With that out of the way, I've got some cool new clothes to show you guys, so this is the first of a few outfit posts that will go up today. Let's get to it ...
Top: Shadow stripe shirt from ASOS Curve
Camisole: V-neck cami from Forever 21+
Skirt: Distressed abstract skirt from Forever 21+
Tights: Kunert satin look 20 in marine
Shoes: Funtasma bloody pump by Pleaser
This outfit just sorta happened. I've got to take some outfit photos of clothing from Mrs. Spookshow's etsy shop, and as I was going through my clothes I saw this skirt and had an idea. I haven't really worn this skirt since I bought it a month ago, so I figured it was time to show it off. I had also been wanting to try out the cami under this shirt, as I've had a lot of trouble finding tops to go under it that look right. I threw on these heels (which I haven't worn since my birthday back in the Febraury OOTD) and nearly fell over when I saw the outfit in the mirror. The skirt + heels... Hot. Hot. Hot.
I've been a bit uncertain about the cami, honestly, but I wanted to try one. Sometimes when I'm wearing certain off the shoulder tops, I'll find myself thinking that it would look better with a cami under it, so that the straps break up the space a bit. I'm not sure if that's just because when women wear tops off the shoulder you often see bra strap, so my mind is a bit conditioned to expect it, or what. Back to the cami and me, however .. yeah, I find myself worrying that maybe it's a bit too feminine to work, but really what does that even mean? The whole point of this blog is breaking those gender stereotypes on clothing, so I feel I shouldn't be hindered by them. I always try to look at things objectively, without any of those preconceived notions, and ask myself, "Does this work on my body shape?" I suppose since I'm posting this outfit (and indeed do feel quite good about it) that my answer is yes, but I'm curious to know your thoughts on this topic. Let me know below!
It occurred to me that I've never posted a serious face shot of myself here. I mean, sure you see my face in all my outfit photos, but I've never taken a photo of pretty much just my face, close up. Well, now I have ... behold!
I feel my lips look quite pink in this photo, but no I'm not wearing lipstick. My lips are often quite vibrant in color, to the point that people often ask me if I'm wearing lipstick. I've tried it (I am a makeup artist, after all), but honestly I've always felt it clashes with the beard a bit much. I kind of view facial hair as a man's version of makeup, of sorts, and tend to just leave it at that.
Time to wrap this up, but not before I share one last picture from this set!