“This week”, Gail was in charge of the theme and she choose “Geek Chic”. I’m a week behind on posting.
Summer has definitely arrived in Texas. This caused a little problem with my outfit(s) for the challenge because it isn’t possible to wear polyester with the lethal heat + humidity combination. So, I improvised with something in a natural fabric, but this outfit ended up very much in my comfort zone and something I’ve totally worn before.
Challenge fail? Maybe. But an important lesson: Don’t suffer for fashion. Trying new things is great, but feeling comfortable is also important!
Dress – eShakti, 28
Cardigan – Old Navy, XXL
Leggings – Torrid, 3
Necklace – F21
Pumps – Softspots, “Mischa”, 10W, via 6pm
My style sometimes leans toward retro silhouettes, with a geeky twist. Full skirts, cardigans buttoned at the top and/or using sweater clips, quirky jewelry, etc. I’m told I dress like a librarian or teacher a lot. More so with these cat-eye glasses… I was hoping the weather would cool down enough for a do-over, but summer is here and 100+ days aren’t far behind. Yuck!
It didn’t even occur to me (til now) that I could have stolen one of Chris’ game nerd t-shirts and called it a day. Damn. Most of my “Geek Chic” outfit ideas ran towards lots of layers and some of my favorite thrift store pieces… which wasn’t working.
Chris and I are getting ready to visit California next week. I’ll be there for work, but I’m also really excited to see my family and friends! It’s been too long.
Check out the other ladies participating in “Outside My Comfort Zone”:
Stephanie: Seeing Sp0ts
Gail: Gaily Gumdrops
Rachel: Happyness Magnet
Leah: Just Me Leah
Crystal: Tales from the Fat Side
Mary: Mary’s Big Closet
Becky: Does My Blog Make Me Look Fat
Emma: Plus Size Millard
Becky: Mrs Bebe Blog
Rachel: A Dress is for Life
What are your plans for the summer?