JUNE 23RD 2017
BLING & EMBROIDERY
BEAUTY SPOT: North Bay ON, CANADA.
Another week another outfit!
This time around it's a gorgeous embroidered dress from StyleWe!
As you know I've done quite a few outfit collabs (a.k.a sponsored posts) with StyleWe, and each time they deliver unique pieces that are beautifully made and fun to look at.
This dress is no exception! I love the intricate floral embroidery that is used all over the sheer top layer of the dress. This dres is really light and breezy as it is made up of two extremely lightweight layers: a sheer, gauzy fabric on which the embroidery is sewn, and a light silky slip underneath so that the dress isn't see-through. In my opinion this is the perfect summer dress and would be an ideal choice for a spring or summer wedding.
To accessorize this look I paired it with feminine vintage pieces (clutch and cameo ring) as well as some serious up-to-date bling!
I got a little bit creative with the accessorizing of this outfit. The gorgeous cameo ring that you see is actually a brooch that my great-grandmother passed down to me. I'm not one to wear brooches but it's so gorgeous I knew I had to find a way to utilize it into my wardrobe.
So.... I super-glued it to an old ring that had previously broke and voila! A gorgeous, one-of-a-kind vintage ring that I'll now be able to wear often.
The second accessory that I got creative with is the rhinestone belt I'm wearing (see photos below for a better look).
As I've mentioned before my petite girl waist and "ghetto" booty made this dress fit me quite awkwardly, (snug around the hips but super baggy at the waist). The only time I'll wear a dress that isn't fitted at the waist is if it's a sheath dress, meaning that it's loose and flowy around the waist AND hips. If that isn't the case for me it's a fashion no-no so I had to remedy the situation or end up with a very odd silhouette. My solution: go to a fabric store, buy ribbon to match the dress. and sew one of my rhinestone chokers to it.
I've used this little 'belting' trick many times over the years for those unfortunate occasions where a dress is gorgeous and fits everywhere else but the waist. A simple fix that does wonders for your silhouette.
Photo credit: Nancy Sharma @modelinphotography
This outfit is a great example of how to incorporate older pieces with current trends.
When done right the result is timeless elegance. By that I mean that this outfit could've been worn fifty years ago and it will probably still be in style fifty years from now #timeless
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this look! How comfortable are you with pairing pieces from different fashion eras? Comment below or message me on any of my social media accounts!
"The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see BEAUTY in others."
- Omar Suleiman
Remember FASHION IS AFFORDABLE!
Outfit Total: $132