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Rose Fox ([personal profile] rosefox) wrote2015-11-09 09:50 pm

"As you wine and dine"

It's apparently Clovember, so here, have photos of me on Saturday and Sunday.

Both days: Hat by Goorin Bros., shirt by Arrow (their boys' 16 and 18 fit me perfectly and are readily available on eBay), shiny captoe shoes by Hunter's Bay (men's 5.5, bought at Payless for $20!), barely visible reversible belt by Calvin Klein.

Saturday details: It's hard to tell in the hotel room light, but the hat is blue cotton, the pinstripes on the shirt are blue, and the sweater (a French Toast boys' school uniform piece, bought during last year's back-to-school sales) is navy. Jeans are Old Navy men's slim fit. I'm wearing a magnetic pin (an Australian Aboriginal design) instead of a tie, my new favorite thing. My default earrings with hats are tiny opaque stone spheres that I got in various colors from [ profile] desayunoencama's father's jewelry warehouse; the ones I'm wearing there are a lovely cloudy swirly blue, agate or something similar.

Sunday details: The tie is a boys' zipper tie by Signature; tying ties is fun, but nothing beats zipper ties for a) convenience and b) being the right length for my torso. USB watch chain and antique pen nib fob by Wyrding Studios (note that nearly any pendant in the store can be turned into a watch fob upon request). Charcoal vest (no label) and wool blazer (Talbot's) are from thrift stores. Trousers are Old Navy men's black khakis, heavy cotton because it was really too cold for my thin polyester dress pants. The lapel pin is my World Fantasy Award nominee pin, inverted as a distress call; it was the only way I could bear to wear Lovecraft's face. I made the earrings, which are simple stacks of five cubes of some sort of copper-colored opaque stone--jasper, maybe? I like the way they echo the copper hatband. This is basically as steampunk as I get.

I love having excuses to dress up. I should really do it more often even when I don't have an excuse. :)
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[personal profile] brooksmoses 2015-11-10 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
You look fantastic in both of those. Very nicely done indeed!

One excuse that often arises for dressing up, if one wants it to: Specifically dressing in a certain way can be useful for adjusting one's mental state. For instance, a good friend and former coworker of mine who works from home always -- or at least nearly always -- wears a dress shirt and tie to work. He says that he does it because it helps him get into a professional frame of mind and makes him considerably more productive. At the very least, it seems like a good excuse!
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[personal profile] dantesspirit 2015-11-10 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
You make dapper look sexy! Love both outfits, but Sunday's is the best to me. Maybe it's the watch fob and coat.}:P

You should dress up more, then you should share more photos of you dressed up more with us! Win for everyone}:P
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[personal profile] dantesspirit 2015-11-10 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry. It was meant in a completely nonsexual way.
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[personal profile] storme 2015-11-10 12:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Very dapper. I especially like Sunday's ensemble, but then I'm partial to waistcoats.

[identity profile] 2015-11-10 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Very nice, especially Sunday.