I begged people to advise my social-media-phobic self, and all (4) of you did, so well done fab-four readers. Believe it or not, there were about 68 non-comment-makers who read that post. So, now I invite my fab-four AND the shy folks (that's you Diane) to join this conversation. I value your opinion. I got this idea from a recent post on June's blog, which is undeniably hilarious.
Did you grow up with sisters, who whether or not they drove you crazy- could at the very least be relied on to NOT let you leave the house looking silly? My sisters are not fashionistas, and while I lived under their constant gaze and scrutiny as the little sister, I would not ask them for fashion input ever again. When I got married I realized I had no one reliable: roommate, sisters, mom, to wrinkle her nose or eww and ahh over a proposed outfit.
|Dress with no leggings. Seen here|
in tangerine shoes that I probably
shouldn't have shown you,
because I would never wear
them for more than 2 hours.
In my old age,
I crave comfort.
Curly dances at National Championships in Vancouver. We leave on July 1st, and I usually get dressed a little bit nice for her big competitions. Remember, I am working on a tell-all book about Irish dancing. Answers are coming, friends.
So, calling all fashion police. I invite you to join the squad that I am swearing in for special duty. Translation: I am packing and I just bought what I consider a great dress. I am stuck on a few things:
Do I need short leggings? (consider that I do not like to be cold and I do not believe that Vancouver has temps similar to Chicago). Also, I am not sure if the dress will hang as well with legging - because it kind of gets 'stuck' on the leggings, but I can deal.
Is it fine without leggings? It is pretty damn sheer. I don't know if you can tell in the pics (that had to be moved outside because it was impossible to avoid piles of crap in the background - and we tried multiple rooms). Keep in mind that when I was a kid we had to wear a slip under a skirt if light could shine thru the fabric. Dear God, when did I start sounding SO OLD!
|I blew this up so you could see the shoes. |
Also, that is Mary Any's house in the
background on the right. Feel free to throw
imaginary rotten eggs at it or lasers.
Gray: these are Naot's I think and offer decent support, but they do give my toes a workout because they are essentially flip flop design, but think heavy. I do heart these shoes, but they are starting to look like I have been loving on them hard for too long. (Curly hated them with the dress).
Tangerine: these strappy sandals and NOT comfortable. I have owned them for a few years, but that was just around the time that I recognized that my feet deserved more, and in turn my low back, etc. I have red slide sandals not pictured, by Jambu. Decent by not as intensely orthopedic as the red Mesophisto. Not even sure if I am spelling that right, but dear God the packing and arranging and food prep I still need to do. (ugh - this was supposed to be a short post and it is almost midnight!)
|Enter the new red Mary Jane's.|
Too casual? You kind of get an idea of
how sheer it is here. I feel slightly sad that
my deck is the cleanest, most organized
place in my home.
Maybe I should sleep out here.
There is one other striped fitted polo dress that I considered bringing on this trip and I will show the photo here (below - unless your version moves things around which I cannot be responsible for):
|Lots of cropping to remove|
the mini-Costco in my
pantry as I
am posing in front
of the open pantry door.
I do love
Navy-striped-leaves-nothing-to-the-imagination dress was marked down crazy low to $15 - probably the only reason it made it out of the dressing room. (Did you just raise your eyebrows, gasp, and whisper: 'You tried that on first?'). Also, maybe part of me KNOWS my sisters would be appalled if I wore it, yes: I am 'that' sister. Sheer, rainbow love-of-my-life dress was marked down, but not like that. (um, $75). Only reason I can type that: Coach doesn't read my blog. Unless he is one of the shy 68 mystery readers.
Shorter posts coming - this is what I get like when I have a million things to do. I focus on the least essential task -until the 11th hour. Then come 11th hour it gets all kinds of ugly. Embrace your distance, but vote while doing so.