One Piece, Three Ways
Since I’m a pack rat at heart, another one of my resolutions is to find new ways to wear things that are already in my closet. This philsophy also happens to be a little easier on my bank account than my usual “I have nothing to wear so let’s go shopping and spend money I don’t have” line of reasoning.
Inspired by Marian over at The House of Style looking fab in her strapless velvet top, I picked a piece that I love but rarely get a chance to wear: a military style bustier from Grey Ant. (Full disclosure: I really had to suck it in to get into this thing. Good thing resolution #137 involves hitting the gym! )
To me, it’s always been more of a “going out” piece, but I wanted to find ways to wear it casually, and a way to make it appropriate for work:
|Wearing it over a cotton tank tank with cuffed jeans and a thrifted army shirt takes advantage of the military style and brings it down a notch.||Pairing it with a classic button down, pearls, and a pencil skirt adds a bit of refinement while still, as Puffy would say, “preserving the sexy.”||Layering it over another bustier with cropped pants, purple heels, and Claudia Kishi worthy feather earrings makes it ready for a night out!|
MarianJanuary 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm
ROCKING!!! darling you worked that bustier out! it looks great in all three looks. A little creativity goes a long way,as see how it works even for work.
I adore it!
big kiss and have a fabu week ahead my sweet.
mayJanuary 12, 2009 at 7:06 pm
congrats, this looks appropriate for every occasion.
juleyJanuary 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm
I love what you did in look #3! It’s a bold way of looking chic without looking like a clubhopper as most girls would do with it. Kudos!
TamiaJanuary 14, 2009 at 5:53 pm
Thanks, Nina! I lucked up on this one on sale at letrainbleu.com.
The Cheap ChicaJanuary 12, 2009 at 10:13 pm
cute looks! i especially like #2 for work.
TamiaJanuary 15, 2009 at 5:58 pm
Nice. I’m a fan of some of the other lines they carry, too.
danzJanuary 13, 2009 at 10:50 am
All three looks are fantastic!
Whistful WindJanuary 13, 2009 at 11:45 am
Wow, I love your style! casual with style for eaveryday look. Good job,girl!
Whistful WindJanuary 13, 2009 at 11:47 am
oops, I frogot to ask what’s brand of the jeans for #1 ? Thanks.
chomyJanuary 13, 2009 at 10:55 pm
yes yes yes…I love it!!! the bustier is on superhero status innit.
NinaJanuary 13, 2009 at 11:23 pm
damn. you look seriously fierce in all 3 outfits! i have been searching endlessly for a bustier that works for me but i have yet to find one. i love your grey ant one.
JoanJanuary 15, 2009 at 2:22 pm
I love how Grey Ant has maintained its cool during the premium denim fall out. La Rousse in Seattle has a bunch on sale for 50%-70% off. Even the new styles including the overalls. Really cute. Check Shoplarousse.com out!
Jay♥January 17, 2009 at 5:03 am
Very cute! I love all three looks!
Trendy GourmandiseFebruary 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm
i like casual look !
AfroniquelyJune 12, 2009 at 11:50 am
Love it!!! How the heck did I not know about this blog sooner?? Wow..But I’m loving it all
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