Thursday, January 31, 2013

Day of the Betties

This past weekend, my friend Jora and I met up in San Francisco for some quality shopping.  I’d been nervous about posing , and I was looking for pin-up style clothes I’d be confident in.

The biggest reason I’m taking a leap and doing this shoot is to be comfortable in my own skin.  One way I’ve tried to reach that idea was to get tattooed last year.  So, I was looking for clothes that would be flattering to my short, curvy frame, plus highlight my ink.  Jora and I went to Bettie Page on Haight Street to check out their selection of pin-up clothes (a style they specialize in) and see if anything would fit our criteria.

The final outfits are a surprise, but here’s me modeling one dress we rejected:

We found 2 dresses I really liked, and I took them in for alterations this week to get that perfect fit.  After this trip, I was feeling inspired; after all, it hadn’t taken that many tries to find some clothes I felt great in.  So I let Jora talk me into going down the street to Dollhouse Bettie, a vintage-inspired lingerie store.  Forever after, I’m going to refer to this adventure as “Day of the Betties.”

Even though I had been a bit anti-lingerie, I was feeling confident, so I tried on some things and fell in love with one outfit.  So, now there will be 3 looks, and one of them will be in vintage-inspired lingerie.  And to my surprise, I’m feeling pretty good about that. 

Shoot is on Sunday.  Keep your fingers crossed and your stockings gartered for me!

This post originally appeared on Go Mighty.

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