Monday, January 3, 2011
New Year's Eve 2010
We begin our Dashing Eccentric year with a couple of bonus pictures of Mr. E. Frankly, ever since i started this blog i've been dying to do at least a week of posts featuring his outfits. He has crazily good taste and style, and there's not a lot out there in 'outfit blogging' for guys, especially guys out of their twenties. If any of you would like to see more of Mr. E (in his clothes, that is), please leave a comment and i will use them to pressure him to step up to the tripod.
He's a helluva fun guy, to boot. It's just Mr. E hates getting his picture taken, and is not too thrilled with anyone else getting their picture taken, either. Unless it's something he's really passionate about.
Okay, ladies and gentlemen, leave those comments! Now, on to my outfit. I wanted to wear the skunk skirt with a fitted top. Mom was rooting for the embroidered belt, so a black top seemed the best choice. This Peruvian Connection cardigan (alpaca - so soft!) has a traditional boxy-cardigan shape, not that exciting with a skirt as full as this one (kinda blobby). Thus, i took a few minutes and basted the sides to take in some of the fullness and create a more form-fitting shape.
New Year's Eve had even more excitement in store for me - my Sock Dreams order arrived! Their free shipping option only took four days (order placed Monday, arrived on Friday). These Vertically Inclined Stockings in black/charcoal provided the perfect balance of subtle detail for the legs of this look. The black stripes are opaque while the 'grey' stripes are a wonderful, open-crochet texture. More looks featuring my recent acquisitions coming soon! (And, Yes, i'm already fantasizing about my next order......terrible! To quote myself, "What is enough?!??!")
Here's a couple of pictures of my hairdo. For festive occasions i like to put it up and make it big. If any of you also have a lot of strong hair, i find that roller pins work better than regular bobby pins for keeping my hair in place. Roller pins tend to be around 2 3/4" long and the metal is much thicker than that of bobby pins. They come on cards of 15-20 pins, found next to the bobby pins. I used about six for this 'do, and it didn't fall down until the next morning after i slept on it. With bobby pins, it can take 25-30 pins (or more), and pieces will start falling down in fifteen minutes. If you have similar troubles, check out the roller pins!
That's it for now. Leave a comment if you want to see more focus on Mr. E's style, and have a great first Monday of 2011!
Earrings, Necklace: gifts
Cardigan: Peruvian Connections
Belt: private sale
Skirt: own design
Stockings: Sock Dreams
Shoes: Clark's Passion