Friday, July 17, 2009

Critique Auntie T's Outfit- take 1!

Our first instillation of "critique Auntie T's outfit"!!!

Hi! I'm Auntie T. As sister of this fashionable blogger, you'd think that I'd have picked up some fashion sense along the way - not necessarily the case. I've been dependent upon my big sis for her fashionable words of wisdom for most of my life. Here you can follow our dialogue of my attempts to dress well and the critiques that my sister gives me as I attempt to become more attuned to good taste in clothes.

As you can tell, I like to dress for cheap. Sometimes this works out well for me, other times... well, you'll see.

Clothing Lineup!

White Banana Republic sweater: $0.00
Freepile at Ridge House Berkeley Student Housing Cooperative

Green tank top with beaded and lace trim: $2.50
Ross - mislabeled in the children's section

Muslin cotton skirt: $1.99
Basement thrift store in San Diego's gas lamp district

DKNY strapless bra: $9.99
Macy's clearance rack

What I was thinking?

For this outing to a rocky beach on the California coast, I wanted to wear something that was lightweight and comfortable. I chose a green top because I thought it would look pleasant with the hues of the ocean, and the natural cotton skirt because it didn't draw more attention than the blouse. I wanted to skip along the rocks and wade in the shallow tide pools, so I chose a skirt that fell above my ankles and offered a wide range of movement. I decided to wear layers because I wasn't quite sure how chilly the ocean breezes could be in December.
Overall, I enjoyed my clothes that day. I felt entirely prepared for the chilly weather. There was one disadvantage to this outfit, though. I mentioned the strapless bra in the lineup because I feel it was a bad choice. I didn't expect to need the sweater, but I ended up wearing it the whole time. With the sweater, it wouldn't have been an issue to wear a bra with straps. Instead, I was pulling this strapless back into place every five minutes.

I dont know what you were thinking wearing a SKIRT to the TIDEPOOLS in DECEMBER! Especially considering you told the boys to wear crocs and jeans that could be rolled up and specified that they would need windbreakers. One could assume that the adult in charge of the outing would be similarly dressed.

Over all- its a cute outfit, but not appropriate for that specific outing. There you have it... my 2c.


Botany Nerd said...

Hehe. That's not what I wore that december to the tidepools. That was the december before, when it was 80 degrees, when Tom and I went to the beach to attempt to take engagement pictures -- but he hadn't shaved and the only picture he took with the two of us together also contained his friend Kevin

Miss V. said...

lol oops!