Today was a beautiful day. Unlike the last few weeks when the highs have been pushing 90*, the high today would be a blessed 74, combined with the fact that I don't have work or class that means I wear whatever I want. No matter how slightly en-hottening or unprofessional. I will save a longer discussion of professional dressing in the academic library world for another post, but suffice it to say, I am allowed to dress pretty weirdly, but as an intern very imminently entering the job market I try to dress in such a way that, when called for a recommendation, my boss will talk about my work and reliability and forget to mention anything about how I dress kinds weird because it isn't that notable. This is just a few steps removed from that.
|Falling out of an attempted balletic pose. Damn long timer|
Since it was cool I finally had the chance to try on my new knee socks from Target. I have had issues before with finding knee socks that fit around my thick footballer calves**, but Target socks aways seem to be fit-able. I have a pair of ostensible OTK socks that come slightly over the bottom of my knees reliably so I bought up a few pairs of knee socks last time I was in Target. The punky Hello Kitty socks I wanted to wear didn't even pretend to work, which I mostly expected since they were intarsia and that isn't really limits stretch, but the solid and stripey ones worked. Although I have to note that my calves are the same circumference, but one of these socks went up to my knee and the other was about 2 inches shy, which I consider okay but wtf?
Skirt, Socks: Target
Choker: 3/4 yd. of lace from the Golden D'Or, a skeezy but amazing fabric store in Dallas
Earrings: Baby Loves Pink
Ballet-lacing over-socks: Victorian Trading Company
|And here's a random picture of the flowers I bought from the selection of cheap bouquets at Trader Joe's, pretty nice for 4$, eh?|
*For reference I lose the ability to do anything besides sip ice tea in front of the air conditioner at 85
** This is my polite way of saying the people who write sizing guidelines for Sock Dreams are a bunch of lying whores, but I keep trying to order from them anyway.
*** I ordered it before I had read much of their shady reputation. My assessment based on reading several accounts is that they farm out the manufacture of their garments to multiple shops, some of which produce decent quality and some of which don't. I think this is reason enough to avoid them in the future (because how can you tell what you'll get), but the blouses I did buy from them are pretty decent, a bit too tight and otherwise more off-the-rack fitting considering I had them custom made, otherwise reasonably good.