Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Showers of Femininity 17

The final outfit for April is all new as well; also from Kohl's, this top and skirt went together better than I thought they would.

Top ~
Manufacturer/line/store: Dana Buchman (Kohl's)
Date: April 2013

Skirt ~
Manufacturer/line/store: Simply Vera Wang (Kohl's)
Date: April 2013

Accessories are red rosette headband, silver jewelry, silver belt, natural hose, and black patent pumps.

And another portrait:

More pics on Flickr; lots of dressing on Friday; and the contest continues until Thursday, details here.

Showers of Femininity 16

We close out April with all new clothes. Having gotten a $10 off coupon from Kohl's, I went to check out their clearance racks and came up with a top, a skirt and two pair of pants...one faux-leather (size 16) and one satin (size 18). I was quite prepared to have to return the leather ones, but I was certain the satin ones would be a good fit.

Wrong!! I couldn't get the satin pair closed around my waist, but the leather ones were a perfect fit ~ as you can see in these pictures. (The satin ones are from the Dana Buchman line...obviously they size small.) I went to a thrift store to find a top to go with them and came out with this lovely linen cheongsam style blouse with a mandarin collar.


Manufacturer/line/store: Gio Collection (thrift store)
Date: April 2013


Manufacturer/line/store: Jennifer Lopez (Kohl's)
Date: April 2013

Accessories are white bow, red jewelry, black belt, and bone pumps.

The portrait for this set:

More pics on Flickr; a very different look later; and the contest continues, details here.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Harper's Bizarre

I haven't done one of these in a long while:

The contest continues, details here.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Showers of Femininity 15

Last outfit from Tuesday...more garden party wear?

The print dress is from Fashion Bug in April 2010; the shoes are Fioni "Knotty" yellow canvas sling-back peep-toe pumps from Payless in June 2010. Other accessories are hat, gloves, blue jewelry, and natural hose.

I continue to love portraits in hats:

More pics on Flickr; some art over the weekend.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Contest--You Write the Dialogue

Here's my proposed replacement for the poll. Below is one of my cartoons...except this time, I've left the dialogue balloons blank. Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to write the dialogue.

Here's how it will work. Copy the next few lines into a comment on this posting or an e-mail, whichever you prefer. Fill in the spaces and post it.

Title: __________________________________________________________________

1: _______________________________________________________________________

2: _______________________________________________________________________

If you think the dialogue should run in the opposite order, just reverse "2" and "1"...and if I use your dialogue, I'll flip the image accordingly.

I'm giving you all a week to respond and I'll pick the one I think is best. If the response is strong enough, we'll do another of these in two weeks.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Showers of Femininity 14

The second outfit from Tuesday ~ decidedly office wear, don't you agree?

The blue blouse with embroidery is by Joanna, a thrift shop find in January 2013; the blue pencil skirt (so tight I call it my "hobble skirt") is by Cape Cod Sportswear, another thrift shop find from May 2011; the shoes are Mossimo "Valonia" blue patent pumps from Target in March 2009. Other accessories are pastel bow, scarf (another rescue from my wife's Goodwill bag), silver jewelry, silver belt, and natural hose.

And the portrait:

More pics on Flickr; stay tuned for the final session from Tuesday and the big announcement!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Showers of Femininity 13

OK ~ here's the plan:

I shot three photo sessions today. I will post the results of each one day at a time...the first today, the second tomorrow or Thursday, the last Thursday or Friday. Somewhere in there ~ Thursday or Friday ~ I will post the new replacement for the poll (more on that when it happens).

At any rate, we start with this low-cut, high-rise dress.

The pink and gray dress is from Target's Xhilaration line, purchased in December 2009; the shoes are Fioni "Hilt" poppy patent pumps from Payless in June 2009. Other accessories are pink bow, gold jewelry (new necklace!), and patterned hose.

And the portrait choice for this session:

More pics on Flickr; check in tomorrow for the next session.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

No Poll Results

I've decided to give up on the poll for the time being. There are two reasons:

1. Blogger's poll function continues to be problematic ~ some weeks it is fine, others it drops votes willy-nilly.

2. Interest seems to be very low...most weeks I get fewer than ten votes on the poll.

What will replace it? I have no idea.

In other news, this week there will be only one dressing day (Tuesday), but I plan to get in three outfits.

Oh, and I've done another new banner ~ your thoughts?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Showers of Femininity ~ The Video

I'll have new art over the weekend; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Showers of Femininity 12

"I went to a garden party...." Those lyrics from Rick Nelson's song immediately came to mind when I saw the results of this photo session. Where else would a lady wear this dress, hat and gloves?

The filmy blue print dress is by JBS, bought at Burlington Coat Factory in April 2008; the shoes are Fioni "LaMode" light blue peeptoe pumps from Payless in April 2010. Other accessories are the hat, blue jewelry, gloves, and natural hose.

Once again, portraits in hats are always lovely:

More pics on Flickr; the monthly video still to come; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Showers of Femininity 11

The birthday celebration continues...this outfit was far more successful than I imagined it would be:

The purple top with the drape collar is from Kmart's Attention line in December 2009; the black chiffon skirt is one of my earliest purchases from Wal-Mart's George collection in December 2007; the shoes are Steve Madden "P-Echo" black patent pumps, bought at Famous Footwear in May 2012. Other accessories are pastel bow, scarf, silver jewelry, purple belt, and natural hose. The scarf is new, sort of. Over the weekend, my wife was clearing out some old clothes and she handed me a bag to take to Goodwill...on top were a pile of very nice scarves, all of which I "rescued" and put with Dani's attire.

At one time, I wouldn't have considered purple/violet my color...but increasingly I like the way it looks on me:

More pics on Flickr; one more outfit and the monthly video still to come; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Showers of Femininity 10

Happy birthday to me...not to "Dani", her birthday is in December, marking the day I first began dressing again after 30 years. Today is my male self's natal anniversary.

The brown jersey dress is by Attention from Kmart in April 2008; the shoes are L.e.i. "Turf" brown plaid Mary-Janes from Wal-Mart in September 2009. Other accessories are white bow, scarf, gold jewelry, gold belt, and natural hose.

I like this portrait, do you?

More pics on Flickr; two more outfits and the monthly video later; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!