August 21, 2013

Hello, Dolly!

oxford- Gap
skirt- vintage, Time Warp Boutique
bow tie- thrifted
shoes- Liz Claiborne [similar]
rings- vintage, gifted

Sure, I wore this exact outfit about three years ago, but I would like to call it a classic... agreed? Red, black, and white always work together well and who can say no to a bow tie? No one! This skirt has been in the hands of Juley for a while and when it came back to me last week I was just itching to wear it ASAP. I love a good flouncy skirt that is light enough for summer, but still heavy enough to wear in cooler months. The pleats on this baby are in the right places, too! I had never thought about it before, but putting pleats in strategic places is important. Like men's pleated pants make them look larger, pleated skirts can do the same thing. The flat space in the front is perfect for controlling volume while creating visual interest. This technique used keeps the belly flat (amen) and the side pleats make the sides have more volume. Now... normally you would not want more volume at the hips, but the box pleats in combination with the length of the skirt in turn makes the rest of the body look slimmer.

Oh, clothes, you create such illusions. But I ain't mad at it.

1 comment:

  1. Um ok YOU'RE ADORABLE and HOLY CRAP to those baby faced photos from 3 years ago! You precious angel!