Outfit posts are my favourite kind of post to read, and my favourite kind to write as well. I first became interested in blogging when I noticed the fleet of extraordinary women who were posting their daily outfits online. I found it so inspiring to see the clothes that other women my age, with a similar budget to me were living their everyday lives in. To this day, outfit posts are my all-time favourite thing to read on other blogs.
From the look of the comments you leave, and the results of every reader survey I’ve ever done, you enjoy outfit posts too. So I’ve been trying to think of ways to make some super-awesome outfit posts for you to enjoy.
I figured that one way to make outfit posts more spectacular would be to include more bloggers. So today I’ve asked some of my favourite fashion and lifestyle bloggers to help me out. I’ve asked each of them to post an outfit based on the same theme, which is:
My Favourite Fairy Tale
Once you’ve taken a look at my outfit, don’t forget to click on through to check out the other bloggers who are contributing to this link-up.
So, there are many fairy tales that I love, but my all-time favourite is The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson. I could tell you the whole tale, but I’m going to let Danny Kaye do it for me:
As a child, I always enjoyed this story because I found the idea of a naked emperor hilarious. Now that I’m older, I appreciate the message behind this classic tale: that it’s important to think for yourself and not believe only what you’re told even if you’re worried about looking like a fool. It’s a moral I hold dear to my heart.
For my Emperor’s New Clothes inspired outfit, I wanted to use underwear as outerwear to create a look that looked regal and anything but half-dressed.
I am wearing:
– Black feather fascinator (gift from my parents)
– Black and pink corset from Target
– White faux fur wrap (from my grandmother’s closet)
– White crinoline petticoat from Vicious Venus
– Black sequinned shorts from 7 Angels
– Purple garter stockings from Sportsgirl
– Black and white heels from Steve Madden
– Amethyst ring (from Nana’s jewellery box)
– Swarovski stud (in left ear)
– Crystal chain stud from Sportsgirl (in right ear)
Whaddaya mean my slip is showing?
I had loads of fun putting this outfit together. I’ve always wanted to wear this crinoline as a skirt, but it’s a little bit too transparent for my liking. I solved that problem by adding a little pair of sequinned shorts underneath.
I couldn’t resist showing off the garters on these tights too!
I didn’t want the look to be too prissy and cute, so I added my chain stud for a slightly punk touch.
Now that you’ve seen my post, check out the outfits my bloggy friends have put together:
Nina from Le Fancy Geek
Natalie from XL as Life
Violet from Violet LeBeaux
Jenny from Magic Cat Jenny
Amanda from Dragonflight Dreams
Angie from Lariats and Lavender
A big thank you to all the bloggers who participated in this link-up. It’s been so much fun working with you!
What’s your favourite fairy tale?