Ok, I’m going to put it out there. Ethno-Zoot Suit. What do you think? Total Zoot Suit from the knees down. From the knees up I feel a little ethno/eclectic. Are you with me?
I didn’t plan any outfits last night. That’s right. Even though I took an extra day off yesterday I just didn’t have time. And that’s OK. It was fun to fly by the seat of my pants. Or dress as the case may be. Though I don’t think dresses have a seat so that kind of quashes that analogy.
This outfit was another flash of washing basket inspiration. I saw the dress and top together and thought it would be interesting to work them together. The tights and shoes were added this morning. I really like it. I feel interesting. I like that I’ve worn all of this before but differently. Let’s take a look shall we? I wore this top to the Sex and the City 2 event but didn’t manage to get a good picture. The belt I’ve worn on weekends so no evidence I’m afraid. This dress has made a few appearances here, here and here. The tights I did here. I’m not a leopard print fan usually but they remind my of my friend Hen and that makes me happy. Finally these shoes. I only found them last week but I can already see they have earned themselves a prime position in my wardrobe.
I’d like to take a moment to mention something else I’ve noticed that I’m doing differently since I started Lovers, Saints & Sailors. Dressing differently. Yes we’ve covered that but what I mean is not only am I wearing things I never would before – high waisted shorts, and skirts and so on but I am also dressing in different ways. Where before I would dress in what I hoped to be the most flattering silhouette. The one that made me look the slimmest, which is not always the case now. Today for example I have dressed for the prints. For the colour combinations. For the feel. This outfit does not make me look straight up and down, going in a little at the waist. It puffs out over my belly and on the side I could possibly look pregnant. But I don’t mind. And that is something very valuable that I have gained from blogging. I don’t have sponsors. I don’t have companies sending me free things to wear. I have not received any money for documenting my style every day. What I have gained though is a confidence, understanding and appreciation for both my body, clothes and concepts that I could never put a price on.