Some time ago my friend Dan Costello approached me; he said that I had a unique style and I should talk to Jessica, his lovely lady friend, and Bethany, about guest appearing here at Frivolous Universe. I was excited that someone should think I would be a good model and writer regarding how each one of my outfits are idiosyncratic to my personality. So here is my first outfit of choice…No big deal. Photo By Bethany Walter
The outfit I focused on attributes the idea of Wonder Woman’s powerful voice and femininity that I feel all women should parade, especially concerning the media’s topics dealing with rape and the issues of abortion. I honestly can’t believe this is still an issue: the right of choice thingy… The suggestion that women do not have a choice on private issues contorts my mind with the idea that American society is diminutive of any successful future because it would seem that people are egotistical; containing only a paltry ideology of how the person next door should live their life. (Soapbox) When I think of Diana Prince’s attire in the Wonder Woman television series (her role in the comic series changed too frequently) I think this dress, it screams femininity because of its innocent girl next-door look with its gray reverse graph paper pattern and white lacey details, but when it’s coupled with ‘Frye’ boots it commands the chores of the day to finish themselves.
Superheros comes in all shapes and sizes. Photo By Bethany Walter Before the change: Lynda Carter as Diana Prince
I love the yellow-mustard color. It reminds me of the warm Autumn colors, and with summer ending, leaving us nothing but traces of heat and the smell of campfire, I thought this would be the perfect accessory. Not to mention the dress is so relaxed it slips down past one’s comfort level without the addition of a belt. Adding bright colors to gray backgrounds helps the color palate stand out more and create an illusion of the outfit being more vibrant.
Get some colors in there! Photo By Bethany Walter
Hold up Photo By Bethany Walter Frye… Photo By Bethany Walter
There are some things that are worth over $300.00: ‘Frye’ boots being one of them. Nothing beats a great pair of boots for any outfit. Seriously. These boots are American made, stylish, versatile, real leather, round toed, sleek, sexy, and quality. I’ve never made such an investment to my wardrobe before, but when those beautiful boots came in the mail, I shrieked for joy! I also purchased them online, the original price was $300.00, but I was able to get them for $150.oo on an eBay bid. Normally I would never purchase shoes or boots online, however I researched my size before the purchase. Thanks, Macy’s associate for helping me buy standard boots for a lesser price!Keeping a straight face… Photo By Bethany Walter
All superheros need sidekicks. He needs a lot of training and looks harmless, but I assure you someday instead of licking the ruffian to death, he’ll take them down one limb at a time (probably will never happen). It’s also a good idea to make sure your sidekick is not trying to take you down as well. Pino, wolf-hybrid sidekick, is getting confused by all of the excitement. You need to tame the beast and look classy while doing it. Here I’m holding his teeth so he doesn’t “nibble” my arm (it’s a good move).
Tired. It’s hard work fighting evil doers (sidekicks). Photo By Bethany Walter
Despite my $150.00 (originally $300.00<– I LOVE THAT) purchase on boots, I’m a pretty frugal shopper. I try to limit purchases to discount outlets, American made items, or as local as possible. The dress (Kimchi) was purchased at The Lux Fashion Lounge for $20, the boots were purchased online from California-AMERICAN MADE ($&#@ yeah!), the necklace was my mothers (it contains the original pictures of her cat and dog from the 70’s<— Vintage score!), the ring on the necklace belonged to Kevin Chapton, my man friend, and was given to me when we first started dating. I purchased the purse at ROSS for $10 (missing strap). The belt was the only purchase out of context, I bought it from some store in the mall for $20. I can not remember the store’s name for the life of me. Just a forewarning, I may “cheat” there again if needed because the clothes seemed decent quality and they were fairly inexpensive. Other than that, all of my clothes are off the forgotten rack at Idaho Youth Ranch, The Good Samaritan, The Lux, or Salvation Army.Obviously Pino is really tired from helping us take all of these pictures. Thanks, Pino! Photo By Bethany Walter