What I Wore Today
It was the night before Meganne’s birthday and all through the land, all the creatures were stirring and off to the Ken. We’d planned a party for this princess you see, with balloons of purple and gold, the amount was 23! The party was a surprise all planned by her friends, with cupcakes and mixed drinks and shots where the trend! We laughed and we danced till Chris took her off. Off to her apartment in Hillcrest to make some romance!
Since I was a key player in the party planning committee I was running around all day setting up by the time of the party I had no idea what to wear. Meganne didn’t know there was a party for her so I was very cautious to not get too dressed up in the event she was a bit more casual.
I was given this green silk blouse from my friend Amanda C. about a year ago and I had been struggling to work it into an outfit. It has a very old lady collar and buttons quite high so that it covers everything from the neck base and down. And even though it’s a small it is still rather billowy and shapeless. The Sleeves are full and have the same tight fit around the wrists as it does the neckline.
After experimenting with it in the last year I knew if I were to wear it I would have to find some way to make it look younger and less conservative. I tucked in the neck and buttons and kept it in place by taping it to my breast on each side with fashion tape. I then taped the sides down to give the neck line an interesting angle. I keep the sleeves rolled up three quarters length and used a wide cap fold to give it a more Annie Hall meets 1920’s feel.
Another great part about this outfit is that I finally got to wear this awesome vintage belt I purchased in LA at Pop Killer (on Sunset next to Toi Thai and across the street from Meltdown) and still had not been able to work it into rotation.
I was adamant that night about not wearing a skirt or dress. I just did not want to get out of my LC jean leggings (so comfy) so I was pleased that I was able to make it work. I went for a modern twist on the 20’s, which I seem to be doing a lot lately, I just love the accessories of the time!
Flapper Style Hat: Target
Green Silk Blouse: Ninety
Red Button Belt: Vintage (Pop Killer)
Jean Leggings: LC by Lauren Conrad
Knee High Boots: Isaac Mizrahi
Long Strand Pearl Necklace: Ebay
Black Mirror Ball Ring: Forever 21
Green Swarovski Crystal Bracelet: Urban Outfitters