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I haven't been writing posts so much
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Because I've been writing on my book! I'm very close to 25K, but I had to rewrite an entire scene to fix it; it didn't work the first time. Or, well, it worked exactly as I wanted it, but I realized it was implausible given modern protocol. And I always am just like, ehh, how many people are really going to care, but I angst more over how implausible the ordinary stuff in my stories is than the extraordinary stuff.

I also took a break tonight to go to some Comic-Con related events and just generally chill along with dianamcqueen. We drew pictures together! katieupsidedown, we went to a bar called Side Bar, and it made me think of you.

I was wondering, do any of the people on my friendslist have a habit of buying clothing or shoes that you are not brave enough to wear? I have a tendency to buy things that are very beautiful and well-made and fashion forward because they are exciting in the store, but then I get them home and I just can't bring myself to wear them in public. I have a lot of shoes like this, beautiful shoes that I feel like I need an excuse to wear.

Tomorrow I get to spend the afternoon at Comic-Con! And I will probably go for a bit this weekend, but it's not nearly as stressful as last year. Is anyone else here going to be there? Let me know!

Generally, things are good. Hello, lovely friends. I love you all!

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Oh, that is me with skirts. I go through periods where I want to feel girly so I set on a quest to find skirts. And when I finally find something that looks nice, I can't help buying it. And then it hangs in my closet forever. There's always an excuse not to wear it. I think I've given away at least 3 jeans skirts. Currently I have a nice knee-length white & blue skirt from Benetton and a nice long beach-y skirt in my closet. I think I wore the latter one once.

The nice thing is that my current job means I get to wear a lot more fashionable clothes than I ever used to-- I'm in the Hearst building; there are fashion magazines, and I'm expected to wear business casual, whatever that means. So I have been taking advantage of the fact that I can finally wear a lot of the outfits I have owned for a really long time. But I still have a lot of heely-shoes and a couple dresses and tops that I am just like... ...

I wholly encourage you to wear incredibly lovely shoes with straight-legged jeans and a plain t-shirt. If at any point you feel ridiculous, just sit down, hold your feet out in front of you, and admire them until you get a second wind.

Really, it's a liberating experience.

I would love to do that, but I can't wear jeans to work!

Part of the issue for me, especially with shoes, is that I always feel so awkward wearing heels, or I choose the shoes that will be more comfortable for walking ten blocks. I could bring them in a bag to work, but it always seems like an extra thing!

I do this with clothes too. Mostly things that are oddly cut, but somehow appealing to me. I have a skirt that I absolutely love, and it has a sloping hemline... I'm afraid it's too odd to wear out though. I don't like getting attention for what I'm wearing.

I don't mind attention, but I am always worried that it's going to look shlubby on me!

I HEARD THERE WAS A BAR CALLED SIDE BAR OUTSIDE AUSTIN *_* I HOPE IT WAS GOOD. I HAVE BEEN DRINKING TOOOO. i WAS NOT AT SIDE BAR BUT I SPENT HE WHOLE NIGHT TALKING ABOUT SIDE BAR ANYWAY SO IT COUNTS

WOO. I just had a beer and some sliders but they were good sliders!

ooh, if you bump into Chris Claremont somehow (I don't know how these things work,) could you say that Nadav sends hello? Wish I could go, too...

If I do, I will!

I'm not really all that fashion forward, so nope. Sometimes I get something and then don't wear it much because it shrinks or I put on weight, and then I feel uncomfortable in it.

I kind of look shlubby most of the time. XD

You are beautiful most of the time!

I sometimes buy dresses. And then they sit in my closet because I never wear dresses. I have mostly stopped now, if only because I already have half a closet full.

You should wear some of them! This is part of my problem but I can wear dresses at the new job!

OMG, yes. I bought a bright green, beautifully cut coat this year, which I do wear (because it is my only coat) but I always feel SO self-conscious. I hope it is training me to care less about whether or not people are looking at me.

I actually have no problem with people looking at me-- I wear a lot of ridiculous hand-made hats. It's more that there are certain things that I feel out-of-place wearing, like I am too ordinary/old/young/tall/short/boobified/fat/skinny to be allowed to wear them.

WHOOOOOOOOOO GO MAGICAL BOOK WRITING POWERS!!!

I totally do the clothes/shoes thing, though I try really hard not to. I have a GORGEOUS pair of cork heels with awesome stitch work and gemstones on the heel, they look like earth mother goddess shoes and they actually look good on my feet. But I never wear heels, and when I wear these, I feel like I'm towering over everybody on the entire planet.

So I just saw this post, but I sent you back some feedback a little while ago. I'm afraid I was too late to be useful though. :( I'm sorry! It shouldn't take me so long when my life isn't all going to hell.

Not so much with the outerwear, but definitely with the lingerie. I have a few corsets that I've never worn.

Oh, I totally do too. I have so many beautiful dresses and skirts that I haven't found the excuse to wear, but when I do I shy away. I also have a lot of kickass 4" heels that I don't really wear 'cause they kill my feet >.>

But what kind of shoes are they? In what ways are they fashion forward? If it's an issue of colour then you can always match it with accessories, but funky shapes are harder to find an excuse for (not that you need it, really! Your excuse should just be that "I bought them with my hard-earned money. So sod it." :D)

I feel like the best way to explain is:

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That is one of my problems. Colors I have an easy time with-- I wear TONS of crazy colors. It's more styles.

I remember the Side Bar.

I miss new york!!!!

glad things are going well and you're writing. yay you!

ps I finished your scarf. I can't decide if you need fringe. please advise.

:)

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