She is my favorite of this batch. Can I try layering a huge scarf over a coat? Please? Also, can I have her face?
The pictures are the links.
Everything is thrifted.
This was worn to lunch and conspiring with a friend, a barbecue at what might be the coolest/creepiest home in Provo, and an outdoor movie night in violent wind.
I bought this dress over a year ago at some local thrift place. I wore it once (for a blind date in October), and then realized that it was in such bad shape that I would have to take it apart and re-do pretty much every seam. So that is what I did. And it was well worth it, I think. It’s still ridiculously hard to get on and off and there is still too much weight hanging from those poor buttons on the straps, but I love it.
And now for the announcement: My friend Janeal and I will be collaborating/competing on a new blog! Friends, meet razz vs. wiretap. We will be competing in several different categories. The first battle will be Wardrobe Warfare. We’re each going to go as long as we can without repeating an outfit. And I am going to win. In the future, we’ll probably try to get all of you more involved, with polls and … other clever things. The contest begins on Monday (which is tomorrow … eep), and it also means that I’ll have to take an outfit picture every single day, which is kind of intimidating. Especially compared to the incredibly-photogenic Janeal (aka wiretap). So you’ll probably start seeing more outfit posts around here, too.
Because really, what the internet needs is more pictures of me.
Bo is a delightful kind of girly girl, and below you will find her outfits as a child, and what I think her outfits would look like if she retained her immaculate sense of style into adulthood.
Below is Bo’s first outfit. It’s just a nightgown, but naturally she threw a sparkly necklace over it. Ruffles and florals and lace. On a grown-up, it would be a mumu, but I honestly think it could be pulled off. I couldn’t get a good picture of the shoes, but she’s wearing Wellingtons, which is really perfect for the outfit. I know that last winter was the one for cardigans and dresses and rainboots, but I live in Utah. That gives me the flexibility to stretch a trend for all it’s worth.
And now for ensemble no. 2. Please ignore the fact that she’s wearing a dress over jeans. If we just substitute that for bare legs or even tights, it would be a delightful outfit.
Bo’s third ensemble is another nightgown. Bo understands that we must all look like princesses even when we are asleep. This time, she goes without the sparkly necklace, but only because the lace on her dress is flashy enough. Sorry about the photo quality – there really wasn’t a clear shot of the dress.
Number four is quite dramatic – it’s all about wrapping yourself in that gauze.
Outfit number five is for going out on the town – sturdy boots for walking, a bulky cardigan to protect you from the elements, and a floral smocked dress (with a peter pan collar, naturally) to remind yourself how pretty you are.
Bo’s final outfit in the movie is really just a princess dress thrown over outfit no. 6. But I think she’s wise to throw on her prettiest clothes on what may be the last day of her life.
Holy moly this post is long.
My belt wasn’t skeewompus all day. But this outfit got me two proposals of marriage, so I guess it wasn’t all that bad.
Straw Fedora: Thrifted at Ye Olde Catholic Thrift Shoppe in Cedar City Utah for $1.50 (yes, my aim is to make you jealous)
Dress/skirt: Thrifted at Provo’s Deseret Industries
Belt: Thrifted a long long time ago
I should also mention the bra that held this all together – a wonderful thrifted strapless from Japan, complete with lace, flowers, and a bow. Truly a wonderful undergarment.