Thursday, June 28, 2012

Petite Fashion Challenge #17: Candy Colorized



   I'm back, finally! And I decided that my returning post was going to be a PFC, my first in a long time. I finished my exams last week, but TBH, I haven't fully recovered and I'm still trying to find a groove into life without studying. Thank you for your patience. I haven't done much shopping over the past month with the exception of some activewear, and I've been feeling a bit uninspired, so I decided to take this challenge to try and get me going. 


 The challenge is hosted by Sew Petite Gal:
The Challenge: Candy Colorized 
Take a bowl full of colorful candies (M&Ms, Jolly Ranchers, jelly beans, etc.), close your eyes, and draw 2-3 pieces.  Now use those colors (+ a neutral of your choosing) to form the basis for your ensemble. 
**Extra brownie points if you post more than 1 colorful ensemble or if you add a DIY element (because I love DIYs so much!) :D**   
    When I'm in a style rut, sometimes I try to put together outfits that make me feel uncomfortable to try and push me out of that proverbial "box", so for this PFC, that is what I tried to do. You'll see in a moment what I mean. 


    Here is my bowl of candy. I decided to use some M&Ms. I was going to use some Smarties because they have more colors, but I forgot to buy some when I was Toronto, and they don't sell them in the U.S:



    There are the two colors I ended up choosing:




    And the outfit (I apologize if the photos look strange, both my iPhoto and my Pixelmator are giving me issues right now, so much for upgrading):


Blazer: H&M Collarless Blazer (Yellow, size 4) (similar here).
Skirt: Theory Larryn Skirt (Black, size XS) (similar here and here).
Tank: GAP Stripe Tank (Black/white, size XS) (similar here and here).
Shoes: Pour La Victiore Mai Wedge (Cobalt Blue Suede, size 6).
Belt: Viktor Sabo Leather Obi Belt (Black, O/S) (similar here).
Bracelet: Material Girl and Forever21 (Gold) (similar here).
Ring: Forever21 (Gold).
Clutch: Botkier Charlotte Clutch (Black) (similar here and here).


     If you've followed my blog for a while, you can guess what it is about this outfit that makes me uncomfortable. LOL. And yes, I cheated and put the color on my feet just so I could use the skirt and these shoes that I'm currently obsessed with.


      The blazer is the one non-gym-wear clothing items that I purchased this month. It comes with a ruched sleeve, but ruched sleeves on blazers bug me, so I took it upon myself to do some DIY-ing and cut out the elastic and pressed out the wrinkles. Does this get me some brownie points?!?:


     Before:




     After: 




     The end result is bracelet-length sleeves, which is fine for a spring/summer blazer. I may decide to let them out a bit more using the technique I used here.


     Check out what the other petites came up at Sew Petite Gal's blog!

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

eShakti Giveaway Winner is...


    Glogirl!!


   Congratulations!! Please email me at a.fashion.deliberation@gmail.com to claim your prize! :D

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