It’s Only Rock-N-Roll…

For casual weekend and evening looks, I love outfits that have a little bit of a rock-n-roll vibe. 

Dress:  H&M (Available here)

This outfit, with its mix of metallic accents, fringe, easy shift, and moto style jacket, definitely has a rocker feel.  I love that this look would work for an evening out at a bar, club, or concert but could also work for daytime due to the overall casual feel.

Jacket:  eShakti (Sold out on-line)
Booties:  Target

While I’m completely loving this look now, it did require some alterations.  The jacket is from eShakti and was custom fit.  The jacket is a wool blend, high quality, and warm!!  I went with the above hip length, and the fit was great except for the sleeves.

Purse:  The Limited
Cuff:  The Limited

I tend to find sleeves one of the more difficult parts of fit.  I have bigger upper arms, but they narrow down quickly, which means that sleeves are often too wide for me.  I decided to take this jacket to the tailor and get the sleeves narrowed down a bit.  The difference is subtle, but it creates an overall slimmer silhouette that I prefer.  

Slimmer Sleeves on the Jacket

The H&M dress, which was designed to have an easy shape, was definitely made for a taller woman, and the overall fit was quite off.  But, I loved the dress, and I knew that the alterations would actually be fairly simple.  

I promise I wasn’t trying to look high in the before pictures. LOL
Dress shortened
Arm Holes Sewn Up

I had the sleeves/underarms taken up to cover my bra and to create a slimmer fit in the chest and upper torso.  I also had the dressed hemmed up, which created a more flattering shape and length for my body type.  I may even take it back to the tailor to go a bit shorter.

Necklace:  Shoxie.com
Ear cuff:  Torrid

The difference that tailoring has made to this dress is striking, and now I’m just trying to think of more excuses to wear it.  I’m also longing for warmer days where I can rock this dress with bare legs like I am here. 

Did I say I hate winter?  LOL

Are you a fan of shift dresses?  Would you wear so much metallic for day?

Author: Cassie

I'm the owner/publisher of Style Cassentials, a curvy and petite gal OBSESSED with fashion and strong believer in making clothes work for YOU! I love sharing advice on all things fashion, especially shopping and fit tips!

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  1. Always live catching up with Cassies blog. She always has the cutest outfits. Love them!

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