Thursday, July 29, 2010

6 items or less?

I am thinking of trying to do the "6 items or less clothing diet", or whatever it's called. I will give myself much looser restrictions and probably will need more like 10 items, but I what I really want to know from you all is what to call it. I chafe at the word "diet" for a number of reasons, but I do like the idea of forcing one's self to be creative with a limited palette. I found the outfits posted by a lot of the "Sixers", as they call themselves, to be a bit uninspired (much more impressive to me is the Uniform Project, where there is but one item that is used in seemingly infinite ways), but I think if I up to ten and regard tanks and camis as undergarments, I could do some cool stuff. Any thoughts, oh anonymous friends of the cyber realm?

Here's a possible set of 10 items. I am not completely happy with it, but tell me what you think:

Ten Items or Less?Fashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Eshakti Lust of the Moment

Not that I can really afford any of this, but here are some of my favorite looks from Eshakti right now. I am particularly fond of the seahorse dress. And the bubble skirt with the feathers on it. And OMG THE HUMMINGBIRD CORSET DRESS! How to justify a $70 dress, though? If they still have it when financial aid comes through, we'll see...

Here's a little clip from my favorite singing duo, Louis Prima and Keely Smith.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Equestrian Grunge?

Equestrian Grunge

My neighbor totally sneaked up on me when I was taking this pic and I was embarrassed! Luckily she didn't seem to notice the camera propped up on its little gorillapod on my steps. What she thought I was doing standing in the yard facing the house, I will never know. Hehe.

This dress was in my sell/trade/donate pile until the other day when I did a sales post on Livejournal, and I decided I wasn't quite ready to part with yet. Wearing this type of belt to work feels a little conspicuous to me for some reason, but when I look at the picture I am not sure why I think that. Strange, that.

Oh, and I keep forgetting to post videos of what I am listening to, so here you go!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Loving this dress

Summer lace

It was a little too hot for boots, but the shortness sort of necessitated something, I thought.

Technically, it's not lace, but mesh with embroidery. That's fine with me, though. There is an underlayer that is a very thin rayon knit that has a great drape to it. I can't wait to wear this in winter with really thick black tights!

Dress: Asos Curve
Boots: J. Crew
Necklace: Target, similar to this
Ring: gifted, looks like this

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Retro for Work

Retro work wear

My mom took this pics for me when I came home from work and she was leaving after babysitting my daughter. We thought the tree backdrop would make it very junior prom, yes? I have been into dressing up a little for work, even though every time I do someone remarks on it. It's funny: I dress partly for myself, partly for others, but when people notice the effort, I often feel self-conscious about it!

Retro work outfit
One of my neighbors works on a photography project for our neighborhood and asked if she could take one of me. I was Tuesday's photo of the day! I actually really like one of the outtakes she didn't use, one of my mom and I:

July 6 012

Dress: Dorothy Perkins, professionally altered, bought secondhand
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack ($5)
Shoes: Target
Bag: Thrifted
Bracelet: thrifted
Ring: Gifted