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30 April 2007 @ 06:39 pm
The nigh-on unthinkable has happened, folks...

I've detailed here how much I loathe shopping for myself, and probably most of the 'why' thereof. With that in mind, I have no idea how or why I spent fourteen entire dollars on the following:
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Well, I have some idea:

how: I was shopping for something to supplement my outfit for the EProm (to no avail, dammit), and stopped in at H&M. Saw the following. Tried it on, paid for it.

why: skull & crossbones! a short, flirty piratey skirt! since I am, apparently, the Perky Pirate, it seemed apt. Plus, it was on clearance, even though it was above my usual $10 maximum. Too, H&M sucked me in with their flattering (if misleading) size labels. The 8 was too big; I had to take the 6. There is no way on this good green earth that I am a 6, but I want to believe there is the chance...

Now that the purchase-afterglow has faded, I still feel awkward and self-conscious and Not-Size-Six. And I'm not sure what to wear with it. It's fitted snug from waist to just below hips, then it flares out (which, to my mind, makes me look boxy, but hey: skull and crossbones skirt! I'll find a way to make it work). I was thinking black tank top or t-shirt. Yes? No? Those of you who actually have some fashion savvy, please: help!
I feel: bouncybouncy
Fjordhopper: Fabulous-Bridgetfjordhopper on April 30th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
Kelladyjoust on April 30th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
hee! Only I just realized I'd missed and HTML close, so cut off the latter part of the entry. Please to reread and offer fashion advice!
Fjordhopperfjordhopper on May 1st, 2007 09:57 am (UTC)
A black tank top...I agree with that! but I think you could also do a solid color top as well, red would be great, but any color could work, but it would need to be bright! Nothing really muted.
pheylan: JackSparrowpheylan on April 30th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, you scored big!
Blaidd Drwgfairyrune on April 30th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
I love it! It's adorable. I want to buy one, and wear it to work, and see if anyone notices that it's got skulls and crossbones!
La Petite Souris Scientifiquemelebeth on April 30th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
That is SO cute.
Mirandamirmie on May 1st, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
Black tank top or tshirt was what I was going to recomend. From what I can see in the picture it looks lovely!
Ratesjul: Dream Peter Panratesjul on May 1st, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
ditto ditto ditto.

LOVE it, Mari! VERY good buy.
Julia: CH Shoppingigraine120 on May 1st, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
A black or red top would look neat-o with that.
But I vote a big NO on the t-shirt. A tank top or 3/4 sleeve shirt would be best, I think.
Kat: awesomeevegryffindor on May 1st, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
CUTE! Oooer! Yes, yes, black tank or tee will be perfect!

And I want to shop at your H&M, because the one in the city lets me know plain as day that I NOT a 10, I am most certainly a 12. I've never been to an H&M with misleadingly small sizes.
kmcclure on May 1st, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
How about the equivalent of what Gwen is wearing in that icon?

Also, any tee, sweater or tank that has that sort of empire below the bust detaling, which lengthens the waist, emphasizes your very fine decolletage and complements the flirty skirt (which is c-ute!)

Christian: Day of Wrongsirchristian on May 1st, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
So cute...
the_wild_bunny on May 1st, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
I am in love with that skirt. *yoinks it* I'll give it back eventually? :P
Annephloxyloxy on May 1st, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)
Cute cute!

I would say...wear something kind of tight/clingy/stretchy for the top. Form fitting. A black tanktop would be great, or red, if you can do red (can you do red?). I love the black/white/red combination, so I'd probably go with that. And you could always layer some black or white under it, if you wanted.
Jobs, baby, Jobs!: Jack Sparrowpicoland on May 1st, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
mmm more piratical hawtness....