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4/11/08
Fashion Fiesta! Ole!

Against my better judgement, I am participating in BigMama's Fashion Fiesta. Normally upon seeing the word fashion, I would run the other way, (since I am severely fashion-impaired), but heaven knows I love any excuse to make a fool of myself, and right here on the Ol Interweb for the whole wide world to see too. So brace yourself, because here goes:

This is pure, unedited, uncut me. This is a typical work outfit for me (last Wednesday's, to be precise). It's one of the few times you'll catch me in a skirt. Sadly, I seem to be related to Olive Oil and have unfortunately inherited the gene for knobby knees, so skirts and I don't get along. I realized that by avoiding skirts entirely however, I was depriving myself of a lot of work wear options. So I made a deal with myself that I would wear skirts once a week provided said skirts were long enough to hide above mentioned knee deformity. Like this:

(Yes, I know I'm wearing sunglasses indoors. I'm what they call "accessorizing". It's a fashion thing).

Anyway, the skirt was purchased last spring, the shirt is older than dirt, and I have no idea if the whole belt thing is still fashionable or if that ship sailed in the late 80's. You can tell me, interpeeps, I can take it.

For a balanced work-attire representation, this is the kind of thing that I'm in the other four days of the week. Slacks and a top. Depending on the weather, the top can be long-sleeved, three-quarter length sleeved, or sleeveless. Pants are available in black, brown, khaki and grey. Shoes are boots or sandals, depending on the season. Other than the color options and the length of sleeves, this is basically my uniform. Day in. Day out. Until the end of the ages. Amen.
(Mason is not usually part of my work attire. He just loves to be in pictures).



Of course, given my druthers (not sure what a druther is, but given them anyway) non-working hours are usually spent in something like this:

Note the jeans (purchased from wal-mart) the tank top (purchased from wal-mart), and the deliberate lack of shoes. Shoes and I have a hate-hate relationship. I only wear them because restaurants refuse to serve me otherwise. It's foot discrimination I tell you! I just don't get the whole shoe-love obsession that other women seem to have. Give me barefoot any day.

The last thing BigMama wanted to see was what I would like to wear if I could wear anything in the whole world. This probably isn't what she meant, but I'm going to have to go with this:


I love the colors and the patterns and the breezy comfortable look. I love that exotic feel. Unfortunately, I'm not Indian, so me trying to wear something like this would probably crumble international relations. But if I could wear anything without anyone batting an eye, I'd have a closet full of this stuff.

If that's completely out of the question, my backup outfit of choice would have to be this:


Minus the eyeliner mustache of course.

24 comments:

Sileena said...

lol! Just because you mentioned the shoe lovers that you don't get YOU HAVE GOT to see my fiesta! Hope you make it over and your post is soo cute!

Linda said...

Oh to have Olive Oyl DNA. You are so cute. I was surprised to see your dream outfit because it doesn't "fit" the rest of your pics, which are more of the "solid" print (no print?) variety. I noticed that because normally that's what I like, but lately I've gone pattern-crazy. Anywho. You are cute as can be.

Mrs. Who said...

I love your skirt and want one JUST LIKE THAT. Unfortunately, I'm not sure my hips would allow me. I also have jeans and tops from Walmart. We are just like twins.

groovyoldlady said...

I am a long skirt gal. Too many accidental moonings on a windy day...

fullheartandhands mama said...

Too funny.

I don't like shoes either. It's probably why my feet look so icky.

canadacole said...

I think we are fashion sisters! I too, prefer bare feet to all else and long cozy skirts. And the Indian wear has always looked so comfortable to me. (though not that tummy bearing one--the world does not need to see my stretch marks).

tootie said...

The skirt is cute! And yes, the sunglasses make the outfit. :)

Lone Butterfly said...

Love the long skirt - and the wide belt is still very fashion forward here in the big city of ATL.

Are you allowed to be barefoot at work? I have to wear high heels, etc into the building, but if you come into my department's office almost everyone is barefoot! :)

I'm also rather partial to your Zorro - very chic.

We are THAT Family said...

That was great and I think you should sport the eyeliner mustache-you know, because it's funny!

Big Mama said...

I love your skirt, but I really think the Zorro outfit is the thing to have for Spring!

Thanks for playing along!

Erin said...

You are so cute! I like the belt with the sweater look. I think it's still in. I can't pull it off because I have no waist. And as for shoes, I'm with you on the hating shoes. I buy them because they look great with an outfit, but other than that, I agree, it's foot discrimination to not be able to go barefoot! At home (inside and outside, winter or summer) I'm ALWAYS barefoot. Probably why I own so few pairs!

Jean said...

I've never understood the shoe obsession thing either. Loved your fiesta!

Connie said...

I love the skirt outfit!!

And if that gal on the bachelor can wear indian outfits why can't you?

Becoming Me said...

I love the fun pictures. ANd your white skirt is very cute

Elaine A. said...

I used to love shoes, but now I sort of agree with you on the barefoot thing, especially in the summer. Can't we just walk on sand our whole lives?

Enjoyed getting a peek into your closet!

Nicole said...

LOVE the Zorro. Any girl who can go all-out in costume is a winner in my book!

Tanja said...

Finally! Some women I can bond with. I do no like shoes. I do not like them in the house, nor do I like them with a mouse. Not in a boat... or a... ummmm.... moat?! I'm done Suessing now. When I went to bed last night, it hit me. Spring is really here. I've spent the last few days barefoot at home. Ahhh. It's such a wonderful feeling. But definitely time to whip out the pumice stone.

AnneK said...

The sari is not a fun, breezy outfit to walk in, let me assure you!

Marie said...

I LOVE IT!!! So cute! Yeah, I'm with you on the shoes, but with size 10 wide feet that are trying really hard to adjust to 11, finding comfortable shoes that don't suck is no picnic!

Sorry, I hope you don't win the prize, your blog header is lovely!

Keetha said...

I think you make quite the fabulous Zoro Woman!!!!

Keri said...

You're so cute! I enjoyed your show! :)

Lisa said...

I love the Indian dresses- they are beautiful with all of those vibrant colors. I say, Go For It!

Karen said...

Love your skirt - and I think the belt is still fashionable...You have the teensy-tiniest waist! :)

JanMary said...

Great pics - thanks for sharing.