Monday, June 4, 2012

Layered Leather

Necklace, bracelet, and snake ring c/o Stella Dot; c/o Thakoon for Nars Nail Polish in Ratin Jot

Makeup c/o: Smashbox Limitless Cream Eyeshadow in Topaz; Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Pink; Josie Maran Argan Illuminzing PowderClinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing 
Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry topped with Tarte Maracuja Lip Gloss in Amused
Dress, Gap (similar here); top, Equipment (here and here in green and pink); sunnies, Chloe; bag, 
Rachel Nasvik (similar here and here); shoes, Zara
photos by Emily Johnston Anderson

A sleeveless leather dress is one of those purchases that seems like a good idea when you buy it--but can end up being problematic when it comes time to wear it. (Weather tends to be a huge issue with a dress like this--it somehow always manages to be too hot or too cold to wear the thing.) This is exactly what happened with me and this dress. I nabbed it after spotting it on Emily of Cupcakes & Cashmere. Then it hung in my closet. And hung. And hung. Finally, I dragged it off the hanger after weeks of dormancy and decided to play around with layering. For me, this was the perfect solution. I threw it over a striped blouse, and once it was a little more covered up, it became an ideal piece for spring. In a few weeks, I'll lose the top and wear it on its own. And next winter, I'll try putting it over a thin sweater and adding chunky-knit tights. Suddenly one of the most perplexing pieces in my closet has become one of the most versatile. I'd say that qualifies as problem solved.

7 comments:

Sami said...

I love Equipment tops! Especially in bright colors. I would have never thought to buy a sleeveless leather dress but the way you've styled it makes it so fun :)

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Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

You are gorgeous, Alyssa! I love this dress.

Jordan - Queen of LA! said...

your skin is FLAWLESS! every time i read your blog i swoon over it. you look beautiful :)

Katie's Bliss said...

I can sympathize with you because I have a few items in my wardrobe that I've struggled with incorporating into a wearable outfit. Usually layering is a great solution :)

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perfumehk said...

So pretty , beautiful combination of colors. love it .
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Kate said...

Lovely shoes!

Ruby Girl said...

yessss!! this looks awesome. xoxo linds {{www.rubygirlblog.com}}

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