Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gail Carriger in Mesa Arizona in Red Check at LepreCon ~ Gail Fail 2014

This was my least favorite outfit at LepreCon, but I am posting it for you to see anyway. See how honest I am, Fashionable Reader? I even show you my mistakes.

I still love this jumper but with the blazer open like that it's super frumpy and shapeless. I swear, I have a waist! Look, see?

In 2012 at SDCC ~ only 2 years ago

Amazing what a difference two years and one jacket can make, no?

The outfit possibilities.

"Still, it is bad taste to go to the dinner-table in ungenteel and unbecoming habiliments—such as a figured or party-coloured mousseline-de-laine, a thing which always has the effect of calico, and, like calico, gives an unlady-like look even to the most decided lady. In fact, what is it but woollen calico? And if it is accompanied by a very thin, flimsy collar, so small and narrow as to be scarcely visible, the neck and face will look dingy and ill-coloured for want of sufficient white to relieve it. No collar at all, but merely a coloured silk handkerchief, or a coloured dress, coming immediately against the neck, is disfiguring to all women, and men too."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book by Eliza Leslie (American 1864)


Despite my dislike of this outfit, I still love gingham, read and white, and even drop waists, when fitted properly.

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  1. I'm no expert, but I think with a big hat for balance, the jacket works. Cute dress!

  2. I think you oughta know Miss Thing that you have a pretty kick ass bod. I think the way that dress skims over you is very flattering. It's very obvious you have a waist. Even with the cardigan on.


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