ModCloth skirt

My Fashion Truth: I play dress-up as often as possible because we should all try to fit more fun into our days! And the twirlier a skirt, the more fun I have.

I love this modcloth skirt so much. I wear it all the friggen time!

Photo by Chris Smart. You need to follow his street style photography blog: csmartfx

If you ignore the makeup, I look like a kindergarten art teacher.  “Okay class, today we’re learning about primary colors!

I was in pretty severe pain from the protest, so I decided to wear my hiking boots.  Then I pulled out this dress and these tights and tried to think of how I could kinda make the boots work with them.  Hence the bits of red and black.  Ooh, I just accidentally made a Les Mis reference!  None of the stuff I have with me that has the same shade of red as on the boots would work (for one reason or another) so I had to go a bit brighter.  That “cape” is actually a ballet wrap skirt I got at the rummage sale for potential future ballet classes.  It’s pinned to my dress to stay in place.

[Image description: one full-body photo of a young woman (me) with very short pink hair.  I am holding a metallic pink cane in my left hand.  I am wearing a navy blue dress with elbow-length sleeves and a hem that hits just above the knees.  It has a white pattern of plants with birds perched on them.  I’ve belted it with a plain black belt.  Under the dress, I have on yellow tights.  I’m wearing light brown hiking boots with dark red and black accents.  Over the dress, I have on a sheer bright red cape (actually a ballet wrap skirt pinned in place) with long ribbons tied in a bow in the front.  I’m wearing a sunflower brooch pinned to the right shoulder of the cape.  I have on a black hat, red earrings, and black lipstick.  As always, I’m wearing my round black glasses.]

16. Wear at least two prints.

I think we all know I can get a lot wilder than this with pattern mixing, but again, I had to look professional from the waist up.  (I’m trying to get a job as an online ESL teacher for kids in China, so all the reviews/tests/training sessions are online and I’m on video.)

[Image description: one full-body photo of a young woman (me) with bobbed light purple hair that’s held back on one side with a large black clip.  I’m leaning on a metallic pink cane that I’m holding in my left hand.  I’m standing in front of a blue wall.  I’m wearing a white shirt (actually a dress but only the top is showing) with thin, horizontal black stripes.  It’s tucked into a straight black midi skirt with a white polka dot pattern.  Over the shirt/dress, I have on a bright blue cardigan with ¾ length sleeves.  I’m wearing pink lipstick and black mary jane shoes.  As always, I have on my round black glasses.]

8. An article of clothing you didn’t think you can pull off.

I am of the firm opinion that if you put something on your body you are already pulling it off, so this is just an article of clothing that is kind of difficult to work into my wardrobe–the sheer yellow skirt.  I really need some leggings to wear under it.  (All the things I describe as “leggings” are actually long underwear, so they’re not really suitable for the summer.)

Also this outfit is making me a little sad because I was planning a really similar one with my beloved, mostly dead sneakers.  (I may be able to patch ‘em up enough for some gentle non-athletic, fashion-only wearing, but I’m not sure.)

[Image description: one full-body photo of a young woman (me) with bobbed light purple hair.  I’m standing in front of a blue wall and holding a metallic pink cane in my left hand.  I’m wearing a black velvet slip dress that goes to about mid-thigh.  Over it, I have on a pleated sheer yellow skirt, which I am in fact wearing as a skirt.  The dress and skirt are belted with a wide red belt.  I have on a black snapback hat that says “I got dressed today” in rainbow letters across the front; the letters are surrounded my lavender stars.  I’m wearing sheer black socks with yellow roses on them.  I have on black-and-grey sneakers with white soles.  I’m wearing a few colors of eyeshadow smudged around my eyes, and bright red lipstick (on my lips).  As always, I have on my round black glasses.]

You’d think with the huge backyard here at the apartment I’d have no problem finding plenty of places to take photos, but you’d be wrong.  All of them have weird lighting.  This is the only one I took in this place that came out good–I also took some backup photos by the color-fucking-up wall, but luckily didn’t have to use them.

Anyway, the store in my college town that I got my brown sandals and black mary janes at is hiring, so I went and picked up an application in this outfit.  I also got to talk to the owner a bit, so that was cool.

[Image description: one full-body photo of a young woman (me) standing in front of a bunch of greenery.  I have light purple hair that’s twisted up around an orange headband (that’s not showing because of the angle of my head) in a faux updo.  I’m wearing a black tank top tucked into a black pleated skirt–they’re belted at the waist with a wide, brown belt that has a mixed-metal buckle shaped like two shells facing each other.  Under the skirt, I have on pinkish-orange tights.  I’m wearing dark brown boots.  I have on long, orange-and-white earrings and bright red lipstick.  As always, I’m wearing my round black glasses.]

Well this photo came out kinda crappy and I think I cropped it to a weird size but I felt like shit and did not want to re-take it.  So here you are.

[Image description: one full-body photo of a young woman (me) with dark red hair that is braided into pigtails.  I am holding a metallic pink cane in my left hand.  I have on a bright (but not neon) green T-shirt that says, “My other disability is a bad attitude” on it in plain, black letters.  It is tucked into a plain black A-line skirt that ends a few inches above my knees.  I’m also wearing green socks that have vegetables like carrots, onions, mushrooms, etc. on them.  I have on my black, lace-up oxfords.  I’m wearing square blue earrings and black lipstick.  As always, I have on my round silver glasses.]

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Cubbon Park is such a pretty place. The heat let up for the first time in days with a thunderstorm as we were shooting in the bamboo grove. My sunglasses became pretty redundant at that point but my summer uniform was perfect for walking around in the evening cool afterwards.

