Friday, June 29, 2012

girl from mars


Yesterday a group of old friends piled into the back of a pick up truck and drove into Stillwater, MN for a day of eating ice cream, wandering aimlessly in antique malls, and chasing baby geese down the St. Croix. It was what one could define as a near-perfect summer day, and we ended it with a dip in the pool. I hadn't been swimming in a couple of years because it makes me nervous to be surrounded by water...but yet, for whatever reason, the thought of putting on a swimsuit and paddling around a chlorine pool seemed fun, so I ended up going in. Maybe swimming isn't as bad as I build it up to be?
 
It was pretty warm out yesterday so I went for a classy-cool look. I've been wearing my old Guess cut offs pretty much everyday, so I wanted to switch it up and not be quite so trashy...
 
The shorts I'm wearing here are by Mink Pink. I bought them from ModCloth on sale for $20 a couple of years ago. It's funny, because I used to force myself to wear floral. I secretly hated it but because it was a trend and it was something different from the rest of my wardrobe, I'd buy floral pieces and begrudgingly wear them. These shorts ended up growing on me a lot. I think it's because they're cute and edgy. So many floral patterned pieces are frilly dresses and blouses. Blech. Put it in something edgy and the two juxtapose perfectly.
 
I'm also wearing a lingerie top that I bought a few months ago when Mighty Swell was having their Valentine's Day lingerie sale. I ended up knotting it and wearing it as a top, fearing that it was going to open and expose my breastage at any moment. I'm secretly into the lingerie as daily wear trend (wait...does this mean it's not a secret anymore?) but I couldn't bring myself to wearing a lot of it in public. I've seen it done well and not so well, but I still have my reservations. I mean...a bra isn't a shirt...or is it? Hmmm time to mull this over in my fashionable little head.
 
I did my hair up in some sort of weird half-up thing, but it was so warm out, I ended up just throwing it into a side pony and rockin' it. I also cut my bangs short and blunt again. I feel like I just get really bored of seeing the same thing in the mirror day in and day out and need to change it sometimes. Since going bubble gum pink isn't a realistic option what with my job and all, I decided to just cut the bangs. Ho hum.
 
Also, if you're blind (or just new to the blog) and didn't notice, I'm not in my usual photo-taking spot. I momentarily became some sort of garden faerie nymph creature when I set myself up in the alley for blog photos, only to have the garbage truck come along. Also, my creepy old Republican neighbour was out cutting his hedge and watching my every move, judging me. So I scurried into the backyard and set up there. At that time, my other creepy neighbour came home and let his dog Buddy (who, trust me, isn't anyone's buddy) out. So I took these photos while being stared down by a shar pei, but I decided that it was better that than garbage men or Republicans.
 
I'm off for a belated Birthday lunch with my sister and then I do my usual Friday night gig at work. Remember that you can now become a fan of Urban Tease over at Facebook by clicking here! xx

16 comments:

molly said...

What a summery outfit!
Love the shorts.
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Anonymous said...

I don't want to offend you or anything but I love the shorts and the top it's a cute combo but it's borderline 'slutty' especially as the shorts are WAY too short. You can basically see your butt in the last picture. Sorry if this was rude, but I know it's hot outside but isn't there a limit?

Yna Amores said...

You look like a cute pin-up girl :)

Alice said...

I love this look. I also secretly love underwear as outerwear look and you do it so well. Don't know what that anon is going on about, this outfit is in no way trashy.

Bad Taste Toast said...

Nice new backdrop for the photos, it matches the florals and lingerie theme of your look :)
I absolutely love how you knotted the shirt so that it looks like a huge bow (at least it does in my eyes haha).
I don't know why, but this outfit reminds me of Lana Del Rey's style somehow.

Allysa Rismaya said...

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My Gaby said...

love the short!

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Jamie Rose said...

I love this. Those shorts look fantastic on you! I really want a cute pair of floral shorts; especially after looking at this outfit post!

Charlotte. said...

I love that lingerie shirt, so cute! I totally into the whole underwear-as-outerwear thing too.

Bianca said...

your hair looks so lushy! yay for curly girls and proud! It feels like you stepped out an old film

MELISSA said...

Luv your retro style

Burn That Dress said...

Is that yellow eyeshadow I spy? Oh how fantastic! I have to agree, I like those floral shorts much better than the dainty designs.

Low Couture said...

I LOVE ur top

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carrie jade said...

love this ensemble! the floral shorts are so pretty and the top complements it so nicely. and your shoes! after watching moonrise kingdom, they'll forever make me think "sunday school shoes" haha.

Lea said...

what a dream! one of my favorite outfits of yours

Lea said...

hahahaha oh god I love the anonymous comment on this. are you serious...