Saturday, November 17, 2012

Birthday outfit!

My birthday was recently, and I did a combined birthday party at a friend's house! It was a ton a fun - we drank and played board games. Pretty low-key, but I still wanted to wear a smashing birthday outfit! (No, not birthday suit.)

I love the innerwear-as-outwear trend, and decided to "harden" my feminine slip-worn-as-dress with some tough-glam accessories.

The outfit in all it's glory.

Try and ignore my boyfriend's face. You can't, can you?

Close-up of the bodice of the slip, the belt, and the collar / necklace.

The slip is vintage, the belt is from Mettle Fair Trade, which I've posted about previously and is made from upcycled bombshells, and the collar is one I've D.I.Y.ed

I'm not wearing any lipstick because we were at a friend's house and using her glasses and silverware - that's just common courtesy!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Printed denim

Thank you to my dear reader Gert-Ove who dropped me a line - and inadvertently reminded me I need to post! :)

Printed denim is in this fall, which I love!! They are easy to dress down with basics, making the pants the focus point of the outfit, or dress up with other printed pieces or brightly-colored pieces. Here is a work-suitable outfit and an off-duty outfit that I put together, both centered around printed 7 for all Mankind Monet-inspired skinny jeans.

Disclaimer: I've been watching a lot of Americas Next Top Model lately (yep, it's that time of year again),  so some of these poses are, well, pretty zany. Hope you enjoy them or at least get a bit of a laugh. :)

A look for the office

 Jeans: 7 for all Mankind. Shoes: Via Spiga. Bag: Botkier. Necklace: Lucky brand. Jacket: Kirna Zabete for Target.

Cool, off-duty look

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind. Shoes: Sam Edelman. Purse: Nila Anthony. Vintage jacket.

I hope this inspired you to put together some fun outfits with printed denim! :)