Thursday, October 1, 2009

The 2nd Annual Capsule Wardrobe Challenge! Day 4

And the boots make their last appearance of the week! This outfit was all about the layering. That's Monday's dress I'm wearing as a top. This is the first appearance of the black skirt - it has a big block of pyramid beads at the waistband and is quite high-waisted, so no need for a belt.
I did the scarf in my hair this time, and added grey tights.

Advantage: the dress looks like a top. Disadvantage:
Layer #1: tights. Layer #2: dress lining. Layer #3: dress.
Layer #4: skirt lining. Layer #5: skirt.

I was rather...warm in the midsection all day (and my arms were freezing).
The stuff:
Tomorrow: 2 outfits in a workday. One is casual, one is for a funeral. Can it be done??

Link to the full 10 + 5 clothing items and accessories in this year's challenge here.

5 comments:

  1. I love those boots and I see your problem with the dress as a top - which looks fabulous by the way.
    I enjoyed seeing the way you have mixed your outfits - yeat again.
    Hope all goes well today.

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  2. Haha, you are so funny! I've been considering overlaying two dresses together, but the heat and the layer factor has made me hesitate. Now I see that confirmed by you. :)

    You look fabulous anyway, m'dear. That's a great dress no matter how you wear it!

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  3. Your boots are like a ray of sunshine!!!
    I'm scared of trying to layer dresses under skirts. I don't exactly have the thinnest waistline. Plus the heat. But maybe I'll give it a try. Thanks for inspiration :)

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  4. Yeah, you have to be careful with which pieces you pick to layer because of the heat potential. I find that unlined dresses and skirts make the best layers. You do look fab though!

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  5. Yeah, I can see myself liking the warmth when it's colder out, but it was somewhat uncomfortable for this season. Thanks!

    Kristen, see Audi's tip below - she uses unlined items for layering. Thank you so much!

    Ha, thanks, Tanya! And welcome and thank you for commenting! I think the layering will be great for warmer weather - and hey, you could always layer a fuller skirt to define your waist more.

    I learned that the hard way, Audi! Thanks very much for the advice.

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