Sunday, May 5, 2013

I'm a Dreamer, That I Cannot Deny

Here's the Inspiration Monday picture for tomorrow:

And my interpretation:

This outfit has two elements that people generally feel pretty strongly about one way or the other - the mullet hem and the sheer overlay. Although I used to think high-low skirts, or mullet skirts, looked good on almost no one, I eventually gave in and bought this one on clearance at Kohl's. I don't think they're so bad, but I kinda do understand why some people hate them.

Skirt: Kohl's; T-shirt: Hanes; Cardigan: Forever 21; Shoes: Old Navy; Necklace: gift; Watch: La Mer

As for the post title, I couldn't stop listening to "Beautiful Girl" by No Authority the other day after my friends were reminiscing about the summer of '99. That song was also the one I sang to try out for the school musical senior year of high school. That was probably one of the most terrifying moments of my life. You know how some people have a fear of public speaking? I have a fear of public (or semi-public) singing - and the tryouts were only in front of two choir teachers. Still, it was horrible. I hated it. But it was worth it in the end because being in the musical was one of the most fun school-related events of my life.

By the way, I just realized when looking up lyrics to that song just now that I'm pretty sure I've been singing it wrong for 14 years. So there's that.

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The Modern Austen

It's a little late, but I'm also linking up with the last day of the Pantone challenge.


  1. I think it looks pretty on you! Looking forward to your SIA interpretation too!x

  2. I prefer to sing in private too, although I loved being a part of musicals during my high school years. I really like that skirt on you, it's very flattering!

  3. Cute blog! I'm your newest follower. Love all the outfits. :)

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    1. Haha, I didn't think of it like that, but it does kind of look like a Lady Gaga bow.

  5. i am in awe of you that you fear singing in public but still tried out. so scary!! i love this outfit on you. the skirt is beautiful, i love the color!

  6. I love a good mullet hem...that skirt is fabulous! I just found out the band I work for is opening for Hanson this summer at House of Blues!!

  7. oh man, i dreaded having to sing in semi-public in chorus, too, when our chorus teacher was trying to get us into the right section (alto, soprano). thanks for joining us for poppy red day, rebekah!

    heidi @ literate & stylish