October 13, 2014

Zodiac Dresser: Libra III

Welcome to another installment of my Zodiac Dresser series in which I find sartorial inspiration from astrological signs. Today's look was influenced by the sign Libra. Libra is primarily focused on balance and is appropriately symbolized by the scales. As a result, creating a Libra-themed outfit for me is about balancing disparate influences and elements into a cohesive look.
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vintage skirt: barter at Fall Line Fest '13 *boots: Ariat, courtesy Country Outfitters
This outfit is laid-back, much like Libra is known to be, while subtly combining a few different influences and eras. The 60s pleated knit skirt adds a feminine, almost formal element to the outfi. The wool shirt is also vintage, a 70s Pendleton "Knockabouts" balances the skirt by adding a casual, almost rugged touch, further enhanced by the cowboy boots. However, the Japanese t-shirt keeps the outfit quirky versus costumey. And that's how I think of Libra, a sign focused on weighing elements against each other in order to achieve harmony.
Judicious Libra, 
always weighing the options, 
seeking a balance.
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from my 2003 trip to Japan, by Betty's Blue
Finally, the look is made a bit edgier and yet more feminine with a big, bold line of magenta eye makeup.
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eyeshadow, used as liner: Caravaggio by Nars
As an air sign I liken the Libra personality to a crisp breeze since both are relaxed and generally likable. 

--m

PS:
If you follow me on Instagram, this outfit may look familiar and that is because I liked this outfit so much when I first put it together that I couldn't wait to wear it! 

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