2013 Week 46: My Wednesday Style Collective......

Fashion and style is so often about illusion isn't it? This week I've been playing around with that thought with items in my wardrobe and really pushing limits to see what options there are if you look at things in a different way and also adopt the laws of layering unexpectedly.

Just the other day I was in a mad rush trying to get myself and the three kids ready to go out and with recent rain some of my go to maxi skirts were caught out in the rain and still wet. I was in one of those moods where I wasn't feeling the desire to wear a dress, but I wanted the effect of a maxi skirt and tee. So I got to thinking and got to layering and just like that what do you know this outfit was born.
Dress - sweet darling Allison
Tee - op shopped
Vest - op shopped
Shoes - retail

You might recognise the pattern on my skirt, well dress actually from this post. When it comes to the tee you all know I have a love affair with maxi skirts and tees together. Well, when they are quite tight like this one it's easy to fold the lower half up and under and disguise what you've done that with a wide belt like I have, to bring the eye of the waist line up. Then to finish it off and create a further distraction to the illusion I created, I popped on the denim vest.

What do you know I tricked friends who have actually seen me wear the dress by itself and complemented me by saying they liked my skirt and overall look. Ha ha ha I ticked them.

What little tricks do you adopt to create unlikely illusions with your style efforts. Share your secrets in the comments.

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My Vintage Childhood: 2013 Week 46: My Wednesday Style Collective......

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2013 Week 46: My Wednesday Style Collective......

Fashion and style is so often about illusion isn't it? This week I've been playing around with that thought with items in my wardrobe and really pushing limits to see what options there are if you look at things in a different way and also adopt the laws of layering unexpectedly.

Just the other day I was in a mad rush trying to get myself and the three kids ready to go out and with recent rain some of my go to maxi skirts were caught out in the rain and still wet. I was in one of those moods where I wasn't feeling the desire to wear a dress, but I wanted the effect of a maxi skirt and tee. So I got to thinking and got to layering and just like that what do you know this outfit was born.
Dress - sweet darling Allison
Tee - op shopped
Vest - op shopped
Shoes - retail

You might recognise the pattern on my skirt, well dress actually from this post. When it comes to the tee you all know I have a love affair with maxi skirts and tees together. Well, when they are quite tight like this one it's easy to fold the lower half up and under and disguise what you've done that with a wide belt like I have, to bring the eye of the waist line up. Then to finish it off and create a further distraction to the illusion I created, I popped on the denim vest.

What do you know I tricked friends who have actually seen me wear the dress by itself and complemented me by saying they liked my skirt and overall look. Ha ha ha I ticked them.

What little tricks do you adopt to create unlikely illusions with your style efforts. Share your secrets in the comments.

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5 Comments:

At November 20, 2013 at 9:55 AM , Blogger Laura Lee said...

Love that cute popeye top! It looks very retro paired with your denim vest xx

 
At November 20, 2013 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

You would never know that is actually a dress under there. You have such an effortless style. Xx

 
At November 20, 2013 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Vix said...

What a great idea. I love the print of your skirt/dress! x

 
At November 22, 2013 at 1:51 AM , Blogger Van said...

LOVE the whole outfit, awesome pop art style with the Popeye shirt and groovy skirt.

 
At November 22, 2013 at 5:27 AM , Blogger pastcaring said...

The dress-that-thinks-it's-a-skirt is fab! My favourite illusion, big old suck-it-in knickers! xxx

 

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