Sunday, September 19, 2010

An unemployed fashionista

It isn't that I don't have time to blog; it's that I don't have much to put together outfits for.



Choker: thrifted
Top: H&M
Skirt: F21
Tights: Nicole Miller via Marshall's
Oxford pumps: DKNY via eBay
Vintage 60s patent leather bag: birthday gift from aunt

This was donned for a dinner date with some old friends, and so I had a reason to fancy myself up a bit and go through the ordinary motions of life. Important things! Like matching a skirt to one's lipstick and then proceeding to subdue the look because, let's be honest, you just inked your face with hot pink and are wearing a mini-skirt to dinner but really don't want to appear as if you are trying too hard or screaming for attention, because you desperately want to appear put-together and somehow laid-back, even though you aren't laid-back because you are a girl who buys lip liner to match her wildly-pigmented lipstick and photographs herself so as to showcase her outfits on the internet. But still.



Really, though, this job search has transmogrified me into an essential puddle of goo. I vacillate between attempting to put together an outfit every day and tossing the whole process out of the window, so as to avoid the especial if not isolated embarrassment of being all dressed up with nowhere to go. If a gal is all gussied up and doesn't go anywhere so no one sees her, does she still make a sound?

If you have recently heard an employer musing about how difficult it is to find Soviet History and vintage fascinator enthusiasts these days, please let me know. Until then, it is nice to change my non-pace by piecing together an outfit for dinner.



Because Fiona seems somewhat obliv to sartorial pursuits, no?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed that you delivered a 100 word sentence (Like matching a skirt ....) without even taking a single breath! That should count for something in your job search!

Plus, you used the words transmogrified and fascinator! Now that HAS to count for something!

Now, if it was me interviewing you, and you used both transmogrified and fascinator in the same sentence, I would hire you on the spot! :)

elaine

WendyB said...

The job search is hard these days, that's for sure. Keep trying!

Sheila said...

Job searching can be so demoralizing - I will be in the same boat soon. It's good to keep a routine, even if that's "I put together an outfit". Good luck, Natasha!

You look great in this - I think you should have done the bright lipstick!

Eyeliah said...

I’ll bet you are looking forward to berets (hehe) unfortunately it is already that season here. I have the opposite problem as you, I’ve been up to so much and haven’t taken the time to photo all the outfits.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I love your subtle pattern mixing here, so chic!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Terri said...

I selected you to receive a blogger award. If you are interested, there will be more details in my blog post, Sunday 9/26

Leilani said...

I think you should dress up every day regardless... I'm only working part-time now and have been putting off applying for full-time jobs as I had the whole application process. Good luck with the job search and continue to do photo shoots whether you're going somewhere 'fancy' or not!

Jess said...

I am so excited you're back! I missed your fashion blog. I read your Peace Corps blog and found it odd when you stopped posting. I am sorry to hear about what happened :(

Anonymous said...

You are SO funny and an awesome writer. (Hint,hint: employers out there! Natasha is the real deal!) I used to read your blog constantly until you went into the Peace Corps--just found out you've reupped in the Blog Corps. I have two kids who just went overseas for a year on scholarships, so when I read your story my eyes were stinging in sympathy for you, and a bit of fear for them.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I found your blog via Terri of Rags Against the Machine and I love it! There's a lot of wit and fun to be had here and I'll be back for more. I'm following:)

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

Good luck!!!!!

Janssen said...

At least you are still a good looking fashionista, lol!

Flow Disruption said...

All of your outfits are awesome! I especially love the colour choices and the photos taken on the railroad. :)

Ariel Maile Adkins said...

Haha, I love the last picture. Cute outfit, especially the skirt! I'm following your blog :)

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Oh no, you haven't posted in a while! I'm back up and posting regularly after not having a working laptop for 3 months.

We should try to do a vintage meetup in the near future. Not sure when you come into the city...