modcloth outfit

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

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.]

I am SO wiped but I had a cute outfit today so enjoy this bad picture of it.

I had a brunch thing this morning through a meetup group, then I wandered georgetown a bit and went to a flea market and found a great old compact sewing kit/thimble thing with a Baltimore undertaker’s label. Good times.

Skirt: Melissa McCarthy 7, 2X, via GwynnieBee. It’s nice to see McCarthy’s stuff getting more colorful and interesting. I love the pattern mixing and huge pockets on this. It’s called a circle skirt, though, and it is absolutely A-line so that’s a lie.

Blouse: Modcloth, 4X, from last year’s stylish surprise. I keep doing those even though I usually get crappy stuff. But I love the thrill of the unknown!

Fishnets: Asos Curve. Okay, so these are one size which is common for fishnets, but I’m probably at the limit of fit for them, taking height and width together. My hips are around 56", and my inseam is almost 35". These fit comfortably, weren’t hard to get on, and didn’t tear. They’re probably the best quality fishnets I’ve ever seen, and I’ve used a lot of them in shows. I enjoy how 100% useless and mauve they are.

Cardigan: Forever 21+ like seven years ago, maybe? Anyway it’s a 1X which goes to show sizing there means nothing.

Shoes: Clarks, 12. Clarks run small, especially the more orthotic ones like these.

(Sorry my living room is kinda messy)


Never being one to miss out on a theme, I wore this to go apartment hunting. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Bonus, I made a new cat friend at my current apartments.


Fun story, when you are setting up a tripod in a gazebo, people will assume you know things about said gazebo and start asking you questions about it.


Aaaand here’s styling number 2 of the skirt (out of 2 for today, but likely a gazillion more times in the future). Mega obsessed with the top too (also from Pinup Girl Clothing). Feeling 100% bombshell.


Outfit post for today, not rly outfit of the day tho. So this is my swimsuit, never worn in public out of fear. I hope to do something about that before the summer is over. It’s on my 2016 to-do list after all. ^^

Like most cute stuff, this one is from Modcloth as well. ❤️❤️

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“And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby