You can wear just a dress or you can wear a dress and pair it with leather. Now that's what packs in a solid punch. Juxtaposing something super feminine with something masculine, gives it a greater dimension. Power dressing for sure. We have been doing this for years, and this spring such pairings are all over. Androgynous dressing, but with an edge Trust me, heads will turn when you make a similar pairing. I surely did see heads turn when I had picked out this Outfit of the Day recently.
Ever since our Beach Holiday in the US Virgin Islands, for Christmas, I had been looking for an opportunity to wear all my summery dresses I had packed for the vacay. I had been shopping in H&M on what to wear for the holiday and had picked up a few Skater Dresses . Co-incidentally most of them were florals. I cant tell you how happy I was to find them. H&M was the only store which had some warmer climate appropriate clothing, in the the dead of winters in the Midwest.
So when the days started getting warmer, I knew the time as right for me dish out those summery dresses again. Yes, Spring is finally here with a bang. Thank god for that. Flowers and birds all around. All the color gives everyone almost a new lease of life. A wake up call from the cold and long Winter which any of us had been facing all these months.
It was my daughter's first Easter Egg Hunt in our neighborhood. While I dressed my daughter in a bright floral dress and warm tights and a warm jacket, I went ahead to get adventurous. I decided to skip the denims and the leggings and get my pasty legs out for a dress.
I decided to stay within the realms of the color Black ,with all that I was pairing, as the days still had a chill in them. Moreover since I was dealing with Prints on the dress, too many colors would have made look like I was just out of Woodstock. I chose a Skater dress as it has a flattering cut to hide any bloating or tummy flab. Black is an ever forgiving color in that same regard.
I paired the super feminine black floral skater dress from H&M with my edgy black faux leather Moto jacket from Forever 21. This jacket is a pretty old one. But its one of hose wardobe staples which you can re-cycle every year with different outfit options. The Cherry Blossom flowers are off set beautifully against the black color of the dress. And the fact that the stripes of florals follow two directions in the dress, helps it to break the monotony of patterns. I paired it with black ballet pumps which I had picked up from Off Broadway Shoes a few years back. So the dress was the only new element which I co-ordinated with two items which has been in my wardrobe for long.
For my Make -Up , I did my SPRING MAKE-UP ROUTINE , complete with Coral Lips. I did not use any heat tool to style my hair. This is just the natural texture of my hair which I wake up in. Used some hair Spray to keep the flyways and frizz in place.
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SPRING MAKE UP ROUTINE: http://journotalk.blogspot.com/2015/04/everyday-spring-make-up-step-by-step.html