From ModCloth Writing Team Intern, Amy Cockcroft:
This week I felt like mixing my styles, and why the heck not? I wanted to do rock chick. I wanted to do 1940s. I wanted to do dinner date. I wanted to do girl next door too. A selfish approach to fashion I know, but that’s how I roll! When I saw the Tempest Dress, the smoldering stormy color palate cast a whirlwind of desire over me – I had to have this dress. This piece inspired me–the super silky material, the cap sleeves and roll collar; it’s all I ever wanted, yet nothing I’ve ever known to desire. It was a massive change from my standard floral prints, but I thought “Hey, why not try for a smoky style that would shock and surprise my friends?“ I left my girl-next-door comfort zone and attempted a sophisticated, sexy look. Oh the pressure!
Then I had to add to the aesthetic with accessories. I love the Modern Fascinator. This vintage-inspired headpiece is flirty and fun, yet injects class and charisma into any outfit. It made me feel like I was living in a different decade, while still being totally on the fashion pulse. Next, I chose the Straw-bow-y fields Bag. It’s the perfect size for the dinner date I envisaged wearing my outfit to, and totally relaxed my anxiety of the approaching autumn, by giving my outfit a summer boost. It’s charming and classic, yay, Straw-bow-y Fields forever! For the feet I went for the All the Cage Heels, a bit more me in style and a sublime companion to my frock. These pumps are the perfect height for those who struggle with stilettos yet love the silhouette heels can give. They’re versatile and modest, cute and comfortable. For the jewelry, I wanted to keep it minimal, maintaining the focus on the perfectly executed dress and fascinator. The Abay Bangle is the ideal adornment with it’s delicate design and enticing blue and crimson coloring. Hurrah, my ensemble is complete!
What do you think of my new look? Do you think I should return to my floral roots? Any advice on getting the smoldering look?!