To get over this, I've decided to research some time periods/activities/general sorts of lifestyle things that will hopefully inspire me in a non-direct way. I intend to link them back to fashion/style related things but I'm trying to think outside the box here, people (you can tell I've been working in an office for a little too long, with all my hip corporate jive words).
First up: MAJORETTES!
I love anything that involves sparkley costumes, cool hats and twirling sticks so I thought that this would be right up my alley.
- Perky is not necessarily bad or super annoying, it can be cute and clean cut.
- Never under estimate the power of white and a dark colour such as navy/black. It's classic but it doesn't have to be boring.
- Pants with strips can be a bit hokey but if done well, I'd say that they are quite leg lengthening.
- White shoes look amazing, as do little white socks with shoes (ala Audrey in Funny Face).
- If you have all crazy stuff (braiding/detail) going on up the top, keep skirts shorter.
- Hats and a cute smile will get you places.
This 1940's dress has been in my favourites for a while now and I keep going back and looking at it even though I know it will be too big. It would probably be too hard to take in as well but it is still my dream dress.
Dress from the lovely Green Dragon Lady (who has some really great stuff in her etsy store).
I'd wear this one with my white Windsor Smiths and a jaunty boater.
I hope everyone has a great start to the weekend!