Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ruby SoHo

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Photos taken by Elizabeth
What I wore:
Dress: Rodarte for Target
Top: Thrifted
Belt: Vintage
Tights: AA 'super opaque'
Bag: Vintage
Kelsi Dagger heels c/o Lulu's (they're on sale!)
Lipstick: Rimmel 'Kate' Collection #01

I wore this to attend Industry Night during St. Louis Fashion Week

Excuse those bags under my eyes, it's most definitely apparent that I'd been up since 4am. When I'm traveling, I tend to rely on tried-and-true outfits that I know will work. This was an iteration of an outfit I wore back in March, but never photographed, so when it came down to what to pack for Industry Night of St. Louis Fashion Week, this was it. And it served me well. This dress, for being a Target sale-rack find, has become one of those unexpected staples that I come back to again and again. I love that it has sleeves, and is so -- surprisingly -- easy to transform with the addition of of a collar, or a belt, or the right shoes, or all three in this case. Lulu's was kind enough to provide me with a couple of items to style up for the STLFW events, and these bright red snakeskin heels, coupled with a swipe of red lipstick was the perfect pick-me-up for a mostly neutral outfit.

[EDIT] -- Sandra mentioned in a comment my shirt not getting bunched up, so I thought I would add this tip: if you're layering a shirt beneath a dress, tuck it into your tights. It might look ridiculous before you put the dress on, but it keeps your shirt from riding up.

A couple of housekeeping items:

1. Will anyone be at Lucky FABB in NYC this week? If so, be sure to say 'hello'! I'll be there with a few coworkers covering the conference and I can't wait.

2. I cut my hair! It feels like a pretty big change to me, but a change that I needed. Details to come after I get through my backlog of outfit posts, but hey, I'm stoked. Change is good.

3. Ruby SoHo is one of my favorite Rancid songs. It reminds me of high school, and of early college, driving to work after class.