The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
I am almost certain that it’s Thursday, and Megan and Keely’s This or That Fashion Challenge Trends is to wear either colored bottoms or printed bottoms.
I thought at first if bottoms = pants, I was out of luck. I’m short, I have the pencil body type (thanks, Mongs), and colorful trousers usually make me look like a Hobbit.
But I can wear skinny jeans without looking like an especially squat Person of Walmart, and remembered that I have bright coral and turquoise ones.
When taking your own pics, no tells you to straighten your layering cami. Passion Concept tunic (thrifted); a.n.a. skinny jeans (jcp); Eject shoes (blogger gift); three stretch bracelets (Walmart) with large MMD button flower (Megan Mae Daily) safety-pinned to them; dangly pearl earrings you can see below from Jada’s Jewels set
When I first tried on this tunic, I thought I had buttoned it wrong. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was just funky, with asymmetrical gathering, draping, and pleats (also cool pleats in the back). If you look too hard, you get a little blurry eyed, like you would with an Escher print. I had to have it.
I ended up in the turquoise skinny jeans because I HAD to wear the shoes Megan sent me yesterday. I told her she would have totally laughed her ass off last night, because once I decided I was wearing the Ejects, I tore the house apart looking for ribbon. I wouldn’t have been averse to suitable shoelaces, I wanted to wear them that badly.
Then I decided that Megan’s chain idea was great, and looked for an old necklace to dismantle, but only had a limited selection due to my recent purging and donating efforts. But I found a $4.99 statement necklace from Burlington Coat Factory with dangly turquoise colored beads I decided could be refashioned. Cheapy necklace should’ve been easy, right?
|I’ma sucka for a smiling door.|
That damn necklace was made out of stainless steel, or maybe Kryptonite. But once I get an idea in my head, it’s nearly impossible to let it go. At one point The Absent-Minded Professor saw what I was trying to do, gave me a suggestion for making better use of my tools, shook his head, and left, probably because I looked deranged.
I finally jury-rigged the smaller part of the chains on the Ejects, and then because I was feeling extra hostile toward that damn necklace, took off some of the beads and attached them too, to hide the less than lovely connections. I had an epiphany that the shoe chains did not have to match, so they don’t. Style blogging has helped me give up my matchy-matchy ways.
|Just when y’all thought I couldn’t strike a dorkier pose…|
I couldn’t love those Ejects any more than I do, although I’m going to create some interchangeable looks with old clip on earrings (accepting your rejects, please 🙂
|No, I did not attach the pearl earrings to the shoes. They were in my ears, sillies.|
Bonus pics of my exceptionally stylish supervising attorney, Helen Parsonage. I’ve told her this before, but I always love seeing her in the morning, because she’s like eye candy with her elegant, bright style. She’s tiny like Twiggy, and everything looks good on her. When she received a box today from ShoeDazzle containing these orange pumps, I begged so much to photograph her that she let me, probs just to shut me up.
Close up of the shoes for you high heel lovers:
Wicked, absolutely wicked. I’d fall off them, but Helen runs around in high heels like they’re athletic shoes. So talented, that lady.
Have you bought this season’s neon pumps, in yellow or orange?