Friday, April 6, 2012

Apr 5th - Outfit #4 - Pink Proportions

Thursday's outfit didn't turn out as well as I wanted to. It should have worked, but I neglected to check the proportions.
This is a lovely new-to-me pink silk satin blouse - it was $22.98 on consignment a few weeks ago. I'm usually leery of silk tops because they don't wash well, but for that price, this will be going in the washer/dryer (on delicate, of course).

The skirt is my black leather one that I first wore here - it was $32.99 on consignment back in December.
From the stairs picture, you can't really tell, but you can when I'm just standing - the top is long in the waist with that band at the bottom, and the pencil cut of the skirt is just past my knees. Result? I look really short! And I AM short (5'4"), but I like my clothes to make me look taller.

The tights were a fun addition.
The shoes are my black kitten heels that I thrifted some time ago for $4.00 - I last wore them here. I'm wearing the necklace and earrings from my Myka set (picture here).

If the skirt were shorter, or the heels higher, I think this outfit's proportions would have been better. Either way, it was a good outfit for a very busy day. I did a lot of running around at work, then walked to my Book Club meeting - that ended up being rather wine-filled and I got home quite late. Heh.

Hope you have a great long weekend!

Blouse (INC, consignment), skirt (Hemingway, vintage 80s, consignment), shoes (Enzo Angiolini, thrifted), jewelry (Myka), ring (Wendy Brandes).

15 comments:

  1. I agree, you cant tell when you are sitting down on how long the top is.However I still like it. I specially like the tights..
    BTW I just realized I have a very similar top in white that I have not worn in ages.

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  2. 5'4" isn't THAT short is it? I'm only an inch taller and it doesn't feel short to me (well, unless I'm with my tall friends). I do love the idea of this outfit, but you're right; it's screaming for a shorter skirt!

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  3. I wonder if it would have looked better tucked in? I love the sheen of silk and leather. <3 Two awesome textiles. Also for the silk blouse - I suggest washing inside out and hang drying. If it's wrinkly, toss it in the dryer for like 10 minutes with a damp washcloth. I do that with both my linen and silk things and it keeps them from both shrinking and is a great wrinkle fixer.

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    1. Yes, I think it would have worked better. I didn't really notice the proportions until I looked at the pictures after work, otherwise I might have tucked it in earlier.

      Thanks for the washing suggestions!

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  4. Great textures! The pink satiny top resonates with me, having just discovered the joy of bright, shiny pink. And the patterning on the tights is wonderful.

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  5. I really like both pieces in this outfit, I agree it does make you look shorter than usual though. I'm sure next time you wear these pieces you will style them differently :) That's what it's all about really - finding what works for you and doesn't work through trial and error.

    That top is such a nice pink I'm sure that's all people noticed :)

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  6. Your analysis sounds right (and is certainly better than anything I can come up with). Have a great weekend (and holiday, if you celebrate one).

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  7. Great top - love that colour, which is a colour not a lot of redheads would be brave enough to try :-). As always, you pull it off :-)

    5 4 isn't short! - its average female height here in the UK (I've done a lot of research - my 6 8 husband and 5 9 daughter keep telling me I'm short and I have to argue that at 5 6 I'm definitely not short - I'm actually 2 inches above average!). You certainly never look "short" to me :-)

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  8. I LOVE that color! You look fab! Pop by and enter to win a $100 gift card to Marketplace of India!
    Hugs,
    Reva

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  9. Your new silk blouse is gorgeous, Sheila - let us know how that washing goes -- that's the reason I steer away from silk too, I don't like to iron! Love those tights. Hope your holiday weekend is peace-filled and/or wine-filled, as you wish. : >

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  10. What an amazing blouse! I wonder if a belt would have helped at all.

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  11. i love it!! the blouse is stunning!!!
    Maybe a thick belt at the point where the blousy part meets the band would help the proportions??

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    1. I don't think a belt at that point would work - it's quite a dropped waist, so I think there might be weird blousiness if I belted. But it's a good thought and I will definitely try it next time I wear this.

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  12. You made me smile. I'm shorter than you, and I like my clothes to make me look taller, too! As always, I am fan of your gorgeous tights.

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  13. I think it's the scoop neckline; something about the proportion of the collar and the way it is open on your shoulders isn't as flattering as it could be. I have the same problem with those kind of collars.
    But the color is so pretty!

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