I was cleaning out my inspiration folder and I came across this photo of Michelle Williams. I love her outfit and I adore her bandage skirt. It’s different yet flattering, but I can’t figure out where it’s from!
I have a bandage skirt of my own, but I don’t wear it very often because I’m self-conscious of my hips and thighs, which is exactly the area the skirt accentuates. To me, they’re humungous and for a while, I was a size bigger on bottom than on top. Since I’ve been exercising more regularly, the “fatness” has slimmed down some. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to bust out wearing short shorts and such.
The beauty of camera angles is that you can “hide” your flaws but when you’re romping around town, you can’t hide anything. There is no “good side” when you’re on the street.
So how did I wear the bandage skirt?
Ok, I finally got sucked into buying something from Topshop online after seeing a couple of posts by PetiteAsianGirl at ExtraPetite.com. The styles are pretty trendy but I’m always wary of the quality especially since the pieces are quite pricey for me. But after scanning the website a few days, I decided to pick up one thing I really liked.
I got the Petite Meadow Peplum Tunic in Size 0. It’s the smallest US size they offer and I had to try it out.
When the package arrived and opened the box, I noticed that it did look just the photo, but the quality left more to be desired. The slip was more sheer and the tunic itself wasn’t as fitted as I was expecting. Once I find a nude full body slip, then I could probably wear it out as a dress. Still, it makes for pretty pictures.
It has a romantic, ballet-esque quality to it that I kind of like. It’s definitely different from the things I usually buy.
I’m still not completely sure how to style it since it gives me a 1920’s silhouette with the dropped waist. Also, the tunic is in that strange place where it’s almost too long to be a tunic and yet, a bit too short to be a decent dress.
Any suggestions on how to style this particular item? I’d much appreciate it.
Outfit Details: Topshop Petite Meadow Peplum Tunic-O, PacSun leggings- S, Pencey vest – XS, Madewell necklace, Steven Madden Tuxxedo oxfords
Yes, it’s spring forward…but here in LA, it’s more like fast-forward to summer.
The sun is blazing and it’s about time to bust out the tanks, shorts, and beachwear for some weekend fun! Well, it’s still a bit too chilly for me to go to the beach, but it’s perfectly fine to wander the city in a sleeveless top!
There’s always cafe-style brunch where you can eat well and people-watch. A couple of my faves are Taste on Melrose and Griddle Cafe. You never know who’s sitting next to you…an actor, a producer, firefighters…such is life.
I’m out enjoying the sunshine and you should too! =)
Outfit Details: Urban Outfitters top S and braided belt S, Hollister lace cami XS, Madewell jeggings S and necklace, J.Crew Crewcuts trilby hat, Payless peeptoe pumps
I love warm weather!
But no outdoor outfit posts…I feel silly standing in front of a tripod and I don’t have a photographer that can travel with me. So, indoor shots once again.
I’m wearing purple circle lenses, (Geo Angels) but you can’t really tell the color, it just doesn’t look brown. I’ve been shopping my closet lately since I haven’t been buying clothes. In fact, I’m stocking up on basics instead like slips, undergarments, stockings, etc. And accessories, I’m loving my straw hats…I can’t believe I never thought of wearing them until last summer!
By the way, I love the length of this Forever 21 skirt. It’s quite rare for me to find a flattering skirt that isn’t down to my knees! I don’t know what it is, perhaps it’s because I have “athletic” legs, but I tend to favor the flared A-line skirts instead of pencil skirts or tight minis.
What’s your favorite skirt style: straight, tapered, a-line, and/or flared?
The Spring 2010 Couture collections are out!
I love couture collections because they display many dressmaking techniques that we wouldn’t normally see. Some pieces may look impractical and some are works of art. It takes great skill as well as a masterful design to create these collections. I really do appreciate and respect all the couture houses even if they don’t always appeal to my personal tastes.
Dior is my ultimate couture designer and John Galliano is amazing because all the photos of his collection are like works of art! Chanel and Givenchy are my second favorites because they display their signature style in such creative ways without losing their voice. The rest of the couture designers each have a distinctive voice that is clearly conveyed through their pieces. I don’t always “get” their message or source of inspiration but they are good at what they do.
Couture makes me want to be a better seamstress and create garments as beautiful as the ones on display.
Here’s my top two from each designer:
Anne Valérie Hash
Continue on to see more from Chanel, Dior, etc.