30 Days of Outfits Challenge: Day 3

In My Clothing Designs, Outfits on November 4, 2010 by Naoko Takano

 Gray dress with gold dome studs: handmade by me.  Gold “LUCKY STAR” Earrings: bought in Japan.  Gold Hammered Knuckle Ring & OTK Vinyl Platform Boots: Forever 21.  Diamond Wedding Ring: Vintage.  Hair: Priscilla Clip-In Mecha Raku Ekusute Wig.  (BTW, Rakuten is now shipping to the US!!)

Finally caught up!  (Should I think up exciting titles for these outfits besides “Day 3”???)

Today is Day 3 of my 30 Days of Outfits Challenge: November 3.

And here is the secret to my dress that I mentioned earlier!

I’m wearing the same dress as yesterday – EXCEPT it’s on inside-out and backwards.

Is that allowed? you may ask.  Of course it’s allowed!  It’s completely a different dress!

I know the dress is hard to see, but…

I first saw this studded t-shirt dress on an episode of “Gossip Girl” awhile back – Serena wore it to a party.

I LOVED it.  But given that I was already planning on making my Risto Bimbiloski-style dress, I didn’t want or need yet ANOTHER t-shirt dress.

So I made this entire piece reversible, unzippable, and wearable back-to-front.  It’s like a 6-in-1 dress!! The gray side of this dress is a viscose-blend woven.  It’s silky-soft and luxurious.

The studs are a little uncomfortable when sitting, though!

Who remembers White Trash Charms?  They were especially popular in ’02 or so, and I bought a pair of knockoff earrings in Japan.  I don’t think I’ve ever worn them, though.  I even have a matching necklace!  (I wonder if the thriving knockoff business was what drove them OUT of business??  Shall have to investigate further…)

So the question is…

These over-the-knee boots I bought at Forever 21 – amazingly, size 9 fits perfectly on me (I’m a size 7.5 – what’s up with that??).  I’ve been wanting vinyl-look super-thigh-high platform boots since I saw Taylor Jacobson’s Louboutins on Rachel Zoe last season.  And finally Forever 21 came out with their version (that I Tweeted about the day I bought)!!  They’re super-sexy and totally appeal to the Pretty Woman-esque lady-of-the-night in me…I guess;-)  – LOVE.

My dog: Pudding.  She terrorized our cat Muffin until the poor thing ran away last June.  She has not come back.:-(

Pudding constantly gets stuff stuck to her face because of her whiskers.  She has a bit of moss stuck on her because she’s been snuffling in the yard.  Hub thinks she looks like an Ewok.

She’ll lick practically anything!!


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8 Responses to “30 Days of Outfits Challenge: Day 3”

  1. wow carly i am loving this idea and your pictures look great! love this dress on you and those otk boots are sex-ay! will be keeping an eye on the upcoming posts.


  2. I feel like this is an item where one is super excited to share the idea because it's plain ingenius and right so! It is brilliant!! I thought I'd be almost out of stuff that I'd want to sew but now I'm already again thinking about how I could incooperate this idea into my wardrobe. As I'd like to own a kimono for a while now but can't find a vintage piece I like and can afford, I thought about sewing one myself and that'd be such a cool detail, to make it reversible and add studs. I like studs.

  3. This outfit is just too cute and i love how the dress is reversible. Perfect!


  4. You look absolutely beautiful Carly! I adore the dress and the boots. 🙂

  5. That dress is amaaaaaaazing! Before I scrolled down and saw you'd addressed it, though, I was going to ask if the studs were painful to sit on 🙂

    And yep, that dog is definitely an adorable little baby ewok. If you haven't already, I hope you make him dress up as an ewok for Halloween some year.

  6. Clever girl! That dress is ingenious; yesterday I really liked it but now that I know how uber-versatile it is, I LOVE it! You are such a fantastic DIY inspiration, keep up the great work.

    P.S.-Those boots are fantastic. I am a huge fan of seeing what lovely things other bloggers find at Forever 21.

  7. What a very cool idea for a dress!! I LOVE IT! Nice boots too, and I'm a hard one to please when it comes to thigh highs! Just check the bottoms for price tag stickers…(!!) eek I've done that before and NO ONE told me??? Anyway minus those and you are winning all the way!! Keep it up!


  8. Gasp! Your reversible dress is amazing! I love the studded side, I love the exposed zipper, I love the versatility!
    I want one!!

    Chic on the Cheap

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