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Friday, May 28, 2010

Red really isn't my colour...

But that doesn't stop me from having a sunburn!
XD Either way, I got a sunburn today at school doing henna with the Muslim Student Association (this makes hella sense...) and then sitting in the sun at Cobb's Hill with some friends. It was pretty chill. Except actually pretty hot and sunny.

Anyways, today I finished up my schoolweek in feminine dress. I wore a crazy aboriginal skirt my mommy brought me from Australia over a brown tank top, with some off-white converse and a cool necklace made out of some nut that i got at One World Goods (well I didn't. it's from there though. my friend got it for me).
It was pretty cool and fun overall!
Anyways, I really must go, for my back and shoulders are absolutely killing me and i'm gonna go put more aloe on and maybe take a cold shower. ow. ow. ow. ow.

before i go.
i have something to say!!
Today I hung out with this awesome girl i know. She's pretty and fun and funny and fdlakjfhdl very cool overall. I had a blast! I gave her some of my old clothes and tomorrow and stuff I'm going to do laundry all day to get my room a bit cleaner so I can give her MORE clothing.
if she reads this, here's a secret message for her:
I love you lots, and you're beautiful. :] You're like a sister/best friend/awesomething all in one. <3

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Yes, I was there too! And you know what they said?

(Some of it was true!!)

So THURSDAY! Day FOUR! I've made it four days wearing ONLY skirts or dresses! And it's not as hard as I thought it would be! I just have tomorrow and then I'm done (sorry Maidens of Worth, I can't do this for more than the school days. I doubt i'll change out of my PJ's on Saturday so I don't think that counts and Sunday's already gone)! TODAY I'm wearing the same brown skirt as I wore the other day, with cute black old fashioned boots and cream colored socks pushed down. On top i've got a black tank top and a black DIY'd The Clash T-Shirt. I think this is one I might put on lookbook now that I have one, which will be a blast. Same bracelets as ever, since I don't take them off (same with my cross!).

I have a clowlick (or to my Britlandish friends, a cowslick... Why the "s"? Is it like "cows lick" or "cow slick"? I've never understood) so I just switched my bangs to the right and I'm not sure what I think of them. Usually I part them to the left but my cow(s)lick kept making them look silly so I ended that nonsense.

Photo of the day?

Photos: Dave Benett, Getty Image Dimitrios Kambouris, WireImage Samir Hussein, Getty Images

Ke$ha... I'm not going to start on Halliwell or Lady Gaga. They're freaking Ginger Spice and Lady Gaga. You can't exactly criticise them for not dressing at the peak of fashion. It's one reason they're both famous.

But Ke$ha. Let's not combine the two? and dirty boots are okay for something like walking around in a pair of ripped skinny jeans but not at any big event where you're likely to having your picture taking (Radio 1's Big Weekend, in this case).

Geri, you can pull that outfit off, and more power to you. Lady Gaga, you're Lady freaking Gaga... But don't combine the two. Please?

Sorry for being so bitchy today! =D

Oh here. I just took this in class (bad spoon! bad!) and you can see my cute boots since I couldn't find a pair like them on google images.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This is a title...

So it’s Wednesday! Which meaaans that it’s day 3 of my week in feminine dress. And today I found a dress. =D It’s from the Gap and has tons of little O’s all over it. I like it a lot! It’s empire waist and pretty. A tank dress! That’s what it’s called. Can’t you tell I’m a little tired?
So today I’ve been listening to Sixx:AM and stuff and it makes me want to dance or be all badass but mildly ‘80s looking. Not a good look for me, haha!

You know whose style I’m totally in love with? Fashionwise, anyways. Gala (another blogger of strategic WIN proportions. I agree with her about just about nothing serious – or at least not her methods and stuff – but she’s just the cutest thing ever and is very witty and fun!), and Carla Bruni, well, French political women in general. But when she’s in public, she’s just so pretty and well put together and such. And in this picture I found of her next to Rachida Dati (the justice minister, to whom Bruni was – pardon my French – a huge bitch) I was like “whyyyy are the French so fashionable!?” And then I remembered that it’s France and that’s what they’re known for.

Carla Bruni (L) and Rachida Dati (R)

I like how professional and yet unique Bruni looks. Her grey suit is nice and reserved, which is always good for a political figure. American political women tend to rock the suit. Not. I like how the belt and the purple jacket add a fun bit of playfulness to an otherwise boring outfit.
And Ms. Dati is just... Oh my. (Does anyone know the proper title for a female French justice minister??) I love how her outfit is so simple and then you have this AWESOME floral skirt and those boots which only a French politician would ever really be able to wear without being criticized for wearing stripper boots (Well, she might have been but I don't speak much French and it's unlikely she'll be talking about grapefruit...). But the shoes like perfectly match her belt and the skirt and top match so well and her skirt is just FABULOUS. My only problem is that the top seems very casual BUT anything much dressier would have made her be TOO busy since the skirt is the focal point of the outfit.

