Friday, March 5, 2010

Belle of the ball...

Exciting news, folks. The History & Humanities Ball at my university is coming up. That means I get to get all gussied up and dance madly with my friends.
Did I mention that it's going to be on a boat? It's going to be on a boat.
It's also going to be 1920's themed.

Let's review: crazy dancing on a boat with friends, dressed like we're all up in that Lost Generation.

That last bit is where I must give pause. Yes, I was an unimaginative flapper for the Halloween before last. Yes, I do love me some jazz and cheap liquor. Yes, I will use any excuse to wear red lipstick and feathers. Despite all of these, though, I'm just not Twenties material.

The Twenties were a time for drop-waists and short hair. The aesthetic is fine, but I'm no Colleen Moore or Louise Brooks.
Case -
Colleen Moore
Image through Google/Lolita's Classics.
Image through Google.

Point -
That is, in fact, always how my face looks.

The decades on either side of this most favoured one would suit most of us fine, with their defined waistlines and versatile fits. What are the big-haired, non-gamine among us to do? Turn to Polyvore. Yes, again.

Blogger's Note: My new addiction to this site is in no way related to the bleakness of my current reading material. Not at all.

These are for two of my lovely friends with similar issues, concerning the ball.
And for me.
Whatever happens, I'll still be dancing on a boat and screaming Fitzgerald at anyone and everyone in the vicinity. Count on it.


  1. I'd love to see you in that last outfit! Be sure to post pictures no matter what you wear.

    And oh, my love for Colbert is endless.

  2. I always wanted to go to a theme party... maybe I should throw one myself! I'm more of a 70's enthusiast... the loose-fitting peasant tops, big hair, free love... yes, please. :)

  3. @Daisy: I knowwww! Tickets go on sale Monday morning and I foresee myself punching many a baby to get one.

    @Emily: Getting said outfit may be impossible, but I will totally assault you with photos when it goes down. I can neither confirm, nor deny that Mr. Colbert will be my date.

    @Beauty: You should totally throw one, that way you can dress your puppy up as Shaft. I don't know why that's the first thing that came to mind, but whatever. Corgi + badass = adorable.

  4. Beautiful inspiration!

    Just stumbled by & I love your blog! :)
    - Audrey Allure <3

  5. Love all your polyvore collages! I can't wait to see what you end up wearing and I'm sure you'll have lots of fun no mater what you wear.


  6. @Audrey: Awwww. I'm so happy that you found it and, more importantly, that you like it. Totally creepy and following you now.

    @Julia: Thank you! They may be the prettiest way to waste time and I love it all day. :D

  7. Ooh exciting! I love your selections there. My advice, down the gin and or glens vodka then go stark nekkid.

    Maybe don't take my advice... I'm sure whatever you decide, you'll look utterly stunning!

    Have a fab week, I love your blog xoxo

  8. @Patricia: I just might, rabbit, I just might. Thank you so much! You can't see me turning beet-red, but it's happening. So glad that you enjoy my nonsense. :]

  9. Fab outfits- the party sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy x

  10. You're such a sweetheart- thanks for the lovely comment.

    The ball sounds like It'll be a blast. Have fun!

    Cute blog.


  11. @Princess: Thanks so very much! I really, ra-heeeeely like your blog. :]