Fashion Blogger Cliché

I have finally succumbed to the thing it seems all fashion bloggers do: pose in front of a (mostly) brick wall. In this case, it was an empty house at a waterfront park and I wanted to move into said house… because hey, everyone loves a brick house! Right?

Other fashion blogger-type things in these pictures: wearing leg-shortening, vintage-looking boots with a dress; skirts belted at the waist; ginormous earrings.

Shucks, I’m full of clichés today.

But hey, at least I had fun and I felt like a cowgirl! Or… something. Mr. Owl isn’t sure he approves of these shoes– he saw them and said “What do you think it is, 1850?”

He has the same sentiment about my maxi dresses. Sometimes he’s no fun at all.

Although I do have to admit that maxi dresses aren’t the most flattering thing on me, nor are short boots (or booties of any kind),  so he may have a point. Not that I’m fully going to listen to him…

And above: the closest I will ever get doing the Marilyn Monroe pose. Because: I didn’t do it on purpose; I don’t own a white dress with a scandalous neckline; I’m not blonde; I would never stand above an air vent with a dress on.

And also, most of the time I tend to pose more like this:

I know. It’s graceful. Especially the leg. And the ducklips. (I never thought I’d go so low…)

And, perhaps because he didn’t particularly like them with my outfit, Mr. Owl neglected to take a picture of my shoes… and I was too distracted by the wind/skirt combo (a bad thing) and the ukulele/cello players (two of them) in the park to remind him of that particular detail. But I love these shoes, so you’ll see them up close some other time.

I was very pleasantly surprised to find that this belt is genuine leather and made in the U.S. Seriously. Nothing seems to ever be made here. All the cool stuff is imported from other countries.

Also, the shoes are leather.

More reasons why I love thrift stores.

I hope you all have a fantastic Monday!

Side note: it seems that, in switching to Disqus comments, either Disqus or my computer was having difficulties importing all of my old wordpress comments into the Disqus format… so they aren’t showing up. I’m still trying to get them to come back, but if you notice that there are no comments on posts before this… it’s probably because Disqus and my computer think that importing thousands of old comments is too hard.

But hopefully eventually I’ll figure out how to get my old comments to show up.

Also, in case you hadn’t noticed, I have officially ended my 30 days of dresses. I got to day 20 and then my resolve went kaput.

Oh, well.