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!


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

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

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

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

  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?