Wearing 

★ New Look lace top {similar at Modcloth} ★ Vintage St. Michael skirt {similar at Curvissa★ ASOS Huarache sandals {similar pair by New Look}Brit Stitch satchelUnique Vintage sunnies 

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First day at the Magic Kingdom!

1. Helpful hit: if you get breakfast reservations at the time of park opening you get to enter the park through a separate gate before the park opens! Great time for pictures with no one around! We ate at Be Our Guest and it was so yummy!

2. Ariel loved my mermaid tattoo even though it wasn’t her!

3. The Tremaine’s were less impressed…

4. During the Festival of Fantasy parade Peter Pan saw me in my Snow White disneybound and yelled to me “SNOW!” and waved at me. He then grabbed Wendy and pointed me out to her. They then both bowed/curtsied to me! I was dying!

5. Swooning over the Gaston fountain that he so generously donated to the townspeople.

6. Snow White with Snow White at Cinderella’s Royal Table! Top and skirt from Modcloth, belt from Macy’s, apple earring made by me, red headband from Claire’s.

Autumn colour palette ✶ A/W 16 fashion edit

I’ve gotten into the habit of doing these shopping guides every year which are quite fun to put together! For Autumn ‘16, I’ve picked out a palette of my favourite fall colours, including old stalwarts like mustard and recent obsessions (rose). I feel like this is quite a versatile palette as well when it comes to colour coordination. Some of my top colour schemes from here would be berry red/ forest green/ midnight blue, mustard yellow/ midnight blue, and rose pink/ forest green/ berry red. It’s quite handy if you’re trying to experiment a bit more with colours.

I’ve added all links to the products below the individual collages. I hope you like them as much as I liked window shopping for them! 


Clockwise, from top left ✶ Structured red beret by 7x ✶ Apple crossbody bag by Modcloth ✶ Hooded toggle coat by Modcloth ✶ Cherry red high heel clogs by Swedish Hasbeens ✶ Heart pocket corduroy pinafore by Modcloth ✶ Plus size skater dress by Forever 21 



Clockwise, from top left ✶ Faux fur plush coat by ASOS Curve ✶ Floral skater dress by Forever 21 ✶ Ottoman A-line dress by Boden ✶ Tassel loafers by Clarks ✶ Corduroy Skater Skirt by Modcloth ✶ Faux leather A-line skirt by Simply Be  



Clockwise, from top left ✶  Gold clog heels by Modcloth ✶  Bow jumper by Modcloth ✶ Bobble beret by Forever 21 ✶ Crossbody circle bag by Rachel Comey ✶  Cable knit jumper by ASOS ✶  Hooded coat by Steve Madden  


Clockwise, from top left ✶ Tassel ankle boots by Modcloth ✶ Leather circle bag by NevaOpet on Etsy ✶ Military coat by Modcloth ✶ Fox print tote bag by Modcloth ✶ Velvet platform sandals by New Look ✶ Knitted cape by Universal Standard  



Clockwise, from top left ✶ Lace up dress by Forever 21 ✶ Velvet trimmed rancher hat by Anthropologie ✶ Tie front midi dress by ASOS Curve ✶ Blush lace up heels by Modcloth  Blush wrap around choker by ASOS ✶ Longline jumper by Modcloth  

So if you’ve been following me for awhile you’ll notice that I rarely put incomplete (read shoeless and unaccessorized) outfits up for outfit of the day, BUT, today I got an amazing piece of clothing I had to share ASAP.

The skirt I’m rocking is from modcloth, and is called the playful feeling skirt in chemistry. As an absolute science nerd (I’ll be starting my PhD in the fall), the skirt was an absolute must have. For once when I’m doing one of these, the item is still very much in stock in almost every size. So as a PSA to all of my fellow skirt-wearing, science nerds you should totally get this skirt.

Top: Target
Skirt: Modcloth (but the skirt is made by retrolicious for anyone familiar with that brand)

An old lady told me that I looked pretty in my outfit today! It made my day!! She was so sweet! I love when old people compliment me on my style, because they were young when style actually meant something.

Photo by burntpixels

How to Dress Like Zooey! The ‘New Girl’ Wardrobe Explained…

Quirky, fun and totally enviable, Zooey Deschanel is our style icon for the week. She’s pretty fearless when it comes to bold prints and bright colors, so we’re excited to show you the style picks that get us inspired.

Click through on each link or photo to see where to get it from!

The Dress

Fit & Flare dresses that are cinched at the waist and then flare out to the knee are Zooey’s favorite. ModCloth is your best bet.

1) ModCloth Scooner Said Than Done Dress in Stripes (too cute!)

2) ModCloth Traveling Cupcake Truck Dress in Black (halter neckline is a must for summer and with sizes up to 3X)

The Skirts

Skater skirts or full A-line skirts work best with a tucked in top.

3) Topshop Denim Flippy Skirt (wear it with slip-on sneakers or sandals)

4) Topshop Paint Floral Print Flippy Skirt (go bright!)

The Glasses

Thick, dark-rimmed glasses are a signature quirky style must-have. The bigger, the better!

5) Wildfox Le Femme Spectacle Glasses (We <3 Nerds)

The Hair

Flowers in her hair, cute hair clips and headbands take any outfit from nay to YAY!

6) Eugenia Kim Genie Floral Print Turban Headband (not as expensive as you think!)

Check out our brand new Zooey Deschanel style feature on Wantering…you’ll want to know which 3 fashion brands are your best bet to match her style!

Love,

Wantering Editors

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These are a few of my favorite things!

For Christmas I decided to mix outer space, velvet, sharks, cat ears and who would have thought it would work so well? (I did!)

boots- doc martens, shark leggings- modcloth, velvet skirt- kmart, galaxy shirt- gift, cardigan- kohl’s, cat hat- domino dollhouse