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Little Miss Betsy painted me!!

While Miss Suze is lucky enough to be in Texas for The Texas Style Council blogger weekend of awesomeness she’s asked a few of us to step in and keep all of you, her dear readers, entertained.
In an effort to be polite I should introduce myself. I’m Betsy of Miss B Gets Dressed and I’m so thrilled that Suze asked me to come over here and say hi to all of you. She was the first blogger to really introduce me to the blogging community. *cue music* I remember the day she first tweeted me. Sigh. And here she has asked me to do my first guest post ever! Eek!
I know most guests posts are about  the guest blogger but I thought you all might miss Suze so I doodled a few little likenesses of our pretty friend.
I even came up with an outfit for her! It’s like she’s here right?!  You all should recognize the pieces above because they are ones she’s worn before, some of my favorites to be specific. Of course I had to paint the queen of pattern mixing in my favorite of her patterned blouses and her zanny zig zag tights! That little leather pencil skirt is something I dream of having the courage to wear. Shoes and hat? I’m just a sucker for a good cloche and pair of T-straps.
So in the process of trolling through Suze’s posts trying to find items to dress her up in I found this picture:
and just had to paint it!
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Now it’s like Suze isn’t even gone?
If you all are still craving an outfit post you can pop on over my blog and join the little pity party we are having for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to hop down to Austin for the weekend and meet Miss Suze in person.
So nice to meet all of you!
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Want to tell me what to wear?

Do you want to pick what my 30th outfit should be?

Head over to the Miss Vinyl Ahoy facebook page to use the Polyvore editor to put together a look for me. (It’s in the tabs)

I loaded the editor with my 30 pieces (or as close as I could find) and some random accessories I own.

If you don’t want to go to facebook/don’t have one, leave me a comment suggesting what you think I should wear as my final outfit.

The outfit that gets picked will win something cool from me. Maybe fashion related, maybe not. I haven’t decided yet. 🙂

-Suze

PS- feel free to enter as many times as you want. The more options I have, the more confused I’ll be, LOL. Just remember what you suggested, in case I have no idea whose outfit I end up choosing! 🙂

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Shop my closet

I’ve been working on the “shop my closet” area of this blog for a while. I have clothes that are in good condition but I’m not wearing it for whatever reason.  So rather than donate them, I figured I’d put them up here.

If you see something you like, send me an email.

I have a BUNCH of other things to add to it, so I’ll be adding those throughout the next few weeks.

Suze

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Detroit Fashion Pages

So a big shout out to Cher for making this happen.

Detroit Fashion Pages is featuring me. ME!

I can’t believe it. Check out the interview (and let me know what you think!)

♥ Suze

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IFB’s Blogger Spotlight

In case you haven’t heard, I’m IFB’s blogger spotlight this week. Check out my interview!

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OMG- it’s me!

Sometimes when I blog I have no idea if anyone is reading it besides Rich, Cher and my mom (hi mom!). I blog because I like to do it, and I get comments from some cool other bloggers.

Well, imagine my surprise today when I got a pingback on one of my posts. I was interested in knowing who linked back to me, so I clicked it and guess what I saw?

Lola on the floor

That’s me! Someone likes ME and my blog enough to write about it on their blog! (My jaw dropped).

I think the sweetest part was agentnikta saying, “Suze if you ever read this, you are adorable!”

Well, thank you so much agentnikta! I can’t believe you like my blog so much to write about it!

And thanks to everyone who reads this. I don’t think I’ve ever said it, but the comments I get from you guys, the posts you write and everything it between makes me smile. I feel like I’m friends with all of you, and I love all your blogs (yes, I do read them all!)

And, in case you want to read the read of what agentnikta said, check it out! (I didn’t know she was writing it until I saw it myself!)

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Stop, drop and ROCK!

Stop, drop and rock!

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Jacket: Forever 21
Dress: Vintage, etsy
Leggings: Forever 21
Boots: Charlotte Russe

Rather than wear jeans, which is allowed at my job on Fridays, I decided to wear a vintage dress with leggings and boots. I pretended I was wearing thigh-high leather boots all day, because I’d love to own a pair but cannot afford to.

I got tons of compliments and a few “why are you so dressed up” comments. Well, I’m dressed up because I wanted to wear this dress and it looked dumb with jeans. That’s why! Besides, I could probably wear a toga and get away with it. Ok, maybe not. But you know what I mean. I’m the weird fashion girl at my office, so isn’t it kinda expected that I’ll come in wearing something kinda odd and fun? Maybe not.

I was rockin’ out to The Foxboro Hot Tubs when I was writing this post, thus the name inspiration.

Like I said in my post yesterday, I really like skirts and longer tunic-tops instead of just pants now. I feel like I should supplement my wardrobe with a few more skirts and maybe some more tights. Or, I could just finish sewing the skirt I started on a few weeks ago.

Yeah. Let’s go with that one since I’m always broke!

How to wear leather like a lady

On one of my most recent shopping trips I picked up a great vintage leather skirt. It’s in super condition and I can’t wait to wear it.

But, I want to make sure I don’t look trampy wearing it, because I plan to wear it to work. Close your mouth and listen to me for a minute. First, it’s not a mini skirt. Second, it’s a pencil skirt, so it covers me from my waist to my knees. Now that we’ve got that settled, let’s discuss the do’s and don’t’s of wearing leather to work.

Leather (or fake leather) is something that is always in style, in some form or another. The easiest way to incorporate it into your current wardrobe is with a belt, shoes or hat. Aside from those common options (we won’t discuss the different styles – it’ll take too long, you see), you could chose to wear leather pants, skirts or jackets.

Let’s chat about leather pants first, shall we?
Unless you’re a biker, heading to a concert or you work in a tattoo shop, leather pants are never a good idea. I wouldn’t recommend EVER wearing them to work, mostly because they can look, well, trampy, especially in an office setting. But, if you’re set on wearing a pair a leather pants, make sure they fit. There is nothing worse than a pair of saggy pants.

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Leather pants, concert tee and chucks- example of an outfit with leather pants.

Now that we’ve got the pants out of system (which we agree to NEVER wear), let’s chat about leather coats.
Now, a leather coat is always in style. Unless it’s super long, Matrix style. Then you’re outta luck and you’ll look like Keanu Reeves.
Anyway, go for something simple and soft. Black is always good, but camel or tan can be just as nice. I would avoid studs or too many pockets/zippers. Although, I really enjoy motorcycle styles, but that’s just me.
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Cropped moto jacket, skinny jeans, flats and a chiffon top – simple outfit for a leather jacket.

Now, onto the main point I want to talk about- leather skirts.
Unless you’re going to a Def Leopard concert, I would steer clear of a leather mini (I’m such a buzzkill, aren’t I?). If you’re like me, you work in an office setting. Most of the people I work with are 40+ and wear the same clothes/styles they’ve been wearing for the past 20 years. So it’s a little difficult to try to go to work in a trendy style. To wear a leather pencil skirt might shock some people, but it obviously depends what the skirt is paired with. I think you can wear it with the same things you’d pair a pencil skirt with- a flowy top, cardigan or jacket.
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Leather pencil skirt, cable knit sweater, leggings and sparkly headband.

I think this is a good way to wear a leather skirt without looking trampy. Of all three of these looks, I wouldn’t wear the leather pants outfit, but as we discussed, I wouldn’t wear leather pants at all.
How would you wear leather?