Hello, lovelies! Welcome to my third and final post in collaboration with Tobi fashion (and early, too!). You can check out my two previous posts here and here. I just want to take a sec to extend my heartfelt thanks to Tobi for reaching out - this has been so fun and means a lot to a small-time blogger like me! As per yooj, all opinions are my own...
Much like my last post, the overt femininity of this dress (it's literally called the Oh So Sweet Bodycon Dress) made me want to style it in a less conventional way than perhaps the designer(s) intended. And while this style is definitely trending right now, I have to admit, I didn't pick this dress without some trepidation. My proportions (*flashes Itty Bitty Titty Committee badge*) don't lend themselves well to anything too popular in the Instagram-o-sphere. Though it's definitely not a perfect fit - thank the fashion goddesses for double-sided tape - it wasn't a complete fail: thanks to my booty, the dress fits me perfectly from the waist down. It likely won't be in regular rotation for me, but I urge anyone with a chest size 34B or larger to give this dress a try!
I immediately set about creating this biker-inspired look with one of my absolute fave vintage finds - this toddler-sized (no really, I found it in the kids' section) Harley-Davidson motor jacket. Questions about why a child would need a Harley-Davidson jacket aside, I actually love the mid-length (cough *too short*) sleeves. They offset the equally inexplicable extra padding on the inside of the jacket (I guess this was originally worn as a winter jacket?) making it warm enough to wear on a crisp Fall day but not too uncomfortable for, say, a cool Summer evening. Mid-length sleeves are also a very modern cut that I've been dying to find on a jacket since they began trending back in 2012.
Since I'm clinically unable to wear anything without cinching my waist, I added Agent Provocateur's beautiful Raive Waspie as a belt. I was delighted to find that the lace on the garter-less suspenders happened to match the lace of the dress almost to a "T" (I love it when two pieces find each other in that way). I finished off the look with something I think any style-conscious person should have in their closet, even if they only wear them once a year: a pair of Big, Bad-ass Booties.
Personal fit issues aside, I love the halter neck and backless detail of this dress, so it's a shame I won't get to wear it as often as I'd like (especially since it comes in a beautiful blush pink and burgundy as well - ugh!). But hey, we can't always get what we want.
I wanted to play up the orange of the Harley-Davidson logo by adding a couple pops of a complementary colour, blue, to my makeup (I use colour theory way more often than I care to admit, sometimes). The blue eyeshadow is from Melt Cosmetic's Love Sick palette and on my lips, I'm wearing Nyx's Liquid Suede Cream lipstick in 'Stone Fox', which is actually "grey" but shows up as a muted, dusty blue on my complexion.
What are some pieces you love but you just can't pull off for whatever reason? Spill it in the comments below!