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How To Look Put Together (For Girls Who Are Not Put Together) – Part Two: Accessories

In part one of my wildly popular new series on how girls (or people who dress in women’s clothing) can look put together without actually being put together in the slightest, I discussed exclusively clothes. But there’s so much more to an outfit than clothes (unfortunately for our wallets).  And so this week I present part two of my primer, aka The Part of Being A Girl I Am The Worst At: Shoes/Accessories.
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How To Look Put Together (For Girls Who Are Not Put Together) – Part One: Clothing

Being a girl is a mysterious, frustrating thing. At a certain age, people start expecting you to look, if not fashionable, at least put together. Guys get a free pass on wearing roughly the same uniform every day (my brother, for example, wears cargos/jeans, sneakers, a t-shirt, and a hoodie if it is cold, and has for his entire teenaged and adult life), but not girls. Clothing, hair, and makeup become hobbies that take up exorbitant amounts of time and money no matter how hard you try to avoid it. And the worst part is, at no point are you given a class or primer on how to do this stuff, you’re just supposed to magically know it.

I’m 26, I’m employed, and at some point I realized I have managed to trick people into thinking I have my shit together, appearance-wise. I have one co-worker who’s always commenting on how cute and fashionable I am. Considering that in seventh grade I thought the height of fashion was cutting up tights and wearing them as sleeves, I think this qualifies as character growth.

The thing is, I am two things that are very antithetical to Being A Girl, and that is that I am both lazy and cheap. But the nice thing about being lazy and cheap is that you develop really great shortcuts so people don’t know how lazy and cheap you are. And I realized one day, as I was getting ready for work, that the world deserved to know these. Surely, there are many girls out there who, like me, are lazy, cheap, and just want people to think they know what they’re doing when it comes to their personal appearance. And so I present to you this very long, detailed blog post for every lazy, cheap girl out there who’s just like me.

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Fionna Shops Modcloth – The Paper Doll

fionnapaperdol_outfit1lWhile I do love me some Princess Bubblegum, my favorite character from the Land of Ooo is not really a character at all, but Fionna, Finn’s genderswapped counterpart. And while Fionna might be the type of girl who, like me, sticks to basics in one color (blue), that doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a little Modcloth shopping spree of her own. This time, I decided to make her into a paper doll. You can click on her to get the printable full version and dress her up (or draw your own outfits for her) to your heart’s content!

Fionna’s wardrobe is:

 

The Princess Bubblegum Shops Modcloth Project – Part 2

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Continuing her adventures in shopping at Modcloth, Princess Bubblegum this time is clothed in her signature color – pink – from head to toe.

On a related note, ruffles are the worst and I am never drawing them again.

Princess Bubblegum’s outfit includes:

The Princess Bubblegum Shops Modcloth Project – Part 1

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For those of you not in the know with all the cool haps, Adventure Time is a cartoon, specifically of the “people over the age of eight watch and love this” variety. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I love it, but it’s certainly enjoyable. By far my favorite part, though, is Princess Bubblegum and her fabulous wardrobe, which looks like it could come straight off my very favorite clothing site ever, Modcloth. And thus, upon realizing this, a project was born: draw Princess Bubblegum in as many Modcloth outfits as possible.

Today, Princess Bubblegum is wearing: