This first picture was taken in the event (thank you so much, Stacy, for sending this to me!), but after I got home I realized, to my dismay, that the outfit wasn’t great. It was fine, but could be improved. Too lazy to actually change clothes, I pulled out my stylus and played with it (see below).
Buy: I definitely need a different top, one that blends in with the suit, doesn’t show at the neck, and is just kind of like underwear.
Alter: I think I should taper the skirt a little bit, and maybe shorten it. I’m on the fence about the sleeves; at the very least, the gathering and cuffs at the bottom have to go. I’m still trying to decide between a three-quarter sleeve and a half sleeve. Oh, and the brighter, lighter buttons are a definite improvement!
Styling: I had expected to have a jewelry professional give input, but, course, when I was getting dressed so was she. 😉
- When I first got dressed, I tried the “haircolor” scrunch boots and decided they might be too heavy or textured or something for the outfit. Now, I think they would have been better.
- I think I should just forget about those bracelets.
- One problem with the trio of pins is that I don’t like one of them. Otherwise, what do you think about that look? I may prefer a chunky-ish necklace that sort of balances the boots (as illustrated on the right).
- One last technical comment: in the center photo, with the headband, the entire look is eight headlengths, because I have shortened the head length with the headband. without the headband, it is more like seven headlengths. To be honest, I still think a look on the far right is relatively balanced.
I suppose experimenting is how people with time, money, and interest organically come to the point of expressing themselves artistically with their look. Having always had the interest, I am now investing the time to practice (and, of course, I have invested in professional stylist training, which magnifies the efficiency of the practicing process).
Enjoy the journey!