27.1.10

compare and contrast


I have been wanting to show you this girl for a really long time.  Her blog name is Meggstatus.  Her blog is Another day to dress up (her camera has been broken for some time but her supplemental images are gorgeous none the less!) . Her style is so her own, mixing menswear styles with very feminine details, wears hats almost all the time, and has given me so much inspiration I can't even stand it.   I have seriously dipped into her archives (sadly not as deep as I wish!!)   Her style is my trigger for making menswear a real player in my wardrobe this spring, summer and forever.  Interestingly enough, I watched "Public Enemies" last night with Johnny Depp.  It was set in the 1930's and is the story of John Dillinger's final fall.  VERY well dressed men! (small side note:  I sold these shoes to a very lovely girl who asked me to style them for her before I sent them!   Hope this is helping you out!  High waist trousers "HOT", socks with short skirt or dress "Femme", cuffed tight pants with loose silk and vest "casual")

I also went to my very first pole dancing class last night!  This is my theory:  The thinking brain is a very shitty dancer.  The brain that speaks in my head doesn't know how to plant my right foot and swing the left leg around, use that momentum and spin.  It doesn't even know left from right until I prepare for The Pledge of Allegiance.  Apparently, just as every penguin has their own heart song, every woman has her own dance walk.  You cannot THINK this walk, you have to feel it.  My primal brain is an AMAZING dancer (my opinion!) It doesn't speak a language, it just feels, anticipates and moves. The primal brain is quiet and shy, and easily drowned out by the over achiever thinking brain. This is why I can dance better 1. alone 2. buzzed or 3. singing along to the music.  These three environments keep the thinker busy or disarms it and lets my primal instincts out to do their thing.

Thursday I am going to simulate at least two elements of this environment.  I am making a CD to bring in with Wanda Jackson's "You Don't Know" on it.  This is THE sexiest song I have ever heard in my entire life. and Wanda Jackson is the epitome of my ideal alter ego.  So raw and rockabilly!

COMMENT OF THE DAY:

Anonymous Eliza said...

Thank you for sharing! I am loving her blog...I tend towards girlier pieces (i think because of a traumatizing pixie cut in grade school that left me dreading being mistaken for a boy...), but maybe now I will finally roll up my trouser cuffs and wade into menswear! I really like the idea from her/your first pic of doing a crop top thing with high-waisted pants.

Also, you are a rock star for taking a pole-dancing class. Keep us updated on disarming the thinking brain, please...so far my only dancing successes have required so much of option 2 that I don't remember them :)

32 comments:

RobinTM said...

Great post! I hope you had fun at pole dancing! I love it myself which is why I started teaching it and have a pole in the living room! hahah!

Ellen said...

I love mixing menswear with feminine pieces—you do it so well. Are you sore from the class? I have yet to try pole dancing!

http://www.firednfabulous.blogspot.com/

Kim Pesch said...

GREAT looks. Still so feminine underneath! Love the contrast.

xo, Kim www.crowded-closet.com

Erin said...

i love to dance, but have the same problem.

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Ulrika said...

Love meg's blog, she has such great style!xxx

Sara Lynn said...

Awesome post! You pull off this look very well :)

Libby said...

Okay, I guess it's time to come out of hiding. I almost did the other day when you talked about people who read your blog but never comment... You will love pole dancing. I thought it was so good for just learning how to get out of the thinking mind... let us know how it goes for you! BTW, love your blog, love your outfits, and love your coats (this from a fellow overcoat hoarder).

Amanda said...

I laughed so hard reading about your thinking and primal brain! I am the same way, I guess I'm just so used to using the thinking part of my brain!!

Senorita Fashionista said...

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the class, I need to Just do it again, I think it would be liberating!
And I just adore your first outfit! Great menswear inspired look! xoxo Jolie

chicfaced (Megan) said...

ohh, lots of different outfits in this post - i love it! i too am a much better (confident?) dancer when i'm dancing alone + have had a couple cocktails. Inhibitions are a bitch. I bet that class is so fun, though!

Katie @ Tinda Keelie said...

I love that you styled the shoes for the person who bought them! So nice!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I love all of your stylings for those shoes! That black button up lace dress/shirt is amazing! :) Fabulous as always!

Jen said...

I can feel another favourite blog working its way on to my list - this girl is gorgeous! I just LOVE that corsage belt worn high on the waist. So perfect.

tess said...

love the daring outfit, you pull it off well

dance walk1? hmm, fascinating

Musing Around said...

My thinking brain is a shitty dancer? You make me laugh!

I love the top in the first photo. I'm totally going to dare to bare the midriff with summer- I'm thinking high waisted skirts and cropped tops. Too much?

Tiny Quirks said...

i always wanted to take pole dancing lessons! i hear they're really good for you too! anyway, i hope this is helping you live your burlesque fantasy in every aspect!

Corie said...

Christina...I believe that some people can pull off the menswear styles and you are one of those people! I'm totally diggin your shoes! Pole dancing...hmm sounds like fun, I don't know.

By the way, I have an award for you on my blog, when you get a chance, please come get it! -Corie

Melanie said...

Pole dancing.. how fun! Yea, I would assume you have to let out your inner sex temptress (Sasha Fierce?) and just let go..

You are hilarious, girl. Keep it up:D

xx, lightssobright.blogspot.com

D. said...

You're beautiful! I love the black lace number. I can't wait to check out your inspiration blog.

Pia said...

ah! pole dancing! i really want to take that class. but have never gotten around to it. instead took carmen electra's dvds home... probably not nearly as satisfying!

amanda said...

omg, meggstatus is adorable!!! thanks for sharing about her. i'd never visited her blog but i sure will now. and, dude, i totally have to be drunk or alone to dance. i know exactly what you mean:)

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love how you found a blogger you admire, and took some elements you liked of her style and made it your own. I think that is what's great about this blogging community -- we can draw inspiration from each other, and ultimately find ways to be ourselves.
- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk
PS I am so happy you're going to NYC!

LyddieGal said...

You both look fantastic, and I adore your lace dress.

Cody said...

oh my gosh you are amazing! I was so excited to check it out after a long day at the hospital. Just kept thinking about my new pretty shoes! yea! thank you! Danielle

Melanie said...

By the way- saw this contest and thought of you. You would rock it! Are you on Weardrobe yet??

http://www.weardrobe.com/contests/34

eunice said...

oh she's fabulous! i'm checking her blog out right after this!

you're such an inspiration too :)

heyfancypants.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you :-) you should look at that emo boy one on this blog:
http://crazy-emo-boys.blogspot.com

Striped Shirts said...

Great post!!I'm really liking all the outfits!!

Your Stylist, Kristy said...

I am so happy to have found this blog!

www.mystylistkristy.blogpsot.com

ru.kurarin said...

What an amazing girl, thank you for the introduction!

Eliza said...

Thank you for sharing! I am loving her blog...I tend towards girlier pieces (i think because of a traumatizing pixie cut in grade school that left me dreading being mistaken for a boy...), but maybe now I will finally roll up my trouser cuffs and wade into menswear! I really like the idea from her/your first pic of doing a crop top thing with high-waisted pants.

Also, you are a rock star for taking a pole-dancing class. Keep us updated on disarming the thinking brain, please...so far my only dancing successes have required so much of option 2 that I don't remember them :)

Hanako66 said...

thank you for introducing me to that rad blog!!

you look amazing and good for you for trying pole dancing!

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