A small rant…updated

Scroll through, then finish with the updated portion…hehe

Here is an excerpt from a Facebook update/comment exchange that has me in a tizzy:

My status update:

Why aren’t tutus in style? Like, for everyday wear? Like, for women my age?

Friend’s comment:
you’ve gone insane.

Me:
shush YOU

Me (again):
I’m thoroughly disgusted by everyone’s intolerance. Carrie Bradshaw can wear tutus and her friends are very supportive!

Friend (again):
fine. wear a tutu. see how supportive your friends are.

Me:
well i already know they aren’t!

Me (again):
Why is this so unreasonable? http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Cosmic+Dust+Skirt

Friend:
that is a pseudo-tutu. That you could make work. I had in mind something more like this: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Multilayer-Pettiskirt-Sytle-Tutu/dp/B002RSOUCW

Me:
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m not Lady GAGA or Amy Whinehouse

*The end*

I also messaged Kristina of Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly on how to best rectify the situation. I’ll update you on the latest news.

Okay, enough of that. I’ll post trip pictures this evening!

UPDATE:

My message to Kristina:

You are a fashion wizard, so here’s my dilemma:

I’m only 23. I think tutus are adorable. I don’t think this is too much to ask!

Like this one on ModCloth: http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Cosmic+Dust+Skirt

But apparently my friends will disown me if I wear it–I don’t seem to have the fashion power of Carrie Bradshaw!

Is it really so unreasonable to ask that they come in style for just a while? How do I rectify the situation?

Thanks so much,
Kirsten

P.S. I bought the ZiGi boots from your post the other day! I’ll try not to wear them the same day as you, though, so there are no awkward moments. 😉

Kristina’s response:

Kirsten,

1. Get smarter friends (just kidding!)

2. Tutus ARE awesome!!! They work great alone or under skirts, and are a pop of femininity and whimsy. I think they’re great. The trick is to select tutus that fall or drape (sorry Carrie, but the tutu in the SATC TV opener was too ballerina style poofy to be successful mainstream)

3. blush toned or nude colors are fabulous (like the one you picked out), but don’t neglect black! It works great with black tights and a black 3/4 length fitted bodysuit!

I think the key here is that you’re worried about looking too costumey – definitely a thin line for tutus. Here’s what I’d do:

With the Modcloth tutu, I’d pair it with a neutral (blush/nude/etc) camisole, even one with lace detailing would be spectacular. Then I’d throw on a well-worn, scuffed jean jacket (preferably cropped but any one will do) with the sleeves rolled up. Rock it out with some less feminine shoes (I wore my tutu with boots the other day) and I think you should be well on your way to showing your friends that yes you CAN rock a tutu and remain friends. They’ll probably go out and buy one after seeing your ensemble!

Another tip, you can also wear a long tunic (like a soft, longish, grey tunic, perhaps sleeveless) OVER the tutu, so that the bottom 2-3 inches of the tutu are showing. That’d be cute, too!

However you rock it, don’t forget to send a pic of the finished look my way. 🙂

xoxo

Kristina

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5 responses to “A small rant…updated

  1. I found this through Kristina’s twitter & while I hate plugging my own blog, I just wanted to say that I so know where you’re coming from – I really wanted a tutu but wasn’t sure how to wear it without it looking like a costume! So here’s what I came up with! http://o-my-heart.blogspot.com/2010/05/sweet-rough.html and I also think Kristina’s suggestions are great! I’m going to try pairing mine with a soft v-neck tee or a loose tank & a statement necklace next, I think!

    • Kate, I love the outfit you put together! You definitely make me want to start a better shoe collection! I’m going to get in so much trouble now that I’ve found fashion blogs like yours and Kristina’s!

  2. Brittney Lockridge

    Omigosh, I LOVED the cosmic dust tutu! I totally want it! What a fun blog Kirsten! I know what I’ll be checking every day now 🙂

    Britt

    • Aw, thanks, Brittney! I’m trying to be good about posting, and I have plenty more post ideas coming! Now since this is technically a food blog I need to actually post about food one of these days.

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