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.
I had no idea I would like this so much. I just knew that I wanted to wear this dress with the gorgeous bow tie at the neck, and to have the sleeves be pure lace. Once I put it together, I was in love. It’s truly a romantic, kind of Victorian ruffled-look sort of outfit with a modern twist.
I flipped the obi belt backwards. It’s actually that same black studded obi belt you see here:
(This look is The Office Tuxedo Look by the way)
..but when I flip the belt around, the back of the black studs are far more subtle and become another kind of pattern altogether, less studded, more like little triangles of metal:
The bow on this dress is like wearing a scarf (you know, looping it through once), and then sewing it down. It’s just perfection, and so … perfect in terms of being menswear inspired.
The lace sleeves add a real romantic flair to the whole look, yet is kind of dark and moody, which reminds me of Morticia Addams of course! But if she went to the office… it’s kind of vampy (like her), yet appropriately corporate.
My standard black stone rings, because I ought to buy a few others but I don’t really wear black enough to justify this:
You can also see a little bit of the belt by what I mean – the back of the black studs make a cute kind of metal pattern in the shape of a tiny bow, from where I placed the black studs on the other side.
Another favourite. A definitely favourite in my wardrobe and if I wanted to tone it down, I’d change the belt to something more subtle, or maybe use the belt that came with the dress, that doesn’t actually suck.