Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I'm A Genie In A Bottle...of Wine and The Birth of the Waist-Hip

Let me preface this post by ensuring that this is the most flattering picture I was able to get of myself in the most unflattering outfit I have likely worn to date (and that's including the maxi skirt/sweater/headband combo phase I went through freshman year of high school).

I bought the very sheer, black, harem-pant jumpsuit I highlighted in this previous HIWWI post with the intention of wearing it to the Virginia Wine Festival last weekend. It arrived only the day before and because I was already wearing this for the Savor Beer event, I didn't bother trying it on until the morning of. 

You can likely imagine the molestation my eyes suffered when I looked at my reflection in said jumpsuit the next morning only to realize it had created the illusion that my hips jutted out several inches farther on either side just where my waist should have been.

{Please notice the bulging waist-hip situation just above my elbow. 
Please also acknowledge that this is an unflattering angle of me.}

Looking back, it might have been naive to think that an outfit requiring THREE whole adjectives to describe it could possibly be flattering, but dammit, I was willing to take the risk. 

In my defense, I was ill-prepared to pair something underneath the jumpsuit. The intent was to wear a one piece swimsuit--which I don't own--or black bikini bottoms with a tank, but upon seeing how wide the harem pants had made my waist-hips, bikini bottoms with ties on the sides was, in fact, making it worse.

{Saving my look was this sweet hairdo I was rockin'. Tutorial coming soon.}

Would I wear harem pants again? Absolutely. It's fun to feel like you can grant people wishes, but next time I'll make sure they sit below my natural waist. That'd be crucial point number 1.

Furthermore, I'm far from giving up on the sheer trend. There're just too many good garments with sheer panels to throw in the towel just yet, but maybe I won't do it in a full onesie ensemble.

{Also saving my look: this amazeballs face tattoo I got. Just kiddingggggggggg...it's face paint.
I was probably the only person over 13 getting one, and I feel pretty good about that}

There really are no fashion mistakes, only fashion lessons, and class? You just got SCHOOLED!!


Anonymous said...

Cant wait for the tutorial on your hair! It's amazing!! Hopefully it's also easy...I still struggle with french braiding :s

ash26brad said...

I commend your fashion efforts! I mean, we can't leave all the fun to runway models ;) confidence is the accessory that makes EVERY outfit look good.... and guuuurl you looked good!

Meg O. said...

I think it's great you're taking fashion risks - honestly you have WAY more guts than I do!! Love the hair! Saw the picture on FB and was going to say something!

Death By Shoe said...

I think you look super cute and OMG you must show how you did your hair, it looks amazing!!


Kerry said...

I don't think it's possible for anything to look unflattering on you! You're gorgeous and I'm super jealous. And that hair! I can't wait for the tutorial. If I was getting married, I would so do my hair like that. For reals.

Joanna said...

omg your hair is amazing and I love the jumpsuit!


Jenna | The Eighty Twenty said...

I didn't know the blog makeover was happening so SOOn! I can't wait until you take over my website on Friday... Can you do my hair like that when we have a sleepover?

CupcakesOMG! said...

@Jenna I'm looking forward to world, er, blog domination Friday as well. That hairstlye is so easy it should be illegal!!

LV said...

Your hair is GORGEOUS! You look like you are having so much fun and thats how fashion should be...FUN! Your outfit looks perfectly flattering on you. Love your blog!


Hair Romance said...

Love the new blog design!

Your hair looks fab! Did I inspire it?


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