OOTD: Glorious

There is no other word for how I feel right now.

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So here’s a little story all about how, my day got flipped turned upside down.

What started out as a decent, but tiring, day turned into the best fucking day of the year. I recently got a new job in the mall near where I live (full time visual coordinator y’all), and across from my store is a BUFFALO David Bitton. While normally I would stroll right on past that straight sized store and back into the corner of Ontario’s Biggest Mall people of my size have been shoved into (by corner, I mean literally one single store), I simply could not this time.

I saw the shirt. The shirt so perfect, so lovely, so wonderfully polka dot knitted that I simply could not walk by it. Now I own similar style shirts, usually from costa blanca where creating over sized sweaters for your super tiny hipster demographic means I have a lovely little collection of layering pieces. None of those, however, are black and white with polka dots. Upon discovering that they were all sold out of XL and only had one L left, I decided to fuck it and buy it any way because that is just how I roll today.

Normally I would pair this with a bright coloured tank underneath and a pair of jeans, but something stirred in me when I came home, a desire so great it could not be ignored. My belly needed to breathe goddammit and it was going to happen in this shirt. Now, despiteaI pretty healthy self confidence and possibly over inflated ego (not really tho, I’m actually really fucking awesome), I haven’t quite reached the point in my body acceptance journey where I’m willing to go around flashing the princess lumpy stretch mark goods just yet, OR SO I THOUGHT.

Turns out the reason I’ve been pulling down tanks and throwing on tunics isn’t because of a crippling fear of showing stomach but because the world could not handle my midriff.

Well guess what, World? You are going to have to deal with this crop top and you will fucking love it.

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I literally could not get a picture that wasn’t me smiling like a motherfucker.

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August 2nd, 2013 – OOTD: Shoulders

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On to day two! Let’s see how long this streak lasts.

Here’s the thing, shoulders is something I knew I wanted to do. I don’t have any “Cold Shoulder” tops because I hate them (seriously though, when’s the last time your torso was super chilly but damn are your shoulders boiling under that think t-shirt material). So “shoulders” really meant strapless, which I also kind of hate? I have a few strapless pieces that I normally wear with denim vests or blazers, something about that expanse of skin has always felt very awkward to me. So naturally I decided it was time to force something in there and maybe get a tan while I’m at it.

Today’s strapless influence?

 

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Peggy Bundy.

The second I saw this shirt at Addition Elle last year, all I could think of was Peggy Bundy, and really, isn’t that all a girl wants out of a piece of clothing?

 

 

 

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Imagine this with a pair of skin tight black leggings and a pack of Marlboro’s and it’s more Peggy than a person can handle. To avoid going too literal on the whole “flawless ball buster”, I switched out the leggings with some Seven7 skinny jeans and lost the belt that came with the top. It’s not the chicest look in the world, but really the only thing this outfit needs to be right now is something to answer the door for the pizza guy in, it’ll do.

Also, people really need to stop telling pear shapes to wear boot cut, skinny jeans are amazing and highlight your already immaculate hip size. Embrace them thighs and fuck everyone else.

 

 

 

 

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I love this news Aldo necklace. I wanted something that wasn’t too large so it wouldn’t take away from the whole “shoulder” theme, and one thing to note about this neckalce is that if one more person asks me if they work and then try them anyway after I say no, I will jam it in their eye, which I think seems fair.

I knew that the “bowling bag” style purse would work best with this outfit, and I’m happy with those instincts. It provides just the right feel I think, and the structure really compliments the draping and tiers on the top. This particular one is from Guess’s previous fall season.

 

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These are 100% Peggy Bundy, and that’s all their is too it. The only thing that would make them better is if they were hot rod red leather.

All in all I’m pretty happy with the outfit, I’ll gladly go out in it, especially going more into September, because there’s definitely a fall feel. That being said, I feel like it’s missing something and I can’t quite place my finger on it.

Maybe I should try a bump it next.

Tomorrow’s Black and White, and I have actually no idea what I’m going to do with it.

The Month of Dressing In Themes (or something)

After getting a little bored with the day in, day out of dressing with no where to go, I decided to pull 31 themes (or buzz words repeated in every magazine for the past 6 months), and assign one to each day of the week. For the entire month of August I’ll be making up an outfit and going out in it based on whatever it says on my (amazingly awesome Broadway) calendar.

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While most of the themes are pretty self explanatory (starting off with florals in August is not exactly ground breaking Summer material, I know), there are a few that I think will be interesting. Like “monotone” for someone who is an avid complimentary colour fan, (there’s a support group and everything). For now, let’s just start with the florals:

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I maybe did this one on purpose just because i knew I’d want to wear this slamming top I got from Your Big Sister’s Closet a few months ago. I am in love with the flowers and colours on this shirt, it has this great X detail on that back that is incredibly hard to take a picture of with long hair and a lack of flexibility. Since I figured the only way to make floral special was to really do floral, I paired it with this (ebay find) Simply Be Ditzy print tube skirt. It’s not quite floral, but the high monet look has a floral vibe. I love the way the yellow in the shirt picks up the flecks in the skirt and makes them pop more than they usually do.

Originally I had this paired with a large 3 flower necklace in a similar colour scheme as the skirt and a neutral white purse, but I wasn’t loving the way the shape of the purse felt with the outfit, and how it just faded away, so I swapped it out for a turquoise clutch that I think ended up working much better.

So I guess we’ll see where the rest of this month takes us on this crazy ride, and how long it takes to be abandoned?

With any luck, I’ll post one with my face when it doesn’t have Biore strips and redness.