What I Wore Wednesday: Fake Spring & Lesbian Labels

Happy First Wednesday in March, which apparently means basically spring.  In my strange little corner of the Pacific Northwest, it’s a sunny 60 degrees out.

I wore my “nice” black leggings, cuz that’s what I do, with a grey, floral, flowy blouse, a plain white cardigan, and simple black ballet flats all paired with some classic jewelry. I’m feeling a bit easy-breezy-Covergirl.c600x851.jpg

Looking back over my What I Wore Wednesdays, however hit and miss they have been, there is one standing similarity: They are all pretty standard, business casual, feminine outfits. The weeks and weather change but you’re pretty much looking at leggings or skinnies, a blousey top, and feminine shoes.That’s it. Not terrible innovative or exciting. A career in sales in a small, conservative community doesn’t allow for much else. Even my tiny little nose hoop is a push for some clients.

Today I give you two outfit sets: One my work wear… and one that is what I may just wear for a date tonight with that hot blonde of mine.

It’s kind of a confusing thing being a lesbian. It feels sometimes like you have to find your place on this perceived butch-femme spectrum and stick to it. I’m just not about that life. While I don’t anticipate ever coming off as hardcore butch, you definitely aren’t likely to catch me in fake nails with some froofy dress/stiletto combo. But then all the middle ground descriptors are far more complicated than I care to be. Chapstick femme? Butchy femme? Just plain androgynous? I mean, which one is it if I wear lip GLOSS… but with a snap back. I don’t know. A blue jeans femme? I read that once. I don’t even think it’s a thing.  Maybe you have to be a total veteran lesbian to know the answers to these mysteries. Until then I’ll be bouncing around from femme business casual to non-descript sweatpants slob to off-track derby bitch to what my former pastor not-so-fondly calls “lumberjack dyke.” 😉

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Cheers.

Elle

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What I Wore Wednesday – Leggings are Business Profesh Too

Listen here, friends. I care exactly zero percent how many times people mock leggings as pants and reshare various videos and memes regarding the topic. If I buy my leggings in the pant department, they are pants. (Conversely, if I were to buy packaged ones from the hosiery department, they are in fact, hosiery.) Now that we have that settled, I will proudly proclaim that my business casual look of the day once again featured leggings. Super cute, super comfortable houndstooth pattern with slightly formal little details. And lezbehonest, if my girlfriend’s, ladylike mama says my pants (leggings) are cute, then they are.

So here it is, my #whatiworewednesday, round 2. Loose green blouse, the over-discussed houndstooth leggings, black bootie heels, and black accessories to finish it off. A whole polished look that’s comfy and requires zero ironing. c600x593