Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Force Is Strong With This One


______Here's a dress I bought the other day on a whim.  I'm not sure how practical it is, but I found it rather reminiscent of Star Wars (no specific part, really--just the whole Star Wars), and so I felt like that alone justified my purchase.


______Is it obvious that I'm not wearing a bra?  Because I'm not.  We of the barely-convex-boob tribe have this spectacular ability where we don't necessarily have to wear bras all the time.  It's kind of freeing, 'cause then you can wear open back dresses without having to worry about your bra showing; of course, there are also things you must take note of with this ability--the most important being that you mustn't get cold at any time ever.  Ever.

______And so of course, the inevitable happened.  The day was swimming along just swimmingly, and all was well in the land of Alabama; I was at Panera bread, consuming my delicious salad alongside the woman who birthed me, when I decided to get up and go to the restroom.  As I opened the door, I caught my reflection in the mirror, and my eyes scaled down a bit, and I noticed the unmentionable.

______What was this blasphemy?  I wasn't cold!  I was an optimal temperature.  And right at that moment, I reevaluated all of the slight glances which people had given me as I made my way into the restroom.  Were people glancing at me because they thought I was a super stylish diva queen who resembled a Jedi?  Or were people glancing at me because they noticed that I had two appropriately placed peas in my dress?

______Maybe both.  Maybe neither.  Maybe they all thought I was on the brink of whipping out a lightsaber and slicing their heads off in one swift stroke, and they were just giving me looks of apprehension.  We may never know.


______Really, it didn't bother me that much.  I'm just telling a dramatic tale, as you guys know I like to do.  I never really understood why people get all shy and weirded out about body parts... I mean, we all have them.  We all arms, and we all have shoulders, just as we all have nipples.  We are essentially a big constellation of people in this world, and our nipples are the stars, and that is how we are all connected.  We're a galaxy of nipples, you guys.  That's it.  That's all we are.

______Now that I've most likely made you all fairly uncomfortable, I wish you a wonderful day and night, and hope that you have a most extravagant time viewing the twinkling stars outside your window.


Dress: Know-Style
Heels: Chelsea Crew
Earrings: good question
Bracelets: that would be another good question


Eva said...

Such a beautiful dress! X

Anonymous said...

Everything about this post was wonderful. From the dress to "the woman who birthed me" to "we all have them." You are a riot and I love it.

The dress is gorgeous by the way. I love the little peek-a-boo at the front and it is not obvious that you are bra-less. The dress is perfect on you.

LyddieGal said...

I do love your story telling Ali, and you know they have "petals" to prevent those moments when going sans bra. Not that I would ever know what that is like.

Katie Aman said...

I will never look at stars the same way again! HAHA you made me laugh. I don't have this problem however-I NEVER go without a bra. I even sleep in one :/ Ah the perils of being well endowed! On another note, I can see why this dress reminded you of Star Wars! It definitely looks like something princess Leia would wear (or a storm troopers wife perhaps? haha). I love the back with the sheer panels-very unique and pretty. Have a happy day, Dearie!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Oh man, I wish I didn't have to wear a bra!
You look absolutely lovely. The dress is gorgeous!

Frannie Pantz said...

LOL I can COMPLETELY relate to you here. I am very small chested as well and I hate when that happens. But I do love your new dress!

Alyssa Molin-Graves said...

hahaha your story is hilarious! I am actually going braless today as I have an open back dress (I am wearing it with a little cardigan as well), but I am lucky because it's got a crazy comic book print so I don't think that my "peas" will show. haha!! This dress looks awesome on you, certainly very "Star Wars" reminiscent and absolutely gorgeous on you!


Little-Hat said...

Haha I'm loving your geekiness! My clothes always remind me of my favorite movies, too...Just the other day, I was wearing an outfit that probably looked nothing like what a death dealer would wear, but it felt like it to me, so I stalked down the street eye-daring any lycans around to challenge me. :)
Also: I love how candid you are about not wearing a bra! I do that a lot, too. I just put duct tape over the nips to avoid any awkwardness.
After this novel of a comment, I'll just finish up by saying that you look beautiful!


Ivana Džidić said...

This made me laugh:) You're so right. ..and that about starts- priceless.

The dress reminds me of Star Trek too, perhaps because it is so elegant.. There is something timeless in basic colours and classical cuts.

I'm a fan of Star Trek (and sf stuff in general) so I was bound to like this dress.

You look so lovely!

Ivana Džidić said...

I just realized you said Star Wars not Star Trek- well, if Obama could mix the two, why shouldn't I?


Marlen said...

Hahaha "we are all a galaxy of nipples"- that killed me. I have fairly small boobs to and LOVE that i can get away without wearing a bra. And i feel the same way about nipples- who cares if they're poking out. but everyone's so hyper-sexualized that it's a big deal. sigh, to live in the hippie days where shirts were optional.

Anyhow, I love that dress. I can see the Star Wars vibe to it but it's also super elegant!

xo marlen
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The Braided Bandit said...

First of all, I love the dress, its totally Princess Leia! Also, your constellation of nipples theory had my laughing at my work desk (people here most likely think I am insane!) I am also in the small-chest-club and I completely feel you on the liberating no bra sentiments! Thanks for being stylish AND funny, I appreciate a good dramatized story!
xo Hannah

vivalablonda said...

