Monday, September 9, 2013

What I Wore: Tulle Skirt to a White Party

We attended a White Party while visiting Detroit last weekend. There has been at least one 'white' themed event each year for the past few years. Last year I wore white jeans and a crochet top, the year before that, a white shirt dress, and so on. Typical off the rack wear. When I received an invite this go round, I immediately had an image in my mind of what I wanted to wear. I wanted to be, in a word: unique. This go round the attire was specified as dressy; slightly different than events in years past. I love an excuse to dress up, so I set about looking for a retailer that sold a nice full tulle skirt. That proved to be like looking for a needle in a haystack. So, I opted for a well recommended vendor, and had the skirt custom made.
Jewelry: Nordstrom
Top: TJMaxx
Skirt: Custom made
Shoes: Kenneth Cole
Clutch: Vintage, thrifted

This was a really fun outfit to wear! We made a long night of it, and while downtown after the White Party, many folks offered their congratulations as they thought we just got married - LOL! As the night went on, I wondered if anyone would gift us with a wedding present =) 
I didn't care for the way these pictures turned out, as it was an overcast evening. I added a basic filter which didn't really help...but oh well, it is what it is!

14 comments:

  1. I like this custom outfit on you. Yes a bride could certainly wear it these days. . .

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    1. Thank you!My husband and I were surprised that people thought our attire was dressy enough for a wedding!

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  2. Your outfit is amazing, I've been loving the all white trend but haven't had enough courage to pull off all white. The tulle skirt is so pretty, I've been wanting one myself because I think there such a pretty piece to have in your closet!

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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    1. You can do it Nina!! All white is beautiful and classic. This tulle skirt knocked my socks off; I plan to order a couple different colors ;) I'm looking forward to seeing you rock the all white!

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  3. Too cute F Joi!!!!!!! Love love love it!!!

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  4. You tell the truth about tulle skirts being hard to find for the curvy women and even the few out there is those Halloween bootie nonsense. If you don't mind my asking who did you get yours made by and are they open for orders? I've been looking for one to go under my vintage dresses. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Ree,
      I ordered mine from a vendor on Etsy: princessdoodlebeans. She was great to work with, and you can send her a picture to give her an idea of what you need. Word of caution: the skirt that was made for me was quite poufy due to hundreds of strips of tulle (I thought it would be a solid/wide strip all the way around with dozens of layers underneath). The strips opened, and were quite sheer.

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    2. Thank you Joi for the information and for the tip. I need one to actually wear beneath a winter flared tail coat dress that I had made from vintage late 40s early 50's pattern. So sheer would be fine. I just need the shape. I did see someone use ribbon and tulle and make one for a Barbie doll. I was thinking of following that pattern for myself and make one if I couldn't find one. Thank you again for the in formation.

      Ree
      www.shireemccarver.com

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  5. Im loving your blog ... keep them coming!

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  6. I've been toying with the idea of getting a tutu for my birthday. I'm top heavy, so I think I'd a bit like a cream puff LOL You did it well!

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    1. You should try it!!! Once you go tutu, you never go back, LOL! There are so many colors, lengths, and varieties to choose from! This is my favorite skirt, but because of its size I can't wear it as often as I would like ;)

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  7. I am just speechless. This site is awesome.

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    1. Thank you! I like dressing up, like, a lot! LOL

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