Saturday, January 30, 2010


I got my hair cut short again (by my mama!). My hair is very thick and grows very fast. I haven't had a hairstyle that actually needed upkeep in a decade, and even then, it was angry repair upkeep due to a stylist's butchering. Anywhoodle, on to some comparative pictures.

Original hair cut (a little after Thanksgiving):



Snow and Anne Taintor

It's snowing and the Dean of the Library preemptively closed the library, so I'm typing in my pajamas. Hopefully, I'll be able to fall back asleep soon, but I thought I would put up a faux outfit post for you. Anne Taintor does these weird vintage humor know, let me just show you some of them.
My favorite:

She offers ipod wallpapers, too.

Just imagine me in one of these outfits, and I'll go and sleep, mmkay?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sick sick sick

I've been sick as a dog the last few days, sneezing even more than usual, coughing my lungs out, and being a miserable wreck basically. But I'm finally well enough to be back at work. It's supposed to snow this weekend of course, because it's been snowing or icing every weekend for the last month.

Not a picture by me, or of anywhere I live, but representative nonetheless.

I have a 1/2 love affair going on with Modcloth. I think some of the clothes on the site are beautiful, and some of them, I would laugh my ass off if I saw people actually wearing in public. But things like the Riveting Rose Dress, the Ode to a Grecian Tunic, and the Reporting for Duty Top are fabulous.

I also love to look at the cool steampunk stuff that I can't afford yet. If I had a character, it would be very plebian, not high-class, and maybe a little gender-swappy. Maybe a little cowpunky (aka Firefly's Zoe).

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Way I Am

I don't have many photos of my face on here yet, probably because I tend to make extremely strange faces when the camera snaps. It's involuntary and rather lame. But I actually took a good one today. My outfit was nothing special, so no photos of it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

sock garters and 9

I use my sock garters to hold up my legwarmers (all from Sock Dreams, naturally), and I think it makes for a very cute look. I'm wearing charcoal gray legwarmers over black tights with a black dress peeking out in this picture.

Tonight I watched 9, which might be my favorite movie I've seen so far this year. My sister thought it was creepy, her kids wavered back and forth, and her husband and I came down squarely on the side of totally awesome. Come on, rag doll robots banding together after the apocalypse? How is that not completely cool?

Friday, January 22, 2010


So after whining about jeans in the last post, I'm wearing jeans in this one. How will you ever live with my constant wavering?! Actually, it's due to the freaking rain/ice here in the mountains. Tights can cope with the cold, but not with the wet. This is pretty much the one pair of jeans I own that fits at the moment, though, due to a enormous rip in the crotch of my other favorite pair. Several jeans are being cut up to make a jean skirt, so that is hovering in the future. And by make, I mean my mom or sister will make it for me as I lack all sewing skills. My one craftiness ability is my jewelry making.

These shoes aren't my most comfortable, but what with the iciness, I thought they would work well. And they seem very Swiss Miss, Heidi-ish to me. Although, the shoe name is Brigitte, which sounds very snooty French to me. (All apologies if your name is Brigitte.)

Speaking of snooty French girls, I threw in a couple of beret pictures for you. Since I cut my hair so short (it used to be down to midback, then my shoulders, and now my chin), I actually look pretty cute in a beret! But it has to be a big one, since I have a giant head.

Armwarmers- Sock Dreams
T-shirt - A.N.A.
Jeans- Old Navy
Belt- old belt cut off a cardigan
shoes- Earth Spirit
Jewelry- spoon ring, self-made teapot necklace
Beret- made by an aunt

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Loves and Hates

I think I might start sorting out my style by the kind of clothes I love (and can/do wear) as opposed to what I hate.

1. I love t-shirts, of course. Everyone loves t-shirts, even if it's a secret trashy love that they don't post on their blogs. But I think I'm starting to love embellished t-shirts more. I got these super-cute t-shirts from Target that are painted and beaded and WERE ON SALE FOR $3.74 EACH that are my new favorite t-shirts in the whole world. I also lean towards short or 3/4 length sleeves, mostly because I have short little arms and long sleeves are often too long. Plus, long sleeves can get too hot if you're working hard.

2. I love the idea of jeans, and I even love jeans themselves. What I don't love is the what that jeans look on me. I am very curvy. I've got the whole hourglass thing going on, which is great most of the time. But when your hips are significantly larger than your waist, you run into trouble with jeans. They gap at the waist, or slink down, requiring some tight cinching with a belt, and I don't like being cut in two just so I can wear jeans and not flash people my panties. And I know that some great designers are addressing this problem with specially designed "curvy" jeans, but I'm not in a position to pay more than 20 or so dollars for some damn jeans. Grrrr.

