Blogging Besties :: Flowing Silhouette


The Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015, the series expanded to include yours truly @ My Closet Catalogue and Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

Last week, Selah stayed svelte and sassy in mint green:

This week is brought to you by: “flowing silhouette, mint green, feathers, or a throwback piece”.

And for your viewing pleasure, I give you: a flowing silhouette.

It’s been a while since I’ve rocked a maxi. My recent foray into 40s and 50s vintage didn’t really allow for the silhouette. But I continue to evolve and as my aesthetic started trending into later decades, I simply couldn’t resist this delicious dress.

It just ticked all the boxes for me: vibrant color, stunning print, an empire cut that de-emphasized all the wrong bits while emphasizing all the right ones. I especially love the fabric’s drape; whoever said polyester was a horrible textile had obviously never met this dress before.

Now, I don’t know if I have the audacity to wear this to work – it’s a bit in-your-face, even for me. My students could have a hard time focusing on my words as they become mesmerized by the raucous design. Add to that a decidedly bold ruffled neckline and butterfly sleeves, and I may just end up courting distraction disaster.

It does, however, fit this week’s prompt of “flowing silhouette”. It’s long and elegant and it’s got loads of ruffles at the hem that punctuate the overall billowy-ness. And maybe someday I can find an occasion to wear it beyond the confines of my sitting room.

For Alex’s turn next week, I challenge her to the following: ruffles, fall colors, or unique sleeves/neckline.

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – eBay
Wedges – Dexflex @ Payless

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
One Hundred Sleepless Nights by Pierce the Veil

 

Blogging Besties :: Beyond Basic Denim


The Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015 the series expanded to include Maricel @ My Closet Catelogue and me, Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

Last week, Whitney looked lovely in her lace tee:

The prompts she gave me were “white top, beyond basic denim, bright lips or photo bombers”.

I decided to pull out my mint green denim shorts, since they’re anything but basic. Do y’all remember when mint green was all the rage a few years ago?

I paired my shorts with a float-y black top, my gold flip-flops, and a coordinating feather necklace.

Next week, Maricel can choose from flowing silhouette, mint green, feathers, or a throwback piece.

Previous Editions of Blogging Besties

Blogging Besties :: Crochet Detail

Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of The Cheerful Closet, Maricel of ::My Closet Catelogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!


I’m just loving Alex’s transition from college girl to stylish professional over at The Cheerful Closet, aren’t you?




From her outfit last week, Alex challenged me to pass on either a statement necklace, a crochet detail or suede.  Since I’m still in ultimate summer mode, I chose to pass on the most warm-weather-appropriate detail, a little bit of crochet!

I purchased this top while in Toronto with my girls from The Blended Blog.  I think it’s just the prettiest little thing with the crocheted shoulders and simple white color.  I chose not to go crazy with the jewelry because I wanted the blouse to be the star of the show.  Some pop-of-color jeans and neutral sandals complete the look.

I also happened to have a couple of photo bombers during this photo shoot.  Can you spot the first one?  Hint: check the window!  And take a peek at the pictures below to see photo bomber number two.

Gotta love having a little fun with blog pictures, right?!

Okay, Selah, for next week you can pass on a white top, beyond basic denim, bright lips or photo bombers!
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