Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tension

I wasn't in love with this outfit, to be honest. I thought all the pieces actually looked pretty good together, but between the awkward length of the cardigan with respect to the oversized pockets on the dress, the way the full neck of the dress made the neckline of the cardigan sit funny, and the skirt hiking its way up all damn day, I just didn't feel very put together.

I only added the skirt as an afterthought, because I noticed that the bottom couple of buttonholes of the dress are starting to tear, and I wanted to spare them from further damage by leaving them open. This is not the best design for this dress; the fabric doesn't stretch at all, so sitting down puts a lot of tension on those bottom buttons. I think a more permanent solution would be to sew the bottom of the dress closed from the hips down, and have the buttons as decoration only. That way the tension would be distributed evenly across the whole bottom portion of the dress. It really only needs to unbutton about halfway in order to get it on and off anyway.

The skirt, on the other hand, is not fixable and is totally out of here. By the end of the day I was beyond frustrated with readjusting it, and I was ready to take it off and burn it right there. It was a cheap thrift store purchase anyway, so I'm not too sad to part with it.

Cardigan: American Eagle outfitters
Dress: All Saints
Skirt: thrifted
Tights: MP (via Sock Dreams)
Shoes: MIA

5 comments:

Ariel Maile Adkins said...

I'm so sorry to hear that the outfit didn't work out for you. It is a nice color scheme, however, and I love the shoes! I'm following your blog :)

Sara C said...

Its too hard to be perfect everyday. Out with the old, in with the new! At least your shoes look like they were comfortable!

Tiffany said...

You make uncomfortable look good! Too bad you were satisfied with the feel of the outfit because the colors are great!
Tiffany
http://www.clothedcommuter.blogspot.com/

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Love the colours you're wearing here. I know the feeling of wanting to burn your clothes when they annoy you all day. Just think, more room in your wardrobe with the skirt gone.

Sheila said...

I love all the pieces but can see how layers like this can suddenly go wrong. Get that skirt out of sight!