on my quest to dress more like a woman...

...and less like a tomboy or teenage slacker, i've had to make myself, i'm talking seriously FORCE myself, to break away from jeans, t-shirts and cardigans every weekend. i'm also trying to work in a few fun accessories. one thing i wasn't sure about but made myself wear yesterday was a short high-waisted skirt. first, i made myself wear it by waiting until just a minute before i had to leave to get dressed, that way i wouldn't have time to change clothes. second, i don't really go for shorter length high-waisted skirts because i generally think they look best on women with long, skinny legs and flat butts, neither of which i possess. but, i see other people with big round badunkadunks like me wearing them, so i figured i'd try, too.

cardigan: forever 21, faux fur collar: vintage/ebay, tank top: target, skirt: rugged wearhouse (i got that baby on clearance for $1), sweater tights: target, shoes: these.

still not sure if i like the outfit 100%, but the point is, i broke out of my typical "uniform" comfort zone. i wore this yesterday when i had a fun lunch and thrifting date with my girl fiancee/mistress downtown. i got a vintage sweater and two vintage blouses for $1 each, and as soon as i got back home, i was literally having to stop myself from kicking my butt for not getting another sweater, blouse and dress that i really liked. i mean, $1, what in the hell was i thinking?!?!? anyway, i came home with some treasures, and i'll show those tomorrow once the sun shows itself again so i can get pictures. oh, and speaking of pictures, remember how i told you recently that my camera would just act like a turd some days? well, it did that yesterday, that's why my outfit pictures look grainy.

what did you do this weekend?

20 comments:

  1. I love the outfit and think it looks great on you! I have the same hight challenge, short legs are a pain in the butt! But I bet we are really the only ones that see ourselves the way we do!

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  2. You look so pretty! I love this outfit - especially that faux fur collar! I'm totally for sitting around in yoga pants all the time, even though I love fashion, I love being comfy more :o) I probably need to "dress up" a little more often...hehe.

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  3. This looks super! You should be sure about it, I'd say. I'm very envious of your bargain skirt - such a good shape and material, and I like your stole too.

    Your strategy for making yourself wear it made me laugh. x

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  4. i do love this :)

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  5. i do love this :)

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  6. Well done on the outfit. I love the fur collar and the tights. So cool. It is nice to play dressed up. Why not!
    We went to see Burlesque, thanks to our babysitter Kate who watched Ingrid on Saturday night. I loved the movie. Christina, amazing. Have a good week and Happy Holidays! Take care.

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  7. Holy crapballs! You are so fricking cute and your outfits look like you spent tons. You inspire me...all i want is comfort and I don't wear any of my "cool" clothes. I'm in a rut!

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  8. you look beautiful. i think you're on to something with this dressing like a lady business. it suits you quite nicely :).

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  9. You described my everyday wear to a tee. I recently banned myself from buying t-shirts because I'm 30 now. 30. I don't even know what that means. :)

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  10. I lurve your look. You look so effortlessly chic! =)

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  11. I don't like going to visit craft fairs alone... at least not ones in the "big city", but I usually vend alone. It is nice when the other vendors around me are cool and we can chat and get to know eachother! (usually they are cool, once or twice I have gotten someone next to me that I didn't have much to say to). After reading more about the fair yesterday I am seriously kicking myself for not going and checking it out, but I think I am going to try to get into it next year. It got great reviews! (and has been going for a few years).
    Enjoy the snow today!

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  12. oh, and I am thinking of making prints and cards of my watercolors and putting them on etsy... oneday! but I might do a preview soon. trying to decide weather to have a separate shop or put it all in little owl.

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  13. you were SO cute!!! :)

    I KNOW RIGHT?! about staying outside at the $1 stuff. i thought it was more and plus it was freezing but we really should of! SO happy you got the glitteratti shirt ;) you MUST take a pic in it!!

    i love the sweaters i found (thank you for talking me into the pom pom one!) but they still smell like old lady... i guess i have to do laundry soon ;)

    ps. i laughed at your comment about cold feet-- i usually ask max for his socks! ha aren't i a selfish wife? lol!

    xoxo!

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  14. lol i'm the same way with dressing in my uniform comfort zone as well as dressing like a tomboy or teenager! so i say.. you go girl! and i really love this outfit on you..you're so pretty and got a great sense of style.

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  15. this looks so cute! josh always tells me I look like a figure skater when I wear skirts like this. I am always afraid I will show people my badonkadonk when I wear them!

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  16. i've felt like i've had a tee shirt and jeans uniform lately myself, but this post makes me want to get dressed. i love your faux fur collar!

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  17. Just found your blog! Def. will be following :) LOVE your sense of style, girl!

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