dressed up like a lady: Shirt tales.

Apr 15, 2011

Shirt tales.

MC took these pics just before we left for the night, right outside our door. The only reason I include two is because there was a minor point of contention:

Better with flash...

...or without?

This question seems to divide people intensely. I usually take pictures without flash almost no matter what -- even at shows, where it's pretty dark. But lately, more and more people tell me they actually kind of like the effect of a blown-out flash on a dark background. I guess the vignetting that results can be kind of cool.

What do you think? If you have an opinion, do be sure and let me know.

Huge men's dress shirt: Probably thrifted
Tights: House of Holland
Blue suede over-the-knee boots: Vintage
Chains: Thrifted
Tiny black pocket purse: Longchamp, thrifted

Additionally, I feel the need to unburden myself of the fact that this outfit wasn't exactly planned. I was wearing this men's dress shirt while I put on my makeup and milled around the house getting ready, fully intending to change into a dress before we left -- which I never did. What can I say, the shirt was comfortable.

Tragically, I don't think I quite lived up to the standard set by Sharon Stone at the '98 Oscars.

Anyway, the thing we were headed out the door to attend was a Timothy Monger State Park show at the Lager House in Detroit. It was bassist Scott DeRoche's last show with TMSP, which is kind of a bummer, but it was also a good show, and people were feeling rambunctious -- and by "people," I mean the Boys Themselves. ;)


  1. You so did live up to Sharon's glam, don't worry about that!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  2. my friend always lectures me to stop using my flash - she loves the soft romantic look of going flash-less. but i love brightness so i'm always using the flash. i like the sharpness of it.

    both shots look cool; it's nice to see side-by-side shots to do a compare & contrast.

    awkwardly chic

  3. Haha. I love that you just never changed. I've totally done that before, but hey- it looks great. And I love those boots. They're wild.

  4. with flash, lol love the boots

  5. love your boots! they have an amazing colour :)

  6. I usually don't like flash eighter so I take most in normal day light. With these two pictures I like the 1st one more tho, you can see the colour of your boots way better!

  7. The lighting in the first shot
    is awesomely bright and in your
    face - wakes one up.

    Great outfit- I have thought of
    this same get-up and now me
    thinks I shall wear exactly this.

    Yep. Sharon Stone rocked the

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