Friday, February 11, 2011

inspired by chartreuse, a fourbulous challenge

I feel like Chartreuse has a bright future right now – sorry – I know - and this knit dress is big time on sale – so let’s have some fun with it -

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Michael Kors Knit Dress  $289  The Outnet


Franco Sarto Boots  $143.20  Zappos


Diesel Messenger Bag   $97.50   Zappos


Chandelier Earrings $359.99 Sears

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The snafu for a bright right now is odd mixing your neutrals with it – this slouchy Diesel bag keeps the outfit relaxed, and the tan boots add some 70’s hiphisti-chic.  The earrings are optional and add lightness and femininity (you could also add pearls or nothing at all if you want a tougher more minimal look),

The boots would also look great with a vintage flutter sleeve dress –

This vintage frock packs a totally new wallop with a modern slouchy bag – Why?  Because what we would expect to see this dress with is a ladylike bag - here the boots pay homage to the vintage palette and the bag brings modern meaning to it all;  i.e., the boots relate the frock to the past, and the bag relates it to the future.  Try that with some stuff in your closet -


BTW - This dress is on Etsy for only $40

1 vintage piece + 1 modern piece in a vintage style that relates by color  + 1 completely modern anti-piece

and see if it doesn’t = fabulous

I’ll bet it does -

lets do it again -


Boots – been there done that above

Vintage Wrap Skirt  $22  Etsy

Modern Blue T  €63.62  Net-a-Porter

See?  You come up with something completely new.  Freakin’ fantastic.  Go for it. Email me and tell me how it goes.  Send me pics if you like and with your permission I will publish them.   

Let’s call it the 1+1+1=Fourbulous Challenge