Outfit 1 is pretty corporate--turtleneck and a pleated skirt--except for the asymmetrical lacing. The turtleneck was actually my mom's. Judging from the flared sleeves and the gothiness of it, I'd guess it was mid-90s. It's kind of hard to pull off asymmetry, and it's kind of bizzare that it the lacing does down the boob. like, what are you supposed to wear underneath? It's skin tight...so, like a nude undershirt? you'd see the neckline. Another turtleneck, under the turtleneck? electrical tape on my nipples? I ended up wearing a nude bra underneath and just wearing that to work.
I kind of feel like I shouldn't have worn the necklace, which added symmetry to the asymmetrical cutaway, resulting in an unbalanced look.
High-waisted pleated skirt: American Apparel
Necklace LSD design: reviewed here
Above: looks like I'm wearing this as a skirt! Below: behold the dress that can't be photographed:
So this is a Gary Graham dress from the spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection. It reminded me of a gothic mori style. Oddly the best photo I have of it is while I was trying it on at Century 21, below. You can (kind of) see it has a lot of ruffle details at the bottom, making a classic bottom-heavy mori silhouette. the sheer mesh and lace gives it a classic look. It's a little less weird than the other Gary Graham I own, but I still love it. When I wore it to the office, I didn't button it up (I was, of course, wearing a black mini dress underneath) and the chiffon and silk billowed behind me like a cape as I walked down the halls.
|HA! the professional photographer can't photograph the details of this dress either.|
By the way, you can see how short my legs are compared to the model's. The dress barely goes to her knees while it's down to my calf. (If you've got short legs like me, I wrote a post for you about styling for short legs)
Dress: Gary Graham
Dress I'm wearing beneath the dress: American Apparel
What have you been wearing to work lately?