It’s the middle of the week — hump day — you’ve woken up late and looking fabulous is not an option, or is it? Enter the “basic” black dress, savior of the rushed! Hoping to eek out a couple more days of short-sleeve fashion, I jumped into this flirty black, empire-waist dress, with smocking detail on the bodice. (Plus, it saved time on the “coordinating” and ironing side of things.)
Then, to add a splash of color, I grabbed a new mauve-colored pair of Italian leather heels (ooo — I can’t wait to spill the beans about these beauties!) which went perfectly with a dusty rose, fishnet pair of stockings. To top off the ensemble, I visited my scarf box to grab a mauve/dusty rose kerchief and held it in place with a black and gray vintage pin. Continue reading
This outfit was about taking a bold pair of stockings that already “popped” but blending them with an outfit that “popped” from head-to-toe … and amazingly enough, I had all the right accessories in the right color tones to pull it off. But I’ll let you be the judge of that!
So, once again, I started building the outfit from the stockings — the most outspoken part of the ensemble.
To make the crazy, plum back-seams have a grounded look, I paired them with a classic navy blue-and-white Swiss polka dot dress, with a full A-line skirt … and for kicks, I wore a petticoat to make the skirt become a soft, full bell shape. Continue reading
Today’s outfit was about mixing the vintage old with the new classic.
I started with the notion that I was going to wear my new nude back-seam stockings and a hat. Getting dressed on the fly, I put on the stockings and then determined my textured patent leather Mary Jane wedges would be the best shoes — quickly avoiding the chance of snagging a runner walking around! Continue reading