Yesterday I didn't have class, so I had a day off to do some laundry and run out for coffee with a friend. I went to my closet with something easy in mind, but then felt a little bored with the outfit I came up with, which was the jeans and shirt. I put on an obi belt over the shirt, slipped on some Fluevogs, and blammo: secret agent laundry expert extraordinaire.
In other news, I had a measurements class on Saturday that taught me a few things that I didn't know about my body. It's funny, because you really do have to get comfortable with every aspect of your body when you're designing for yourself: in order to fit everything correctly, you have to know every single measurement, even the awkward ones - there's no space to feel self-conscious about the imperfect tummy or full lower thigh measurement, because your garment flat-out won't fit right if you don't pay attention to them.
So I've found out in the last six months that I have prominent shoulderblades, my right shoulder and left hip are each higher than the other, and that I have a long waist-to-crotch measurement, which would explain why jeans almost never fit me correctly and contemporary high-waisted pants often hit just above my hipbones. It's really interesting to learn these things and figure out what kind of fit issues they create, and how to work around and flatter them.
Anyhow, back to the outfit!
I was really excited that I had a chance to wear my super awesome Fluevog Rules Galileo boots - I totally wouldn't have pegged these as my style when I first saw them, but after trying them on I was smitten. They really do look snazzy with a pair of skinny jeans, a feat not accomplished by any old shoe. I used a Christmas gift card to buy them on deep discount at the January Fluevog sale, and I feel super tall and badass whenever I wear them.
Chartreuse blouse: Cut Loose
Booties: Fluevog Rules Galileo