Red shirtdress, Land’s End – more red shirtdresses
(LE did a shirtdress this season, but fit is different. Longer bodice/hem, skirt not as full.)
Belt, thrifted – similar
Boots – (can’t find them in this colorway) – Vivienne Westwood Pirate Boot
Bracelet, thrifted – similar
Earrings, thrifted – similar
Scarf, thrifted – similar
Today, I was lucky enough to guest lecture for Traci Mann‘s psych of body image seminar at the U of M. Just me and 20 college freshmen gabbing about Photoshop, models, push-up bras, how jeans fit, and the beauty standard. I absolutely adore teaching and had a fabulous time with this group, but they were a tough crowd. Smart, engaged, and curious, but a wee bit shy. And I worried that I was boring them. Must not have botched it too badly, though, since I got a hug at the end.
I’d planned to wear one of my plaid shirtdresses with this scarf and these boots to try my hand at a little pattern mixing, but SAKES ALIVE my plaid shirtdresses are SHORT. I mean, I was seated for nearly the entire class and I’m sure none of the students would’ve even noticed, but I just couldn’t do it, people. Perhaps I was overly cautious, but I knew I’d be more comfortable and focused in this longer, red shirtdress.
When are you most conscious of hemline length? Or neckline depth?
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