Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Taking Notes from Maegan (but in need of styling feedback) — Goodies from the Weekend Part 3

I took a page from the notes of Miz Love Maegan for this outfit (you must check out her blog if you want style inspiration...). 

Similar to Maegan's post here, this "dress" is actually a belted, longer dress. Except for in my case, it's a nightgown. When I saw the gown on the end of a rack at Last Chance (Decatur), I honestly thought it was a dress; then I realized it was next to a bunch of pajamas. Whoops. I didn't let that deter me from my mission of finding interesting items to add to my wardrobe.
Lace-trimmed night gown belted as a dress.

My attempt at cooler weather styling didn't work... I wish I had a knit that made sense for this "dress"

Posing mishap (i.e., trying to look cool made me look like I have no arms — not the look I was going for)

I realize this is a little bit more of a fashion risk but thought it would be fun to play. I can better visualize how to wear this when it's warm... I'm struggling a little with what jacket or knit to wear on my shoulders for a colder weather look. Is there a shoe that would be a better fit? Suggestions? The husband and the mom are not fans of the dress in general... what do you guys think? You can be honest since I paid less than $5...

Dress: $5 night gown from Last Chance (Decatur), belted (no tag)
Shoes: Carlos Santana via Ross ($25-ish)
Jacket: Lapis via Ross ($10-ish)
Necklace: gifted by Mb


OC said...

I see this paired with a cream cardigan and a thick dark brown belt on top of it all. Throw on some fun tall brown boots and you have an outfit!

AsianCajuns (Lauren) said...

I love that you made a nightgown not look like a nightgown. What if you paired it with a heather gray blazer or cardi with gray or black tights and gray or black boots- that's totally fall appropriate. And pink and gray look so good together.

ps- You should totally check out Kaleidoscope for Camille the owner, if not the clothes. She is awesome!

Kb_Mal said...

Thanks, ladies. Great suggestions!

Alright, Lar. It's a done deal. I need to visit Kaleidoscope.

Becca said...

For a vintage summer feel, simple flats and a denim jacket with rolled up sleeves and bangles.

Kb_Mal said...

Excellent idea, Becca. I'd forgotten about denim!