|Not the best shoes in the snow!|
In indoor lighting this dress looks grey, outside it becomes slate blue, and in some lights the velvet looks more purple. It's just one of those transforming fabrics, and was a bit of a nightmare to work with! Oh velvet, I love thee...but also, I hate thee. I nervously stitched the center back zipper in by hand.
In the end the dress is very fun to wear, perfect for a holiday party (too bad I don't have any on my calendar). I paired the dress with a new-to-me 1950's hat (made of black lace and entirely beaded in tiny black glass seed beads) and my clear/white rhinestone jewelry. I took inspiration from some mid-century jewelry advertisements and pinned a rhinestone brooch at my waist. As I was leaving the house I remembered this little shell bag I carried at several dances in high school that matched the look perfectly. My patent heels have unfortunately seen better days, not that you can tell here as the snow positively stuck to them! Not the warmest choice of shoe for this snowy season!
This week will be a very busy one, I'll be working later than usual as we fulfill all of the many Christmas orders. I know I'll be dead tired by the end of the week, but I get the best reward ever on Thursday night- NEW STAR WARS! *cough* so sorry, I'm just a bit excited...
|Dress: Made by me|
Tights: What Katie Did
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Bag: I don't remember, it was for prom ages ago!
Faux Fur Collar/Shawl: Made by me