This week, we were asked by one of our favourite brands ModCloth to put together an outfit for their weekly Polyvore outfit challenge.
ModCloth is an amazing US fashion company that sells Indie, Vintage and Retro inspired clothing and accessories. Sammy is happy as they also do Plus size and they now ship to the UK, yey. They have even now branched into selling things for your home - or apartment if you are in the US. So now you get to look amazing and have your house look amazing too.
You can check out all their goodies at: http://www.modcloth.com/
Then there is Polyvore - which is now a new obsession for Sammy I think! It is a website where you can put looks together from all kinds of different clothing companies, so that you can see what it all looks like together, get outfit inspiration and shop the looks too. I guess it's a bit like Pinterest but just with clothes and you can add bits together to see a complete look. Once you have made a look though you can share it on the site and on your blog/Facebook so that others can see it and see what you have come up with.
I advise that you have a spare hour or so, but do go have a look at: http://www.polyvore.com
You can follow Sammy there too and check out her looks http://samantha-claridge.polyvore.com/
Back to the Polyvore outfit challenge. We were given the ModCloth Mint Cute Dress to build an outfit around using up to seven other ModCloth pieces. So of course we decided to make it very appropriate for the transitional Autumn time of year here in the UK. We do both have similar clothes tastes, but it was fun trying to find a balance that both of us liked.
We went with a Chunky knit cardigan and brogues to make the look a bit more relaxed. The chunky belt and necklace tie the dress together with the cardigan and we would throw on a pair of grey tights too (Modcloth have a fab selection) as it is usually a little chilly. The bag is a really nice version of a satchel bag and of course everyone in the UK needs an umbrella at some point and so why not go for a Rainbow! We are always trying to get the most from our summer dresses by working them up for Autumn/Winter.
What do you think to the look? How would you style the dress? Would you keep it casual like ours, rock it up or make it very wedding appropriate?