trusty Lane Bryant Houston" pants come in too much at the knee to be flattering after all:
*sigh* So right now, the only flattering(ish) pants I have are my brown "nubby" pants. Which Baby Sis says make my feet disappear.
And I'm between sizes right now, with my old pants too tight still, and the ones I'm wearing hanging off me. Grreeeat....
I liked the VanHusen outlet solid button-downs, especially the 3/4 sleeves with french cuffs. But I now don't like how the fabric rumples during the day, especially at the button placket. The color fades quickly, too... especially around the edges-- and I'm not about to dry-clean my cotton shirts!
I'm also thinking I really prefer a v-neck to a regular button-down shirt. I don't like the way the fabric flops around, hiding my pretty necklaces and rumpling under my lapels. See how much better this collar looks under the jacket:
Not nearly so messy-looking! I tried the "collar over the lapel" look pre-blog, but decided it made my neck look too short.
What else have I been noticing? I'm still a "snooze abuser", leading to many bad-hair days.
On the upside, I have put a lot more thought into accessorizing since my last recap, and really have been trying to use what I already had- but haven't been wearing. I've also just started getting a little experimental... within the limits of my profession, of course.
I consider this outfit my triumph:
And curling my lashes really helps keep my mascara from smudging on the outer corner of my eye. Am I going to be one of those ladies that needs an eye lift to see properly because my eyes get so hooded? At least insurance might pay for it then....
Most of my (very little) shopping has been for filling in gaps. I have worn every recent purchase. And I'm rotating clothes in my closet now, to make sure I wear more of what I own.
No outfit post today- I wore a repeat seen HERE and HERE.
So bad days aside, I think I'm coming along.
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.
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.