Here’s a fresh look of the day. I’ve actually rocked this outfit on two other separate occasions (minus the glasses) for a special event and going out purposes. Being that this was a work/daytime look (why not? I’m in a stylish field, no?), I styled this with my frames to keep it classy. Honestly, I think this look is styled best in frames, hence why I chose to showcase it this way for all of you to see! Enjoy!
About This Outfit:
[The Outfit]: I am wearing a black Guess mini dress. It’s unfortunate you cannot see the back, because there are actually cut-outs; however, when I wore this, I wore a black cami underneath because I didn’t want the cut-outs to show through. It would be overkill if the back was semi-exposed paired with the already overly exposed legs.
Okay, I know you are probably dying to know where the stockings are from, because I must have been stopped at least 10x today by women (all ages) as to where I found these. I had previously blogged in September that I purchased these in a Topshop when I was in Chicago (the store had just opened and it was spectacular!!)
The necklace and ring are both from Forever 21. You can’t go wrong with their costume jewelry. You also can’t beat the prices for the high style and I honestly get the most compliments on my jewelry from this store.
The shoes are BCBG (again like my last outfit post) . They are a black suede with a pointed toe. I guess I wear these a lot!
[Where to wear this outfit]: For many this would probably be a going out to a night club kind of look.
- What I love most about these stockings are that they give the illusion that I’m wearing over-the-knee boots and that’s exactly why I wanted to purchase them because this is the next best thing! I don’t own a pair of over-the-knee boots but this works just fine by me!
- If you are going to dare to wear such stockings (with an exposed leg), it is ABSOLUTELY necessary to keep the rest of your body covered up. I emphasize this because you need to create style harmony (or BALANCE) and too much skin exposure is just visually style overkill where the eyes just don’t know where to look. It’s kind of like when you wear a smokey eye and then heavy blush and then a bright lip. It’s like, WHOA, why is every feature popping at me at once?!?! (Unless you’re a clown, I guess it’s okay :-p). You just really need to be strategic and look at the OVERALL picture–in other words the FINAL look from head to toe.
Although this is a monochromatic look, you can see how wearing all black can still create high styling impact depending on how you layer the pieces and at the end make a bold fashion statement. Black does not have to translate into boring and can still be incredibly stylishly hip (and sexy too may I add!)
I actually HATE wearing turtlenecks with a passion because they are not visually flattering (it totally cuts off the neck) but in this styling scenario it’s OKAY because again, I wanted the rest of the body to be pretty covered up and it’s not really a true turtleneck. It’s more of a half turtleneck where only about half of my neck is covered up.
[Fashion for Thought]: I believe having a good sense of style is all about owning your look and feeling comfortable in your own skin. While for many this look may be a little outrageous (bold, dramatic, however you want to classify it), at the end of the day I own it. And by that I mean I can carry it off effortlessly because it’s an expression of my stylish state of mind. I don’t care what people think. I LOVE it and that’s all that matters! ;)
[Thanks for viewing! Thoughts?]