Friday, June 30, 2017

Simple Snake

Doing an outfit-post involves a lot of work for me. Without disclosing TG details, the process requires more effort than you guys have to invest. Lately work's drained my energy so I haven't had a chance to do one of these posts, which was making me blue. Today I knocked off work early to remedy that.

There's a piece I've been wanting to wear -- a blue, faux-snakeskin skirt I bought while thrifting last month with Patti. It's a fun pattern and I show a detail of it in the second photo.

After putting my stuff away, I looked at the pictures and realize the outfit has problems. It's shapeless and the top clashes a little with the skirt. But -- and this is a big but -- I had fun. I enjoyed myself. Indulging in playful activity puts a smile on my face. So the less-than-attractive outcome is okay. I'm not trying to impress anyone, just be happy. That's okay, isn't it?















18 comments:

  1. I like that skirt! The length and color are great. The shoes are nice, too.

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  2. Happiness is where it's at. Having fun and experimenting is like adult play. It is good for our minds and souls.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  3. What a great skirt! I love that it's classic looking but still a bit edgy. You look fantastic, friend!

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  4. As long as you are having fun that is all that matters ... That skirt is really interesting and of course shows off your killer legs!!!!

    Shapeless ... clashing a bit ... sounds like my wardrobe. I am not a fashionista ~ so absolutely no comment from me about that comment of yours. Just LOVE to see when you are having fun!!!

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  5. I don't think the outfit has problems, or not in the sense you described. A loose top over a pencil skirt is a good idea, and a slightly bohemian top with a more conservative skirt is an interesting contrast. The fact that the loose top is semi-transparant, well, that's not ideal. But I see this as a far more interesting outfit than some of your others because it shows evolution of style: you're mixing styles, contrasting different elements. In my opinion this is so much closer to real life: we take influences from many sources, but don't copy an idea or a concept as a whole. Don't write this off, you're onto something, further research needed.

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    1. Thank you, Tiina. Your feedback is encouraging.

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    2. I agree. I think it's a good foray into a Look. Not every outfit has to achieve an hourglass shape. This still looks feminine and pretty. I think it's a more unique pairing than your usual look.

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    3. I'm still learning. It's amazing how long the learning-curve is for women's fashion. You guys are several years' ahead of me!

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  6. I LIKE it!! I don't think the Top shape is wrong for the skirt at all. It would appear shapeless if you wore it with a loose, flowing skirt, but it is a pleasing contrast with the pencil skirt! Ordinarily, I really don't like snake skin but in brilliant blue, you hear no complaints from here! I've missed your outfits!

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    1. I feel the same way about snakeskin generally but the bright blue color redeems it. Nobody would imagine it's real.

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  7. I actually quite like a loose top over a pencil skirt - this is a look I've done myself many times. The sheerness of the top, showing the skirt through it, helps to maintain the waistline. I love the blue snakeskin print! Love, love, love! I think this is a great outfit for you, my dear.

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    1. Ash, thanks Sheila. You make me feel better.

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  8. I had been wondering where you were Ally, I see you'd been busy.
    I think that as long as you enjoyed yourself it is valid.

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    1. Planning on doing a LOT more outfit posts this month!

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