Saturday, April 30, 2016

April Dressing 6--New Dress and shoes

Here's my most recent purchase:

The dress is by Haani, bought at Ross earlier this month; the shoes are pictured and described below. Other accessories are a blue bow, silver jewelry, and natural hose. The next time I wear this, I will cinch the belt a bit tighter.

A closer look at the new shoes:

They are Predictions Comfort Plus "Janine" light blue patent pumps, from Payless. I have another pair of the same style in yellow. Payless's website describes them thus: "Sleek, pointed-toe style and three-inch wrapped heel give you a look that's both fun and sophisticated..."

Finally, a couple of portraits (I've gone back to my fave salt-and-pepper wig):

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Remade by Rollers

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April Dressing 5--Stripes and Buttons

I like the detail of the buttons on this pencil skirt.

The shiny striped blouse is by Gitano found in a thrift shop in March 2014; the blue pencil skirt with buttons is by Appraisal Plus, bought at K & G in September 2013; the shoes are Fioni "Loveit" black patent pumps from Payless in May 2011. Other accessories are a blue bow and silver jewelry; I decided to go bare-legged.

I really like the first of these two portraits:

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April Dressing 4--Electrical Banana.. gonna be the very next craze....

The yellow striped blouse is from Kmart's Basic Editions line in July 2015; the yellow pleated skirt is from Kmart's Jaclyn Smith line in April 2015; the shoes are Predictions Comfort Plus "Janine" yellow patent pumps from Payless in May 2015. Other accessories are a yellow bow, black-and-white jewelry, white belt and white hose.

Gee--I bought a lot of yellow stuff in the spring and summer of last year, didn't I? OTOH, I love the look of this skirt, so elegant and womanly.

Two more nice portraits:

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Monday, April 18, 2016

April Dressing 3--Stripes and Petticoats

My most girlish outfit this time around:

The white crochet top is from JCPenney's St. John's Bay line in August 2012; the red-and-white striped skirt is by Chances R, bought at Forman Mills in July 2015; the shoes are Mossimo "Velda" red baby-doll oxford pumps, from Target in August 2008. Other accessories are a white bow, scarf, red jewelry, petticoats, and white hose.

I like both of these portraits:

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

April Dressing 2--Legs, Leather and Boobs

Part of this was an experiment that seems to have worked; more on it later.

The purple top is from Naturally, bought at Forman Mills in June 2013; the black faux leather skirt is from Target's Xhilaration line in October 2013; the shoes are Dollhouse "Harlot" croc-print pumps from Shoe Dept in January 2010. Other accessories are a purple bow, gold jewelry, gold belt, and fishnet hose.

And how about that cleavage? This was the experiment--I made up a pair of "half-inserts" for my boobs, placed in the bottom of the cups of a push-up bra; then I pulled the flesh of my chest into the cups on top of the inserts. Final step was a little makeup to darken the inner curve of each "breast". I promise there is no digital editing done here. Oddly enough, this is something I would have been unable to do when I was 25 and 140 pounds, because I didn't have the excess flesh on my skinny chest back then.

It's a little uncomfortable, because the bra has to be somewhat smaller (a size 40-D, instead of my usual 44-C) and the straps a little tighter to properly keep the flesh in place.

Two more portraits:

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