Monday, September 20, 2010

Recent Outfits

I haven't really done any outfit type of posts on a regular basis. I think that I did only one.

On the weekend of the 10th and 11th, I helped a friend and worked at the Women's Expo. There is one vendor that I often purchase from at this show and the Douglas Trade Show. I just learned that she opened up her own shop so I'll probably check it out soon. I really like the Asian fashions and she brings in clothing from Korea. What I like about her line is that they are really comfortable and lightweight. They are mainly out of polyester and polyester/rayon. They do not wrinkle so it's great for traveling. While her items are on the pricey-er side, I don't mind it since I've been really satisfied with my purchases.

I picked up 3 items this time and I paid probably close to $200.00 total. What I love about these 3 pieces though, is their versatility.

This red top immediately caught my eye. I guess that it couldn't be helped since she was actually wearing it. When I first put it on, I felt that it was way too baggy for me but it's just the style of it. I guess that I could wear it out to an all-you-can-eat buffet and now worry about how big my stomach gets. LOL!

I am wearing it loose here with leggings but can just as easily wear it with a pair of jeans. I'm sure that a slinky and/or pencil style skirt will look good with it too.

Here I've cinched it in with a belt. These wide elastic belts are back in style! The belt that I am using is from a long time ago. It's a good thing that I didn't throw them away!

Next is a long tank. I immediately fell in love with this as soon as I saw it. At the neckline, there are 3 rosettes made out of the same fabric. Again, you can use leggings, jeans or even a nice pair of dress pants with this top.

For the upcoming colder weather (when will it arrive?! I can't wait.), you can layer it over a long-sleeved t-top. Complete the look with a pair of jeans and boots. Sorry, it's so hot and humid today that doing all of this changing was terrible so I just stayed in my leggings.

For cooler weather, you can layer it over a short-sleeved top and pair it with leggings. Here I've used a puffy-sleeved top--my all time favorite!

You can also layer it over a tank top and have the option of adding a cute little shrug. I don't like to go sleeveless so I have a ton of shrugs. This top is sheer so you need to layer it over a top.

The last item that I got was specially brought to the show for me by the owner. She said that she thought of me when she got the dress. Of course, that made me feel really obligated BUT she was right in that I liked it. The only thing is that I don't like the length. I usually like to wear my dresses so that they cover my knees. I don't like my knees showing cause they are not very nice looking. I also feel like people can see up the back of my dress when it's too short. Yeah, I'm a bit paranoid.

This dress is a cute nude pink color with brownish-black spots. It has a mini cowl-style neckline, which adds some interest to the design. Again, this is a loose-fitting outfit, perfect for indulging when going out to eat.

Here I've belted it with a beige wide elastic belt and added brown, lace-trimmed leggings. I really like the way this turned out.

The two pairs of shoes that I'm wearing in these outfit pictures, I picked up a week or two before I bought these outfits. I really like that black pair since the bottoms are really cushiony. Even though the heel is taller than I usually like to wear, they are so comfortable because of the cushiony bottom. The taupe pair is really tall too--almost a 3 1/2 inch heel! They are quite comfortable but if I plan on being on my feet for long periods of time, I will not be comfortable since the bottoms are not cushiony.

I know that this is a long post but one last thing that I wanted to show you. I was quickly flipping through my October CanCan magazine and I saw a dress that is so cute!

I think that I am going to try to duplicate it. Of course, it won't be exactly as shown but somewhat similar. Of course, I will lengthen it since I don't do above-the-knee dresses. I can feel my sewing juices starting to kick in. That rarely happens now days.

Thanks for reading through this long post!



Rica said...

I can see you like your one-piece/tunic/dress LOL. I tend to have phases where I buy the same kind of clothes for a while too :p.

I think the second one will go well with a belt too! Maybe a white or nude brown belt.

Nice clothing haul!


thesungirl said...

I like your outfits!

I am the same way with my arms, I have tons of sleeveless but always wear a shrug or cardigan over to cover my upper arms. It seems no matter what I do it takes forever for that area to tone up!

Chagirl said...

I can see why you picked the red outfit! Love the pattern and the color; vibrant and fun to wear! haha! your comment about the all you can eat is so true! i wear baggy clothes too when i attempt hometown buffet.

galpal.hi said...

Rica, yes, I'm totally into tunics--have been for at least a year when they first came out and were popular. The best thing is that they hide my big butt, thunder thighs and non-flat abs. The direct result of having had children.

I'll try out your suggestion of using a belt with the 2nd outfit. Thank you for the suggestion. Out of the 3, that's my favorite one.


galpal.hi said...

Chagirl, Thanks so much for your comment! Hey, priorities first--you have to get your money's worth if eating at a buffet. Sadly, I almost never do.

I think that the red outfit will be nice and cheery for the holiday season.


galpal.hi said...

thesungirl--I used to have really toned arms but you know the saying--if you don't use it, you lose it...well, the problem with that and the arms is that when you lose it, it just gets flabby. Mine got really built up when I worked at Baskin Robbins, scooping the hard ice cream. My arms looks like I was into body building since I had huge biceps. I used to have skinny upper arms but after that it was never the same again. *sigh*

Thank you, I'm really pleased with these 3 outfits. If I make it to Japan next summer and if you're still there and we can meet up, you just might see me in one of the outfits.


Anonymous said...

the nude polka dot dress is my fave on you!!

lovely mixing and matching there. I would love to see the pink dress on you!

galpal.hi said...

Thank you Nic Nic. Seriously, I haven't worn any of the outfits yet.

As for the pink dress, I'll have to figure out a time when I can get a pattern similar to it and decide on fabric. I guess that I kind of lost the sewing motivation for it. I am sewing though--I sewed one bag for the giveaway and I still have to sew the other one. After that I can think about sewing some clothing.