Monday, September 12, 2011

Outfit Post: Rust Knit Dress


For some reason, I really like dressing up on my days off.  Maybe it's because I have so many great pairs of shoes that don't get much wear, or maybe I'm just wearing all the outfits I think of during the week but can't quite pull off wearing at work.

I just got this dress a few weeks ago and hadn't had a chance to wear it yet.  I love the color and the cut of it - the color seems very 70s to me, and the shape is very wearable and flattering (although I will likely wear a camisole under it most of the time, since it takes a bit of fashion tape to keep the neckline in check).  I've had an intense fondness for knit dresses lately, probably because they are so ridiculously easy to wear.


The shoes are from Heavy Machine, and I love them intensely.  They remind me of rocket ships.  They're pretty hard to drive in, and not the best for walking long distances, but I think they make almost every outfit a little bit cooler.  I don't wear them super often, but they brighten my day whenever I do.


I don't usually mess with my makeup much - most days it's Bare Minerals foundation powder and blush, but today I wanted a little bit of color to accent the orange-brown of the dress.  I used a turquoise eyeshadow from Make Up Forever and an angled brush so that the shadow looked more like eyeliner - the color is really intense, and I didn't want to overdo it.


The hair is an updo I made up when I was fourteen or fifteen and had shorter hair, but have found very useful in the years since.  I separate my hair into two sections, French braid them, and then secure them in a low ponytail with an elastic.  Then I comb the two sections together, braid them into a single braid, and fasten.  When my hair was shorter, I tucked the tail in between the two sections at the base of my skull, but now that it's super long I had to curl it around and secure it.


It stays put all day.  My favorite.

Dress: Viereck
Necklace: gift, from my grandmother
Shoes: Heavy Machine Schizophrenic Crossover

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