Playing Dress Up

Playing Dress Up

Remember as a kid, how much fun it was to raid your mother’s closet and find all of her hidden goodies? There was something so magical, so enchanting about dressing up and pretending, if only for a moment, that you were someone else – someone spectacular, dazzling, famous and grown up. There were silk scarves, flowing dresses and if you were raised in the 80’s, like me, sequins galore all ready to be ravaged; and the risk of getting caught? Oouf! That was the best part!

While those days are long gone, I still like to play dress up every once in a while; and while it lacks the element of danger now that it’s my own closet I am raiding, it never ceases to surprise me, how many forgotten treasures are lurking in it’s shadows.

This little number is the product of my latest quest into the far reaches and lost corners of my closet, where I rediscovered a few gems I had completely forgotten I had picked up a while back.

This gorgeous, black sequin skirt from Penningtons, which I had been saving for just the right sheer blouse, now that I remember, had completely slipped my mind; and this insanely sexy, leather corset, from Hips & Curves has been sitting in there, just waiting for the right moment to be taken out to play with the perfect off-the-shoulder Victorian crop top. Paired with a hot pair of wildly uncomfortable wedges (but cute though, right?), this outfit is a daring slice of dress up heaven, if I do say so myself!

Corset & crop top – HipsAndCurves.com

http://www.hipsandcurves.com/plus-size-ophelia-underbust-leather-corset

http://www.hipsandcurves.com/plus-size-edwardian-off-shoulder-cropped-blouse-white

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    aberka32
    aberka32January 25, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I love to do that too!!!

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      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)
      FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)January 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Yay! I knew I wasn’t alone! 😉

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        aberka32
        aberka32January 25, 2014 at 4:10 pm

        I tried but I don’t think my photos were as good!!! lol

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          FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)
          FlightOfTheFatGirl (Cynthia)January 25, 2014 at 8:19 pm

          It’s all about the lighting, a flattering filter, and for me, that perfect angle that distracts from my double chin but doesn’t give me an alien forhead in the process! Haha! But seriously, keep at it! I discovered how to appreciate my own beauty through taking pictures and that was how I finally realized that I could be beautiful too!

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