June 29, 2010
Shirt: American Apparel
Jeans: Rich & Skinny (Nordstrom)
Shoes: Banana Republic
Ring: Sloan Boutique, Portland
Bag: Coach (Nordstrom)
Sunglasses: Chanel (Chanel on Newbury St. Boston)
Finding the right clothing to cover my healing tattoo is more challenging than expected. I have to admit that, as dramatic as it may sound, I feel rather oppressed when my outfit options are constrained, and right now, I need to cover my arm at least to my elbow. I guess, for once, I can appreciate the cooler weather here in Portland; it sounds like just about everywhere else in the country is facing sweltering temperatures which would make wearing longer sleeves completely unbearable.
This shirt was perfect because since it’s a men’s shirt the sleeves are cut looser than many of my other shirts. I love the delicate pink gingham print, especially paired with my light wash boyfriend jeans. The woven wedges make these shoes feel fresh despite being black. I finished it off with cheery accessories: my rather photogenic pig ring and my screaming (or is she laughing?) lady bag. And, while this outfit could be perceived as a bit boyish, I actually felt nothing but feminine in it.
What makes you feel the most feminine? For me, it’s a tie between mini dresses with hot heels and (unsurprisingly) menswear looks…although I think it all depends on exactly how hot the heels are...