Outfit of the Day featuring BurdaStyle Bow Front Dress 07/2012 #109


I’ve been making a lot of dresses from BurdaStyle lately. Honestly, I don’t love the patterns — no seam allowances, the sizing is always way off, and you have to print and piece at home — but, dang it if they aren’t so cute.

109_technical_largeMy latest creation is the Bow Front dress. I didn’t get all that creative with this one. I made it exactly how Burda suggests. Actually, this is one thing about the patterns that I love. The fabric suggestions with colors are great.

So, I hit up the internet and bought this green and tan/orange canvas fabric and some crepe. It really is a great weight for this sheath style dress.

I paired it with a long crocheted cardigan from Old Navy from forever ago. The shoes are Ralph Lauren in a baby pink that I got on sale for seriously $4!

Revlon-Colorburst-Lacquer-BalmI’m obsessed with nude lips lately a la Kim Kardashian. The trick is to find a color that is a perfect match for your actual naked lip color. Some will be pinker, some will be more brown. I’m also obsessed with the “chubby stick” lipsticks that have hit the market in the past year or so. Clinique, Revlon, and L’Oreal all have their own versions. The Revlon brand is rich and gives my lips a nice minty tingle.


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