Friday, April 29

One item / seven ways: Veggie JSK

In a world of sweets and cake prints wandered a lone vegetable print dress, promoting salads in the face of a sugar tidal wave ;D

This dress tends to get pushed to the back of my closet only to be worn with boring white blouses and socks. I wanted to work on playing up the smaller color details in the print and the overall feel of the dress.

With prints like this (horizontally striped and repeating) changing the whole look of the JSK is a bit harder because it comes off as distinctive and eye-catching (sometimes bordering on too busy). Brands like E.T.C. and Shirley Temple often release prints with this type of patterning, but even brands like AP have prints like Royal Poodle that utilize repeating.

Marshmallow Monday
Comfy and casual with a big fluffy statement purse. Perfect, I think, for Mondays when you need to look cute (and get out the door fast) but aren't ready to give up weekend comforts.
*Off-white knit
*Heart purse
*White sandals
Hair: Low fluffy curled ponytail
Make-up: Pale pink creme blush, brown eyeliner/mascara, glossed lip.

Midnight Garden
Playing this a little darker with more sophisticated accessories. The JSK stands out in it's brighter colors but the darker sleeker pieces subdue the whole look drawing the eye to the darker details.

*Teal blouse
*Dark green OTK socks
*Black t-strap heels
*Blue flower hair clip
*Black purse
Hair: Clip in ponytail side bun w/ flower clip, side swept bang.
Make-up: Light smokey eye in purple, silver liner on bottom lid, soft berry lip.

Academy Retreat
Giving a bit of structure and pushing the waistline down in this look gives the outfit a more refined touch. The bits of white keep the look light and youthful.
*Grey jacket
*Grey tights
*White hat
*White heels
*Box purse
Hair: Soft long curls
Make-up: Peach cheek, champagne eye, rose matte lip.

Bo Peep Redux
A pumped up version of how I normally wear this JSK. Ruffled lace on the wristcuffs, old-school headdress and blouse give a soft girly appearance.
*White blouse
*White socks
*White headdress
*Sheep purse
*White shoes
Hair: Half up in two pigtails, the rest down and curled.
Make-up: Light eyes, fake lashes, berry cheek, pale glossed lip.

Shepherdess Sugar
A bit of a novelty coord, I was thinking of some of the lovely Juliet et Justine models and the sort of disaffected innocence in their ads. The green in the jacket complements the same color in the print and the shimmery cream off-sets the icy-er blue in the background of the dress.
*Green jacket
*Cream tights
*Shimmer cream boots
*Green bow
*Cream flowers
Hair: High curly side ponytail
Make-up: Brown 'smokey' eye, carrot blush, nude lip.

Soft Meadow
Casual but still pulled together perfect for a relaxed meet-up or a summer lunch or a pastoral stroll while petting be-ribboned animals ;) Layering the tops over the dress (and keeping the under one unbuttoned for a looser look) changes the whole appearance of the JSK.
*White sleeveless blouse
*Tan cardigan
*JSK matching headbow
*White beaded purse
*White sandals
Hair: Pincurls
Make-up: Soft rose eye, shimmer cheek, glossed lip.

No Country for Frilly Girls
I love loose layers and brown details. I wanted to bring out a more natural rustic feel to the country/veggie print of this JSK.
*White blouse
*Blue chiffon vest
*Straw hat
*White crinkle socks
*Brown boots
*Brown purse
*Cream rose ring
*Autograph book
Hair: Two low fishtail braids.
Make-up: Gold shimmer liner/eye, peach cheek, petal pink matte lip.

Overall I enjoyed playing with coordinating this JSK, it was a bit of a challenge. I was really hoping to get a coord with red accents but couldn't find a way to make it work with the pieces I have currently. Sandals and sockless looks appears a few times inspired by the lovely weather recently (although today is windy as f@#k) and could be dressed up by switching the white sandals out for close toed shoes. The outfits seem to have a split between casual and dramatic which I think mirrors my own dressing style :)

Hope you all are had a wonderful week and that your weekend will be tons of fun!

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