||[Dec. 23rd, 2010|11:10 pm]
Okay., so last month I asked for opinions about what to do with the Avenue Sequin Skirt. I bought it on Cyber Monday for $24, and got the matching dress for $48. I bought the skirt in grey/silver and the dress in black, but they sent both in the grey, and I'm not sure if I'm pissed off enough to spend a month waiting for it to be exchanged. I decided it would be a good idea to take a few pictures so everyone could see how things turned out. |
This is an extreme close-up of the fabric. The grey/silver is basically a metallic charcoal-gunmetalish color. Please to be noting the egregious amount of base fabric that is visible underneath.
So, first up is the skirt. I was a bit lazy(and cold), so I didn't bother going all out for these photos.That's also why you don't see my feet. For that, I apologize.
Anyway, I remembered that I had a silver blouse in my closet, so I threw that on with my brand new red belt from Roamans/Woman Within. I realized as I buttoned the blouse that it was tight in the shoulders and pulling at the bust (which is to be expected when your cup size has passed up 3 out of 5 vowels in the English alphabet), so I unbuttoned the top two buttons and unleashed my cleavage on an unsuspecting public. I decided to tuck the shirt in to go for the high-waisted look, since I am, in fact, high-waisted.
So then, I decided to untuck the shirt for a different look. I suppose, in theory, I could have done without the belt, but shirts like to ride up on me all the damn time for a variety of reasons. I thought about my black lace bra for this, but it's so blatantly bra-like that it ruins the effect. Also, it's still the same grey skirt, but I was having lighting and angle issues.
Oh, and just to prove that I do actually have knees...
After I spent about 45 minutes or so photographing the skirt, I decided to try on the dress. Try to disregard the shirt I have on under it, as it is about 40 degrees in my room. Again, I ordered the dress in black, but they sent it in grey. I put on a pair of ankle boots for the last picture because I finally remembered where they were.
Silver blouse-- Lane Bryant size 26/28, found at a thrift store for $3.
Red bra-- Lane Bryant size 44H(which in most other brands is really an I), actually bought AT Lane Bryant.
Grey sequin skirt-- Avenue size 26/28.
Red belt--Woman Within size XL, purchased on Black Friday for $8.
Sheer black shirt I told you not to pay attention to-- Torrid size 4, purchased on clearance during their rockabilly phase.
Grey sequin dress-- Avenue size 26/28.
Ankle boots-- Mudd brand, size 11, purchased at Ross a few years ago for $13.99
Model details(I know it's a bit of an infodump, but I rarely post OOTDs, so I like to be as detailed as I can when I do.)
Weight: I dunno, 300-something-or-other. My guess is about 320-340 lbs.
Size: 26/28 in pretty much every brand ever.
Bust: 55" (I'm wearing a 44H/I in the photo, but I'm almost certain I need bigger cups.)
Waist: 52" (located at the bottom edge of the red belt)
Hips: 62" (it's all booty, my actual hips are completely straight up and down)
Shoe size: 11D or E. ( Regular width never fit, Wides are 50/50 at best, but men's shoes in a 9.5 or 10 are dead on.)
In short, I like them, but I feel shortchanged on the sequin coverage. The fit is pretty good, though the elastic makes it too big in the waist.
Also, do you think I stand a chance at being able to exchange the dress in-store, even though it was an online purchase?