Thursday Threads: The Static Edition

My outfit today inspired the name “The Static Edition” because I am having the WORST case of static. This is another outfit that looked much better in my head than on my body.

I mentioned yesterday that I had an excellent ASOS shopping day a few weeks ago and this dress was one of the items to come of it.  I had been eyeing skater dresses with a bit of trepidition but bit the bullet and ordered 2 that day. This is the Knitted Dress with Back Zip.

I few things to know about this dress.  First, it’s a very light-weight knit.  VERY light-weight.  In fact, slightly see-through, even in black.  A 22 fit me just fine, in fact a bit loose, so I would say it runs big.  But mostly, this thing built up static like it was trying to power my house.  Literally, I took the pictures and went inside to start tossing my bedroom for a slip.  (By the time I found it I didn’t have time to take another picture.)  Out of 60 pictures this was the best I could do.

I’m not entirely happy with the way this looks.  I swear the dress needs a crinoline or something, and as I mentioned, it runs big so it doesn;t come in much at my waist.

It also needs different shoes.  I love those boots, but that wasn’t the right look.  Ah well, we live and learn.

  • Black Dress (ASOS Curve)
  • Wine Leggings that hardly show (TJ Maxx)
  • Black Boots (Earthies Ramini)
  • Scarf (Marshalls, not quite the right colors)
  • Red Bag (Brahmin, because I didn’t get around to changing it out and don’t actually have the right color wine bag that I want to go with this outfit)
In my head this needs a better colored scarf and bag, a small crinoline so that the skirt puffs out, different shoes, and possibly a belt to bring my waist in if I have the guts.  We’ll see what I find for the first two on after christmas sales.
So what are you wearing today?

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5 comments

  1. SarahHulbertStyle says:

    Loving this look, Rebecca! I know how that is to have such a hard time with lighting, angles, camera, etc. But the one pic turned out lovely! Thanks so much for hostessing today!!! ~Sarah

  2. Double Threes says:

    Every time I think “great outfit!” you say you don’t like it! Granted, there’s not much waist definition, but a belt would have taken away from the scarf, which makes the look. Honestly I think you look great in these simple ensembles.

    Also, that is a fabulous bag.

    • Rebecca says:

      I will be the first to admit that I have an overly harsh eye sometimes. Part of why I started this blog is to get other opinions, so I appreciate it! And I definitely agree; I prefer the simple outfits that let great pieces (like that scarf) shine for themselves.

      And I know; that bag was such a great ebay find. My husband laughs at me but I’ve started haunting the ebay handbag area looking for great deals and this is the third one I’ve found. The red makes it my favorite!

  3. CCs_Cheap_Chic says:

    I love the outfit! Although one of the pitfalls of wearing dresses and tights is of course static! I hate when that happens. 🙂 I keep static guard in my car and bathroom in the winter and it does help. 😉

  4. Trisha Sander says:

    Oh, I very much like the whole outfit. I love the pop of color that the scarf and bag provide against the black dress. Maybe a belt would help the dress?