Squares and Drapes

*curtains rise*
"My momma always told me that you have to be a lady to get ahead in life. No one likes a vulgar woman, she said."
"My momma was like a pretty bird in a cage, singing the songs that she'd been taught, and teaching me the same ones. How to laugh and smile at their jokes, and never disagree with anyone about anything. She says it's the only way to get through life as a woman. I never told her how much I hate biting my tongue."
"For a long time I still tried to be the lady that she wanted to me to be. But then, one day, I realized something..."
"I don't always have to be good anymore."
*cue music - M.I.A. Bad Girls*
"Now, I wear leather jackets and tight skirts. I also stare moodily off into the distance, just so show people how intense I am."
"Seriously, it's all about the moody stare. And the really, really tight skirt."
"I actually wish someone had mentioned that being bad would involve shapewear."
"Ooh, puppy!"
"But clearly, I was always meant to be a bad girl. I mean, just look at my butt. No, really, look at my butt."
*curtains fall*
Outfit 1:
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Shoes: Zara
Outfit 2:
Skirt: Ann Taylor, thrifted
Shoes: Seychelles
Jacket: Modcloth

Ok, so you guys know that I like dressing to a theme, but I thought it would be funny to try to construct an actual narrative from the photos that I took this week. It kind of struck me how one of the outfits was very "good girl" - a full skirted, high necked, long sleeved dress with a cardigan, in muted mustard and navy - and the other so stereotypically "bad" - tight skirt, red top and red lipstick, leather jacket. It wasn't intentional, but I'd say the split suits my personality pretty well.
I sort of forgot that I had this pencil skirt. I thrifted it last year for something like $3, and the nice thing about it is that it has a fair bit of stretch. Unfortunately, I really do need to wear some kind of girdle with it (I'm actually not wearing anything here) because it's so tight in the hips and thighs, as you can probably tell. MY ASS CAN'T BE TAMED.
Actually, speaking of ass tamers, I just ordered a new girdle from Rago. I already have their open bottomed girdle, and while I like it, there are some serious chub rub issues on my upper thighs. The one that I ordered is their "leg shaper," so I've got high hopes about both the comfort and the shaping abilities. I should have a review for it next week.

I hope everyone has a kick-ass weekend!