Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summer Reading

    Waaaaay back in November of 2016, I purchased this gorgeous book print fabric with the intention of making a 50s style gathered skirt.  And then life happened.  So,with all the madness of life, I've just now gotten this simple, probably-could've-and-should've-finished-it-in-a-week skirt complete.  I think it took me so long because I went off-grid here and didn't use a pattern.  Mistaaaake!  I'm not nearly skilled enough to do that and if you were to look at this skirt closely, you'd see it.  Most of my flaws are confined to the waist band and zipper regions which is why I'll never wear this skirt without a belt.
    Since the print is so bold, I wanted a top that was a neutral color, but still had lots of personality.  Sometimes going too understated with one item can make the whole outfit fall a bit flat.  I chose this body suit blouse from Haoduoyi because I love the flared sleeves and the lace pattern, and a form fitting top like this is best worn with a flared skirt on a figure like mine.  One caveat to note is that the photo on Amazon shows the bodice in opaque.  This top however is completely sheer, so I am wearing a black cotton camisole underneath for modesty.  Other than that, I like this blouse.  It's a huge departure from my normal go-to style and I think it really works for this outfit.


 Shop the Look:

HaoDuoYi Womens Lingerie Lace Mesh Long Sleeve Sheer V Neck Leotard Bodysuit $16.99


Timeless Treasures Fabric from Fabric.com for $10.48/yd

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