Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Stats and the Story

Recently, I ordered a custom, hand-knit sweater from an Etsy vendor and she requested my measurements. I’ve really botched my measurements in the past, so I took a series of photos and drew some lines on my body in Photoshop with inch measurements so she’d know exactly how I was measuring my shoulder span and bustline, where from, and what it meant to me. I trashed those photos ages ago, unfortunately, but the exercise was an interesting one. And I wanted to re-create it here for a number of reasons, which I’ll explain shortly. read more

Recommended Reading: Fashion for Giants

Of her own blog, the truly lovely Gracey says, “I’m not a real giant, but I am very, very tall (six foot in my stocking feet) and plus-sized to boot. All bodies have their challenges when it comes to style – this blog is about my style challenges as a giant.”

Fashion for Giants has long been one of my favorite daily reads. Gracey’s wit, kindness, creativity, and spark come through in every post, and her outfits are always fun and inspiring. She has a great knack for pairing colors, knows exactly how to play with proportions, and isn’t afraid to wear heels despite her height. She’s amazing, and I adore her. read more

Casual Outfit: Week of October 23

Already Pretty outfit featuring Eileen Fisher sweater coat, black leggings, leopard print wedges
Maroon sweater coat, Eileen Fisher (no longer available) – similar
Black leggings, Target
Leopard wedges, Steve Madden ages ago – similar
Bracelet, J.Crew (no longer available) – similar
Moissanite studs, courtesy Charles & Colvard (giveaway forthcoming)

Oh, I felt very mod indeed in this ensemble. Maybe even a little bit Audrey Hepburn, which almost never happens to me. I feel far to clumsy and goofy to think of myself as gamine. But the newly-trimmed sideburns, ankle-length leggings, and leopard wedges got me as close as I may ever get to gamine! read more