When it comes to splurging on clothes, I always find myself choosing between the styles that I love and those that look good on me. And when it comes to being thrifty (story of my life as my current life depends on a stipend), it goes something like this: There is a maxi dress that looks really good on me right now, even with my hair all messy and the bags under my eyes unconcealed, and there is an embroidered dress that I think might work if lose few pounds around my waist--or maybe grow a few inches taller (impossible). If the latter is cheaper than the former, being broke as hell I end up getting the embroidered dress while telling myself that I need to start hitting the gym...well starting tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow.
And as you might have guessed, I have boxes of clothes just like that, waiting for me to shed a couple of pounds, grow a few inches, become a shade or two lighter, or even for me to buy a sweater of a particular color to match whatever crazy color that piece of clothing flaunts. I hope to use this blog as a way for me to make some use out of those boxes of clothes. Fingers crossed that owning a fashion blog will not make me go all berserk and crazy with shopping to add to those very boxes that point to my failed diet plans and whatnot.
On this day, I tried to layer a dress by Rachel Roy that I just couldn't quite figure out how to make it look good. It is a sleeveless dress that has a white/grey/black pattern on top, but the bottom part has an eyelet print that I absolutely love--and the liner hits mid-thigh, giving it a beautiful see-through look. The problem I have with this dress is the sleeveless top and how the elastic waistband do es nothing to flatter my waistline, but as always I just could not pass this dress up given its price and the lovely eyelet print. I first tried wearing a cardigan, but that waistline was such an eyesore--especially after indulging in some heavy fried chicken. I therefore decided to layer it with a caramel sweater that has a beaver on it (which unfortunately got covered by the fur). Then I put on a fox fur scarf to keep myself from freezing, which is a serious business here. Finally, I wore my all-time favorite statement shoes full of spikes as my weapon against the world. This pair of Jeffrey Campbell never fails to grab people's attention, but I just don't get to wear it too often because I'm always in my yoga pants and oversized t-shirts. But enough with what I wore, that doesn't matter--the skyline and the sunset were absolutely gorgeous!