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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby Wednesday » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:09 am UTC

Okay, which thrift stores are you going to to find those skirts? I look all the time and can't find *any*

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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby parkaboy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:11 am UTC

Savers, seriously. These places creep me the hell out sometimes, but if I just keep my eyes on the skirts and grab everything I like that looks like it MIGHT fit, I find awesome things. For about $7 each
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby Wednesday » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:14 am UTC

Man. Salvation Army and Goodwill suuuuck compared to Savers. You..might actually be going to the same Savers as me, actually.

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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby poxic » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:23 am UTC

Ooh, you just reminded me of a skirt I got for vacation this summer. The top part looks quite red, but it's pink:
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I couldn't resist snapping the pic with kitty in it.

It was from the $10 rack outside a sari store in central Vancouver. Makes me happy when I wear it, sparklies and all. :D I picked up a black one at the same time. I think I'll wear them every chance I get next summer...
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby cephalopod9 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:24 am UTC

Oh dang, skirts are fun.

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got it fer, like, nine dollars

My family was just talking about Savers, as in, what are they?
I think we have one in Flagstaff that I went to, and their deal is that they're a thrift store run like a department store or something, but where they get their donations from and why, I really can't say.
I think I saw a kangaroo leather purse there, and everything had that thrift store aura of stickiness.
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Postby Moo » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:03 am UTC

*drools at all the gorgeous skirts and dresses*. Seriously, there isn't one on the last two pages I wouldn't love to own.
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Postby Alder » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:52 am UTC

parkaboy wrote:COLORS! This skirt makes me want to put on The Gypsy Kings and dance like no one can see me. But only when no one really can.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby Jessica » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:23 pm UTC

I love peasant skirts! they are really fantastic, and look great :)

Also, parka, seeing that dress has put a song in my head...

I need to get to the thrift store again and check it out.


Oh! Other news, I got my hair cut! It's sooo short now :)
I went with an Aline bob. So, when I get the pictures uploaded you can check out my fantastic haircut :)
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Postby suffer-cait » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:11 pm UTC

Wednesday wrote:Yeah, I know I'm wearing the right socks and lacing them correctly, my moms active duty army and showed me how to make them look badass and still fit well. They...just hurt still. Blisters around the ankle and all that.
really late, but in my experience, you are lacing them wrong or they don't fit you right on the ankle. the leather is folding and chaffing, right? you got to get it to not do that, which may or may not be possible.
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Postby sophyturtle » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:48 pm UTC

I try to get all of my clothing second hand. Both because I have too much already to justify spending more than $25 on it, and because it lets me feel good or egotistically superior to not be contributing to the massive amount of stuff made.
I also have The Garment District down the street from my home. They have dollar a pound on Fridays, where there is a pile of clothing about a foot deep and covering a space of about 10' x 10'. You have to be willing to sit for a while and sort of scavenge. Also, it might have a tiny moth hole in it, but at the end you take what you want over to the scale and you pay by the pound. I bought a green suit jacket for 88 cents. I love that thing. A tiny bit short in the sleeves, but oh so worth it.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby Jessica » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:20 pm UTC

Fucking awesome!

I hate that it's generally really hard to find clothes which work on me at thrift stores.
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Postby Isotope_238 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:44 pm UTC

$2.00 skirt! With a gigantic red beaded poppy on the side!
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Postby apricity » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:36 pm UTC

I want to share this: Adipositivity (NSFW link!), an art project aimed at promoting size acceptance. I think it's pretty damn beautiful.
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Postby Cytoplasm » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:01 pm UTC

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I asked my gyno if I would gain weight on it and she became really confusing/confused herself. Hmm..
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby Jessica » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:27 pm UTC

Hair photos posted.
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Postby parkaboy » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:20 pm UTC

I almost feel it is mandatory to post a shark-week related post now and then, so I'm just going to say YAY SHARK WEEK! NOOOOOO! MY (thankfully black) PANTS! I'm going to have to review the last post I made on this and see if I gave a stop date so I can... er.. pack accordingly. This time I had NO warning. No weird emotional shifts, no urges to cry my eyes out for any reason... I guess I'm going to have to start paying attention to actual days now.
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I use www.mymonthlycycles.com to keep track. It's cool because it can project (with moderate accuracy) when your next several periods will be, and also when you're ovulating. That's how I know I should be mid-Sharkweek for the wedding. Shit.
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Postby Fifi » Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:36 pm UTC

Mine just came, 3 weeks late, with no warning :( Ruined my new undies and I have to wash my pyjamas! Gah.

