Category Archives: Fashion

Made to Dance

I like the idea of clothing that requires a wearer. Tulle ballgowns and sharply tailored suites look stunning on a hanger, but there are lots of clothing that look like a lumpy mess until they find someone to “activate” them. More of a symbiotic relationship than a partnership. This gorgeous wedding dress is one of those items.

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It reminds me of a quote from the Secret Lives of Dresses:

“I didn’t really didn’t know that I was a dress built for dancing, though, until she started dancing by herself. She’d put me and the music on and just spin and spin…A knife cuts and a hose waters and I help her dance. That’s how it is”

And yes, like I said, I know this is supposed to be a wedding dress, but it would be shamefully limiting – that dress was made to dance.

 

All images from oncewed.


A Better Plan

I’m not always the best about “getting dressed” in the summer, I tend to throw on whatever is lightest, loosest and close at hand, but I was reading an article the other day where the woman said her go-to summer ensemble was shorts or jeans, a pair of sandals and a cute t-shirt. If she want to go a little fancier she switched out the sandals for flats and added a statement necklace. It’s so easy and it looks much more put together than my yoga pants and tank top. Now I have an excuse to amass a collection of cute t-shirts. Fortunately the internet has many many many companies that offer all sorts of cheeky shirts, like these from Tees in the Trap.

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The “I Hate Morning People” is my absolute favorite, it makes me wish that my office did Casual Monday instead of Casual Friday. It’s a shirt befitting of Monday morning.

 

All images from Tees in the Trap.


Temporary

They may not be forever, but these gorgeous metallic temporary tats by Flash are completely amazing. I tend to cut back on my accessories during the warmer months and I think this might be the perfect way to add some weightless bling to my wardrobe this summer.

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Now if I could decide on which kit to get. All of them seems a bit excessive, plus I don’t want to have to explain buying $100 worth of temporary tattoos to the husband. He is a pretty understanding guy, but I think that might be pushing my luck.

All images from Flash.


Purrrrfect Tights

Sometimes fashion trends can make it really difficult to find clothing that fits well. The crop styles that have been the hotness for the last bit are driving me nuts. I am 5’10”, and curvy; these tiny babydoll dresses and short-waisted tops are leaving WAY more of me on display than I am comfortable with. The shirts I just won’t buy, but sometimes i’ll use the dresses as tunics and wear tights underneath them. Considering I only owned a single pair of tights until 2 months ago, it has been an interesting search. Since the tights are to help with a modesty issue, I usually go for ones that are completely opaque, but recently I’ve considered getting some quirky ones to wear when i’m not at the office. Something like these.

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The perfect tights for a crazy cat lady right?

*Ladies, please remember that tights are not pants. If your butt is any where near the hem of your “dress”, do us all a favor and put on some pants. Even opaque tights are a little translucent, and your neon pink panties will show through.

 

Images from here and here.


Crazy Heels

I like to think that I am fairly adventurous in my choice of footwear. I have glittery ballet flats, embroidered silk converse, velvet ankle wrap heels and 5″ peep-toe sling backs with fuchsia patent roses glued to them, but these quirky heels by Irregular Choice might be just a bit to much.

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Into the Myths Heel in Pink

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Chase Your Dreams Heel

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Into the Myths Heel

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I guess this is about what you should expect from a brand called Irregular Choice, and quite honestly the blue pair with cat heels do tickle my fancy, but I’m not sure where I would even wear something like this. Although, it would definitely give the rest of the office something to talk about if I got of pair to wear to work….hmmmmm….maybe after tax season?