Daily Archives: November 18, 2014

OOTD :: of dragon scales and elfin magic




I am not a big LotR fan. Tolkein, sadly, does not do it for me. His writing style is simply too male. I know this is blasphemous talk, especially from a self-confessed fantasy otaku like me. Forgive me if swordplay and epic heroism and massive battles and pretty elves aren’t my cup of tea. Give me comedy and banter and light-hearted romance any day. I skew more Piers Anthony and David Eddings, I guess.

That said, I can definitely appreciate the scope and majesty of epic fantasy’s tropes, specifically the dragon. I prefer my dragons wise and good, à la McCaffrey’s Pern dragons, but really, any will do. And they sure do come cropping up loads in medieval stories.

So I feel perfectly validated wearing today’s ensemble. The vest I scored from thredUp is very reminiscent of dragon scales, which in turn is reminscent of medieval which makes me 52 Pick-me-up compliant. And, of course, TARDIS blue.

(Btw, Selah had sent me this link several days ago, which makes me think I could and should probably make my TARDIS Tuesdays a regular weekly linkup. It’s the one “challenge” I have never failed to do and the various shades of blue, not to mention the myriad cosplay ideas for both Doctor and Companions, should make it a relatively accessible linkup for people, regardless of Whovian fandom or no. What d’you think?)

I’m loving these boots from Target because they’re the perfect shade of cognac and they’re flat, which is perfect for my aging, aching feet. They also have that nice quilted detail in the back that reminds me of medieval armor as well. Egads, am I batting a thousand today or what?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – J.Crew @ thredUp
Vest – thredUp
Skirt – Boohoo
Boots – Merona Colleen @ Target

:: Linking ::
Sophisticated Style @ Fashionably Employed

Pssst! You thinking about your T3 ensemble? It’s free choice month!

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