Thursday, November 21, 2013

Man, I Feel Like A Woman!

I really don't know how guys think about these sorts of things, but as a woman, I know there are certain clothes that make me look cute, certain close that make me look good and certain clothes that make me look GREAT!

And of course that all depends on the season.

If you can't tell, I take my clothes pretty seriously.  As in closet size is a real deciding factor when I'm looking for a place to live.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not a shopaholic or anything.  I rarely go shopping for clothes, but when I do, I make sure I get something I like and then boy you better believe I wear it.  Every season or so I go through my closet and if there are things I haven't worn, I donate them.  Otherwise, I pretty much wear everything I own.

Consequently I can go a few months without doing laundry (sorry Mom).  I really tested this when I was having to go to a laundromat to wash my clothes but I've gotten a lot better about it and now that I have my own washer and dryer in the house, I do laundry as I go. Makes life much easier.

But back to my clothes.  My daily prompt asks me to write about an outfit that makes me feel good.

There are so many.  Apparently I get bonus points for posting a picture, so I'll only post one or two.  I'm not a huge fan of putting my face out there, never mind the fact that I have a Facebook account, but still I think I can manage this.  Apparently I only have 7 consistent readers and you probably all know what I look like anyways!!

For every day wear, especially now that it is fall, I LOVE wearing skinny jeans, with tall boots and long sweaters with a wide belt around the waist.  I just love it.  It keeps me warm, it allows me to move around and function with out the draft of a skirt, and it compliments my figure.  I had to dig way back through some of my pictures but I found this.  It should tell you how much I like this outfit, this picture was taken roughly 5 years ago and I still wear it!

That's for every day in the fall, but what about every day in the summer??

I LOVE dresses.  I think dresses are the greatest thing since sliced bread because it's easy.  You just say, I want to wear that one, and ta-da, you're done getting dressed.  As opposed to, ok I want to wear this shirt, but that only looks good with these two pairs of pants, but one of those are dirty, so I can only wear this pair and only those shoes look good with that.  It's just easier to wear a dress and I have one that makes me feel just amazing.  I always get compliments on it everywhere I go no matter how little time the rest of me took to get ready.  It makes me feel very, just....happy!!

I have lots of other outfits that I absolutely love, I just don't have pictures readily available of them.  For example, there is nothing better than my favorite pair of boot jeans, my boots (of course), and just a simple white v neck T-shirt.

Now the following two outfits just make me feel like a goddess but I don't have much occasion to wear them. Which is ok.

When I was in college, I was a favorite date for some of my friends for their formal parties because I cleaned up very nice, we all enjoyed each others company in general and I was socially independent, meaning they could take me, get us seats and then they could wander around and talk to whomever they wanted because I didn't require their presence to have fun and interact socially with other guests.  Of course they would hang out with me, it's not like we showed up and then I got ditched.  Most of these events were a lot of standing around and chatting (sounds super fun right??)  There wasn't a lot of dancing or moving around so this was when all the girls would break out the swanky little cocktail dresses.

Now this next dress can be....very revealing.  So I always pair it with a very nice black sort of cardigan. At these types of events there were usually more than enough girls willing to show off everything they had, so I felt no need to show mine off as well.  This picture was already blurry, so I didn't bother to edit it at all.  

Again, not many opportunities to wear this one, but still.  It's fun, it's pink-ish and I can make it look very classy with a cardigan.  And it shows off my legs.  (I think I have short stumpy legs because that's what it looks like from up here, so I like anything that makes them look a little longer).

Last, but certainly not least.  Everyone knows that every girl needs to have that little black dress, right??  But I firmly believe that every girl should also have a red dress.   And I have such a dress.  It was actually a gift sort of that I got from one of my girlfriends in college.  Again, hardly any occasion to wear such a dress.  One of the major benefits in getting into modeling on an amateur level is having a reason to wear really fun clothes! :-)  I live way out in the country.  I don't go clubbing.  I don't live somewhere, nor do I know people who are rich enough, to attend ritzy formal events.  But I still like to look pretty and feel like a woman!!  And this is dress makes me want to strike a pose and shout "Man, I I Feel Like A Woman!"

Ok so I totally just had a vain little moment with this post, but oh well.  Every woman deserves not only to feel like she is beautiful, but to know that she is beautiful.  Some women absolutely hate clothes because they hate how they look in them.  

First, if you don't like something, don't settle for it!!  Change it!!  If you don't like how you look in clothes you have a couple options.  1. Buy different clothes and/or 2. Change how your body looks.  Don't hear me saying that you should go out and get lypo or develop an eating disorder.  That's a negative on those.  You hear me talk about my mom a lot on here and I'm about to do it again.  My mom was always petite but at some point her body shape started changing in a way she wasn't particularly fond if.  So you know what, she changed it!  She changed how and what she ate, she started working out.  My mom runs now.  I'm terrified that when I go home for Thanksgiving she's going to want me to run with her because let me be the first to admit that I am NOT a runner.  But she made REAL changes and saw those reflected in her body just like she wanted to.  

So feel beautiful ladies!! You deserve it!!

 - Scarlett


  1. You know, wherever this prompt came from inspired a lot of women to write. You are the second one to have a "freakum dress" and you guys look really great in them. I need to do that for myself. I need to get a hot little dress and show off my legs which are actually kind of nice. I have had to change. I got up to 230 pounds after getting sick and I realized the jeans weren't what was making my butt look big. I've lost a lot (with more to go), and I think one of my rewards along the way will be a cute party dress. Thank you. Also, if I looked like you honey, I'd wear a bikini every day, but that might not be practical, lol.

  2. I say bikinis year round...just kidding.