Each week, ModCloth partners with style bloggers to put together "storyboards" showing how each blogger would style a specific piece. This week, I was given this gorgeous galaxy dress to style (and when I say "given," let's be clear here, I was emailed a photo of it):
|The Way I Galaxy It Dress|
My inspiration for this look was ... myself. That is, I decided to pick out pieces that I would personally wear if I were styling this dress to wear to work tomorrow. This meant a few things. First of all, I don't wear bare shoulders or open-toed shoes to work, so I knew I would have to cover up a bit. The first thing I went looking for was a blazer or sweater.
|Wine Tasting Classic Blazer|
Secondly, I wanted to pick accessories that would carry out the professional look without overshadowing the print of the dress, which I wanted to keep at center stage.
This meant combing through a lot of the more awesomely elaborate bags, shoes and jewelry that are ModCloth's signature. But I was pleased to find that there are actually plenty of sleek, modern and minimalist options, even in the shoe department. Don't get me wrong — I adore the lace, ribbons and bows. But I wanted to go for a different look with this outfit.
|Front And On Necklace | Committed Curator Earrings|
|Two-Tone To Tango Bag | Skippin' Pretty Heel|
|Sash Samba Belt|
Finally, I added this gray obi-style belt. Even though this dress has a clearly defined waist, I always feel a bit better with a belt to give that added visual distinction. While I often like to pick belt in colors that contrast with my outfit, in this case I chose one that would blend in a bit more.
I had a lot of fun with this challenge — as someone who lies awake every night thinking about what I will wear the next day, this challenge was a natural fit! I want to emphasize that I did not receive any incentive or compensation from ModCloth for putting this together — I agreed to do it because a) it sounded like fun and b) I thought it might be an opportunity to promote my blog.
On a different note, I'm leaving today for a weeklong vacation to visit family and friends. In lieu of my usual outfit pics, I'm going to be sharing some interviews that I've done with other style bloggers. I hope you enjoy them!