08 October 2008

Ebay success!

I've been in a bit of an ebay bidding slump lately. Either the clothes I love go for more than I set aside, or I completely space on the fact that something I desperately love is ending soon. Today, in a desperate ebay bidding war, I finally came out on top and won a dress. As you can see from the photo below it's a 1970s cowl neck sweater dress. It's a bit warm for a place like Arizona most of the year, but hopefully (fingers crossed) I'll be heading back to the east coast before I know it.

As an obsessive polyvore user, my first thought was to see what sort of outfit I could construct using this outfit as a base. Perhaps I'm being unimaginative or I'm uninspired at the moment, but I thought this would look great with all of the accessories and additions being black. If anyone has any other suggestions for this dress, let me know.

Below is the outfit I threw together on polyvore. I obviously wouldn't need all of these items. I already have a great standard black purse from Nine West and some pointed toe heels, although mine lack the cute ruffle like these have. I added an additional vintage purse to the mix just to tuck inside the larger one. I like the idea of having a work outfit that can transition a bit more to going out for drinks or a date and the smaller purse could be pulled out of the larger one for this purpose.

Outfit consists of:

Black Kenneth Cole Reaction cotton trench. Available at bluefly.com for $119.

Black leather pumps by Shoes for Lovely People. Available at zappos.com for $136.

Black enamel and metal ring. Available at Tilly's for $3.99.

Black quilted satchel by Xhilaration. Available at Target for $13.99.

Black braided leather belt by Lucky. Available at zappos.com for $72.

1980s black vinyl clutch. Available at Ruby Lane seller That Purse Place for $45.


Claja said...

You can wear grey or brown accessories with this dress. If you like these two colours!

Aimée said...

Ohhh I like the idea of gray, it would create a softer look.