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Postby obituary » Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:53 pm UTC

I just wanted to show you all some of the new shoes I got.. the pics are a bit big.. sorry ): I dunno how to spoiler the attachments.. can I?

The boots I just love and the other ones are my new school shoes. Yay shoes!

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Postby parkaboy » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:07 am UTC

*flails and dies* I am in-freaking-love with ankle boots. I only own one pair and they are very casual (flat, rubber soles and made of canvas) but I'm DYING for some cute little somethings like those.

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Postby kapojinha » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:32 am UTC

You wear those to school? :o
Maybe it's just me, but I wear trainers all day every day.
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Postby tin » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:46 am UTC

Rendered...speechless...by sexy...ankle boots.

Le sigh. I wish I wasn't so tall so that I could pull off heels and not feel self-conscious about my height.
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Postby Cassi » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:30 am UTC

I figure I'm taller than most people anyway, so why not add a bit more height?
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Postby crowey » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:50 am UTC

ooh the ankle boots are lovely.
I like wearing heels, even though I'm 6foot tall.

I found this site: http://operationbeautiful.com I think I like the idea, though it comes accross as a bit patronising maybe?

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Postby tin » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:23 pm UTC

My height + heels + my hair is one of the things I worry about, because if I combine all of those things together, there's usually one fucker out there who feels the need to joke about it. I shouldn't care but, y'know...

Operation Beautiful is a sweet idea, if it's sincere. But I too find it a little patronising and frankly, kind of schmaltzy.
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Postby existential_elevator » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:26 pm UTC

I had a look at the first couple posts in OB, and it came off either impersonal and a bit self-congratulatory, or a little creepy and stalkerish [I mean, if I found a note in an unfamiliar handwriting on my car saying that I'm gorgeous, I'd be a bit weirded out, to be honest]

And tin: one fucker who jokes about it, and a whole herd of us here who think it's fab [I'd kill for your hair, and I'd rather like to borrow your height for a day or so]

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Postby Hyphe » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:53 pm UTC

Something is very... unsettling about that idea. If you're telling a stranger they're beautiful, it can't be sincere, and if you know them, surely there are less creepy ways to let them know? Also there are better words, such as ones that focus less on physical attributes. 'Wonderful', for example. Or 'amazing'. 'Beautiful' from a stranger means 'I think you have a nice body'. I don't want strangers telling me that.

Maybe it's just because I have a lot of baggage attached to the word 'beautiful'...

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Postby Angelene » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:16 pm UTC

i think operational beautiful is rather saccharine, and aye patronising

tin, i'm almost six in bare feet so can understand, and am fresh out of a relationship with a guy who didn't like me in heels as i'd then be taller than him, so i'm really out of practice, but there's something incredibly empowering in towering over people, and if anyone says anything it's only because they're intimidated by the sheer awesome that is the amazonian woman. never again shall i be choosing a him over heels.
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Postby GraphiteGirl » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:17 pm UTC

There is something a little perfunctory and superficial about it - the people I'd want to hear that sort of thing from are people who know me, who I respect and care about.
Then again, I do sometimes have the urge to give a stranger a compliment on their fashion sense or styling, just because people do put so much thought into that sort of thing, and mostly don't get told that the effort has paid off. I end up telling a lot of people they have beautifully styled hair.
But "you're beautiful" seems somewhat too sunshiny and generic to really have an impact - the more cynical among us are likely to see something like that and dismiss it, because it's not really even about you; it's about someone else trying to feel that they've done some good.

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Postby kapojinha » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:25 pm UTC

Yeah, it's kind of patronising.. but I can kind of see what they're getting at. I mean, imagine, you're having a really shitty day and while at a restaurant or something, you look up and see a note saying "You are beautiful". It's not much, but hell, it'd make me smile.
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Postby tin » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:37 pm UTC

Aw, cheers e_e. :) You can have some of my hair if you like, but that might be a little bit freaky...

Hyphe wrote:Something is very... unsettling about that idea. If you're telling a stranger they're beautiful, it can't be sincere, and if you know them, surely there are less creepy ways to let them know? Also there are better words, such as ones that focus less on physical attributes. 'Wonderful', for example. Or 'amazing'. 'Beautiful' from a stranger means 'I think you have a nice body'. I don't want strangers telling me that.

This. I think it's the thought of a comment such as 'you're beautiful' coming from someone I don't know, which makes me uncomfortable with that site. You know they're talking about a face value kind of beauty. If someone thinks my beauty is purely just because of my body, they can fuck right off.

