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An open apology to Zachary Quinto's wardrobe 
29th-Sep-2007 06:34 pm
404 - cockroaches

Because it's getting cold again, and because I've lost a little weight, I've been digging through some boxes of clothing pulling out things I haven't worn in a while.  And I realized that sometimes my judgment in clothing has been considered...ah...questionable, by my friends.  And even on occasion by myself.  So, to remind myself that perhaps I should be less judgmental when it comes to other people's outfits, I'm posting a few things here.  I should note that there were several additional shirts that are even more entertaining in real life but didn't photograph well, so you're stuck with these.

I actually like the fake kimona top.  But the first time I wore it, my friend said, "Didn't you once make fun of me for wearing a pajama top out to eat?"  And the second time I wore it, my other friends said, "Didn't you once make fun of someone else for wearing a pajama top out to eat?"  So apparently the consensus of the rest of the world is that I should not be wear this outside my bedroom.  I think the nicest not-compliment anyone gave it was "it doesn't really show any of your cleavage" - and that was from a straight woman.

I had a hard time getting a good picture of this skirt because it's one of those giant circle skirts.  It's also olive green and covered in iridescent blue sequins.  And it has bells in the tie at the waist, so that just in case people miss the light reflecting back at them off of your lower region, they'll be alerted by the sound to turn and look at you anyway.

Yes, I have worn this shirt in public. 

And now for the pièce de résistance .  I bought this dress online and only discovered after it arrived that it shows my entire bra in the back.  So I can't wear it unless I can find some kind of jacket or top that looks nice with it.  And yes, you did read that sentence correctly.

I tried to take a picture of the hemline, which has all these tucked handkerchief flares, but it was impossible to take one without turning off the flash.  I think the schizophrenic pattern kind of overwhelmed the camera.

While I was at it, I figured I'd get out the coat and photograph it, too.  Yes, I do wear a blue fake fur coat.  It replaced my purple velvet coat when places started getting rubbed in the velvet.  Yes, I did wear a purple velvet coat.

Also, just because, I took a picture of my scarf collection.  It's probably not nearly sparkly and colorful enough to make either Zachary or Sendhil happy.

I also just remembered that somewhere in one of the boxes, I have not one but two black-and-white striped tops.  Shut up.

30th-Sep-2007 12:00 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD I HAD A PURPLE VELVET COAT TOO! It had multi-coloured flowers embroidered on it, too. I miss that damn coat.

My mum and gran came back from their holidays today and brought me a very Mohinder/Sendhil scarf. I should post pics of that when I finally get the courage to photograph the Boom coat.
30th-Sep-2007 05:01 am (UTC)
My purple coat was just plain. But it was purple! And I loved it! *sniff*

Just don't combine the Mohinder scarf with the Boom coat. That has the potential to be...disturbing. :P
30th-Sep-2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD. I now HAVE to do that and call it my Mylar outfit.
1st-Oct-2007 12:54 am (UTC)
What have I done?!?!?!
30th-Sep-2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Me and my collection of solid-colored t-shirts, remarkably unremarkable button-down shirts and standard-issue jeans look upon your wardrobe in big-eyed horror! Also, that second paragraph? Exactly the kind of friends certain people need to reign in his (or her! I could be talking about anyone!) repeated fashion insanity.
30th-Sep-2007 05:05 am (UTC)
I also have a large number of solid-colored t-shirts, one of which I will be wearing tomorrow to watch the football game with friends. And if I were to photograph all the black things in my closet, we'd be here all night. But sometimes, man, sometimes you have to just be adventurous and drink the chai!
30th-Sep-2007 08:03 am (UTC)
I am pretty that if I go through the great and vast catalog of chai-related stories I know, I would be forced to come to the conclusion that one should, in fact, never drink the chai... it never ends well. Unless waking up bound and groggy to an angry Indian geneticist, with a mind for torture, is your thing. Hmmm...
1st-Oct-2007 12:53 am (UTC)
Unless waking up bound and groggy to an angry Indian geneticist, with a mind for torture, is your thing. Hmmm...

