Wednesday, December 15, 2010
3 + 12 + 21 + 27
Target? faux pearl studs - ?? - cheap (similar)
Premier Designs faux pearl strand (doubled over) - 2010 - free with purchase (similar)
Black/gray sheer hose - ?? - ?? (similar)
Vintage braided leather belt - 2010 - $7 (similar)
You guys, I am getting so close to the end of the challenge. It's killing me! This home stretch is where I get a little desperate and try to fit in the items I barely wore throughout the rest of the challenge. So far, so good. I really liked this outfit, except the dress is too small and nearly cut circulation off to my forearms. I had to have K help get it off tonight, and there were marks on my upper arms where the cuff was.
Double the layering, double the fun! Somehow, when I put the dress on this morning it was short. Like, more than 3 inches above my knee short. So I pulled on my pencil skirt underneath. By 3 p.m., it was fine, and basically covering up the whole skirt. I call it the disappearing under-layer trick (TM).
Oh yes, and I dressed like a tree. Again. Although I live in a hippie town, I am not a treehugger. But at least I can blend in.
I love love love the button-up underneath the dress, especially since the neckline has gotten stretched out. Modesty feels so nice. And I figured out how to turn my long strand of pearls into two short strands (without buying one of those one-use gadgets).
Not sure if the belt over the built-in belt worked so well. It's hard to tell in the photos, but in real life the brown belt was sitting on top of a dress belt. I wrapped it around a bunch of times and tucked it under itself, but it was still sort of bulky. Oh well. I need a tutorial sort of like Academichic's but backwards--how to get hide one!
How do you style clothes with built-in belts? Do you always go with what's there or do you like to mix it up?