Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday where I try something new


Cream or Ivory is something I always avoided. (cream is different than white, white I find a bit easier to wear in general) It always made me look so sickly so I just didn't buy things in that color. But when I saw this dress I HAD to have it. Usually I fade away in ivory or cream but I thought the bright colored flowers might counter act the expanses of cream. The dress was a bit retro CHECK it had bright pink and orange CHECK it was tailored CHECK and it is cotton DOUBLE CHECK and super clearance CHECK so while I feared I might not be able to get away with it I bought it anyways. Something I am consciously trying to avoid. Buy things I love. Know what I mean? I figured since it was cotton if it was too light I could dye it! I am my own worst critic (well except for that meany pants who lives in Australia who slammed in my comments a few weeks ago) and I think that not only can I wear this dress but it also looks nice.

I tried for some cheesecakey photos today but they all look awkward. I am too shy/ goofy to do cheesecake I think.

LEMON shoes (you will be blocked if you call them banana just as a warning.) super shimmery and nice leather on sale $12 Aldo
Dress Target you can't really see the tie at the neck. and cotton so I thought I'd give it a shot and if not DYE IT!
Earrings I made them.

The shoes while not my tallest don't have a platform and I am finding them a bit awkward today. I think its the angle. Need more practice i think.
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After feeling so uggo yesterday I had to wear something I felt pretty and fun it. It worked. No matter how crappy I feel, if I am dressed in a manner I feel is nice, I am better for it. To add insult to injury I ended up wearing a pair of sneakers out on date night last night. I have not worn sneakers outside of a gym in at LEAST 4 years. I just don't like them. I feel ugly and awful in them. The second I stepped out of the station last night Dave even commented "Sneakers??!!" and two separate times in the evening he said how weird it was. My shoes were killing me and the sneakers were in my desk at work for the gym so I changed into them. ug. I need a pair of those foldable ballet flats so I have them at all times!

Is there something you always feel ugly in?

14 comments:

Emily B. said...

I always feel U.G.L.Y. in pants. I wear jeans, sometimes dressy jeans, and of course I wear skirts and dresses, but for some reason pants and I don't get along. Dunno why. I feel sort of dumpy and frumpy.

Kelly said...

I love this outfit!

Clare said...

What amazing lemony shoes!! I think you look great in this cream dress!!

watergirl82 said...

LOVE that dress and I think it looks great on you. I always feel yuck in pants with flats. I'm short and have short legs, so I feel like pants with flats make me look squat and wide. I need at least a little heel to make me feel more streamlined...

D'Rae said...

That is an amazing dress and I think it looks fab on you!

Becky said...

1. You look perfect in this outfit. 2. I am so cheesecakey in just about every photo I take...it's just how I am. Your non-cheesecake photos work for you like my cheesecake photos work for me. All about the comfort, yo. 3. I feel ugly if I'm wearing a dress or skirt that I plan to wear with heels in the office with flats or sandals on my commute. I take this so seriously that even when I'm running errands outside of the office, I'll keep my heels on. I just can't do it for the several blocks and subway stairs I have to walk to and from work. I had a gross day yesterday. So gross that I didn't even take a picture. I made up for it by looking cute today. In my mind it balances out :)

Sal said...

My jealousy of those shoes is TREMENDOUS! And lady, you look slammin' in that dress.

bridgett said...

i love that dress, it looks great on you.

david said...

when you got the bana... ...lemon shoes i didnt know when where or how they were going to make it into the rotation. this is a cute and fabulous way to wear them and i stand corrected.

Boutique Girl said...

Great look! Fab shoes!

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

I love the entire outfit especially the lemon yellow pumps. I was just telling my husband the other day that I wish I could wear pumps & heels to work without killing my feet and knees. (I"m a children's librarian.)

I have a weird wardrobe. There's nothing in there that makes me feel very uggo but nothing that makes me feel incredible either. Hmmmm. (I burned the dress that used to make me feel uggo.)

hillary said...

emily. Thats what it was yesterday. pants. I just feel ugly and wide in them.

clare, kelly, d'rae,bridgett, boutique girl , thanks!

watergirl yes I have a wicked problem with feeling chic in flats. I feel reh.

becky I do the SAME thing. I live in Boston and take the T and walk and once I am work I will hobble across campus in 5 inch heels just to keep up the look. I will even head over to my weight watcher meetings on the 4th floor of the building next door. (i admit sometimes I take elevator)

sal you have almost the exact same shoes!!!


dave thats funny because you are the one who talked me into the shoes. But the thing is they are such high quality that at 12 it would of been a shame not to try them with stuff

brooklyn I change shoes OFTEN see in the middle of day I have sandals on and people go "hey were are the yellow shoes?" Also invest in quality and it helps Cole Haan heels with nike air are fantastic. Mind you I paid 180 on sale for my red one. Also I buy gel inserts for almost everything. The ones I have on here I have the ball of foot inserts in them. I need heel ones to because these tore my heels up. But I make sure the shoes I bring to change are cute too. The sandals were champage leather with flowers on them. so I don't feel like I am settling. That requires that I always have shoes in my purse but ya know...

hillary said...

oh and thank you all for reading and commenting!

FashionAddict said...

What a great look for you! I've been considering this dress for a while, too, and you are tempting me to buy it!!