Monthly Archives: January 2010

Lovely Links: January 29

Yoiks. Jessica at What I Wore opened up ANOTHER can of commenting worms by bringing jealousy into the mix. Here’s her initial comment policy post, in case you missed it, although it now appears that she has closed comments and removed all comments from both of these posts. I have been working on a piece about commenting and this whole controversy and will post it Monday morning.

Andrea is a bona-fide goddess of thrift shopping, and she’s sharing her strategies! Check out: part I, part II, part III (which is especially awesome, as it contains tips on spotting true vintage garments), part IV. read more

Ex-squeeze Me?

bra-lines
So I’m curious: How do you feel about lumpage and bumpage? As in, are you willing to tolerate tights or panties or jeans that squeeze your midsection into … well, sections? When you pull on a pair of tights, do you suffer from Segmented Worm Syndrome, and tolerate it? Do you just accept that some bras are going to dig into your backflesh and wear thicker shirts to mask it?

Because let me tell you, I have ZERO TOLERANCE for such things. Oh, all right, I get segmented by my tights sometimes. But I hate it passionately and tug on them constantly and would rather have a pair that comes up to my bra-line than one that sits at my waist and squeezes. I buy my thongs in XXL because I cannot abide divided hipflesh. And I’ll own up to occasionally purchasing bras that don’t fit because it drives me bonkers to have a lumpy back. (Don’t turn me in to the Fashion Police, please.) read more

Outfit Roundup: Week of January 17

Marled sweater dress, Anthropologie Gray tank dress, American Apparel Blue leggings, Sierra Trading Post Gray moto boots, Born Tessa Necklace, self-made CZ studs, courtesy LuShae

Wore this for the big shopping/outlet mall trip. The sweater dress was purchased just the day before, and I nabbed it in a peach/rose marl, too! Ordinarily, I wear my hair up when shopping for clothes, as it gets really messy after 15 shirts have been scraped over it … but we were going out to dinner later, so I left it down.

Patterned dress, Banana Republic outlet Micro fishnets, Calvin Klein via Nordstrom Rack Black Tsubo Acreas Mesh bib necklace, Firstfan

For the big, fancy-ass birthday dinner at Masa, I wore this dress that I’d purchased mere hours before at the BR outlet. Talk about a flattering, enboobening little frock! Plus, it’s got pockets: read more