Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pashionate Fashion - LBD

These pictures do not do this outfit justice and I apologize for that. I wasn't too sure of this outfit when I put it on, but the instant my boss told me that I looked nice I figured I had a winner. I took that for a stamp of approval. (I don't dress for other people's approval but I also don't like to be the freak who wears clown clothes!)

I stopped and giggled when I thought about how much money went into the outfit. I love when someone gives me a compliment on an outfit of cheap and/or thrifted items. I know then that my shopping adventure, my thrifting experiment, my fashion attraction is on target. It takes a lot to get that same feeling out of department store clothes. It just seems like you don't have to work as hard for those. (At the same time, there is something to be said for walking into a store, finding something you like, picking you size, and paying for you purchase.)

Thrifting is such an adventure. Thrill of the chase. Hunting at it's best! When I go into a thrift store, I try to have something that I am looking for, but I also try to keep an open mind. Don't just look at an item, look at what an item could be. I don't mean that you have to tear an item apart as a DIY to make it great, I just mean that you need to think about what you could pair the item with to make it work for you. A lot of people look at a skirt on a rack and think it is ugly. I look at that same skirt and think that paired with the right shirt, belt, shoes, it could be a unique piece. That is WHY I love fashion. Fashion isn't buying an outfit off a mannequin and wearing it. Fashion is pulling pieces together in new and unique ways. Sometimes I think that my outfits are not fashiony enough but then I remember that I enjoy putting the items together and that is all that matters to me.

Sorry for the thrifting rant, the only thing THRIFTED out of this outfit is that shoes.

Dress - Norma Kamali via Walmart
Tank - Ann Taylor Loft
Belt - Target
Shoes - Daisy Fuentes -Thrifted
Jacket - Worthington via JCPenney
Bracelet- Headband via Walgreens


Kyla said...

You look fabulous! I have to say that since I've been following your blog, you have really honed your style. You've been dressing your body to it's best advantage lately and as far as I'm concerned, knowing what work for you half the battle. Awesome!

emilyanne said...

Just found your blog and I think its great! Those shoes are killer with that outfit.