Wild Card Wednesday: Style Fantasies Actualized

As a constant dreamer and frequent consumer of fashion, I am always excited to find pieces that seem to come right out of my style fantasies.  This faux leather slip dress and pinstripe duster are definitely among those pieces.
Aside from being shapes that I love (I mean, seriously, trenches and duster jackets are just so good), the pieces have such amazing details that make these pieces wardrobe warriors.The faux leather fabrication is such a cool way of edging up a sweet lace-trimmed slip dress. The bust darts and stretch panels under the arms give the dress an amazing fit through the bust.  The straps are adjustable which is a great feature for petites and helped to minimize alterations (I only had the dress shortened).

I have worn this dress so many times already, and I can’t wait to wear it even more.  In addition to today’s look, I have worn the dress to work several times and to an ELOQUII event. I have layered it over a button down top, a cold shoulder top and tees and layered it under trenches and duster jackets.
Speaking of…this pinstripe duster jacket was such a great find.  This jacket is part of Glamour Magazine’s collaboration with Lane Bryant, and I love the fashion-forward twist on classic menswear pinstripes. The stripes are silver metallic and deep red. The black lapels and cuffs are a stretch satin and provide a subtle contrast to the charcoal jacket.

I apologize that the photos don’t show the details very well.  I am sure I’ll be styling this jacket again soon and will get some better close-up photos.I wore this outfit to a recent brunch with my mom and daughter.  I wanted to give the dark look some pop, so I decided to pair it with silver ankle boots. The red clutch brings out the stripes in the jacket and helped to keep the look a little more daytime.Any pieces in your wardrobe that you have been super excited to find recently?

Dress:  ELOQUII (Available here); Duster jacket:  Glamour x Lane Bryant (Available here); Boots: Miss Selfridge (Available at ASOS here);  Clutch:  Vintage; Earrings:  ELOQUII (Available here); Bracelets:  NY&CO, LOFT

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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