The length of the skirt was a bit too long, so I hemmed it to just above the knee. I think that makes all the difference. I made the dress because I was inspired by the outfits worn by the character Chuck on "Pushing Daisies." I loved that show and I was SO sad when it ended. The design was really amazing.
I was also inspired by the outfits worn by Emma on "Glee." Her outfits are always SO colorful and vintage-y.
I also recently saw the new "Alice in Wonderland" and fell in love with basically everything about the entire movie. The design was spectacular and Alice had a lot of fun costumes.
Anyway, the main inspiration was Chuck, but the dress wasn't quite enough. As I mentioned, I had the red tights, but to really have a Chuck-inspired outfit, I needed a cute fitted jacket and a fun accessory.
I can't wait to wear it with bare legs. As much as I like the red tights, I think the whole look will be a little more toned-dow with bare legs instead. The jacket and flower pin really pull the look together for me. I wore this to work today- Michael Bolton was playing the theatre and when I walked in the door all his roadies saw me and said, "Whoa!" I got a lot of comments from them like, "You got spring fever?" and "You are spring personified!" and "You're just a ray of sunshine today!" I do believe the dress is much better in person, but there is no denying it is B-R-I-G-H-T! However, bold is something I think I do pretty well.
I also tried to have a little fun with the settings on my camera, but mostly it just caught me off-guard each time.
I know I need to impove on the photo situation and I promise I'm working on it. Hopefully you'll see some changes soon! Happy Tuesday, everyone!