Monday, March 15, 2010

Inspired by Sal

This outfit was inspired by this recent one of Sal's, or at least it started out that way. I loved the way her cropped, furry vest contrasted with her form-fitting short dress and leggings, so when I remembered that I had recently received this little cropped lace vest as a gift from my sister, I figured I could put together something similar.

I started with my argyle sweaterdress from All Saints, and although it looked great with the vest, the outfit had more of a going-out dressy vibe and felt wrong for work, so I chose this tunic instead. But the tunic is just a little too short to be worn without something underneath, so I added the skirt. In the end my outfit didn't really look anything like Sal's, but no matter; it was the inspiration for a starting point that was important.

This little vest works perfectly on my figure because I have narrow shoulders, so it fills out my top half and balances the flared bottom half of the tunic, which I accentuated even more by adding the tulle skirt. I'm excited to find other ways to wear the vest because it's unlike anything else in my closet. Being made entirely of lace, it has the potential to dress up even a very casual outfit, and it's light enough that I can wear it as the weather gets warmer.

Vest: a gift from my sister
Shirt: J. Crew, thrifted
Tunic: Promod
Skirt: F21
Tights: Sock Dreams
Boots: Bata

10 comments:

A-C said...

That tunic is so damn cool! And the lace vest is beautiful. I really love this outfit and its kind of hard to figure out why exactly. It just all works together so well.

basho said...

I LOVE your outfit. The skirt and tunic pairing is particularly inspired. Awesome!

E! said...

That lace top is incredibly flattering on you!

Jane W. said...

So sculptural! Love the lace and tulle with wool.

Jamie said...

This is a really beautiful outfit. The colors and the texture make it supberb! Well Done!

Emily Kennedy said...

Whoa, yeah! The lace piece will be a really interesting addition to a ton of outfits. Great debut!

WendyB said...

I like to see bloggers inspiring other bloggers!

Sal said...

Audi I LOVE this! My gosh the lace vest is an amazing piece, and you're so right - the proportions you've created here are ideal on you. I'm so flattered to have inspired such a marvelous outfit.

Sheila said...

That is one crazy piece! I admire how you put something so distinct with other distinct items and make a wearable outfit. I would have been all "whoa", I'm sure.

Emma Clark said...

And the inspiration continues. Thanks to Sal for starting this and Audi for passing it on. I liked this so much that I reinterpreted it myself today: http://dailyclothesfix.blogspot.com/2010/03/inspired.html.

My wardrobe would be in a terrible state without your blog, Audi - keep the inspiration coming.