Monday, January 17, 2011

Where'd My Specs Go



Well well well! It seems I'm not wearing my glasses in these photos. Also notice my greasy, swept-aside bangs.

This dress is something I got a billion years ago (Christmas Eve-ish) at H&M, but never wore until today. I was waiting to buy a slip to go with it, but never did get a slip, so I just wore a slip that went with another dress of mine instead, even though it's an awkward slip that's a bit too small. Anyway I wore this dress, and I like the way it kind of swings around all nicely and A-line when I belt it, but it's a bit unflattering when not belted. Hmm. I love the color though, and it's super soft! I just feel like it's not quite as flattering as I'd thought when I tried it on originally.














I'm wearing: H&M dress and necklace, Target tights and flats, thrifted belt.


I feel kinda like a pumpkin in this dress, though. Like I ought to be wearing it in October, not mid January. It's like come on, Meg, that dress is so three months ago! Although if I got a proper rope belt for it, I'd feel like a Medieval peasant or something. I always think of Medieval "fashion" when I see long-sleeved dresses. Kinda like this:





Only I have a vision of myself wearing this kinda gold embroidered belt, leather pointy shoes, a weird skullcap, and then a green velvet cloak. I'd wander around the woods outside respectable villages, preying on the lithe young men whose strength I would then exploit by forcing them to build a hut for me amongst the trees. I would then share my dinner with them and we would discuss how to win the favor of the king through coercion, lies, and manipulation, and the occasional use of my mage powers. After all this came to fruition according to my plans, I'd then ensure that all blame was placed on my strapping young minions when the king was later seduced and murdered. I would then take my place as rightful queen, as I'd been an outcast illegitimate child of the king's, and he had not yet named an heir. His only daughter, age 11, would soon perish in the night on account of a mysterious sickness.



20 comments:

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

Your bangs look super cute like that. Also, I am loving the color of this dress.

aliboo! said...

you look so cute without glasses : ) And don't worry the dress is definitely flattering. It looks like the kind that you can twirl around in and it poofs up!

Amaris said...

AHH, the long socks + cheetah flats is so adorable! :)

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

haha awkward slip, love it.
the dress is lovely, i really like the colour and shape.
Scrapbook de la Emma

Hannah said...

You have such a wild imagination!

I think the orange really works for any time. Halloween orange is more.. obnoxious, while this dress is not at all!

gee said...

you need to write a book. seriously!
i would soooo buy it.
your post are always so entertaining!

i love this dress..it looks amazing on you.
i get to go to H&M in two weeks!! ahhh..so excited!
have a wonderful week love!
xoox

Lula said...

Haha Gee's right! You SHOULD write a book. And that color is genius on ya!

Christy said...

That dress looks so cozy. Love it
I get what you mean about it having a medival vibe....

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Loving that dress! The color is the most wonderful shade. I'm also loving your tale of medieval wonder. You are a great story teller!

.Alyspank said...

You should've been a character in The Princess Bride.... making the movie a pinch more epic than it already is. haha.

That dress looks way cute on you belted, but I could see how it'd look odd without one. Silly dresses. Makes me think there is a giant conspiracy in the fashion industry where they make articles of clothing that look hella cute, BUT ONLY if you wear it with another item. Sneaky sneaky. I'm now onto them.

Alyssa

Amber Blue Bird said...

love the color of your dress and i think your choice of belts fits perfectly with it although a rope belt would have looked neat

Aimee said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the color and that you paired it with tights showing design. Pretty pretty.

x

Lauren said...

Build me a hut!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Goodness you are beautiful. With or without glasses. I love your hair like this too and it looks perfect with this dress. I'm smitten with this look.

Fleur-de-Lis said...

Your pumpkin colored dress is actually super cute!
Oh, and that medieval tale is superb :) it would be an interesting thing to study in my medieval classes instead of Almansor conquering Portugal..

btw: loved the photo of your New Year's eve, it looks like you had a blast ^^

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

Pumpkins are awesome, I wish I could where a dress that resembled one. With my skin tone though, I literally start looking like a pumpkin when I wear any sort of orangy color. I love this on you though. Totally jealous.

Between Laundry Days said...

Yeah, I SO love this dress. The color is perfect and it looks so damn comfy!

JennaStevie said...

I love this colour on you, that cameo necklace is such a gorgeous choice. And your leopard print flats made this!

kristine said...

Red looks absolutely amazing on you! Such a cute dress!

Kristine. Or Polly.

Paper Heart Girl said...

Can't believe I've only just found your blog! Your style is so great, I love it!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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