May I remind you that we are TEAM SYLAR? If that's not your thing, there may be a problem...
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30th-Sep-2007 05:14 am (UTC)
Oh, you should see how many black things I own! Neil Gaiman once said that his wardrobe is all black because he doesn't have to try to match colors that way. A very seductive philosophy. ;0)

I kind of go through phases. I wear boring plain things and then break down and wear something outrageous, but everyone's so used to seeing me be plain that it freaks them out. And then I get nervous about wearing the outrageous things, and wearing boring plain things...
30th-Sep-2007 01:14 am (UTC)
Aww, I love the green skirt. So pretty.

It's like a rainbow of clothes!!! Zachary would approve :)
30th-Sep-2007 05:16 am (UTC)
I actually do like the skirt even though it raises eyebrows, but it's surprisingly formal-looking. I wear it to a restaurant and I feel overdressed. Also it's HARD to find a shirt that really looks good with it.

I will admit, the orange dress was one of those things that SEEMED like a good idea at the time...
30th-Sep-2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Your wardrobe is awesome. I only question the bra-revealing orange dress, because I consider orange to be the anticolor (some people can rock it, though), and the pattern frightens me. To cover the back... a little knit shrug? Or are shrugs too six months ago?

Funny, I've been working on some clothing-related posts recently, too.
30th-Sep-2007 05:21 am (UTC)
Well...I should admit now that a huge percentage of my wardrobe is basic black. But thank you for the compliment for the portion that has actual color. ;0)

The orange color in that dress works. Sort of. In an odd sort of way. But it's incredibly hard to find a color that will go with it. Except of course for black, but then I feel like I'm trying to be a giant Hallowe'en decoration.

Or are shrugs too six months ago?
I'm not sure anything can be too Six Months Ago.

Oh, wait, that's not how you meant it...
30th-Sep-2007 07:31 am (UTC)
But it's incredibly hard to find a color that will go with it.

Cream or brown? I have an orange plaid skirt that I wear with brown T-shirts.

I'm not sure anything can be too Six Months Ago.

What about... Chylar? Mwah hah hah...
1st-Oct-2007 12:51 am (UTC)
You can't see it, but I'm crying inside right now.
30th-Sep-2007 03:07 am (UTC)
Hee. I love you 'squilis. Especially since I have a skirt that looks kind of like that second picture...and it has bells, too.
30th-Sep-2007 05:24 am (UTC)
It's just so hard to find anything to go with it! I mean, olive green and iridescent blue sequins... And it's surprisingly dressy, so I don't like to wear it just to hang out with people.

Hmmm...perhaps I shall go shopping for a shiny shirt and wear it for Christmas this year...
30th-Sep-2007 04:28 am (UTC)
Okay, 'squillis, you've encouraged me to make this admission:

I own (and frequently wear) this jacket:


Wow. I feel much better having that out in the open like this.

PS: LOL, yes, those are faces, in case you couldn't quite believe the messages your eyes were sending you. They look like this:
30th-Sep-2007 05:35 am (UTC)
Confession is good for the soul! LOL

Is that jacket based on a painting? Or is it just...um...an unusual decoration? I don't know if I'd wear it, but I'd be obsessed with it if I saw someone wearing it on the street.
1st-Oct-2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Nope, it's not based off of a painting. Actually, it used to be my mom's-- she got it at Filene's Basement in, like, 1973. When I was little I called it "the Witch Jacket" because I thought the faces looked like the witch from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I "inherited" it when I was about 14... and that's the story of Squerb's Ridiculous Jacket.

Yeah... not too many people would wear it in public. I am a very daring soul.
1st-Oct-2007 12:56 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, you're kidding! I thought it looked kind of 80's, actually. Man--my mom still has some clothes that she wore before she had me, but she WOULD NOT LET ME WEAR THEM.
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