Optical Illusions #4 AKA What to wear10:00 AM
I LOVE making these optical illusion posts. Why? 1- I have a good reason to dress up nice and put on makeup 2- I get to play with outfit c...
I LOVE making these optical illusion posts. Why?
1- I have a good reason to dress up nice and put on makeup
2- I get to play with outfit combinations and then have visual confirmation of which things look good
3- I get to see angles of myself that I can't get with a mirror so I can know whether I actually look awesome in what I'm wearing
4- I get to share my ideas with you!
As always, I'm an inverted triangle. If you're an inverted triangle, you can expect these outfits to look very similar on you. Be sure to always take the time to muslin!
So today's Optical Illusion
I used 3 patterns:
1- Style Arc Wallis Pant in a blue zebra ponte
2- Jocole Leggings in a NEON pink cotton lycra
3- Love Notions La Bella Donna
I also used 1 store bought shirt that I grabbed from my closet. I think its from Old Navy and it is a very simple half button up. I hate the sleeve length on this thing though as it is meant to be 3/4 sleeves, but my t-rex arms means it looks like my long sleeves aren't quite long enough. Whatever.
So First photos: Style Arc Wallis Pants with Old Navy Shirt.
The Wallis Pant have a cool curved design feature and they are SUPPOSED to be able to be made in ponte. I found they didn't sew up they way I expected, but the Style Arc instructions aren't very clear about which fabrics to use. It just says ponte, which is actually kind of vague, because I've gotten ponte from Girl Charlee and Cali Fabrics (4 different types) and they all had different properties. Whatever. I still like the pants after I finished my modifications. I wish I had used a bolder thread for my top stitching. Fabric from Cali Fabrics.
Love Notions La Bella Donna with Style Arc Wallis Pant.
Optical Illusions and Choosing the Right Designs for You), so I mashed my favorite neckline (P4P Layer Me Up) onto it. Instant love. The higher dolman sleeve on the LN La Bella Donna makes me look slimmer, which of course I LOVE. the LN La Bella Donna is made in a Girl Charlee Knit Fix Fabric.
Third Photos: LN La Bella Donna and Jocole Leggings.
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I wish I had been able to find my black belt, because that may have taken these from good, to awesome. But then again, maybe not. So, which outfit was your favorite? How would you change it up?