Friday, April 27, 2012

04/27/12 OOTD: Scroll

Time for another OOTD. Let's do this!


Top: Regal print tunic from Forever 21+
Undershirt: Longline v-neck cami from Forever 21+
Skirt: Custom made from Mrs. Spookshow's Designs
Tights: Charnos opaque 60 denier thick tights in black
Shoes: Mia flamenco wedge pump from DSW

I think this outfit is pretty cool. The tunic immediately caught my eye when I saw it on the Forever 21+ website, and although I was unsure if it would work for me when I purchased it, I think it definitely does. The tunic came with a belt out of the same black fabric, but I didn't feel it added anything for me, so I didn't wear it. Mrs. Spookshow made this skirt for me, based on an altered pattern and my choice of fabrics / zippers. I really dig it! My favorite thing about the skirt is that the zippers are fully functional, so I can either show off a bit of leg like here if I'm feel sassy or ...


I can zip it down for a more straight skirt style. It's very fun.


Here's a closer shot of the skirt, so you can see the details. I chose a distressed grey style for most of the skirt, with the red and black scroll fabric for the front panel. 


These zippers are dangerous, as I really enjoy showing off some leg. What can I say?


Here is a side shot to show off the shoes. I really love these shoes, the 5 inch wedge is just killer, and I'm a real sucker for straps!


Just another shoe shot for fun. 

I'm really happy with how this outfit came together. I think the black, red, and gold combination is very stylish. I know I feature red and black here a lot, especially lately, but it's just my taste. Let me know what you think about this outfit below.

19 comments:

  1. I like everything, but I'm totally envious of your skirt. My compliments to Mrs. Spookshow.

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    1. Thanks, Eva! If you are ever interested in procuring a skirt like this one for yourself, just check out Mrs. Spookshow's Etsy and drop her a line. I know we can find this fabric quite easily, and Mrs. Spookshow can make any size you need.

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  2. Love every element in this - such great details! I know what you mean about wearing lots of red and black, it's so classic. I made the plunge a year or so ago into teaming black with blue, and have to say, I probably wear that combo more often now.

    I like the sassy half-zipped look, myself:)

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    1. Thanks, Thursday! Yes, I love black & blue as well. My wardrobe is pretty much filled with black, red, purple, and blue. I used to be an all black kinda guy, but anymore I just can't resist adding a pop of color (even if it's a dark color, ha).

      Thank you for the compliments!

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  3. Jack SkellingtonApril 28, 2012

    Love the skirt! Kinda (but not really) like one I'm making for myself at the moment. Cut up an old pair of jeans I never wear, added some gores to the sides and am putting in red leopard fabric.

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    1. Sounds really cool! This skirt is really fun. In fact, I'm tasked with putting it up for order on the Etsy shop today. Thank for for the compliment!

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    2. Jack SkellingtonApril 28, 2012

      Will send a pic when it's done if you like ;)

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  4. Mark in Brisbane AustraliaApril 29, 2012

    If you ever get the chance to come to my part of the world, see if you can get to Thailand or even China or Hong Kong, you'll find some very nice fabrics there, that top does look Orientle, however that skirts looks OK, but I'm not too sure about the zips on either side though, I"m sure you could make some really nice outfits with the material from the Far East, after all where I am in Australia it's a good 7.12 non stop flight to Singapore, of if you want to go to Bangkock in Thailand, that's about a 10 Hour flight, to Hong Kong from Brisbane, that's where I'm from, it's a 9 hour non stop flight, best places are the markets that sell the material, you'll get them at a relly good price.

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    1. Yeah, unfortunately there are not a lot of great fabric shops in our area in the US. Ah well.

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  5. Man, Mrs. Spookshow is way talented. And you're completely right about the stylishness of red/black/gold--I love the silhouette you've created here, and you look great.

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  6. AnonymousMay 28, 2012

    Hey I was thinking on getting that tunic for me but Im not sure on the size, as a unit of comparison, what size did you get it in??

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    1. I got a size 2x/3x. The measurements that they provide in the garment description seem completely off on most of their products, so I always just go by the standard size chart they provide. Hope that helps!

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  7. OH MY THOSE SHOES!!! Well, I'm a sucker for wedges & straps too. But these are... Oh my, they are such a pair of WANT!

    Stumbled upon your blog from a tumblr link, and I find it pretty amazing. This outfit is one of my favs and I just love the confidence you wear it with.

    And now the weird part, and I'm going to try my best to sound pc, 'cause I don't intend to be anything else, so if it sounds rude or anything, it was not intended, but due to my lack of English knowledge. (Which seems to come up at the weirdest times, like now. :D)

    When I look at your outfit post, I always start from the bottom, I guess because I'm a shoe person myself and 'cause your shoe choices are awesome. And as I look at the rest, it's always a kind of surprise to see a guy's head at the top.
    And I have the strange feeling that this is not because of what I am used to (hey, we are a really old-fashioned country here in Hungary, but I'm in the weird-dress scene myself anyway, so usually don't give a damn about what is traditional and what is not anyway) but because the kind of confidence you rock your body and your confidence with is so rarely seen among men.

    I love aesthetics. I love dresses, I love fashion, I love the female body, and I always get the funny look when I say this. But I think it's much, oh so much easier to dress a female body nicely and creatively, while guys are stuck with much more plain and boring clothes. And well, for those you need to be skinny, muscular, cool and tough-looking, or maybe totally androgynus.
    Confident? Hah. Nay, you might eye-f*ck the camera, but confident? Natural? Fabulous? No way.
    Plus they don't really blog. It's much more common to see this 'darn you, I do what I want, I wear what I like' attitude with girls, who did dare to step out of the ordinary, to take that extra step, or just ('just'...) were able to accept their not society-approved same-beauty-satndards-for-everyone bodies.
    Wish there were more confident guys like you.

    Anyways, sorry for the looong comment, I just really love your blog and find it truly inspiring. Rock on, and keep being awesome!
    Love from Budapest,
    Lyona

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    1. Hey, I'm sorry it took me a bit to respond here!

      Thank you so much for the compliments, and no worries, there is no need to be PC around here. I understand what you were saying, and I agree completely. A large part of why I started this blog was because my body is different from the typical men who you might see in these types of fashions. It really is all about confidence, I feel.

      Anyhow, thank you again! I really appreciate your compliments and your taking the time to post here, Lyona!

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  8. Very nice... thank you for sharing..
    Wendygrrl

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    1. Thank you for the compliments! I appreciate it.

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  9. This is awesome! Great modeling!

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