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Found some fun outfits out and about on the ladies at my office today …

Teal checked skirt

Salmon and Gray

Rust orange purse

 

Click here and here to check out some of the ones I’ve sketched in the past!

 

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More outfits I’ve seen while out and about …

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Ahh, another 30 for 30 is finally at an end. 30 days of me trying desperately to match the same ol’ clothes in new and interesting ways, and wishing I owned more interesting accessories. 30 days of me cursing clothing items I previous loved, because of their lack of flexibility.

So for this 30-for-30, I decided to up the ante and add a further challenge – to pose like a pin-up each day. Specifically, like the Queen of All Pin-Ups, Bettie Page.

Here are some of the things I learned while I set a timer and took anywhere from 10-20 awkward pictures of myself each day:

  • Shoulders back 24-7
  • Sticking your boobs out really hurts your back after a while
  • I definitely have a “side”
  • America’s Next Top Model had some useful posing tips
  • You are never as fat as you think you are
  • You are never as skinny as you think you are
  • It’s all in the angles
  • I’m not as coordinated as I thought I was
  • There are constantly bruises and scrapes on my legs (and I’m not even in derby at the moment!)
  • It’s really, really hard to try to make this shit look pretty

Bettie is impossible to emulate – she truly was the best at what she did. She managed to make every single pose look effortless, sexy, and fun. Three cheers to Bettie for making this swelteringly hot summer a little silly and infinitely more fun.

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Photo of Bettie from bettiepage.com

It just wouldn’t be an accurate depiction of me if I wasn’t putting on lipstick. Or, if there wasn’t a cat somehow in the picture.

All done! Finish line! 30 for 30! This is a pretty big day for me – the 30 are done and I just finished my book!

I’ll be posting about what I’ve learned through the process of working on this graphic novel for almost a year and a half, as well as a recap of all these 30 outfits. (As well as what I’ve learned by making an ass out myself for the last 30 days). BUT for now – I think celebratory tacos and wine are in order.

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I really think something’s gonna need to happen with these shorts. They definitely need a trip to the tailor. For some reason (especially in this picture) they’re really starting to remind me of elephant legs …. and that’s just not cool.

ONE MORE OUTFIT TO GO! Check back for it later today!!

orange shirt – Gap, shirt – H&M, shorts – Gap, shoes – Steve Madden, belt – Express

 

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I was wearing a necklace the first 5 times I posed for this picture, but then my cat found it and it had to be removed from sight. Whoops.

This is probably one of the most iconic Bettie images. Although I can’t really aspire to be as magnificent and fun-loving as she is here, I can at least be glad the photo was bright and blurry enough to hide my underarm stubble. (It’s the little things.)

shirt – H&M, belt – Doubledutch Boutique, pants – Express

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