So I decided that Fridays from now on would be 'Dress like a Diva' day. Not that I don't normally dress like a diva of course, I reserve the right to do so whenever I please, but I though it would be nice to have one day of the week when I really go to town!
Hair Doghnut - Primark
Face - Mainly YSL
Double chin - My own
Necklace - Primark
Dress - Marks & Spencers Autograph circa 2006
Diamante cuff - Primark
Stirrup leggings - Primark
Boots - Vintage
Diva face! 85% of my dresses are patterned, but I do actually own some nice plain dresses too. I figured that Divas wear black a lot, so it was time to get (one of my) LBD's out.
Luckily it was bright enought this morning to do a non-flash shot, so you can really see the dress. I've had this for so many years and I still love it. It's from Autograph and I got it for £15 in the sale and I just loved the neckline and slinky (but heavy fabric)
When I got it home I didn't like the hem line so I sewed some elastic into thebottom and turned it into a bubble hem.
Deco baby! A diva has to accessorize, but I have a few jewellery rules, I don't normally wear necklaces with patterned dresses (definitely not long ones), I don't wear earrings if I wear a necklace and vice versa, I don't wear earrings if I have in hair accessories, I don't wear a bracelet and a ring on the same hand & I don't wear gold and silver together. It's a personal thing.... I also won't wear anything other than lip balm or nude lipstick if I have lots of eye make up on, and wear minimalistic eye makeup if I'm wearing lots of lippy. To quote the Mighty Boosh, "There's such a thing as having too much going on in your face, you know. All a bit too busy. All the features jostlin' for position. Yeah? The eyes screaming out, the nose.... very visually noisy." This pretty much sums up how I feel about jewellery and makeup. I look like a drag queen if I try to wear everything at once!
AAAAAAAnyway, the other annoying thing about me is my inability to wear bracelets. They drive me mad! I have big wrists but I also work with my hands a lot and they get in the way. These little beauties are great because they are fabric cuffs that have been blinged up. I have a few and don't really notice that I'm wearing them.
You can probably tell that these boots are vintage huh?!
Thats all folks, come back next Friday for another OTT outfit!