3. So...skirts! I've been resisting skirts (and dresses) because I've never felt like a girly girl. I don't feel like a tomboy, either. I just sort of feel like me. I tend to wear leggings or footless tights under my skirts because I do a lot of bending and stretching at work in the shelves at the library. I've finally come to the conclusion that I can still be kickass and all modified/steampunky while wearing skirts.

4. No, they are not blazers! I believe in layering, due to the whole short-sleeved issue. I know it seems ridiculous to want to avoid being hot and then to layer, but stay with me here. It's cold at the desk, warmer in my cubicle and varies from floor to floor in the library. As for the blazer deniability issue; blazers button in the front, hit at the waist, and are very boring and lame. Most of my jackets don't button, they are all rockin', and most hit around my hips.

5. Sock Dreams! I love with a fierce passion. Leggings, arm warmers (or severed sleeves as my brother-in-law calls them), thigh-highs, sock's a plethora of wonderfulness!

6. I hate high heels. I have wide feet, and I'm on them a good portion of the day. I like my flats (with comfortable insoles added), and you can't talk me out of them. I'm looking for a good pair of boots, but they need to have very low heels. My sister can (and does) wear all the high heels in the family, while my mom is a happy medium.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


No pictures, because the camera I'll be using is over at my sister's ( check her out!). I want to post every day, so today is going to be a love post on a subject dear to my heart. Pajamas. Or as my niece says, majamas. Anytime that I'm home, and will be home for the day, I'm in pajamas. And as pajamas, I wear cotton pajama pants and altered/deconstructed t-shirts. I have two enormous plastic bins, one for shirts and one for my pants, that currently sit in the corner of my room because I have too many pajamas to fit into my dresser drawers. As I write, I'm wearing black cotton drawstring pants, and a altered MASH t-shirt, along with my new favorite necklace. It's all antique-brass colored, and very simple. It's just a chain with a very cool infuser teapot charm, but I love it.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My style icons

It seems like everyone nowadays claims Audrey or Katherine Hepburn as their style icon. Don't get me wrong, they had style by the bucket-load, style to spare. But it's not really stuff that I can wear. Or they dote on the Olsen twins, who look to me like two very rich hobos. So here are a few of my personal favorites.

1. Christina Ricci (in her curvier periods)

She's so quirkily beautiful, with a killer bust. And in Penelope...oh, everyone's clothes in that movie are amazing. It deserves it's own post. But when she gets too skinny, it's very apparent that like me, she has a enormous head. SO, the girl needs to keep a few pounds on.

2. Summer Glau
I haven't really seen much of her personal style, but I love the way they dressed her on Firefly/Serenity, Sarah Connor Chronicles and now on Dollhouse. Three very different characters, and she completely rocked all the looks. Obviously, we're completely different body types but, I still love her look(s).

Sarah Connor Chronicles


3.Queen Latifah
Duh. The women is gorgeous! She can rock an awards dress or a well-tailored suit like no one's business and she has curves to spare.


So, I've decided to start a blog of my daily "fashion". The problem is, I don't feel I have a personal fashion style. I waver between post-college, wanna-be boho, semi-hippie, and dressy. So, you know, across the board. I have a very curvy figure, and I wear about a size 18/20. I'm short, too, so all this combines to make it infinitely hard to find clothes that (a) fit, (b) look good, and (c)make me happy. Did I mention I was picky? So, I decided to start with an outfit that hopefully represents me a bit. This black jersey dress was great in the summer, but it's much too cold at the moment to wear it without anything else. So I layered the red shirt under it. Layering can be a problem for plus-size girls, but this worked well. In some of the pictures, I'm wearing leg-warmers, but they stumpify my legs a bit.

These pictures were taken by my friend Angela, at work outside the library. She convinced me to be silly for the camera, hence the picture where I'm making sweet sweet love to the bush.

The jewelry photo includes a necklace I made for myself, and my only ring, a spoon ring that I dearly love.

Dress: George from Wal-Mart
Red Shirt: Valerie Stevens from ?
Tights: Merona from Target
Shoes: Mossimo Supply Co. from Target
Leg Warmers: Sock Dreams
Ring: somewhere in New Harmonie, IN