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
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!