Saturday 01 August 2015
- Shoes: Aerosoles; purchased 2014
- Dress: Forever 21; purchased 2015; $30
- Jewelry: Target; purchased 2015; +/- $30
I shopped for this dress 3 days before my friend's wedding. I'm not great at fancy dress, something I'm definitely working on. If I had more funds I would've definitely sprung for shoes, however, it being a 12 hour day, I'm glad I went for comfort.
TIP: CHOOSE A FOCAL POINT -- I wanted the jewels of the dress and my fun new jewelryto be the focal point on the soft, neutral look. Your focal point is the boldest element of your ensemble - statement shoes, a red lip, a flower in your hair, a dress - and once you're sure of that it really takes the pressure off the rest of your pieces, allowing you to supplement with favorite, or comfortable stand-bys.
Sunday 02 August 2015
- Shoes: karmaloop.com; purchased 2013
- Pants: Hue; gift, 2014
- Top: Forever 21; purchased 2015
- Knit: Forever 21; purchased 2014
I wanted to be a little dressed up for a special dinner. Strong contrast and a half-sleek silhouette helped that goal.
TIP: CONTRAST IS SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE -- I paired tight leather booties and rough lace leggings with soft, flowy tops. Avoids the total biker chick of the bottom and the shapeless sack of the top.
I love both outfits but the dress was a smidge snug for me. That's what I get for last-minute-shopping! --- How much time do you put into outfit planning, for both big events and small?? Comment below.