adventures in styling

I’ve been playing with Polyvore lately, as a new & improved way of procrastinating. Putting together sets is exactly like window shopping, or helping a friend put together an outfit for an occasion. Only I can do it while sitting at my computer (and there’s no budget, of course)!

The above set is all about the blue dress. I fell in love with it when I saw the long, double row of buttons. I love the way the tall boots echo the row of buttons, and the subdued rock-n-roll feeling they give the outfit. The slightly severe blazer takes it a bit more to the ladylike side of things, along with chunky, sparkly jewelry.

I couldn’t resist the drama added by the elbow length gloves…to me they are somehow sweet and ladylike and a bit edgy at the same time.

This set was inspired by the skinny patent leather belt, which I couldn’t stop thinking about after my post from last week about the cinched waist silhouette. I’m working on a skinnier belt to add to the Holland Cox collection, so I guess the look is on my mind.

I wanted to create two different looks with the same belt, one very proper and a bit preppy, and the other a bit flashier and sexier.

What do you think, how did I do? Would you wear any of these items together?


4 thoughts on “adventures in styling

  1. I want both collections – the black and blue AND the gray with red – right now. Everything fits together so perfectly. Would you be my personal stylist?


  2. Thanks Sandy! Personal styling is certainly something that I’ve thought about – I love shopping and telling people what to do, so it seems a natural next step. 🙂

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