Friday, March 26, 2010

Problems on the Cross-Eyed, High-Heeled Prairie

Ok, what the heck.  I look totally cross-eyed in this picture.  It's like my left eye took a little stroll too far right.  When I zoom in on the picture with my photo editor it looks relatively normal, but here it looks like I could use a visit to the optometrist...or even worse, the loony bin.

I know my eyes are little close together (I've been compared to Anna Paquin, Jennifer Garner and most recently Siobhan Magnus).  Thankfully, no one has told me I remind them of Vienna Girardi, also a member of the almost-crossed-eyed club. 

Anyway, please ignore the weirdo eyeball and concentrate on the outfit.

This dress is one of the only items I've ever purchased at Anthropologie.  I also bought a pair of pants there once, but they are (still) awaiting alteration and have never been worn. 

I'm a fan of this dress but have to be in a certain mood to wear it.  It's just a little too prairie-ish for my everyday style.  In fact, I wore this dress to the theater production of Little House on the Prairie this past fall.  That's a great memory.  I took one of my favorite people in the whole wide world...Greyley Kate...who had just turned 11...who is the precious offspring of Girly Muse.  Man, I wish I had taken good pictures of our day together - bad, BAD blogger

I might feel a little better about the dress in general if it were shorter.  This length isn't terrible, but it makes me feel just a bit dowdy.  And I have to figure out a better way to cover up the cleavage, being that the neckline is so low.  The ruffled henley works in a pinch.  Steve wasn't up early enough to tie the sash in the back for me, so I experimented by wrapping it around and tying it in the front.  I think I like it better this way.  And those adorable pink high heels...I do so wish they were easier to walk in.  Perfection sure is hard to attain (sigh).

Henley:  Old Navy
Dress:  Anthropologie
Tights:  Target (?)
Shoes:  Charles David via

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


Kayla said...

So adorable. I love me a good prairie dress. Something about them makes me feel girly and happy.

Kristie said...

I think it's adorable too! As far as cleavage, maybe you could have it altered as well and have a pice of fabric added to bring the neckline higher or check out Shade Clothing ~ they have lots of cami's and a half demi (I think that's what it is called) shirt just for cases like yours!

Rachael said...

LOL. BTW your eyes are not too close together!! They...and you... are just gorgeous!

Recovering Procrastinator said...

Too funny about the eyes. I remember a picture of me that looked great at full size but when I made it avatar sized I looked REALLY creepy and had to get rid of it.

Marisa said...

I think the dress is very cute...I do agree with the shorter comment though. I always feel better in dresses if my knees are showing, otherwise I feel too short:).

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

omg VIENNA! the source of all evil in the reality world. and you do not look like her, not one bit.
i have this problem with anthro dresses too sometimes! bring it to the tailor--get the sleeves taken off or the hem taken up. (i should take my own advice seeing as i have an unworn anthro dress needing alteration in my closet right now--eeks!)