Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ironic dress?

Since I have been AWFUL at posting recently, finally here is a pic of the vintage dress that I recently fell in love with. I wore this last week to a meeting with prospective students who are considering enrolling in the department I'm currently a student in. Since this was a day that I knew a lot of people would be around, I wanted to wear something that got their attention, and this dress defintely did . . . although I had one professor ask me if I was wearing the dress to make an ironic statement. My response was a blank face (because I didn't understand why she thought the dress was ironic). I can't help it that I am in love with vintage secretary dresses!
Dress and Shoes: Ebay
Bracelet, Belt, Knee High Socks: H&M

4 comments:

Carrie said...

You seem to have a cute figure and good ideas about fashion, but in execution I think you are way off. You use colors that are not always flattering on you or in combination with each other and so many of your clothes look ill fitting. That "jumper" from valentine's day was horrible, the cheap polka dot dress should have stayed at Target, and the secretary dress could have been cute sans white tights and dorothy shoes. Sometimes you pair too many sensationalist things together and the look comes off too heavy and jumbled looking. Just my two cents...

fashion evolution said...

Thanks for your two cents, I'm all for constructive criticism.

I have to agree that some clothes don't fit as well as they could. Honestly, I'm sometimes too lazy to exchange items if they don't fit right. I hope to develop my skill at alteration so I can make necessary changes at home. Until then, you'll probably see more piece that don't fit perfectly.

I agree with you too that I often pair a lot of sensational items together. My rationale is that I'm young and want to have fun with my clothes, but I can see how it comes across as over the top sometimes. At this point, I want to stand apart from the crowd and be noticed, and I'm always open to suggestions about how to do this without going overboard!

Carrie said...

I would say cut out the white tights. They aren't doing anyone any favors and they tend to make people look short. Opt for the more trendy but classic opaque black tights which are far more slimming as well (not that you really need that so much). I would also go for one sensational piece at a time. Like when you paired the high waisted pants with the feather necklace...I think each would come across better as its own focal piece, rather than together. I also think you should accentuate your waistline better. You seem to have a great figure and the fact that some clothes don't always fit right can make you look dowdy and bulky. I would add belts or alter things to enhance your waist. And also remember my mother's mantra: Just because its on sale doesn't mean its a good deal. I would be more selective with your choices to find things that really fit well even if it means paying a little more and having a smaller collection of things that can work in a lot of ways. Good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

What words..