Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bell Sleeves

During my shocking lack of attention during APUSH the other day, I happened to look up directly at a painting of a group of both colonial men and women looking dramatic in a meeting room. The women had these lavish dresses that were form fitting on top then had a flare of lace at the elbow creating a bell sleeve of sorts. 

As a reference point...

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 From there I began my quest for the perfect modern day version, maaging to mostly find tops and dresses that I deemed to be too bohemian for my taste. The boho/ flower-child nature of these comes from the style's popular root in the seventies:

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I personally prefer the more classic style of the sleeve where it flares from the elbow rather than constantly becoming more flared like the more bohemian style does. Which do you refer?

A Pattern for those who would prefer to save a few bucks and make it theselves. I'm feeling adventurous enough to try it...

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Purple Tights

Dress: Forever 21, Boots: Hunter, Tights: Target, Necklace: NYC vendor
This is a style blog right? Wouldn't it make sense that I would shoot photos of what I'm wearing instead of struggling to think of something? Yes and I should more often, however, when you can't find the tripod and your brother is 14 and refuses to be your photographer then you run into a little problem. On this particular day, my little bro just so happened to comply and came outside with me but refused to leave the porch as the ground was wet and he had neglected to put on shoes. He also happened to have a little trouble taking it seriously and ended up taking a bunch of super blurry pictures out of which I salvaged these.
Just a note on my tights: how do you feel about such an unorthodox color? I never knew what to wear them with but rather like them with this busy dress.