Thursday, June 16, 2011

How I wore it: keepin' it real

People, I took the time yesterday to actually get dressed in cute clothes, take some pictures, and LOAD THE PHOTOS onto my computer before, like, 8 PM. Next thing I know, it's past 12:30 in the morning, I've just slept through an hour of "Capitalism: A Love Story," while my husband is shaking next to me and mumbling incomprehensibly. Yeah, I basically lumbered into bed after that.

So, yeah.

I had my normal Friday tutoring yesterday (Wednesday) instead. My girls have a long school day (cuz of a neat-o field trip) planned on Friday, so we decided to skip tutoring for that day and instead have them come over for pizza and a fun, French movie. But yesterday we worked. And, for some reason, my thoughts went to this outfit. And I decided to recreate it exactly. Right down to the earrings:

For real, people, I even wore the same shoes. However, upon reflection, I noticed something rather embarrassing. A sweat stain under my arm! CURSES! (Note: the sweat stain is not actually as big as it appears in the photo. A lot of it is the shadow. But it is still there.) So I quickly decided to go for a second pose...

... and that was a fail, too, because I still had the guilty arm in the same position (although hiding the pit stain) and - though you actually can't tell in the photo - one of my legs buckled under me the moment the camera went off. Good thing I managed to keep it professional.

So, yeah, people. While I don't win any Fashion Babe awards for telling this sad saga, the truth is out there: I sometimes sweat out my shirts. And sometimes thirteen-year-old girls notice that and their eyes involuntarily go to my armpits while I'm trying to teach them about the verbs pouvoir and vouloir. Good thing Sal had that post up today...

Grey tunic: American Apparel, remixed
Red skirt: Dickie's brand, bought in a store in Philadelphia (Guacamole), remixed
Red wedges: CL by Laundry, via DSW, remixed


  1. I love that red skirt! Summer is the season for sweat stains. I say embrace them. Sweat is hot.

    I'll be in Beantown soon. Are you still interested in potentially meeting up?

  2. Well I think it's a great outfit to wear replicate! It looks great, especially with those shoes, they look comfy.

    I hear ya on the pit stains girl, there is a reason I wear a blazer or cardi with almost everything...sigh.

  3. I probably would not have noticed the sweat stains if you hadn't pointed it out. Actually I'd rather sweat than gunk the pits up with deodarant. The outfit looks good.

  4. R, I'm totally interested - depending on day/date/times, of course, because my schedule is a little sporadically busy/totally open. E-mail me! (chalkdustandboots@gmail)

    Thanks, Miss B! I'm usually totally non-apologetic about pit stains - it happens, it's natural. BUT THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD GIRLS have judgmental eyes!!!

    Thanks, Terri! And you know what? You're totally right. Sweat does trump deodorant.

  5. Tis the season for pit stains! And they're better than frostbite right!? I love this outfit. Grey and red are awesome together... I also love French movies. Have you ever watched Blue, White and Red?

  6. Sweat always trumps frostbite, Allison (hello, I hate the cold. Except that it allows me to wear boots). Ooh, I love that trilogy! My husband's favorite is 'White,' while I was drawn to 'Red.' I want to watch them all now...

  7. Haha! Your posts crack me up.

    But seriously, this outfit is phenomenal. Wear it every day, yes?