I never got a tattoo, forgot to pierce some unusual part of my face, and always got along with my parents, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t always had a little rebel in my heart: a wee James Dean riding around on a motorcycle. A miniature Bonnie Parker (of the non violent variety) showing the Wild West that she’s no gal to be reckoned with. So, for this installment of Outfit of the Week, I decided to give this edgy iconoclast a voice, or, rather, an outfit. I set out to build a look that was both sweet and tough, like salt water taffy, or a baby Rottweiler, or, perhaps, me.
I was inspired, first and foremost, by the Mod Goldenrod Glovelettes. I just can’t get enough of these fabulous, gutsy fingerless gloves. They gave just the perfect amount of punch to the girlish Raspberry Twist Cocktail Dress, a sweet number with a sexy button up back. Hence, the canvas for my “beautiful with bite” outfit was composed, ready for its final touches.
Keeping with the colorblock look the dress and gloves created, I grabbed the bold Never Bashful Bag, a mix of pretty colors and metallic faux snakeskin that’s both funky and fun. Then, to ensure the outfit didn’t become too overdone, I completed the ensemble with the polished Olive And Twist Pumps and refined Twiggy Earrings.
And so, the outfit came to being. All that was missing was a vintage sports car convertible for me to hop into and drive away with the peel of tires on pavement.
Is this outfit tough-girl enough, or would you take it to even more daring heights? What’s your favorite way to show off your spunky side?