This dress is so beautiful, is the perfect combination between elegant sexy and romantic, greta pics


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Linda Greaves said...

Why is it I always read your posts when I'm in the library and when I start laughing people give me the death glare?
HAHAHAHAHA! I don't care, this post is awesome Ali. The jedi dress certainly makes it extra awesome, but your story and ending with how we're a galaxy of nipples?
Made my day. :)
Oh man, that's my worst fear when I go braless...hehe, its true, being on the small side can have its advantages!

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KERRIN said...

oh so wonderful! xx

Jacqueline said...

haha, yes, not wearing bras does make one more paranoid about the cold weather. :) it's an amazing dress ali! :D

Joyce said...

Woah that dress is a starwars like dress and I LOVE IT! The high neckline with the cool cut outs are so futuristic and awesome. And hhahahaa even though I am also part of the barely-convex-boob tribe, I actually wear my bra all the time. I guess i'm just so used to it that I feel oddly exposed without one. hahahah and now when I look outside my window at the stars, all I can think about is the galaxy of nipples.

Keit said...

Hahaha, you crack me up!
The dress DOES remind me of Star Wars, although I'm not sure why. It is a gorgeous dress!
And yeah, I have the same problem when I'm not wearing a bra. I think most people would be satisfied with the view of your nipples showing :D So no drama here!
These situations always remind of Jennifer Aniston from "Friends". She always wore those white, tight blouses without a bra and her nipples could poke your eye out!
And think about it, millions and millions of people have seen "Friends" and have seen her boobs, but she doesn't give a fuck :D

Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely dress!!!!!
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judith said...

Un vestido precioso!!

Isquisofrenia said...

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Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh you look so pretty. The dress is amazing <3

Elanor said...

This dress is SO awesome. Definitely reminds me of Star Wars, somehow. But also I just love all the cut outs and the shape of it.

Also also, your story is so perfect. Thanks for being so honest and hilarious.


monica said...

love the dress - definitely has character

Imogen said...

This dress is so gorgeous. It is one of my favourites of yours. I think it is so flattering too and you look amazing in white.

Ashley said... I'm currently sitting in a cafe in the middle of this hugeee building at my old college (visiting the boyfriend) and I am laughing so loudly (I think I might have snorted) and it is echoing every where and I can't stop! ALI! This post is awesome. Cheers to girls with small boobs! That's the one thing that has always made me proud of my barely B cup...I can go braless so easily!

This dress is so stunning on you. Seriously flawless.

xo Ashley

Sara SHOEmaker said...

star wars reference, yes! I love it haha. this is a totally something Queen Amadalla would wear. makes your figure look great!

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Debra said...

Hey beautiful girl! I LOVE your jedi dress. So cool! You look exceptional in it. :) Of course, we knew you would. Just sayin'. Your posts always make me chuckle & bring smiles to my face. Xo!

Lily said...

Ahh, Ali! You never cease to amaze me with your witty, bold, and blunt writing. I always laugh when I read your posts.

You are looking super fresh in that dress! Is your shopping ban over too now? The cutouts are so edgy and those cute boots are the perfect touch!

Boheme.Fille said...

Hahaha, I really love the way you write!
I hate that I need to wear a bra all the time, esp because I can't wear open-back dresses..I need to find a solution for that asap!

Btw your dress is amazing, I can already visualize it in my wardrobe! :))

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Isquisofrenia said...

yeah man, like its so annoying, leght wise they fit great but whidt
they are way to big and it sux because i really like them.

Marta said...

Gorgeous dress and shoes!

Jamie Rose said...

Hahaha oh man yes. That is why I don't ever go braless in public. I absolutely do not want my nips showing! I could probably get away without one since my boobs are still nice and young, but there is just no way I want the nips staring at people. Or people staring at them. Both.
Annnyway! I wouldn't have noticed you were sans bra if you hadn't have said so. I really love your new dress. It definitely has a futuristic vibe. Like something Zenon would wear perhaps? I love it!

Jen Hsieh said...

Every time I look out into the galaxy from now on, all I'm going to be thinking about is nipples. But hey, no shame in your game. I love this dress - you are such a modern day Princess Leia (minus the giant hair buns). All you need are some blasters!

EMA said...

Wow these photos are amazing! You look wonderful :)

Lucie Srbová said...

Wow, you look fantastic in that white dress! such a nice cut! And those boots are awesome!!

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"A galaxy of nipples," you're so funny! Well, I love the cut out in your dress. You look beautiful! :-)/Madison

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

Ahahaha. So funny. But seriously - I'm with you. I don't get why nipples are shameful. My dog proudly displays hers when she wants belly rubs. :D

And I thought of the same thing before I read - this is like star wars! It's how it wraps to me - I have totally bought things because they remind me of star wars too.

Ajnira Muminovic said...

I love that pink blazer, have sth similar :)And in that dress u look stunning :)


mochaccinoland said...

great accessories and the photos are so well taken! i agree with u that bracelets are pretty burdens! they always get in the way but i still wear them. LOL!

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