Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Accidental Outfit (Or, Avoiding a Thigh-Coup)

This outfit was an accident:

Now, you’re probably thinking “Gracey, this outfit looks fine; you didn’t need to tell us it was an accident.”  But, here’s the deal; you all know we’re big on transparency here at Fashion for Giants.  However, what you may not know is that that transparency is necessary to prevent a thigh-coup.  Now, thigh-coup may rhyme with haiku, but it would be a mistake to assume it’s anything as lovely.  No, a thigh-coup is actually when my crazy militant thighs attempt to take over the current government (me).  In an attempt to avoid this, my current government practices transparency as much as possible.

And, to that end, I have to admit that I didn’t plan this outfit this morning.  The outfit I planned during my cough-riddled half-sleep had a lot of color, some complicated layering and possibly fur.  But, when I woke up this morning and faced my piles of clothes – all clean but none put away due to my cold and my natural laziness – I saw this dress lying next to this sweater:

And it appeared to me, in my head-cold-haze, to be a match made in heaven.  The navy and blue polka dot dress (vintage Karin Stevens, thrifted) pairs surprisingly well with the peacock-colored cardigan (a.n.a via JC Penney).  I also added a thin belt (Gap) to define the waist, riding boots (Born Crown “Sosie” via Nordstrom) because they go with darn near everything, a watch and a vintage bracelet (gifted). And there you have it; an accidental outfit is born.

So, yes, while I’d like to pretend I spend hours selecting outfits that demonstrate that I do, in fact, know how to dress my giant self, I can’t.  My thighs are watching and if they think I’m being less than honest, they’ll ally with my hips and attempt a thigh-coup.  They’re bossy like that.

Happy Thursday, All!  Here's hoping it's free from thigh-coups and hip-juntas!



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    Love this outfit. Seems easy and is so cute. Love the tall brown boots too!
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  2. Ha I love an accidental awesome unplanned outfit, makes me love my wardrobe for brief moments! This dress is fabby :)

  3. Thigh-coup is the reason that I'm so unnecessarily candid on the blog. Also, I just spent way too long trying to parse out how many esses there are in "unnecessarily," which I ordinarily do without batting an eye. Thank god for the holidays and only one more day of work over here.

  4. gracey your accidental navy, & white polka dot delight might be one of my faves of yours, yet. :)

  5. i'm loving this outfit so much on you! the blue color is always fab on you but i love the brown leather accents with the belt and boots!

    you have the best boots, Gracey!!! hope you are enjoying your holidays!

  6. LOLOLOLOL! "Thigh-coups and hip-juntas." Bravissimo, Gracey! Bravissimo!

  7. Oh dear, a thigh coup sounds like a very frightening thing. Glad the threat of one is keeping you honest. ;) Way to go laundry pile!

  8. You're so clever and funny. Reading your blog is a delight.

  9. This is so beautiful on you!
    I love your dress and cardigan together, they are a perfect match :]

  10. pretty look, I like your dress!! take a look on my blog and if you like we can follow each other? (also on facebook!) have a wonderful Christmas … keep in touch

  11. hahaha that's totally happened to me before too - some of my favorite outfits have been "accidental"! I really love this dress on you, Gracey - it's sooo flattering! And I love the classic blue and brown combo. Hope your cold is on the outs and a very happy holiday to you, girl :)

  12. Accidental or not, this is a super cute outfit! Happy New Year Gracey!


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