Also, just as a side note. Rachida Dati is in her 40's. She looks FANTASTIC.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Week in Feminine Dress

So, this week I'm doing an experiment. The girls at Maidens of Worth did something a while back where for a week they wore only skirts and other modest clothing. I decided to try it, because I have a lot of clean skirts and I'm too lazy to wash my jeans AND it's really really hot out.
Let me define feminine dress first: I will dress modestly and feminine-ly all week. Skirts every school day, and modest shirts. Generally looking like a lady.

Day 1
So, yesterday was my first day. I wore a high-waisted skirt brown tweed-type skirt that hits my knees almost and a Kinks Phobia Tour shirt my dad gave me, with the sleeves tied up. It was a little difficult to wear because I worry all the time that the movement of my backpack against the back of my skirt will make it ride up and I'll have a serious wardrobe malfunction. I think overall it went well though! It helps that I got a bunch of compliments on my clothes and how cute I looked! n__n;

Day 2
This would be today. I decided to go away from the skirt route and wear a dress today. My dress ias black with white polka dots. It hits my knees and looks like a 1950's swing dress. I love it! It was a gift from my friend Kei, and I wore it for my rockabilly costume at halloween. <3. It's the bomb. The fabric is light enough that I can wear it all day in the heat (it's 84! in May!!) and not be too hot. I have a blue tshirt with darker blue polka dots underneath it. I already got one person telling me how nice and cool i looked, and how cute my dress is. :D I'd like it a lot better with a big belt, but I don't own one.


Anyways, that's what i've been up to for my week of feminine dress so far. It's pretty cool, I think, to do this.
I think I do it because I want to be more ladylike in what i do. It's hard to be un-ladylike when I'm in a skirt. Much easier in a pair of jeans. I'm not going to switch out of my jeans permanently because I love them too much. And certainly I can't get rid of my shorts; what would I do gym in otherwise?
I like skirts! I do! I know that makes me weird and I have one feminist (feminazi?) friend who will tell me that dressing like this means i'm just conforming to what society deems feminine etc etc. But I like it! I do! To me, wearing skirts and dresses is cool because it's something that women can do that men can't really do in public (unless it's a kilt in which case I wholeheartedly approve). I think it's feminine and people shouldn't argue with me because I like it, and it's me saying "To me this is femininity, and I'm going to do this because this helps me to feel empowered as a woman." Sort of like I think the truest feminists can say that they don't want to work outside the home, and that they want to stay home and be homemakers and housewives. But I guess most people don't agree with me. Oh well, I'm obviously the coolest one around (kidding!).
Sorry, I know this mostly wasn't fashion-related. But in a way it was. This is a week in which I'm rediscovering my feminine side, and not dressing in jeans and tshirts every day like I often do. It's where I put thought into what I'm wearing and what image that portrays.
Peace out, guys!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Prom Prom?

So Saturday was my high school junior prom. Aside from a ton of Prama, it was pretty rad. But MAN I wish I had brought some extra dresses for the girls who forgot to put clothes on when they left the house.
Just kidding! But seeeeriously. The girls were barely able to cover their… lady bits. Or something. O__o; I think it’s interesting to see how prom dresses have changed over the years.
In the fifties, dresses were made with tulle skirts and sweetheart necklines, in general. They were good for dancing in, and they were just super cute and feminine and adorable.
And then there were the eighties. Hemlines went up, at least one shoulder disappeared, and colors went from the fifties’ pastels to electric colors. And today?
Well, I’m not sure I can explain this. Girls are walking out of their house on prom night in tiny tiny dresses. They’re breaking the first rule of being really good and sexy: only show off one asset at a time. Also, it helps if you don’t make out with your boyfriend (or someone else…) all night. Not to mention, tiny dresses don't help to avoid any awkward wardrobe malfunctions. There was a girl at prom whose boyfriend yanked her skirt up while they were making out. If say she'd had the same amount of cleavage showing but a longer skirt, she'd have looked classier/less cheap, and everyone in the vicinity wouldn't have seen her underwear. Maybe a different date would have helped... But anyways, if you've got no leeway, if something slips or rides up, you're going to be a lot more embarassed than if you've given it a few inches of move-room. It's very nice.

Seen here: a bad idea. Also, get your pants tailored. ALSO. Those shoes are WAY too big for you, kid.

So, my suggestion might be novel, but… wear a sweater? A jacket?
Anyways, have a safe prom night to those who haven’t had it yet, and don’t do anything you’ll regret later. Just remember – don’t do stuff you wouldn’t watch your mom to see you doing.
Trust me, it works. XD

EDIT: @Cory:
It's not the showing off of cleavage I mind, or dresses above the knee. It's when girls are COMPLETELY unclassy and stuff. The people I have in mind went past being a kid to being downright slutty. And I really don't toss that around that much because I know how much being called a whore sucks.
I'm the first one to admit that I show off my cleavage and make a big deal out of the fact that I have breasts. I do! They're lovely and squooshy and if I'm sitting juuust right I can leave a pencil there and it won't run off.
I have a butt too - it's kind of hard to miss. And I'm all for above-the-knee things, too. I personally choose not to wear them often, but hey, I'm not going to condemn you for that. The difference between a pair of shorts and a REALLY SHORT SKIRT is that if you slip up, the world is going to see a lot more of the goods than most people want them to see, or want to see.
Also, changed the image.