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.
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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

10 comments:

  1. 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.

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

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

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  4. EFF THE CANKLES!! THICK LEGGED GIRLS UNITE!!

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

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

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

    Everyone- thank you!

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

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  7. 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!

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

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

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