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.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A sign of the Apocalypse

...I'm VOLUNTARILY wearing a dress! It was sitting in my closet, taunting me. Because I've owned it for several years, and this is my first time actually wearing it. I've considered cutting it to shirt-length, so I would get more wear out of it, but every woman needs a 3-season dark dress.

Those things below my legs... um... they're not boots:

That's what my legs actually look like. Hence, no dresses or skirts since August, when I had to wear some to a wedding. So with Baby Sis's credo "F the cankles" in mind... I actually left the house with lower legs exposed!

I started off the day with what were supposed to be opaque tights. Instead, I had issues with the color pooling around the mutant lumps and bumps, as seen above. A quick stop at Fashion Bug on my way back to the office from court, and I replaced the tights with leggings and knee socks (inspired by Freeda):

No more pooling, and my thighs aren't chafing anymore. Much better... this is why I wear pants! I do really like this print, though:

My attempt at a pseudo-obi look. I tied the wrap ties in place (with help from safety pins), the belt then put between two ties. Did I get the desired effect?

And I wore my fluffy ruffle tee underneath for warmth and texture:

Of course, no time for a blowdry:

But there's always time for earrings:

Top: VanHusen outlet
Dress: Alfani Woman from Macy's
Belt: DKNY via TJ Maxx
Tights: Curvation
Leggings and socks: Fashion Bug
Shoes: Ariat
Barette: Goody
Earrings: Lia Sophia


  1. pretty dress. Is it a wrap?

  2. You look fabulous in that dress! You should definitely get a few more. And the ruffle tee makes a really great contrast. Shame about the tights - they must have looked great with the dress.

  3. third try to leave a comment. Is the dress a wrap style? I love the print on it and the shoes.

  4. Let me join the chorus of readers urging you to wear more dresses. You look cute in this one.


    I'm making protest posters. We can parade outside of Vogue until they feature cankle models in an issue.

  6. OH! Your replacement sweater came yesterday. I'll try to get it in the mail this weekend.

  7. Terri- it is a wrap... I should have said so!

    Everyone- thank you!

    Freeda- can't wait to see my new sweater!

  8. Wear more dresses - you look absolutely spectacular in this! I love the wrap dress on you - your rack (if I may be so indelicate) looks stellar in it. The length is lovely. I think your legs look fine - besides, everyone's looking at the shoes!

  9. agree! Please wear more dresses. As for legs, please take a look at Big Beauty blog -she's a French woman. Round, big, very thick legs. Amazing style and a real beauty. And she knows how to dress her legs!

  10. I'm with Freeda, lets protest! And screw the cankle haters! You look super in a dress! I say, definitely wear more of them!