Friday, July 27, 2012

Long and Short

Dress - All Saints (altered bust)
Beth Obi - MMD
Logic Flats - Cydwoq
Wrist wrap - Target

Oh what a day! We started the morning with puppies. Yep, my Bro-in-law has two new pups that we're apparently dog sitting. I love puppies, well the idea of puppies. But I have some dog allergies and a hyper sensitive nose to 'dog smell' - so I'm alternatively like yayy puppies! boo itchy watery eyes and sneezy nose! Did I mention there's puppy pee?

Rounding out the afternoon, I got dressed up to have lunch with my MIL and go thrifting. Yes! I know! The ban. But I got one blouse that I had originally found while just window shopping. It's long sleeved so it's winter-wear. My MIL also sprung for enough ties for five more belts. I hadn't planned to make any more unless requested, but who am I to deny donation! I'll have them up on the shop by Sunday. 

Speaking of obis I wanted to give this super long belt a spin. It wraps around me twice! After looking back through my archives, I've only worn this dress a handful of times. It's such a statement piece I feel like I need to space out wearing it. I'll probably be wearing it more often because it drew up the last time I washed it making it above knee length/fit better.

Here's some FF questions I snagged from Elegance Personified who kindly gave me a shout-out on her blog today.

1. Since you began blogging do you notice a change in the types of things you gravitate towards while shopping?
Definitely, my style has gone through some major evolutions. Sometimes distorting out of what I even like. However I feel like I'm finally hitting my stride, learning not to care about brands, but using the power of branding as starting point for sizing/style types. My life changes frequently - school, summer, different jobs. These demand different functional outfits so thus my style changes.
2. Do you find, as a fashion blogger, that you dress differently from your family and friends? Do they comment on that? 
Absolutely and absolutely. I often get criticism for not wearing the same stuff as everyone else. I occasionally get side-eyed or snide remarks, but generally everyone is supportive. 
3. What’s the weirdest fashion that you secretly like, even if you aren’t bold enough to wear it?
Pretty sure there's nothing I'm too scared to wear. I like a lot of things I don't actually wear, but I dress for physical comfort first, then fashion second, so a lot of trends go by the wayside for that. As for weird things - I wear harnesses, wild shoes, weird prints, ties as belts, and the loudest colors I can find. I'm pretty weird.
4. Looking at current trends – what would you like to try but need to build up the courage to do? 
Admittedly, I had to go look up what's "trendy"... I'm pretty sure I own something of everything that could be trendy in someway shape or form. The thing I've learned from blogging - don't be afraid of your clothes. Even if you wind up hating what you're wearing, change! You don't have to keep an outfit, you can simply change out of it and get rid of it!
5. Toot someone’s horn – what fashion blogger out there inspires you with her bold fashion choices?

Just check my blogroll. I keep it as updated and fresh as I can. I remove non-updating blogs after 3-6 months, re-add if they return, but my blog roll reflects the blogs I read every time they post. I do add anywhere from 10-20 additional blogs a day, so if you're a comment reader - pop over to some of my readers and say hello! Community is a wonderful thing.

10 comments:

  1. That dress is such a fabulous colour of red. Gorgeous!

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  2. Love your red dress and belt and not just cause it's named after me! Looks great together - impressed by your wrapping it two times around!

    I love puppies but not their messes!!!

    Fun blogger questions! I am honored to be on your blog roll. Have a great weekend!!

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  3. I found myself nodding and thinking, "Yup, I would say that too!" You are going to love my new shoes. :)

    You look amazing in that dress, Megan! It's so beautiful on you, especially with that awesome obi!

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  4. I love this dress on you so much Megan! The color and the draping is just stunning. I can't wait to see you wear it more! I think it is so funny that you had to look up what is trendy because I find myself doing it all the time. If it weren't for "liking" Tim Gunn on my FB and reading blogs, I'd be completely in the dark!

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  5. I enjoyed reading the questions. Thank you for the shoot-out as well. I can only hope to make it to your blog-roll one day, it would be a honor. Though I know you kindly and friendly support and read me. =)

    Love this red dress, so fun & unique, one of your best dresses. And I love it with your OBI Belt. =)

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  6. These are great answers to the questions. You really do not have any fear when you dress and your collection of shoes is to die for! The dress is a great color on you and the OBI belt really ties it all together. Heather

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  7. I love this dress, so it is always delightful to see it.

    I don't find your style weird at all. I'd call it modern, edgy, beautiful - just exactly right for you.

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  8. I may make use of your blog roll while I'm on my summer break to expand my community a bit. that's one of the things that's fascinating to me about blogging--how people come and go. I like this belt with this dress! And yeah for donated ties!

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  9. Good answers. Like Sheila, I could imagine saying them as well.

    I admire your courage in making fashion choices, your ubiquity on the blogger-scene, and your interesting personality. You stand out, Megan, you really do.

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  10. Aha! This is one of those hens-teeth rare colourful frocks from All Saints. It's really splendid!

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