Note the first: I think we could all use a change of subject, at least for a minute, right? Then we’ll talk about food in fat acceptance, the ethics of food, and how to have a conversation about food that doesn’t wind up sounding like policing.
Note the second: Y’all, the more I take pictures, the more I want some other style representation here, too. If you are a butch (oh, dandy butches, I love you) of any variety (other butches, I love you, too) who works in an office and therefore has to conform to some sort of dress code, and you feel you have done so in a way that preserves your personality, would you please consider submitting some outfit photos? I’d LOVE to showcase some other fatshuns. Please send your photos and outfit information (any info you would like to share!) to the rotund at the rotund dot com!
I’ve filtered this so you can see more of the details of my outfit. The problem with wearing all black is that, well, it’s hard to take a photo of it in the bathroom mirror. *laugh* I wore this to work on a day I knew I’d be staying hella late – I had, in fact, stayed hella late the night before.
Sometimes, knowing I am going to wear something I find awesome is the thing that gets me motivated to get out of bed and get dressed.
You know, I realize I have the exact same pose in almost every single picture. I should work on that. It’s just such a comfortable posture!
This is a comfy black ponte knit pencil skirt. It’s from Avenue, size 22/24, that I got on clearance AGES ago. I have the same one in plum. They are total staples. I’m wearing a totally simple camisole, also from Avenue (probably also on clearance). And that’s a satin bolero from Torrid – a size 3 – from ages and ages ago. They almost always have something similar in stock. I have the satin ruched pencil skirt that goes with this particular bolero and I love it to bits. I’m wearing some of the colorsplash tights from We Love Colors because even though it’s August, it’s in the low 70s in my office. A coworker had mentioned those particular tights the night before, so I dug them out of the tights box. I’m also wearing my Fluevog Vermeer ankle boots.
You can see how bright the tights are here. I know it’s not a look for everyone, but it worked for me – I felt sassy and myself. And I wore those boots all day and all night – I was at work for 14 hours and they were still comfortable.
My hair was kind of frazzled.
I wore a much darker lipstick than I’d usually wear to work – Night Violet, which is a mattene lipstick from MAC. I actually didn’t wear any eyeshadow because I didn’t have the hand-eye coordination I would have needed to put any one. *laugh* It was a long week.
That necklace is actually a much longer one – I doubled it over so I could wear it more as a short piece. I do that a lot with necklaces.
Y’all, these boots. I cannot even tell you how much I love them. They are super comfortable. The heel is this amazing piece of architecture – it’s octagonal. I wear, when measured, a 7.5 EEE – I have a wide little duck foot with short toes. Fluevogs are all cut on different lasts, so you really do have to try them on – there are some styles that are way too narrow for me. But the ones that are wide enough? Worth every penny.
A commenter on Flickr said, basically, that the tights looked like impressionist skies – which is one of the coolest comments I’ve ever gotten. I’ve started to look at this outfit as a little bit of a Baroque and Impressionism mashup, and that just makes me happy.
There are always going to be days we just aren’t feeling it. I think dressing up a little bit helps – at least when I have the energy for it. Some days are comfy pants days and that is okay, too.
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