Angelene wrote:tin, i'm almost six in bare feet so can understand, and am fresh out of a relationship with a guy who didn't like me in heels as i'd then be taller than him, so i'm really out of practice, but there's something incredibly empowering in towering over people, and if anyone says anything it's only because they're intimidated by the sheer awesome that is the amazonian woman. never again shall i be choosing a him over heels.


Didn't like you in heels? That's just silly. I think very tall ladies get a lot of unnecessary flack from certain immature boys who equate height with dominance and masculinity.

Although, I quite like the idea of being an all powerful, dominating Amazonian...With a bow, arrows and a knife strapped to my thigh.
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Postby Felstaff » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:00 pm UTC

tin wrote:Although, I quite like the idea of being an all powerful, dominating Amazonian...With a bow, arrows and a knife strapped to my thigh.

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tin wrote:Although, I quite like the idea of being an all powerful, dominating Amazonian...With a bow, arrows and a knife strapped to my thigh.

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Postby crowey » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:32 pm UTC

tin wrote:Didn't like you in heels? That's just silly. I think very tall ladies get a lot of unnecessary flack from certain immature boys who equate height with dominance and masculinity.

Although, I quite like the idea of being an all powerful, dominating Amazonian...With a bow, arrows and a knife strapped to my thigh.

Oh hell yeah. Though knowing I can beat every bouncer in my town in a fight* is a strange feeling.

I would also like to adopt your hair.

back to the operation beautiful thing. I kind of like the idea of sticking notes in fasion/gossip magazines, but more along the lines of "bollocks to societal expectations of beauty". I think the idea is kind of well meaning, that beauty isn't just about what we see in magazines. But the execution is, as you've all said, saccarine and a bit creepy.


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Postby apricity » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:55 pm UTC

I like the idea of Operation Beautiful... I think what bothers me most is the ones that pimp the website on their little notes. It's like "Hey, you're beautiful, now go to a website where I've made a self-congratulatory post about telling you so!" And nobody on the site (disclaimer: I only skimmed the first couple posts) actually wrote about how beautiful the people were, they all wrote about how the people reacted to their specialspecial notes. It's selfish really. I do like the idea of being able to tell someone they're beautiful and brighten up their day, but it's just not really possible without coming off as sort of creepy or insincere. I will stick to thinking it in my mind.
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Postby Angelene » Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:01 pm UTC

lanicita, i was once standing on the street waiting for a boy on a first date, absolutely terrified beyond belief and very close to chickening out when a lady came over to be and said "you look beautiful" and just walked on. it was years and years ago and i still remember her for it. it was said with such warmth and sincerity and honestly one of the kindest things anyone's done. and so so simple. I've wanted to do it a million times since but have never had the nerve.
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Postby obituary » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:26 pm UTC

kapojinha wrote:You wear those to school? :o
Maybe it's just me, but I wear trainers all day every day.


I have to have uniform shoes. (Black, all one color, etc.) So i make sure they are cute!
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Postby kapojinha » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:19 pm UTC

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kapojinha wrote:You wear those to school? :o
Maybe it's just me, but I wear trainers all day every day.


I have to have uniform shoes. (Black, all one color, etc.) So i make sure they are cute!


They tried to give us uniforms. You know what they wanted us to wear?
Purple Polyester. :shock:

Post a picture of your uniform? :)
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Postby obituary » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:11 am UTC

I dont have one handy, first day is tomorrow and I'll get one.. but in the fall/spring it is a blue kilt/skirt and a dark blue polo and in the winter it's a gray plaid skirt, a white oxford and a blue sweater.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby Moo » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:18 am UTC

I know I probably come off as creepy and most people don't believe/trust me but I have decided that the risk is worth it if I make one person feel better about themselves or cheer them up on a crappy day. So I do try to take a deep breath and compliment someone when I think something about them is worth complimenting, even complete strangers. Not for every little thing, that is hard and just too creepy, but if your glasses or hair or shoes or face or makeup (all real examples) really really strike me as amazing, and it looks like someone who will not punch or report me for it*, I tell them. I usually start the sentence with "sorry to be a bit creepy..." :D


* I know, a bit hard to define how you'd judge this; I find I can't do it with girls that intimidate me. Older people, or sweet looking people yes. Really confident looking, fashionably dressed young people though - my self worth issues still manage to make me feel that they're judging me or just so much better than me that they don't need my charity compliments, so I chicken out. You win some, you lose some *shrug*.
Proverbs 9:7-8 wrote:Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt. So don't bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you.
Hawknc wrote:FFT: I didn't realise Proverbs 9:7-8 was the first recorded instance of "haters gonna hate"


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