Food for thought

Updated on Sep 17, 2009
thrifted blazer - Urban Outfitters bra - H&M top - thrifted pants - thrifted sho
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queenelizabeth 's Thoughts:

I wore this bra/bustier/corset top a week ago and deemed it a failed experiment. This week’s version worked a lot better, and I have to say, I felt a lot more comfortable and less awkward than last time. But what made the difference between an epic fail and a great success? I’ve come up with a few possible explanations.

-Proportion – this one is a lot more flattering and focused on the waist, rather than being shapeless and maternity-esque. I think this ended up looking more purposeful and less sloppy (although the downside is that it’s a tad office-y, but who cares.)

- Subtlety – this one is really important when you’re wearing a bra over your clothing. Last time it was just like BAM! a bra!, but this way it’s more like, oh hey, I like that top you’re wearing under your your blazer, it’s kind of cute and lacy, oh wait, it’s a bra, how about that!

Color – I really like it when colors that aren’t supposed to work together, do. This one in particular makes me think of food – although a quick google search for “peach mint blueberry” didn’t turn up anything worthwhile, there’s just something about the pastels and navy blue that’s just so off-kilter and charming in a weird way.

Oh and something about the mint green polyester pants and white shoes makes me think of scrubs. Plus they’re super comfy.
My cat snuck into the 2nd photo :)

Comments (40)

fashionista617
fashionista617 on September 03
LOVE LOVE LOVE THE CORSET!!
LauraGregorio
LauraGregorio on November 11
love your pants and shoes :)
Kamicha
Kamicha on October 14
Love it! (and the cat appearance...)
DiorKiss
DiorKiss on October 14
Awesomeness
inAdriensLocker
inAdriensLocker on September 22
adorable !!!!!!
yexueli
yexueli on September 22
i love this! actually i wouldn't even notice it's a bra if you hadn't mentioned it. i love the subtlety of it. wearing a bra on the outside can actually look very tacky, but you've managed to make it look classy! *impressed* and i also love your pants. it's so minty and refreshing! i could almost feel a breeze of cool air looking at this photo, haha. ;D
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on September 22
thank you! i guess that's good if you can't tell it's a bra, that means i've done something right :)
desiree_paige
desiree_paige on September 21
those pants are amazing!!!! such a lovely color
solitaryconsignment
solitaryconsignment on September 21
incredible!
enes
enes on September 21
adorable!! =)
ellabella
ellabella on September 19
great color combos, mint green makes everything more exciting. the proportions are very nice also.
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on September 19
thanks! and yes i agree, there's something about wearing mint green that just puts me in a better mood :)
margiemermaid
margiemermaid on September 18
love the color of ur pants
RazzleDazzleMe
RazzleDazzleMe on September 18
I agree. I think proportion and style is everything when you want to wear something daring like a corset/bra. One girl in a class I had today, was wearing a corset but it was very tacky, it was sheer and cherries all over it and she wore boot cut jeans and sneakers. I also think it was that she didn't understand. Oh well.
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on September 19
hahaha oh god that sounds awful! you didn't get a picture by any chance did you? ;) i guess some people just don't get it...
ForeverLoveYou
ForeverLoveYou on September 18
i love this!
mnavoy
mnavoy on September 18
i love the bustier
m3grac3
m3grac3 on September 18
I really like this. The color combo is cool, and the bra is really wonderful. I would totally wear this outfit, but I never would have come up with it.
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on September 19
thank you! i think that's a great compliment, that it's something someone else would wear. :)
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on September 18
Love the color of your pants!!!
nix
nix on September 18
love the color of your pants!
golestaneh
golestaneh on September 18
perfect!!!
aiisHi
aiisHi on September 18
CHIC ! love yout outfit <3
Nannalr
Nannalr on September 18
loving the vintage mint-green trousers!!
Annebeth
Annebeth on September 18
gorgeously put together, great colors
supervillain
supervillain on September 18
Cute trousers!
jazzyhwang
jazzyhwang on September 18
the color of the pants is fantastic! (: love it all!
thriftnstyle
thriftnstyle on September 18
Love it!
soon2b_senoj
soon2b_senoj on September 18
i love all of this! hot!
beckyxoxo
beckyxoxo on September 18
So cute ! Love the colors :D
rubio
rubio on September 17
SCRUBS! any friend of scrubs is a fried of mine! very nicely pulled off!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on September 19
wait...do you mean the TV show or the garment? because i was talking about actual scrubs and didn't realize the double meaning...although i've seen a few episodes of Scrubs and they're great :)
slanelle
slanelle on September 17
love the pastel colors!
rudoit
rudoit on September 17
lovely... the colour of your pants is just awesome! cool combination the nude top is very chic.
DreamcatcherVintage
DreamcatcherVintage on September 17
that seafoam green color is amazing!
jeroy
jeroy on September 17
love the pants!!!
Jasna
Jasna on September 17
Oooh I adore this look soo much!!! = my chic vote
mitzicocoa
mitzicocoa on September 17
love the colours! So lovely and feminine!
theclassicsilhouette
theclassicsilhouette on September 17
i love how the colors go together :)
phosphenefashion
phosphenefashion on September 17
oh man, i always love reading your entries. my favourite, of course taken out of context, is "BAM! a bra!" quote of the day on chictopia. this bustier outfit really does hit a different note than the other one with the gray tshirt. and i believe you've hit the reasons why head on. anywho, lovely look and the green reminds me of mint ice cream!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on September 19
thanks, i'm glad you appreciate my sense of humor! :) and i LOVE mint ice cream! haha it always connects back to food with me...
Ledon
Ledon on September 17
i adore this look, the pants are just amazing and fit you perfectly. the bra looks so good, giving a good contrast between business attire and a fun piece to have the perfect outfit. chic vote for sure :)
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on September 19
thank you so much! it's hard to see in the photos, but these pants are actually huge on me! they're from the men's section - hence the belt. :)
Ledon
Ledon on September 17
also, your hair looks lovely down like this.
yandeli
yandeli on September 17
lovelove love :)(:
Naso
Naso on September 17
love this very pretty !! ^^
fashaholic
fashaholic on September 17
Cute colors. :)
districtofchic
districtofchic on September 17
You're seriously a genius. You need a book or something. The flat shoes are really the cherry on top with this look. Oh and the colors. And the pastels with the navy pieces...
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on September 19
thanks so much...comments like this make my day :) And I don't have a book, but I do have a blog... *shameless self promotion*
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