Despite all that, I went to the trouble of doing my hair and putting on makeup. I even tried two different outfits, but I think the photos will make it clear which I preferred. Here's the first one: the "fancy" one, with dressier pants and silver shoes, and understated jewelry.
I actually think this is a pretty OK outfit, but I just couldn't get a picture that relays how nice it is.
Even so, this top really says "Rocker Chic" to me (or at least, something a little more tough than the above). I felt a lot more at home in the second outfit, with boyfriend jeans, studded ankle-strap flats, chunky jewelry and bright red lipstick. (Which, by the way, I was terrified I would get on my beautiful top. Rest assured, all is well.) I even went all out and did the half-tuck:
By the way, I like that the last vestiges of my summer tan show up in these pictures.
I kept trying to stand right in the light that filters into the house mid-afternoon, hoping it would pick up the beads, but to no avail. You can almost see them in this shot:
Here are a few more from different angles, which also show how it looks un-tucked - nice and flowy. I did wash this the other day: by hand, air-dry for about 3 hours and then finished in the dryer on delicate (all inside out, of course). It softened nicely.
And finally, the silly shot:
|Hey camera! I'm over here! Quit looking at that cover plate!|
And now I have a question to pose to you all that I've been thinking about a lot. How would you style this top? I think that I tend to get into a rut with certain items of clothing and end up always wearing them the same way. Do you guys do that? I ask because sometimes I read other bloggers' posts about their makes where they say, "I'm not sure what to wear this with." I always seem to come up with ideas for other people, but not so much for myself! I'm the same way with home decor too, by the way. So if anybody would like to share an opinion, I'd love to hear it!
So this is (finally) the last post about this top. But fear not: I've already started (and almost completed!) a second Alabama Chanin project!