Sorry it's taken me a while to post the results for my Fantasy You challenge:
As per my usual "anything worth doing is worth doing to excess" motto (thanks MsMary!), I did a whole week's worth of fantasy outfits. (And I included a previous outfit because it totally fits with the theme and uses my 4 inch fantasy dragonfly heels.) I really wanted to explore my Steampunk side and see if I could translate it into outfits from my closet that I could really wear for work and MOTG. Now, I can't wear corsets to work, but I could wear a corset trench! And Steampunk MOTG sounds pretty challenging, but I used sunglasses to represent the steampunk goggles. I used a lot of Victorian details like lace, florals, corset, nipped waist/peplum, full skirts, and insects. And included the harder edge of steampunk with dark colors, exposed zippers, studs on bag and shoes (my black studded satchel got quite a workout!), and kick-ass rain boots. I included some inspiration photos. I know that each of these outfits individually don't look very "fantasy" or "steampunk", but it was fun and challenging to incorporate the theme into my normal dressing without looking costumey. What do you think, did I pull it off with this collection? This was fun! Thanks for looking and commenting!
1-2. Corset trench and Victorian rose dress
3. Lace sweater and skirt
4. Lace skirt, zipper top, Victorian lace ankle booties
5-7. My favorite outfit from this challenge--black and white striped flared skirt, zipper top, matching stripe shoes and bracelet. I had a day off and got my first mani/pedi, then went out for a lunch date with DH, and the parking valet guy said, "Are you in the design or fashion industry?" I said, "No, why?" He said, "Because every last detail is perfect from the stripes on your skirt matching your striped shoes and striped bracelet, the zipper on your shirt, and the black and white nails. I've got family in the fashion industry so I can spot someone who knows how to dress well." Best compliment ever!
8-11. Same day as the previous outfit--changed into T shirt and shorts to take the kids to the park! Steampunk MOTG! With spiky thorn bracelet to complement the roses. And the sunglasses have roses etched onto the frame.
12-14. It rained so I busted out my superhero burgundy patent zipper rain boots. With some Victorian filigree earrings, floral shirt and full skirt.
15. Steampunk corset like tank.
16-18. Dragonfly and beetles with my fantasy dragonfly heels.
19-25. Inspiration photos.
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