Day 16 of my 30 Days of Outfits Challenge: November 16.
I’m getting behind in posting these! Double time, double time!
After a couple days at home with Lil Tot (who is on the mend, by the way – thank you all so much for your well-wishes and thoughts!)…I’ve gotten a little tired of the schlumping-round-the-house uniform I’ve been in lately.
So I went all out (and maybe went a little Parisian in the process?? Or at least what I think of when I hear the phrase “Parisian”)!
I’ve always felt that hats just don’t suit me…but sometimes I just want to wear them regardless! I bought the beret at Target, and added a variety of sizes of pyramid studs (from Studsandspikes.com) to add a little bit of edge.
I also love wearing tube dresses or bustier dresses over tops. It takes a summery piece into winter, and transforms a cocktail dress into a more casual outfit.
The shoes I found at the Buffalo Exchange recently, and I’m still going back on forth on whether to rip off the bows or not. Maybe I will and add shoe clips to them so I can clip them onto any part of the shoe…a great little trick to make something that’s embellished more versatile!
The gloves I bought in Japan – they’re UV-protectant gloves that Hub said make me look like Michael Jackson – and I didn’t like the bracelet-length style, so I shortened them and added 2 little pearl buttons to make them look like a little vintage 40’s pair that the Portland vintage stores will charge $25 for.
Lil Tot’s fever has now gone down to around 99 – 100 degrees, and his sinus infection seems to be draining slowly, so hopefully a couple more days at home will have him back to normal!
Oh dear…I want this ENTIRE outfit. Love love love.
I love this outfit! So cute! I love the lipstick you are wearing. Who makes it?
keep the bows on the shoes! they are adorable and make them unique 🙂
@AngelaHi Angela! Thanks so much for your comment! The lipstick is actually 2 layered on top of each other…the bottom color is Sephora Rouge in R06, which is an orengey-red I've worn before here: http://www.chic-steals.com/2010/11/30-days-of-outfits-challenge-day-9.html (with a little gold metallic lipstick on top) and here: http://www.chic-steals.com/2010/04/how-to-make-ruffled-top-from-mens-shirt.html (by itself). I thought it was too orange for my outfit for this particular post & so layered Revlon's Ultima II “Wine Not 06” over it, and it turned out to be the perfect color!