I've been meaning to post far more regularly so this post feels very overdue! I've been promising an outfit post for ages as well, sorry folks! Also the outfit itself is very Alice in Wonderland inspired so I couldn't resist quoting the White Rabbit in the title =]
Sorry about the unglamorous location and lack of full body shot. Our room is a bit of a mess today and I was in a hurry so I took them on the landing even though it's in the middle of being redecorated (and may stay that way for a while, the plasterer never turned up to finish it off and didn't explain why!) The camera cut my head off in the picture but I was wearing a black ribbon as an Alice band with black rose clips on the side.
What I'm wearing:
Alice in Wonderland Socks: Innocent World via egl-comm-sales £10
Black Skirt: A Taobao shop (no label in it) via egl-comm-sales £15 plus ridiculous custom charge of £14!! I hate customs in the UK. Really puts me off ever buying things from outside the EU again!
Belt: Primark £3
Pocketwatch Necklace: Birthday present from Meera =]
Jabot: RQ-BL came with the blouse I got in Camden
Blouse: Forever 21 £18.95, altered by me.
Brooch: Flightless Phoenix Designs available on Etsy
I saw these socks a few weeks ago and just knew I had to get them. They looked pure white in the picture (as they do in my pictures actually...must be the flash) but they are actually an off-white/pale cream colour, so nothing I had really matched them well. I was going to tea dye a cheap white blouse to match but then I was passing through Forever 21 (I like the Costa coffee in there as a place to do uni work, it's quiet and has great views) and spotted this blouse. It's a similar shade of pale cream with grey stripes and a black insignia on the pocket so I thought it would match well. The only problem was the shape. It was so baggy!
I spent last Saturday taking off the sleeves and pocket, adding bust darts, taking it in at the sides and then reconstructing it! I've never sewn a blouse and it's been about 8 years since I constructed anything with darts or sleeves (Oh my were my GCSEs really THAT long ago?!) so it's not perfect but I sure (re)learned a lot!
Has anyone else noticed how baggy everything is this season? I know the blouse wasn't supposed to be a larger size because of the length and fit of the sleeves but the body was like a men's small not a lady's small... I guess that's what's fashionable at the moment, but it looked very odd on me! Especially as the collar is really tiny; too tight to button up properly and be comfortable, also it sits funny because it overlaps a bit. I decided to leave the top button undone and wear the jabot instead of reconstructing that too.
I made another of the Curiouser and Curiouser brooches to go with this outfit, managed to be a bit neater with the glue this time, but still not perfect. Another thing to keep practicing! At least it doesn't show at all when worn because it's on the back =] Until I get it right I'll be selling them at a slight discount though!
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!
Posted by The Cemetery Dreamer at 13:44
Labels: clothes, craft project, photos
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It looks lovely! I want a blouse like that, and I love the jabot! And those socks!ReplyDelete
Thank you =] There seems to be a lot of blouses made from nice fabrics around at the moment,maybe you'll even get lucky and find something in a nice shape too!Delete
I'm so happy that I found something to match my Alice socks because I love them so much!
That's true, clothes are getting baggier and baggier XD I hate that, I want my tops to fit my waistline :D. By the way you did an awesome job with that blouse, it looks amazing on you and it matches that skirt perfectly. The skirt is also very cute, and I love how you added that lace jabot as a final touch.ReplyDelete
Very nice outfit ;)!
I want tops to fit my waistline too! I didn't do an a good job really, the underarm bits are kind of weird but at least that doesn't show!!Delete
Thank you, I felt really happy wearing it =]
Very lovely outfit :3 I love what you've done to the blouse, it looks great ^^ I've noticed the same thing, that women's clothes tend to get baggier and baggier and while baggy can definitely be nice every now and again, I do prefer a bit of variety.ReplyDelete
Thank you =]Delete
I like baggy in some things but blouses I like to fit nicely!
I don't mind the baggy clothes, honestly, they're comfortable. :PReplyDelete
I really like theme outfits and this one is definitely cute, the matching jewellery is the greatest addition to the concept. ^^
I love baggy jumpers, baggy cardigans and even the odd pair of baggy jeans, I agree that baggy can be sooo comfy, but I don't wear blouses for comfort at all so I like them tailored =]Delete
Aww thank you, I really love themed outfits too. I think I should do more of them!
Very cute. LOVE the solid black jabot with the stripe blouse. Hope you don't mind if I steal the look...ReplyDelete
Steal away =]Delete
I'm with Lynoire - the baggier, the better for me!ReplyDelete
The finished outfit is just perfect how you've put it all together - the insignia on the pocket looks wonderful paired with the lace jabot. :o)
I think I'd want baggy if I was living on a building site too =P Some baggy clothes are good, blouses look nice tailored!Delete
Thank you =] I was pretty happy with this one!
I love the striped blouse. Fantastic!ReplyDelete
Hermoso outfit me encanta :)ReplyDelete
I love that entire outfit, especially the blouse. And that jewellery is darling.ReplyDelete
Thank you =]Delete
what is your e-mail? i have a outfit request for ya
I'm afraid I don't take outfit requests! I hardly have time to decide what to wear at the moment, let alone try to put together a specific outfit i'm afraid.Delete