I totally forgot that I had this dress! I found it balled up on a shelf, thrown there while packing for my trip home this summer. 3 months later and I delightfully found it! I had only worn it once or twice so I felt like I was getting new, free clothes (don't you love when that happens?! It's like finding $10 in your coat pocket from last winter.) I instantly knew I wanted to wear this adorable Western-style plaid shirt with it but I wasn't sure how I wanted to wear it. I tried it a bazillion different ways and couldn't figure out how. Then I realized what an opportunity this is! I decided I'd just let y'all decide how you like it!
I originally had the plaid shirt under my dress but when I was taking pictures but I didn't feel comfortable half-way undressing in front of the old men looking on at the park. So sorry, no pictures of that outfit. Instead, I went with three looks: Prim & Proper, Country Cool, and Girly Grunge.
For the Prim & Proper look, I buttoned the shirt all the way up and belted it. The great thing about this shirt is the beautiful fit! It's tailored to perfection. For the Country Cool outfit, I got rid of the belt and just tied the ends at my waist. Another variation I could have done was button it up all the way, and then tie it at the waist. For the last look, Girly Grunge, I just let everything hang loose - in a matter of speaking! Whether we like it or not, I believe the 90's revival is happening. I'm not the biggest fan of grunge (big-bottomed ladies don't usually favor wrapping busy plaid prints around their hips) but you can't disagree that it does have a certain effortless, laid-back feel about it. Another variation on the last look would be leave the shirt open, but then add the belt; though it would take away from the grunge-inspired look.
I know the difference in styling of these outfits isn't huge but it does go to show ya that just because you wear it a certain way the first time, doesn't mean you can't mix it up next time! What's your favorite look?
[Also, let's talk about the apparent elephant in the room. My camera and editing skills. I am not gifted (as of yet) in editing my photos and my camera is incompetent for the things I want it to do. I apologize for the wonky photos, but not too much because I still love them anyways.]
Prim & Proper:
|I just have to say: LOOK AT MY NECKLACE. Isn't it stunning?! My good friend, Sasha, left the country (BIG TEARS) and gave me this! Whaaaat? Her taste is impeccable and she's way too giving.|
Which Style is Your Favorite?