Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Simple, Bold, Floral

During routine thrift run to Value Village, I came across this awesome, but dated 100% silk dress by Liz Claiborne.  What was intriguing about this dress, other than the pattern of pink blown up peonies against a black background, was the slim fitting arms and crew neckline.  A fitted crew neck dress... in silk?  Cool.  

Although the pattern is definitely not indicative of A/W 2012, the design of the dress most certainly is!

dress: Liz Claiborne / booties: Jessica Simpson / earrings: boutique unknown


And that was precisely why I ended up buying this dress.  I've been intending to copy the design exactly and sew it's clone using some really zany patterns I recently found at the fabric store.  I have yet to embark on this adventure, but since the dress fits so well and is probably one of the most unique items I have in my Tiny Closet, I decided to wear it out on Tuesday with my booties and I had a blast :)

And now for a slice of recent-musings pie: 
These days, I have been knee deep into, StyleBook.  It's an iPhone app that allows you to basically take  your wardrobe, one item at a time and mix and match looks.  Like Polyvore for your closet, ya dig?  Basically, what I'm trying to say is

It's Amazing.
And as I tweeted earlier, "this is Tiny Closet gold!" I actually put together the above ensemble using the app.  Check it out:
 I know, I know, it's not the prettiest of presentations - you can probably tell I didn't go to design school but the point is, I was able to take items from my own Tiny Closet and put them together however I wanted to create a "look".  One my phone!  Creatively putting together outfits without all the physical digging through drawers, well that's indeed a sign of the times.  Brilliant.  

But more on this later!

8 comments:

  1. Reminds me of Cher's Polaroid system in her closet! :) Love this!

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    1. I know right? That's exactly what I was thinking!

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  2. Amazing...I love the dress, the hair adds a little turbo to the look. Love it. -Yalanda

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    1. Ha! Thank you, Yalanda! I know my fro is starting to be its own accessory. Viva la curls!

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  3. Love how you look amongst the flowers, very cute

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  4. You have got the most amazing legs I've ever seen on a human being; no word of a lie. What do you do to stay fit?

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