My Wake Up It's Monday OOTD - Second Styling for the Red Graphical Dress
Hello Readers, I had such a great time with Friday's Picnic Photo Shoot. Thanks to all my lovely Readers for some wonderful comments.
I was not excited about coming back to the office for photos.
As promised, my second styling for the Graphical Dress...
Graphical Dress in Red - by Edme and Esyllte - Anthro Sale Aug 2010
I didn't realize how much cleavage I was exposing until I saw Friday's photo's. I spent most of Saturday adding 2 strips of edged cotton in white to the neckline. It's hand stitched at the straps and the inside neckline on the bodice. I did the same to the Lynx and Leo Dress. I am extremely happy with the results.
Before Friday I had already stitched a Barely There to the inside of the bodice just below where the straps are attached. Without the shelf bra, I could see right through the bodice. I also had to add a dart to each side of the bodice to prevent gaping away from the body.
A lot of work for two dresses. But well worth the effort.
I love the tie on the back of the dress. But this dress and I are up against a tight squeeze through the ribs. The elastic band below the tie has give, but it's very tight, and leaves me feeling breathless.
To make this an appropriate outfit for work , I added the Abuzz Cardi in Turquoise. This is a fairly heavy sweater for the the 100° F heat in Bakersfield. Another reason for so much fuss over the dress. I wanted to remove the Cardi when outdoors, and show off the back detailing on the dress, minus added bra straps.
Abuzz Cardi in Turquoise- by Moth - Anthro Aug 2010
I look strangely flat in this image. I don't normally need to use the flash, but it was too dark at the foot of the stairs without it. You can see my shadow againt the steps. Just call me FLAT GEO.
There it is! The entire outfit! Now let's see the other additions that make up this ensemble.
I was torn between 3 pairs of shoes. I finally decided this morning to go the sweet route, as opposed to a bit more rugged.
I haven't worn these Miss Albright's in 2 years. I think this is the second time I have ever worn them. I find them to be a bit uncomfortable. The inside cut-outs and metal ring attachments for the flowers rub on the top of my toes. I added some Foot Petals foam to the inside, but now they feel too tight. Hopefully they will stretch if I wear them a few more times.
Istria Peep Toes - Miss Albright - Anthro Sale Mar 2009
In this next photo you can see the cute little orange flower on the side of the heel.
The shoe selection, also brought about a jewelry change. I have worn this Necklace countless times. I love it. I picked it up cheap. One of the first items I ordered online in 2008. The chain has discolored badly. I like the effect of the darker color over the cheap looking gold it once was. It tends to get a little tangled, but looks great that way.
Coracle Necklace - Anthro Sale May 2008
Etsy Bracelet - Shop Mudand Mint - April 2009
Did you notice I threw in a little bit of yellow. Anthro online had a tutorial on how to add an additional color into your outfit. Especially necessary when the main items have two dominant colors. Dark Orange, Turquoise, and a touch of Yellow. These are my three favorite colors together.
Did I add the color correctly? I almost wore Yellow Platform Sandals. But I wasn't happy with the results. I decided the third color had to be minimal because the Dress and Cardi already offered all the POP that was needed.
Keep an eye out for more Sale Posts this week. I have about 20 items coming up. Four Tops were already offered for sale in the Post previous to this one. When you make a purchase, you can select from a very cool list of free items. One free item per purchase. My first customer (Jamie) was given 2 free items, just for being first. So two free Anthro tops are now gone. Four tops and 6 items of jewelry are still up for grabs free with purchase.