Today’s post title comes from a song by Scissorfight, one of my favorite local bands. I don’t think they play around anymore, but I got to take a photo with the lead singer — I’ll post it on Instagram when I find it.
Anyway, summer in Boston this year has been a bust. Short, cool, and dry. Boooooooooo! Hopefully, posting some of my OOTDs from our few perfect summer days will encourage Mother Nature to get back in the saddle and give us a solid, face-melting heat wave. Yeehaw!
A friend of mine is a big proponent of fancy underwear; I am not. Under her guidance, I bought this crazy print bra, which you can kind of see through my shirt here. I hate this bra. It shows through EVERYTHING. Everything! Tops I normally wore with comfort, ease, and subtlely, suddenly became billboards for my new bra. Yuck. And the worst part is, this bra is the most comfortable, most flattering, bra that I own, so I wear it often. Sigh. The pitfalls of being a (busty) lady.
Anyway, I didn’t make the bra, I made the skirt, so let’s talk about that, shall we? This OOTD is virtually identical to the outfit I styled back in April, and indeed is based on that styling. This skirt is so busy that a blank background of a shirt is really key to pulling off the look.
Reviewing photos from this shoot, I noticed that my hips appear to be uneven. Or maybe my legs are different lengths? I dunno, but it would certainly explain a great deal. Either that, or years of carrying a bag on my left shoulder has thrown off my posture. Yikes! What a scary thought.
I don’t think I’ll make this skirt again; it’s pretty distinct in style, and the more I wear my version, the less I love it. My waistband has grown so it doesn’t sit right, and the back is not long enough and wide enough for my ample derriere. I have since making this skirt learned I need to do an FBA on skirts — a Full Butt Adjustment*! *wicked grin* Also, I’d rather give a go at Simplicity 1366 than revisit 1690. They’re similar enough and different enough to be a continuation of each other.
Necklace: So Good
Tank: Dots <– are they reopening????
Bra: Lane Bryant
Skirt: Simplicity 1690
* I’m going to call it an FDA — Full Derriere Adjustment — moving forward. Yay for acronyms!