Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Sheer delight + bike short fright
Me wanting to dress more experimentally and bravely in 2010 has culminated in the above outfit. I have wanted bike shorts for a while and finally found some at Savers for $3 the other day. Yes I washed them before wearing them because 2nd hand bike shorts is just a tad gross. I think the combination with the sheer dress would have been more flattering if the shorts were a bit more high waisted and perhaps longer in the leg, but I did like that you can see through the sheer fabric to my small waist line. This also may be the first time my knees have been exposed on my blog not covered up by tights or leggings, what a brave new world 2010 is. The dress is new purchase, from a sale shopping spree with Henry to Somewhere, the new sister store to Somedays in Sydney, both of whom sell Swedish designers such as Fith Avenue Shoe Repair and Velour who are the designers of my dress. I love its simplicity and in person the cut is very flattering, skimming over my hips and accentuating my waist. I like the juxtaposition of the sexiness of my visible bra with the simplicity of the sophisticated dress but for regular day wear I plan on wearing a slip underneath.
Dress: Velour from Somewhere on sale down from $180 to $90
Black Wedges: Urban Outfitters $70AUD
Bike shorts: Savers $3
Necklace: Make Believe gift
Lipstick: Prestige Vinylwear High Shine Lipgloss in VW-35 Opalescence