Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Versatility

This outfit was all soft layers of drapey comfort and was an absolute dream to wear. The vest gave me shaping, but because the stark contrast between the black vest and the orange dress moved my waist down lower than I wanted, I put the dress's self belt on top of the vest to move it back up again. The gray skirt further elongated my lower half to bring everything into proportion.

I just love the versatility of this orange dress; it functions equally well in a heavily layered winter outfit, a bare-legged summer outfit, or in transitional outfits such as the one shown here, and this one. And then it has so many of the special details I always look for: the 3/4 length sleeves with small ruched cuffs, the cute embroidered pattern towards the bottom hem, and then that flattering cowl neck. I have to credit Jess with this one; it was she who spotted it at Retail Therapy in Seattle and made me try it on.




Dress: Skunkfunk
Vest: A. Byer
Skirt: S
Boots: All Black

8 comments:

Chelsea said...

Now I know how to make orange and black not seem Halloween-y... add gray! Gorgeous outfit, wonderful layering, fabulous description. And I love the earrings!

WendyB said...

I am always impressed by your layering ability.

Emma Clark said...

Loving this one - great proportions, contrast and brightness.

Sheila said...

I love all the layers! Great colours...hmmm, I think I have a dress that colour...

RMb said...

wonderful! i love the idea of a dress over a skirt. :)

Sal said...

Such clever manipulation of proportions! The dress belt over the vest looks super cute.

Emily Kennedy said...

This outfit shows precisely why sweater vests are so great! Love it!

Eri said...

Hi,

No worries, thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed the blog and the post.

I really like this outfit. I love red, grey and black together and I think you done brilliantly here.

See you soon.