Thursday, January 24, 2013

What I'm Wearing | Black & White: Bold & Graphic!

Brazen... optical... geometric... graphic!
Bold black and white prints are popping up everywhere as we start thinking about Spring clothes.  Oh, you're not thinking about Spring clothes yet?  Well, you better get a move on it!

Inspiration:

My self-drafted dress (yes, I do do that sometimes), was inspired by this great geo-patterned body-con dress from Asos.com.  Amazingly so, I've been in possession of a similar print for years now.  But I never knew how I wanted to use it... until now.
Being that I wanted a very simple design that would highlight and not disturb the print, I went with a fitted, straight-style body-concious dress.  
And I off-centered the print to give the dress more of an abstract look, similar to my inspiration dress.
And I accessorized with black.  And as the weather warms, I'll be adding colors like yellow, fuchsia, probably cobalt as a contrast.
I really like this style of dress and I can't wait to run across great prints so that I can make a few more.

78 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, your legs are amazing!
    Erica xo

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  2. Love this dress, one of my favorite designs of yours.

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  3. Just wow! Everything about this look is chic. Very inspirational.

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  4. I love the fabric! Don't you love it when you finally get around to using something in your stash!

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  5. Gorgeous Miss Thing!! What type of fabric is that?

    p.s Your hair is growing out lovely!

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    1. Thanks Divamazon. I *think* it's a RPL (rayon, poly, lycra).

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  6. Very pretty, love this print.

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  7. Oh my goodness -- I love the print even more than the inspiration piece and you look HOT! Beautifully drafted, perfect fit, and I adore the low neckline in the back.

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  8. I'm sorry, but your print makes the inspiration look fugly. Your dress is GORGEOUS!

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  9. Stunning dress and you look gorgeous in it! This is right up my alley and now I'm off to find a graphic print, too.

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  10. Very stunning. Perfect match of fabric.

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  11. What a beautiful print!, and you choose just the right style to use it in your dress.

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  12. Bravo, Erica! You look fantastic! Oh yes, I'm thinking about spring too. ;-)

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  13. Your drafting skills are so good! Love how you placed the print off-center.

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  14. It's gorgeous and super flattering.

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  15. I love the scoop neckline in the back! Isn't it great when you already have the perfect fabric for a project? Eases the guilt of having such a large stash. The off-center print is very flattering for sure!

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    1. Yes it is! Thanks DressUpNotDown!

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  16. Erica you have such style. I just couldn't take that off and probably wouldn't be drawn to the inspiration photo. But you are the whole package and look absolutely stunning in your new dress.

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  17. You amaze me. I saw this and wondered if that dress was the inspiration! I have the inspiration dress pinned, but now I wonder if I could find the right print.

    Gorgeous as always; Brava!

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  18. This is one of my favorites. You look absolutely beautiful in it.

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  19. Now that's how you use a bold print!

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  20. WOWZA! and you have the body for it, too!

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  21. Love how you used the print!

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  22. I agree with the other commenters... Your dress outshines the inspiration! Beautiful!

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  23. This is fabulous! Such an awesome print and it makes you look great!

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  24. This is a great print beautifully displayed in your dress.

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  25. Beautiful and much, much better that the inspiration one.

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  26. I love this look! Perfect marriage of design and fabric!

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  27. Shopping your stash I see. love the graphic print, design and how you styled it.

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  28. Your dress is lovely. Love the abstract print and the fit is great. It is currently 10 degrees in upstate NY and I'm only thinking about wool, wool and more wool...LOL

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    1. Necie, I've seen those frigid temps on the news. I'd hibernate all winter. Thanks!

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  29. I really like this (A lot) and it really looks terrific on you! I just love how you placed your print... And your own design with the scoop back! I must say you knocked it out of the park...once again. Thanks for posting.

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  30. Bravo, Erica! I really like this dress!

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  31. Love this! You look amazing! It's so modern and fun!

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  32. WORK IT GIRL--THAT'S A SHOW STOPPER!!

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  33. Erica - one word stunning. Lesley

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  34. Now I like this!!!! And my favorite part is that you drafted the dress yourself....talent galore...I love it! :)

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  35. Love it Erica B :)

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  36. You were lucky to find such as close match in fabric. It looks amazing.

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    1. Gail, I've actually had the fabric for around 6 or 7 years. Thanks!

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  37. Wow...just WOW! You are Rockin' that dress! :)

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