She wanted an outfit to look “hot’ as she said to wear on her 24th birthday. You can see her Single, Sexy and Free look by clicking.
I had chosen for her a pair of draped shorts and a blush corset top with a lace over lay. She didn’t end up going with the shorts but did find a skirt that gave the same feel. All she was missing was a top and a belt, this is where I came in. We went to Garden State Plaza(mall) and set out to find the perfect missing pieces.
We went to stores I frequent like H&M, Baker’s, and Arden B. It was at Arden B where she found two black suede belts; she wanted a suede belt to go with her suede shoes, not that that’s something you have to do. One was a bit simple and toned down, didn’t make much of a statement and the other was the complete opposite. You all know I pushed her to pick that one. Why not? Your birthday is one of the very few days out of the year you get to go all out and be bold.
I suggested pairing it, with either: a nude, black or leopard print strapless bra. Wandaly opted to wear a nude bra, I think that it complemented the outfit well and the whole look came together quite nicely.
She decided to wear the outfit that I had created in my mind to our friend’s birthday celebration last weekend. As with any outing I did her makeup – I tried to do a brown a Champagne Smokey eye however, I am new at the Smokey eye look, and this time I did her hair. The only hair do I imagined to go well with the whole look I was going for was a 1920s up do. I browsed YouTube for some tutorials and came across 1920s-1930s Hair Tutorial for LONG HAIR I watched it a few times and I also watched it as I did my sisters hair.
I was not sure what I was going to wear for Wandaly’s birthday and then remembered I had that dress - still in its delivery package.
There really is not anything too special about the dress; it is a shapeless box dress. What gives it a bit of flair is the scoop neckline, the geometric print and gray tones.
When I decided to write this post, I wanted to find the link for the dress but because I purchased it such a long time ago it was no longer on the NY& Co. site. However, what I did find was a post about the dress from another Fashion Blog - Cheap Chica’s.
Some of the comments gave it bad reviews but I love this dress and here is how I made it my own for that night:
I removed the belt it came with and used my grey patent leather belt I got from H&M three years ago.