Posts Tagged: prints

Reader Request: Spirit-lifting Clothing

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Lovely Dana e-mailed me this request:

I love your post on “How to Dress Joyously.” Similarly, you could do a post on specific prints, styles, colors, or color combinations that lift your spirits.

Woo! Now here’s a question I’m tickled to tackle. As you’ve heard me say approximately 78 gazillion times, I believe that how we choose to dress can impact how we feel. The colors, textures, prints, and patterns we put on our bodies travel with us all day, so why not pick something that makes you smile whenever you glance into a mirror? Here are some of my personal spirit-lifting clothes, colors, and accessories. read more

Originally posted 2013-12-04 06:07:33.

Reader Request: Working Those Black Dresses

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Reader Alyson e-mailed me this question:

I have seven black dresses in my closet. Seven. I remember purchasing two of them and I think I have inherited the rest. Two are what would be consider shirt dresses with long sleeves, one dress with cap sleeves, and four are sleeveless. Only one has embellishment of any kind in the form of lace around the collar. I have no idea how to wear these dresses, more importantly what to wear with them. Part of the problem is that I live in tropical, sunny Florida. They’re great work wear but I’m just at a loss. read more

Originally posted 2013-11-07 06:11:11.

Gracey Wears: Vintage Bananas

And stripes.  Today I’m wearing both bananas and stripes:

Gracey of Fashion for Giants wears a vintage banana print dress & striped silk jacket close up Gracey of Fashion for Giants wears a vintage banana print dress, a striped silk jacket & cage sandals

The dress is from a local vintage store in Portland, Billy Goat Vintage.  They have an amazing collection of items, but on my first ever visit there I saw this banana print dress and knew it was all over. I had to have it:

Gracey of Fashion for Giants wears a vintage banana print dress, a striped silk jacket & cage sandals

The jacket is also vintage, but from a local thrift store:

Gracey of Fashion for Giants wears a vintage banana print dress, a striped silk jacket & cage sandals

And the sandals, they are Steve Madden and I chose them specifically to add a modern edge to my all-vintage look.  Head-to-toe vintage is not really my aesthetic; I prefer, instead, to mix modern and vintage in a single outfit. read more