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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Passionate Fashion - The Offending Outfit

Here is the dress... as a dress that I mentioned in this post.

This outfit is my do over of this post's outfit.

I changed a few things to make it a little bit more comfortable to me. But it is still pushing MY boundaries of fashion comfort. I am working on trying an outfit at least once a week that pushes me to test my style a bit more. By pushing my boundary here and there, I find that I am able to wear more of my clothes in fun ways. Once I wear something out and get myself more comfortable with it, it doesn't seem so out there. That allows me to try something bigger the next time. This may not seem like much, but I have said it before and I will say it again, I never would have even worn a dress to work a few years ago. I didn't own a skirt and all of my pants were basically the same. Either a pair of jeans (straight, bootcut, or maybe a bit baggy) or a pair of trousers in black or gray (very basic!). My shoes have been my creative outlet but I wear them like my underwear..... umm.... I wear them UNDER my pants so I know they are cute and they make me feel good but noone else needs to know.

What did you think I mean??? Sickos!





Dress -Essentials? via Marshall's
Leggings - via Shopko
Slip - via Marshall's
Shoes - Madden Girl? via DSW
Belt - thrifted

9 comments:

Kyla said...

I love both version of this and how you created 2 totally different looks with the same piece. This is really, REALLY flattering and the booties are so perfect!

Kristen said...

I really, really like that dress on you with the leggings and the booties. I know it's not your style, but it should be!

So sayeth the woman who never wore a dress before this spring. :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I highly approve of the mixed neutrals, and the booties are adorable!

Kendra said...

WOW!! You nailed it here... from the sexy collarbone showing up top, all the way down to the booties.

D said...

that dress looks awesome on you.

alya said...

Will repeat the others and tell you how much I love for the shoes!

ShopKim said...

I think it looks wonderful! It's a very flattering dress, especially with the belt. Adding the leggings and the shoes makes it so now. I get that it's a style reach for you but it does look great. I'm the same way - I find myself wearing things I never would have thought! I love it though.

Melanie said...

Looking GREAT! Way flattering. You'll *never* talk me into a dress. ;)

Christen said...

I agree with everyone else - SUPER flattering. And the shoes are fabulous!