Thursday, June 18, 2009

Morning Inspiration

I intended to wear this outfit as shown here on the left. I had it all put together and hanging in my closet, and had even photographed it in advance. But in the morning as I sipped my coffee and flipped through an interior design magazine, I happened to come upon some unexpected inspiration:

I was immediately struck by how beautiful the silver and light blue looked together, and vowed to make use of that combo as soon as possible. Thinking over the contents of my wardrobe, I realized that one of the only light blue items I own is the very dress I was intending to wear that day. As it turned out, I also happened to have a silver obi belt lying around, an item I made a few weeks ago for the Etsy shop but haven't yet posted. What would be the harm in giving it a test run before putting it up for sale? And so, the modified outfit was born:

Rather than wrap the belt around and tie it in the front, I thought it was better to tie it in a big bow in the back. The belt is actually reversible, with a silver and black floral pattern on the other side. It has some stretch to it and is quite comfortable to wear, I'm happy to report. Look for it in the shop soon!

Dress: Red Dress Shoppe
Silver Belt: Audra Jean
Black Belt: Red Dress Shoppe
Nude fishnets: Sock Dreams
Silver Shoes: Born
Black Shoes: BCBGirls

16 comments:

Stephanie N. said...

Oh, how lovely! It's quite charming, both ways.

hillary said...

I am not even kidding when I say I have an outfit all laid out for tomorrow with a big sash with a bow tied in the back!!! hahaa I felt so innovative. I got the idea from a bridesmaid dress I just saw.

The dress is gorgeous!

Charlie said...

That dress is divine. The sliver look adds a softer touch to the whole look over the black but both are lovely

Fashion and more said...

Love your dress in both variations.

Sal said...

LOVE the bow in the back. And I saw you added some other new goodies to the shop - gorgeous stuff!

eednic said...

very lovely! loving the silver and blue and i might be a potential customer for that obi!

Tina said...

I am so impressed with you how you managed to tie the perfect bow. You look quite lovely today.

Eyeliah SS said...

love those subtle changes, I have looked at interiors in a new way since your contest. :-)

Ashe Mischief said...

You have got the CUTEST style. Gah!

Sheila said...

I love the neckline on that dress! I have done this same blue with silvery grey, but it just washes me out (I also added burgundy).

The bow is perfect!

Diana said...

I like both versions. They each have a distinct, unique feel to them.

Nadine said...

The silver is so much better - good work!

Mervat said...

This looks fabulous on you. I just love the belt with the blue.

elena-lu said...

beautiful with the silver! love the bow in back idea! you look so gorgeous inthis!

Alli said...

Love the dress, love your belt, love your shoes! A stunning ensemble, as usual. :)

Emily Kennedy said...

Way cute! Way cute way cute way cute!