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When I had my hair suuuuper short I had some idiots shout rude comments at me like “Is that a boy?” or “you look like a dude” etc…
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much to my dismay, it’s still winter. but that can’t stop me from daydreaming about what I’ll be wearing come spring!
Here are some items that are on my wishlist:
1. A pretty silk blouse that I can wear with bowties and tuck comfortably into a skirt:
2. A comfy pair of navy khakis:
I love the look of these cropped skinny ones from Gap!
3. A few easy dresses for work
Look at that darling thing from Loft.
4. Some layering sweaters- likely to buy from Uniqlo, I love the silk blend one I got on clearance there last year.
5. A solid pair of brown sandals (okay for summer)
think these from Madewell are the ones!
Of course I’ll also be breaking out my dapper classics- khaki trench, blazers, bright colored button downs and pocket squares- too!
What are y’all on the hunt for with the new season?
last year I made some resolutions:
- to thrift shop more instead of shopping mostly at chain stores
- to experiment more with feminine clothing than i did in 2011
- to cut my hair more often and get good haircuts, i deserve that
- to finally find a moisturizer for my face that i like
- to post outfits at least four days a week on GQF
- to keep being fucking fierce all day every day and not apologize for it
and I did alright sticking to them (other than posting here four times a week, sorry, y’all!)
this year, I resolve to:
happy 2013, y’all! what are your style resolutions?
here’s what i’m likely gonna go with:
dress from eShakti (ps everything over there is on sale and they do custom sizes from 0 to 32W, and thus the fit is amazing!)
with these tights (image via google image)
and these shoes that I’ve had forever and rarely wear (image via Google):
and maybe this necklace (image via ModCloth)?
what do y’all think?
i’ve been checking out all of fitforafemme’s posts on tumblr, instagram, and her blog lately and been feeling like i should get myself into some classier femme duds more often.
do y’all have any exciting holiday outfits planned?
it is a stunning day in NYC, y’all, and I can think of nothing more than fall fashion.
(ed. note: these photos are from fall 2010- my last fall spent in Virginia and feature my adorable family dog, Mustard <3)
not sure how many times I’ve mentioned this, but as much as I love wearing good cotton staples, I am ready for fall’s rich textures, layers, and delicious treats (snuggles ain’t bad either).
I’ve only lived places with four distinct seasons, so as such, I have a process for the season’s changes and my wardrobe. One of my favorite moments is the occasion on which I allow myself the pleasure of unpacking the coming season’s clothes that I packed away at the start of the last season. I often partake in this pleasure a bit too early- filling my closet in the case of fall with wool and sweaters while it’s still too hot to wear them.
last night, I did this very thing in an effort to tide myself over while I’m on a hiatus from buying any clothing or accessories until I have a bit more money and discovered I have a lot of maintenance to do on my fall and winter items. I encountered a handful just needing dry cleaning, some buttons needing mending, and an additional few items that I neglected to get altered and thus didn’t wear as often as I would if they actually fit.
rediscovering items I bought and scarcely wore and reinvigorating items I loved but need new life (new fit, new soles, new buttons, etc) is not only a wise idea as a matter of thrift, but is a good counter to the clothing economy that encourages us to buy and throw away. I have said time and time again to invest in your wardrobe with items you really love and fit you well, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot. many of the gems I’m about to bring back to life are thrifted, purchased on the cheap at warehouse sales, or inherited from my mom. the idea is to find items you want to take care of and hold onto, rather than toss at the end of a season’s wear.
I love the process of loving and then forgetting some of my clothes, if only to start up a new love affair with them. now I’m realizing that like other kinds of love, it requires maintenance, thoughtful care, and checking in from time to time to do the necessary mending.
are y’all excited for fall? what do you like to do at the start of the new season?
I would not recommend that anyone over 5’5” or so shop in the boys’ section simply because the proportions are going to be awkward. You’ll want to be sure that the shirts are long enough for your torso- whether you’re a tucked or untucked kind of person.
I’d say your best bets are classic [read:for preppy older women] women’s clothing brands like Land’s End (who I’m personally a huge fan of), Brooks Brothers (finding these thrifted is even better), or similar. Go up a size from what would be recommended for your measurements if you want looser, but buying a “classic fit” women’s shirt will give you the right fit under the arms and through the sleeves if you’re petite while still being comfortable and loose enough through the body.
You could also buy small men’s shirts and have them altered, but personally, I find that’s a lot more work than I generally want to put into an item.
Hope this helps! xo NC