Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Turn: The Bandwagon Style

I was just captivated by the skirt that I selected for the Nanette Fabray outfit from The Bandwagon! I ordered it for myself in Navy. The grey would not have been flattering for me. I also ordered the same shirt from Gap, as it was so cute and on sale. So, I have re-created this outfit pretty faithfully from my plan.

Here is the result: Run-Down:
Blouse: Gap, Pintucked Ruffle Top $19.99 on sale
Skirt: Land’s End Canvas, Women’s Pattern Cotton Lawn Skirt, Gull Gray Circles, $59.50
Belt: Thrifted, $1
Flower Pin: Purchased a few months ago, about $7
Shoes: Purchased a few weeks ago, Nuncio in Red Leather from Nine West, on sale for $49.99
Out of Pocket: $79.49
Total Cost: $137.48

I think this outfit is pretty fabulous. I like making the red shoes and the red flower focal points. I am not crazy about the thin belt with this. I think I may try a wider belt or just pin the flower directly to the skirt next time. I got pretty excited and grabbed the bag I re-created from my first Cyd Charisse post for this picture, but now I regret that. I should heed Coco Chanel’s advice and always remove one accessory before taking pictures for one’s blog. (More on that DIY bag re-creation in a later post.)

Also, I am wearing a crinoline slip to make the skirt stand up a bit fuller here. I decided to try this out and I really like it a lot. I will be making another post with a full review/report about this later too.

I am posting this outfit for Academichic’s Dress Your Best week because I feel that it serves to positively emphasize several of the areas I listed for DYB week. Here is my list again:

1) Cleavage
2) Waist
3) Ankles
4) Face
5) Broad Shoulders

(Hollywood Fashion Vault is participating in Academichic's Dress Your Best Week. The Chics asked their readers to choose 5 body parts that they love and dress around them for one week, making at least one blog on this challenge.)

I think that this full skirt minimizes my waist and the ruffles on the sleeves provide balance by maximizing my broad shoulders. Again, the Nuncio shoes elongate my legs and highlight my ankles. The ruffles draw attention up to my face even with the printed skirt. I think the whole thing is pretty flattering.

Even though this outfit re-creation was expensive compared to the Leslie Caron re-creation, I think that both the skirt and the shirt can be utilized in a number of different ways and they are both practical additions to my wardrobe.

What do you think of this one? Does the full skirt work in your opinion? Do you like my adaptations to the original outfit plan

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