To say, "-r. does not do short," is a major understatement. In fact, -r. has not exposed her knees to the public since about 1995. This is a fact that at times catches her major grief, especially while working in a greenhouse, where often times she is nearly passing out from heat exhaustion but refuses to cuff the bottom of her jeans more than three times. Yes, you could say -r. is a little bit shy about showing skin.
Okay, that's enough of the creepy referring to myself in the third person routine. However, what I stated above is totally true. When choosing an outfit, I do not like to expose a lot of my body. Over the years I have begun to realize how limiting this can be for an individual who loves fashion. Due to my personal preference for prudish dressing, I have completely eliminated many of the staple pieces for the modern day, "Fashionista." This particular blog will contain no summer pictures of me bare legged in a short sundress. There will be no images of me frolicking in a field wearing a daisy chain and spaghetti strap tank top. Lastly, there is absolutely no possible way anything involving a poolside or swimsuit will ever be recorded on this blog for the public to witness. Some things are just not right.
I do want to make it clear, I am not criticizing anyone who is comfortable wearing these things. In actuality, I envy these people. There have been many times I have come across adorable items like a super seventies tube top and thought, "Wow, if only I had the guts..." While fashion is about having some guts, it's also about having the gumption to create a look that is well suited to one's personality. As free spirited as I would like to be, I must admit I am way too controlled of an individual to be prancing around in bustier tops and bikinis. Hence, the title for this post is, "Pride and Prudishness." I have finally accepted the fact that I am conservative when it comes to some aspects of appearance. I am proud that I sometimes wear leggings under shorts. I will readily admit I wear temporary tattoos when I want to feel, "tough." Finally, if you ever see me poolside I will most likely be wearing a wet suit. However, you can be damned sure it may be designed by Chanel.
Shirt: 7 for all mankind
Boots: Hunter Boot Ltd
Sunglasses: COLE HAAN www.colehaan.com
Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri (280 Rapid Red)
Temporary Tattoo: Dover Art Tattoos (Frida Kahlo) http://www.amazon.com/Kahlo-Art-Tattoos-Dover/dp/0486413667/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399690167&sr=8-1&keywords=frida+kahlo+art+tattoos