Monday, October 25, 2010

The Beginning

I just laid out a collection of new pieces and assembled them into seven different outfits.  I like how they look.  Some of the pieces are used more than once but in combination with others that make 'em look completely different.

I'm going to show you these ensembles over the next few days.  Let me mention two things. 

First, I'm experimenting -- and some of my choices are crazy.  Yes, crazy.  I'm mixing colors no human has put together before.  Maybe you'll approve, maybe not, but  isn't it fun to try?  The worst that can happen is you'll tell me an experiment failed -- and my ego can handle that.  I want to try new ideas with the hope that some of them work in a novel way.  Any successes will make the whole effort worthwhile.

Second, we all have particular items we've desired forever.  For me, there are a few dream-pieces I've always wanted to wear since childhood.  One of them just popped into my closet: a multi-tiered dress.  It's too small up top for me to wear as a dress, so I'm using it as a skirt.  Just putting it on is a dream come true for me, so playing with it in these outfits has special resonance.

Enough chatter.  Feel free to toss out any impressions you have.


  1. I love this look! You are awsome ^^ I adore this skirt XD Congratulations deerling !!!


  2. I like it! I actually have a purple multi tiered lacy top that I sometimes prance around the house with it styled as a skirt! (Sadly, it's too short to wear in public.)

    To me your outfit looks like a festive holiday kind of thing. Is it weird that it makes me think of tap dancing?

    I like the way that neckline hits, and collarbone is always sexy! :)

  3. Thanks, guys.

    I grasp the tap-dancing reference, Freeda: shiny faux-wingtip heels at the end of long legs encased in black hose certainly resemble a tap-dancing costume. It wasn't an intended reference, but I love dance-costumes so I welcome the resemblance.

  4. Ooh ! I Love Ruffles ! This look is Fabulous ! You are a true Gem : )

  5. Thanks, Emma. How sweet of you.

    Yes, it's the ruffles that appeal to me so much. I could never have anything with ruffles growing up, so my longing for them grew and grew.

  6. Love the faux tap shoes! And the skirt is cute. Its too bad you don't know how to sew, it would be so easy to convert the dress into a skirt, removing the bulk from around the waist. It's too bad I'm far away, its so easy....

  7. I love the ruffles and shoes! You look awesome in it.
    And I don't have a blog or anything so I hace to post anonymous(just if you wondered)

  8. I really like this, I think it's very sweet! Would even look fab with a shrunken blazer or something :)

  9. It's a very cute outfit! The thing that strikes me most is how well you wear strong colours. I've just been looking at your tartan skirt post where you have the gorgeous yolk coloured sweater, and here you're in a really strong red - two colours from two very different palettes, and both colours are great on you! (Incidentally, I'm going against the grain with the tartan skirt - I'd go the longer length!)

  10. Happy to hear from you, Minnie. You don't need a link to contribute. Thanks for dropping by!

    Lawyerdoll: I'm gonna learn!

    Nice idea, Jamie-Lee. I hadn't thought of that.

    Thanks for the feedback, Baxter. I learned from others' comments that bold colors work for me. I'm not sure why, but you don't argue with success! :)

  11. The ruffles are awesome! I love the grey and red together. Nicely done!

  12. love it! but of course i'm prejudiced, having a similar skirt may be interested to know that a similar look (tiered ruffles/pleats) was sported by the goddess Innana, the Sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare.

    heehee! you could be in for some exciting times in that outfit! : ) steph

  13. Ohhh! I love this look! It's so cute.

  14. this is a very fabulous outfit!! i love the skirt too. and (like sheila mentioned) i love the red & grey together. very appropriate for autumn. :)