so i’ve been noticing an epidemic lately: the epidemic of the too-short “dress.” you know — the dresses that just cry out for a little more fabric to protect your poor, cold butt from flashing itself to the world.
now usually, i let these dresses go without a murmur. if a dress does not pass the “grazes my knee” test, why, i dismiss them summarily, with the discipline of an olympian. no, dress, you shall not tempt me! i cannot tell you how many cute dresses have been rejected this way — no, literally, i can’t, it makes me weep. but sometimes… well, sometimes, even olympians have their bad days, and sometimes, i buy dresses that i am CONVINCED i can make work.
much like this one:
yes, that is supposed to be a dress. A DRESS. i’m not an amazon by any means, but without jeans, if i bent over in that thing i could be arrested. there would definitely not be any loitering on street corners encouraged in that number, if you know what i mean. and yes, i already knew the length (or lack thereof) when i bought it, but… well… it’s really cute and well-made, and i love the dramatic details with the studs and felt. as long as i can figure out creative ways to make it more me and less of-the-night, i shall wear it with pride.
oh, and if you were wondering, this is a serena look from the ana sui for target collection supposedly inspired by gossip girl. it reads far more blair to me — there’s a severe lack of boobage, for one thing — but then i reread my previous paragraph, and of-the-night is definitely serena style. so there’s that.
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[edited to add] OH HEY NOW. i forgot to introduce an important new addition to OHN — my new baby.
i mean, not a real one, obvi. but my new teeny tiny pretty little camera! my old one got bashed when gear check volunteers were a little throw-happy with my bag at the second 5k, rendering its joy stick useless and unresponsive. bf tried to fix it as best he could, but once precision equipment fails, it fails, y’know?
this is the canon sd780 is; it’s a 12 megapixel beaut that currently retails on amazon for $199 from an original price of $250, and i cashed in my debit card reward points for a $100 amazon gift card… so i paid $100. and it’s glorious and small and red and amazing. i’m no expert, but my photos seem to look a lot better now. highly recommended and all that jazz.