Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Under Where

I bought these booties to wear under pants, back when I wore pants, and back when you wore your booties with only pants (not with skirts or dresses). This is their first pants-free outing.

Here they are with pants-------->

Jacket, Forever 21 (embellished by me). Zigzag dress, Lipstick. Navy dress, To The Max. Tights, We Love Colors. Booties, Style & Co. Necklace, Anthropologie (it broke and I fixed it.)

This is the second time I’ve worn the zigzag dress under another. The frock’s cut and length work well under a shorter, looser dress.

These two photos well illustrate white balance correction! The white balance is set for flash in the first photo and for incandescent (+3) in the second.

I went back and forth on the jacket today. The addition of the blazer seemed like too much brown (and I didn’t have time to change the tights/booties), but the outfit was unstructured without it. What do you think?

It's better...
with the jacket
without the jacket
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One of my favorite jokes is to ask someone, during a meal, “What are you eating under there?”

They respond, “Under where?”

Then, I laugh like a hyena and shriek, “Underwear?! You’re eating underwear? Gross!”

I have an unsophisticated sense of humor.


maryeb said...

Love the embellishment on the jacket. Very clever.

Thanks for showing the use of the white balance. I really need to learn to use my camera better and appreciate your tips.

Alyssa said...

I adore this outfit - the layering of the dresses is such a great idea!

EvaNadine said...

one of these days, i really will get around to trying out your camera tips!

Kristen said...

I think the jacket adds more structure if you are wearing it to work, but I work in such a professional environment I have to be aware of those things. :)

Anonymous said...

Hah! I had several pairs of ankle boots that I bought to wear with pants, back when I wore pants, too! Sadly, mine were extremely unflattering with skirts and got donated.

That zigzag dress is dynamite - so perfect peeking out from beneath another dress.

Paul107 said...

The booties look hot with a skirt. I think the jacket looks great, although it is kind of a lot of brown - maybe change the colour of the tights and leave the jacket? But overall I love this look.

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

Love the Zig Zag!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Your zigzag dress is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Team layering! You are so creative. I love this.

Rosie Unknown said...

I love the outfit without the jacket, it has a sort of bohemian, peasant feel, very pretty!

Laurel said...

Maybe a belt around the ribcage would be a good alternative for the jacket?

Science Chic said...

Until this post I never thought about wearing my ankle boots that I bought for pants as the current booties. Now I'll have to give this a try!