Dressed for: Leaving My Comfort Zone

Already Pretty outfit featuring Gudrun Sjödén striped dress, black leggings, black platform ankle boots, black necklaces, Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody handbag

Dress – courtesy Gudrun Sjödén
Leggings – Yummie by Heather Thomson Rachel
Ankle boots – courtesy ECCO (no longer available) – similar
Necklaces – Target and Etsysimilar look
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan (no longer available) – similar shape
Bracelet – via Ideelsimilar
Earrings – self-made with these

I’ve been a waist-highlighter for eons. And although this is probably the mildest version of a drop-waist dress ever created, it’s still outside my comfort zone. But when I saw it on the Gudrun site, I was just smitten and wanted to see if I could make it work. Belting looked wacky, but drawing the eye up with a big stack of necklaces created just the right amount of balance. I bet a scarf would have the same effect. Sometimes it pays to experiment!

Are you tinkering with anything that falls outside your sartorial comfort zone?


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8 Responses to “Dressed for: Leaving My Comfort Zone”

  1. Pegasus

    I’ve started to draw in my eyebrows. I thought my brows were too strong, always plucked, Now they’re barely there so I’m filling in gaps. I see that having a defined brow is attractive and I like the way it adds focus to the eye. I’m experimenting with the arch shape now, and thickness,etc. Not a clothing item but definitely feels like it!

  2. loubeelou

    Looks great, lady! This seems really smart – if you’re going to experiment with some element that’s out of your comfort zone, better to do it within the scope of a brand/palette/length/styling that you’re already dialed into.

  3. Leah

    Love this look! That dress is awesome on you. For the last years I have been very much into the fit-n-flare silhouette, since that looks good on me. But recently I have been experimenting more with sheath and swing dresses.

  4. oohlookasquirrel

    I’m in the middle of going through a bunch of stuff that I thrifted and never wear. I pick a piece a day, and I need to either wear it or donate it. If I wear it all day and regret it, then I know to donate it when it comes out of the wash. There’s a lot of stuff in that pile that I love but am not sure about styling. I’m wearing an A-line skirt today, and I’m not sure if the fit at the waist will be what I’m looking for, but I’m going to experiment and see!

    That’s a very cool dress! I think the fact that your legs look so awesome in this outfit helps distract from the unusual waist.