Festival time and fashion crisis
Thursday, April 22, 2010
So I have been shopping. I am attending the "ball" portion of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. I have gone to the art exhibit every year for the last several years and last year was my first time going to the evening events. An old friend and I are going this year since he has never gone (my spousal unit doesn't do BIG crowds so he is always happy someone is willing..lol). Of course attending means fashion crisis. Last year I wore a black lace vintage (40's) dress. You see pretty much all kinds of attire (including the outrageous - which I am still giggling about seeing some of those outfits mingling with the "opera" crowd outside of the Seattle Center). So this year I decided to be a little more "daring" since I am a bit more comfortable in my own skin and I purchased a corset from an online store in the UK. Risky in the sense that UK sizing is much smaller than us yanks but I went straight off my measurements (and prayed..lol). They had great shipping ($6 to the USA) and some great clothes by the way (Asos.com). Well I got the corset and it's really well made (silver grey). Tried it on today and it looks fab and makes me look tiny which is a trip. "Back flab" wasn't too bad which was a relief. Flappy arms be damned!
Now I have to decide what to wear WITH it. I have a short skirt which would look cute. But now there is a new wrinkle into the evening. I have season soccer tickets to the Seattle Sounders and there is a game that night. So my friend and I are going to go to the game prior to attending this shindig (hey soccer is a PRIORITY!). Thing is that it is an outdoor stadium..lol. His response: wear layers. Easy for HIM to say. So thinking the skirt is out. I picked up a pair of 510 Levi jeans which are the super skinny style (SUPER SUPER skinny - like my knees aren't sure they can breathe..lol) so I may wear those with the corset (and a sweater AND a jacket). I will be the chick with the "perfect" posture turning blue since I won't be able to breathe AND be freezing.
Another option: I also was at Walmart today and was perusing the little girl's sales rack and found a pair of shiny black tights which would also work (for $3). I figured for $3 wearing them once is fine. Just not sure if I am brave enough for all of that "shiny" look. So the debate is on. The other dilemma is shoes. I don't do heels (everyone laughs hysterically around me at the thought but honest - I did do heels at one time...back in the dinosaur ages). So I am searching for something appropriate AND comfy since I will be not only going to a soccer game BUT probably hoofing it several blocks across Seattle. Shindig is on the 1st so I have another week to ponder and change my mind a million times!