Frocking Friday, and more evidence that I am losing my mind

Posted by The Wizzle | Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 8:02 PM


Boots: Born
Tights: Nordstrom
Dress: Boden
Sweater coat: Anthro
Scarf: handmade by KimK, who did not win my giveaway but can make cooler stuff than I could give her anyway

I was putting together my Frocking Friday ensemble this morning (by which I mean, 2 pm) and I thought, "this one is kind of boring. I've had this dress and this coat for a couple of years, everyone must be sick to death of these boots, and man I need a frickin' haircut."

Then I saw the photo, and it occurs to me that, let's see, purple and orange, ruffles, large scale polka dots, and a rainbow scarf. Yep, we're probably all good, actually. If that qualifies as boring then I think maybe I need to step it down a notch.

I do still need a haircut though, I look like Lassie.

(I started off the day wearing something much fancier, but it had a hole in it that I didn't see at first, and I may be a little disorganized but I do try not to go around with my unmentionables hanging out of holes in my dress. You've got to start somewhere.)

That dress was vintage, by the way, and I love it - but I never, ever feel right wearing vintage clothing. Is that just me? I love old things - everything really, buildings and books and furniture and art and people - but old clothes *always* feel like a costume. I feel conspicuous, uncomfortable, and like a big old phony.

And this is coming from someone who attends the Renaissance Festival every year, in full period regalia.

(Wait, did I just say that out loud?)

Maybe I *do* need to step it down a notch.

Comments (7)

Lassie was never so stunning.

And believe me, I know, because I watched Lassie every week when the show was in first run. :)

If I looked as beautiful as you in my "old" clothes, I would be thrilled!

Hmm...Lassie...I was thinking more of Shaggy from Scooby Doo. Just kidding! And by the way, you looked great!

Ooooh, you're SO right! I do look just like Shaggy! We even have the same color working.

You crack me up.
and for the record, i here now state that if ANYone can pull off vintage, i think that person shall be you. i know we haven't actually met or anything (details, details) but i know these things. Trust me.

Oh, I know how you feel. I LOVE all things old-time, but when I wear it...

I think it's just a mind-over-matter sort of thing, and if I start doing it enough, I'll just forget about the whole awkward-stage :)

I loved your "boring" realization ;)

I'm in the "you look fabulous" party. But do post your haircut when that happens so we can admire again. :)