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heather galaxy
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Strange Garb by heather galaxy

April 1st, 2008 4:49 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Go somewhere dressed in unorthodox clothes.

For instance, you could sunbathe at the beach in a three-piece suit or go to work in a kimono. Use your judgment: for instance, if you're somehow a modern geisha, then wearing a kimono to work wouldn't be so unorthodox.

Take photos as proof.

I did not intend for this to happen on April Fools day, but oh well. At least I didn't get Rickrolled and I gave my coworkers some laughs. When thinking about this challenge I thought about what constituted strange garb for me... and well, it's the opposite of most peoples.

For example, have a look at my clothes..

Notice what isn't there? Yeah, a whole lot of colour. From left to right the things that aren't black include a purple plaid skirt (cuz I have a plaid skirt fetish), a red button down sleeveless shirt that goes well with my various gothabilly skirts. A girl scout uniform for theoretical role playing. A black/white/red plaid skirt. The two things with actual colour (the light green and the brown w/ orange and teal dresses) are vintage dresses and don't count. A red skin tight chinese style dress. And, although you can't see them, there are two pink and black rockabilly and fetishy halter dresses. Also notice the lack of pants. I do own several pairs, however I almost never ever wear them.

So the goal for today: pants and colour. I even managed to wear non-black underwear.

Look how I did! This will probably only impress people who actually know me.

I definitely felt out of place all day and very much not like me. I changed as soon as I got home.

*whew* Better.

- smaller



Here be my clothes

Wearing trousers and colour at work!!!

Wearing trousers and colour at work!!!

It's amazing that I can even put together a non-black outfit!

"normal" me

"normal" me

Changed back after I came home. Whew! I felt odd all day! At least differently odd!

16 vote(s)



12 comment(s)

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posted by MsGoblinPants Extraordinaire on April 1st, 2008 5:12 PM

The picture of you in florals and red *blew my mind*.

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posted by teh Lolbrarian on April 1st, 2008 5:24 PM

I do know her, and omg that's disturbing.

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posted by Adam on April 1st, 2008 5:35 PM

"A girl scout uniform for theoretical role playing."


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posted by Gremlin on April 1st, 2008 9:19 PM

Totally gets a vote because I know you, and I know this was a personal challenge! Wow! You really went all out.

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posted by Julian Muffinbot on April 1st, 2008 9:20 PM

yeah, what Gremlin said. i think if i didn't know you, i would certainly not realize how strange this garb truly is for you.

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posted by Indy on April 2nd, 2008 1:13 PM

That closet looks so familiar for some reason... :P

posted by anna one on April 2nd, 2008 10:37 PM

I don't know you at all, but I know exactly how you feel.

Also: those are some fantastic books beside you.

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posted by Bryce on April 3rd, 2008 7:04 AM

My class would have FREAKED if I had done just this. Especially if I made myself look like a preppy young republican.

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posted by anna one on April 3rd, 2008 9:11 AM

Ha! I'd love to see Someone as a young Republican....

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posted by Lincøln on April 3rd, 2008 10:15 AM

Do it.

anna one
posted by heather galaxy on April 3rd, 2008 11:13 AM

lol!!! heh! twin wardrobe powers unite!

Yeah those books are from the 1720s. I love being a librarian.

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posted by MsGoblinPants Extraordinaire on April 20th, 2008 3:16 PM

Oh my goodness, I didn't even see the books before--I was too astounded by the outfit. I want those books!