Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October 13

I've been wanting to play around a little bit with the vintage longline bra I modified a few months back. (Click the link for the backstory.) Now that it's finally cooling off a bit the idea of wearing this piece doesn't make me break into a sweat, so I wanted to experiment a bit.

First I got out my little black knit Graham & Spencer dress.

This is a terrific, simple, no-fail LBD made of soft cotton jersey knit but still fully lined. It's got a waist and some seaming in the bodice (which I have cleverly disguised with bad photography) and is easy as pie to wear. Truth be told, though, I'm not much of an LBD gal. I have some, but I always resist wearing a black dress. Pretty much any event you attend, 78% of the women are going to be wearing LBDs, right? No fun there.

But it's slightly more fun with the bustier over it: (Click on the photos to enlarge them, by the way.)

(My hair was also having big fun today. Good googly-moogly, can you tell it's been raining for five days straight?)

This is the dress worn with my beautiful red satin Valentino bow pumps. Here, here's a better picture:

The barely suppressed loony grin on my face is what happens every time I put these shoes on -- they're just too good. Although I wasn't really loving them with this outfit -- maybe a little too prim.

What I was loving was the way the dress looks from the back with the bustier over it.

I thought maybe it would be fun & funky with some boots, like my floral-embroidered Feldmans.

Because as we know, I can't resist adding some color.

But I didn't love it. Now that I'm looking at the picture I think what it needs is some colored tights and a jacket. I'll have to try that again.

I liked it most with the Alaias:

Dayum. There is nothing those shoes don't make better. (Including my legs, which are not as good as they look here, I promise!)

Which is your favorite look?


Claudia said...

I like look #2, with imaginary tights. The bustier looks great!

J. said...

I think I'd sleep in those shoes! But I like the last outfit...very clever with the corset!

I totally understand the hair...I don't have so much as a wave yet my hair still manages to be out of control! (However all my sisters have curly hair and I envy them!)

Leslie said...

The dress and bustier look fabulous on your enviable physique. But the ankle strap cuts your leg off a bit. I'd go for the most elegant pair of simple black pumps you can get your hands on, and perhaps fishnet or sheer black stockings...

StylisHedForeVer said...

I'm loving the first look, simple and classy.