Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge: Velvet and Lace

Well today's challenge was velvet and lace - I wish I had been a bit more organised as I do really want to make a lace tunic dress! It's on my list for this month. Instead I wore lace stockings and velvet shoes.
I love the colour of these purple stockings but they slip down - gah! I HATE that - but turns out if you add the lace ones over top, it will hold up the slipping down purple stockings - win. Plus one of the ladies at work thought I was totally rocking the "two pairs of tights" look.
I teamed it with my tropical dress and a cardy as its getting mighty cold here in Wellington! So you may notice a box in the picture with me - I sort of forgot it was there, but it is actually kind of exciting. I bought an organiser to put all my fabrics and crafty bits in - at the moment our couch kind of looks a little like its being engulfed by some kind of fabric monster. Soon it will all look spiffy in my new organiser. I promise I'll post a photo.

 This cuff is my one and only purchase from Forever 21 - to the best of my knowledge there aren't any Forever 21 stores in New Zealand (unless there is one hiding somewhere in Auckland?) so when I saw one in Kuala Lumpur I thought I'd check out what all the fuss was about. To be honest, I didn't think much of the clothes, but the accessories were fun. I really do love this wrist cuff - I also love pink and purple together.
Finally - my zebra print ring from the lovely Curtise!


Shoes - Op Shopped
Purple Tights - Shanton
Lacy Tights - Equipt
Dress - Made By Me
Necklace - Clothes Swap
Brooch - Vintage, from my Mum
Cuff - Forever 21, Kuala Lumpur
Ring - Curtise

Also I have to say thanks so much for all your positive feedback on my Sailor Moon skirt - I appreciate your kind words so much! I promise I'll post a detailed shot of the fabric very soon.


Vintage Sweetheart said...

Those tights look amazing! I use the under wear over the top trick to keep mine up! xx

Camelia Crinoline said...

The tights look great. I love wearing lace tights over coloured ones. That cuff is cute.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I've never thought of wearing 2 pairs of tights at the same time! I love the lacey ones. I do hate how tights slip down & I spend all day trying to hike them back up! Love that frock as well. We have Forever 21 here & I can't say that it does much for me. I find their colour range is always so beige & neutral. Pretty but just not my thing I guess! Xx

Curtise said...

Now that is a very good idea! Double-bagging from Desiree, now double-tighting from Trees!
Lovely shoes, and I am liking the print on your skirt very much too.
Forever 21 is not on my radar at all, though I believe stores do exist in the UK. I don't think I'm the demographic they are aiming for, somehow! xxxx

Meghan Edge said...

I just love that dress so much. I think I already told you that but it's true.

Nice stockings. I need more stockings- I only have black ones and I'm getting a little bored.

cb said...

I have yet to try a pair of lace tights! I must get on it! I HATE when tights slip down though so so annoying!

alicia said...

i literally own four outfits. i don't know how you keep coming up with these ensembles! <3

Helga said...

Yay,double tighting it totally does it for me!I usually do it with fishnets!I loathe tights that need to be poulled up all the time,so often I wear girdles overe the top..trimming and tight-holding-up tricksy!
Velvet and lace...yeah,always a winning combination!
The ring is gorgeous (hurrah Curtise!) and the cuff is funky!I'm pretty sure we don't have a Froever 21 anywhere here,doesn't appeal to me anyways!But ifd there's fun accessories,I might check them out when I'm in the States NEXT MONTH!

Unknown said...

OK - Helga rocks it and you rock it - I MUST try double tights! I love the lace over the purple - and the pink/purple cuff is fab! Sarah xxx

Vix said...

I'm a hue fan of the double tights thing, too. Coloured under fishnet or lace or coloured opaques worn together to intensify the colour. Love your skirt and Forever 21 bangle. xxx

Nici said...

I really like your tights!
Nice outfit!

Stacey said...

Amazing outfit! I love the double stockings idea - I think I'm going to have to try it, and my fav yellow stockings have started slipping down a little. I love the print on your dress, I love your shoes & I love those accessories!