Okay, I'm not really gritty (maybe like a fine-grit sandpaper, heh), but I got called "pretty in pink" all day today.Lorena talking about "little" describing a skirt, and Curtise discussing the word "pretty" and the gender inequity around that word, I find myself thinking about words other people use to describe our clothes and us.
- Sweater - Harrod's, consignment; purchased here for $14.00
- Skirt - no label, thrifted; purchased here for $6.00
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) in September 2014
Little, as in this cute little sweater = diminishing in a more metaphorical way. Feels like a pat on the head, while I swing my fists. Men's clothing isn't ever described as little, i.e. "What a charming little suit you have on, Charles!"
In Outfit-land, I liked this outfit. I wore a full vintage slip underneath it, which helped as the sweater is high-waisted and liked to ride up. No showing my belly, which is neither little nor pretty, hee hee. It's just there, performing its function.
- Necklace/earrings - Aldo Accessories
How do you feel about women-only adjectives? Do you use them to other women? Your daughters/nieces/children/teens in your life? Will you re-think that?