I post my outfits on the blog every day at noon (12 p.m. EST) under this Style category #OOTD Daily Style and then I do a summary of all the looks in my Month of Style roundup at the end of the month.
The Kate Middleton Look
Okay so Kate would likely never wear this colour. I feel like it’s too pink and loud for her, which is not the case for me, but since the colour is called GARDEN ROSE (Hey hey.. English Rose? Get it?).. and the length of the skirt is quite long, a true midi length, I feel like it would be up her alley, but in a navy blue. Or black.
(Please excuse the wrinkles. I absolutely DID steam the dress out in preparation for these photos, but then in a flurry of moving things around, this dress somehow got squashed back into the closet on a hanger and it wrinkled miserably in the 2 days it waited there until I found time to do these photos).
At any rate, imagine it perfectly steamed and sleek. (Again, I’m a one-woman show, some slack please!)
I love the way it looks from the side as well, with the draping and flow of this perfectly pink-but-not-Barbie-pink dress.
The front is a nice draped tie sort of deal, and I have to play around with it a bit more, I am thinking I could probably add a nice belt somewhere if I tied up all the ends nicely.
And since it’s pink, I immediately went to something green and red in the necklace to contrast it. This necklace in an ‘ethnic’ style (how drab and generic of a description), stands out nicely against the pink and the look, without being too loud.
I could of course, default to any number of my 100+ statement piece necklaces, but for some reason, this green and red one spoke to me as being the right one for this look. For now.
The draping in front by the way, reminds me a lot of these MM Lafleur dresses that I absolutely love, especially in this gorgeous emerald green with sleeves.
Peek at the simple neutral shoes with the right height for this kind of midi length dress.
I suppose I could wear a shorter kitten heel or a flat with this look and it would be just fine but for some reason, these heels at this height, GO with this dress. Though it could be in my head, and I just need to play around with flats and other styles of footwear to see what looks great.
I always have in my head that the longer the hem on the dress, the higher the heel should be. So if I wore a miniskirt, the heel should be shorter or non-existent, to tone down on the amount of leg being shown or lengthened.
I of course, broke that rule in this outfit here, but that was a sexy Date Night look and I wore wedges instead!