unfashionable

c'est ne pas une fashion blog.
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It was ridiculous of me to think of this as something I shouldn’t consolidate. Like I have time in my life!

Anyway, this is just going to live as a pointer to short trips. It’s my real tumblr. Any fashion/aesthetics talk will be squeezed in between getting excited about science, Doctor Who, and typography.

Material objects are part of life. The objects that we choose to use affect our comfort, self-image, and overall happiness. The process we use to select and obtain objects reflects our views about ourselves. When we choose objects that make us feel indifferent, we are slighting ourselves. When we choose objects that make us feel joy, we are honoring ourselves.
Don’t wear green if green makes you look dead. How can you tell? …pay attention to people’s comments. If they ask whether you’re feeling tired when you wear your green sweater, chuck it. If they ask whether you’ve just had your hair cut, buy some more skirts to go with your fabulous green sweater.

Flashback Monday: Women’s Fashion Part II, Color  | Mighty Girl

I read this series by Miss Mighty Girl when she first published it (she has long been my hero!) and took this comment well to heart. Case in point: I’ve never been fond of pink, but in the last year or two I’ve picked up fuchsia in my wardrobe. Every time I wear the color? Positive comment.

Looking at my computer desktop, I also just noticed that InDesign’s icon color is a definite fuchsia. Maybe that’s the actual reason.

In lieu of outfit shots, here. This is something I found at Goodwill this weekend. It turns out that sometimes a girl doesn’t need to carry a book and a spare scarf with her.  
Ooh, oversized buckles.
And even better, this month my Goodwill is doing a scratchcard coupon when you donate at the register. So now I have a coupon for 50% off a May purchase! Score.

In lieu of outfit shots, here. This is something I found at Goodwill this weekend. It turns out that sometimes a girl doesn’t need to carry a book and a spare scarf with her.  

Ooh, oversized buckles.

And even better, this month my Goodwill is doing a scratchcard coupon when you donate at the register. So now I have a coupon for 50% off a May purchase! Score.

Dear Sally McGraw*,

There’s a good chance you’re magic, or maybe I’m magic, or maybe the power of our curly hair combined is magic. I mean, despite me being awesome, somehow life sees fit not to have me win contests all the time. So when I got an email this morning from you, at first I thought it was spam. It wasn’t!

I won a thing.

Not just any old thing. A really awesome thing! The ability to shop Karen Kane, a brand I couldn’t normally afford! And I get to spend an hour on the phone talking about their clothes and styles with someone. Which, seeing as over the last six months I’ve gotten so much more interested in the things I cover my body with, um. Awesome.

I am pretty excited to do this and then tumbl about it. 

Unfashionably yours,

a

*Not pictured. Unless she’s leading a double life with a wig.

Like most girls my age, I devoured the Babysitter’s Club series when I was younger. (This was The Series before Animorphs apparently became The Series for girls like me.) Part of being in the audience for any ensemble group is picking which member you want to see yourself in. Well, of course to some degree, I was Mary Anne at the time. Shy and bookish? Hells yes. But that wasn’t My Character, as she was kind of boring and mushy, which I was not.

Despite her atrocious spelling and chickenscratch handwriting, I picked Claudia Kishi. Are you kidding? She was the one with the crazy outfits that everyone loved. She was the one that made her own jewelry. She was the go-to artist of the group. 

So I’m just going to lay that out there, since I still don’t have any pictures (It’s been a strange week) and say that when I was little, I wanted to be Claudia.

You should have seen some of the outfits I attempted as a kid.

(This site is cracking me up right now.)

I haven’t figured out a good way to take pictures of what I wear, at least not when the clothes are on me. I had some good outfits this week, though, believe you me. Well, good for me. 

These earrings are pretty much my default. You can’t have them though. I got them in a wig shop in Texas.

What’s your shopping weakness? asks a very fashionable lady.

Gee, I have no idea. But in about five minutes, I might have found just a few things I like at ModCloth. Good thing I’m not actually shopping.

I have no particular interest in fashion. But I have a definite interest in aesthetics. Maybe I’ll recognize a designer’s name, but I won’t care. Give me the thing itself, not the name of the thing. I happen to wear clothes, and visual interest in life is pretty important to me.

So I wouldn’t call this this any sort of daily fashion blog like the ones I look at over coffee. Also, never going to be daily. Not to mention that photographs of things I wear may be the functional equivalent of MySpace photos circa-2003. (In a dirty mirror, poorly lit, holding up my cell phone at an awkward angle.)

In the meantime, I would love this jacket. I am a sucker for jackets and for big buttons. (via The J. Peterman Company)