So how did you go op-shopping with my tips? I scored this vivid frock recently in the local thrift store. If you ignored the glorious print of this drop-waisted dress, it would look quite drab wouldn’t it? Why would anyone wear an elasticised drop waist dress in this day and age? Because the 20s are back lovelies! And the midi is the new mini! And just in case I run into a colourblind bunch who won’t be able to appreciate the 5 different hues on this frock, I decided to rock it with some 20s inspired accessories- an ornate headband, a velvet belt (to elevate the waistline), velvet clutch (gotta match! we are in the 20s after all) and since I didn’t have any fishnets, I pulled out these Stella McCartney-esque mesh heels. But of course I didn’t just stop there…
Voila! With no sewing skills, anyone can hitch one side of their dress up and hide it under their trusty belt to create an asymmetric skirt. See? Less boring already. But there’s more!
Spot the difference? Yeb, the other side of the skirt has also been pulled up under the belt to create a knee-length frock. Great for those with sexy calves or for those who despise the midi-length. What’s that I hear you ask? You wanna see the details of my accessories? Sure thing, here goes:
I’ve had this South American headband for years but have never had the occasion to wear it. Can you think up of an occasion to wear a colourful tribe of people on your head? So, I had to improvise. Ok, now that you understand the ‘logic’ behind my outfit, let’s pose!
Apparently this is the pose (left index pushing on left cheek- into your dimple, if you have one) is what kids in Asia do to appear ‘cute’ and to get out of trouble with their parents. (Learnt this when we were in Singapore last year) A cheeky smile with an obvious statement about your facial muscular defect is the key to charm those older than you. No wonder it always works for me when hubby does it (I’m older than him by 10 months).
And lastly, but definitely not the least: Clothes need to be comfortable, they need to be able to glam you up for sipping cocktails whilst you dance the Charleston and protect you whilst you bounce on a trampoline*.
Where: on my way to post some letters
*No trampolines were hurt in this shoot.