2.25.2012

161 - Skin Wall

Cougar-embroidered T-Shirt - very old!, Shorts - c/o Your Eyes Lie, Vest & Pins - Vintage, Boots - Dolce Vita, Jewelry - Konstantino & Unearthen & A blue bottle necklace that was a gift from my mother!

Isn't "Skin Wall" just about the creepiest phrase ever concocted? I only call this wall "skin wall" on account that it is the same color as my skin, but the B-movie horror nut in me loves the connotation.

Also, I am fully aware that this outfit makes me look like I'm auditioning to be the fifth member of Jem and the Holograms.

Looking at these photos, I just keep thinking about how bizarre I look. What a bizarre-looking person, walking around, out in the world! Why do I have a claw hand in that first photo? Why is my wrist the same size as my hand? How stumpy would my calves be if I didn't stand on tip-toe in every photo? Why is my jaw like that? The other day, Blake said something brilliantly Blake, which is that blogging kind of gives you body dysmorphia because you see SO MANY photos of yourself. It's just overkill. Your brain can't process anything but the details after a while, and all of the details look askew, like if you say a word too many times and it loses all meaning. It's just sounds. That's how I feel about the way I look right now. Like, my brain can't even process that I'm a person. I'm just oddly smooshed-together pieces, and nothing seems to fit together in the right way.

Also, nothing really seems like an outfit to me anymore until I add a hat. It's only half-done! I should have worn a hat! (sigh) FASH-UN. I'm hungry. What was I talking about again?

29 comments:

  1. ohhh i am in love with ur boots <3

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  2. most of what you've described is exactly why I don't feel as though I can post outfits. Every photo turns out awkward and I give up becuase I'm way too critical about what _______ is doing in any given photo.

    Anyways, I like absolutely everything you're wearing. The shoes are great.

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  3. Your shorts and ankle booties are delicious.

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  4. love the leopard print boots. dope dope dope. I feel you on the bdd, its really hard to feel like a normal person when seeing a ton of photos of yourself. And then you realize that you actually do look like a human, rather than a foreign gooey life form.

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  5. Oh my gosh! Insanely beautiful outfit!

    xx

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  6. I know what you mean! It can be so strange to look at pictures of yourself all the time. I always see my flaws so much more vividly in pictures. But it's funny, because in most cases no one else notices. It's just like, "yep, that's her face," not like "good lord her nose is an enormous honker," like I always imagine my readers are thinking. Love this outfit, by the way! It makes me excited for when I can finally wear crop tops and shorts again (way too cold right now).

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  7. Truly outrageous and beautifully bold... Yahhh! Here come gold, glitter and gold!
    Yeah, I’m familiar with Jem and the Holograms. They were so pretty, but the Misfits were sooo cool. LOL.

    ☮ Lisa Ann
    www.sugarcoatedstyle.com

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  8. Great outfit! I love the boots! (:

    http://www.caterina-m.blogspot.com

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  9. I understand what you mean about body dysmorphia, it seems that these stemming-from-teendom ailments will plague us forever..but c'mon ! You are just too much of a pixie studmuffin to worry about looks (is that word used for gals too? I like the muffin part, sounds yummy, wait, hold on ! maybe "stud-cupcake" is meant for the female team). By the way, holy cow ! How could I have forgotten Jem and the Holograms ? I want to join their exclusive members-only group too. I am in love with those boots, what eye candy ! x

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  10. You look absolutely gorgeous! Love those shorts!

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  11. This outfit is ideal for spring! I understand what you mean about blogging giving you a kind of body dysmorphia. I though I was bad for scrutinising myself beforehand; but now I constantly find myself looking at my blog and criticising everything about the photos, from my awkwardness to how weird my legs look. But you have nothing to worry about! You are positively gorgeous! I'm infinitely envious of your figure and style xxx

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  12. Oh god.. I totally agree with you and Blake. I haven't been blogging that long, but damn, after a few months its just like 'How do I have friends? Why do people talk to me? I look like a fucking alien.. Look at my small ears and my weird smile. Wait, what the hell? Is that a MOLE? When did that happen?!' I think it happens to all of us. Blogging is.. fun, but its weird, and i don't know. I'm just blabbing. Okay. Well great outfit. Yaawwwww look boootiful. I like how your hair has been up in the past few posts! Also, you have a wonderful style of writing (on here and on Formspring).

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  13. i love your shorts, so cute!

    http://tidbitsofaddiction.blogspot.com

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  14. Weird, if anything, I've grown a lot more confident in my body since starting a blog, aside from my hamster cheeks, and the dumb look I get on my face half the time. It's usually only present in the 'first photos' of each shoot, when Kathryn first aims the camera at me and I go, 'oh crap what am I supposed to do, again?'

    Though I will admit that I do sometimes look back on certain outfits and go, 'oh my god what?' Typically when I see myself in long pants, and pantlegs are obviously a little too long for my legs. Ugh.

    But I honestly think that people judge themselves much more harshly than others do of us. Looking at these photos, I think you look amazing -- beyond the outfit, even. Everyone sees everything differently! ♥

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  15. Love your leopard print shoes and the floral shorts! (And I didn't notice there was a person until I saw your face! I thought it was just clothes, floating in midair since your skin blends in so well with the wall... ;D)

    xx maggie
    saltandleather

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  16. I think we all get over critical on pictures of ourselves...things others would never even notice. I think you look cool & a total individual, which I love!
    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2012/02/pictures-worth-thousand-words.html

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  17. I think it's so easy to become critical about ourselves, especially over things that other people may not even notice yet seem obvious when we look at them. Despite that, I love what you're wearing here and that tattoo on your arm is really cool.

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  18. What you said is so true I have become a little more than obsessed at how I look in photos I hate my thighs never did until I started blogging and I so know what you mean about standing on tip toe lol.

    Anyways gorgeous as always and you dont need a hat coz your hair looks awesome like this and it is perfect with the outfit. Totally forgot about Jem truly truly outrageous xoxo

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  19. Great style and amazing blog! Congrats!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    xoxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

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  20. Arrh you have some STERLING looks, this is another fave! X

    http://harriet-tayls.blogspot.com

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  21. Love your shorts! And also your style, is awesome! :) I follow you xoxo
    http://miestiloesmimundo.blogspot.com/

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  22. Haha this made me laugh. It's so true though. So many pictures, you start to forget what you actually look like.

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  23. This post made me laugh :) Also love those shorts!
    x

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  24. are those DV Jax boots in leopard? i want some like that and cant seem to find anywhere!

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  25. ahhh your shorts are so stinkin cute i want them!!! and great outfit, i like how you kinda mixed styles like the girly floral shorts with the denim vest and cut top, i loooks awesome!! :)

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  26. I love those floral shorts!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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