Had some time on my hands today so I decided to dress up the mannequin. She’s just been standing in a corner in the living room for a while and I haven’t been getting any practice trying to improve my fashion styling skills. I am perfectly aware that this get-up I have on the mannequin shows I am a long way from getting a passing grade. mannequin animal print dress black white polka dot scarf 2

My closet is still sparse and still contains mostly years old clothing. I’ve never been the shopping kind of girl. To be honest I hate shopping. I hate shopping in stores. I hate shopping online. I can never find anything I like that’s in my affordable price range. And I’m really not one for getting overly concerned with what I’m wearing and how I look. But this experiment is about putting to the test the theory that getting concerned with what you’re wearing and how you look could transform your life. So I do plan to start doing some shopping as soon as I can find the extra funds.

What the mannequin is wearing

The mannequin is wearing a black/grey/white animal print dress that I bought from Newport News two or three years ago. She’s also wearing a black jacket that was bought on Amazon.com about 2 years ago, and a black and white polka dot scarf that I bought last year.

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Her feet are bare but I’d probably choose black pumps for the outfit. Or black stiletto-heeled ankle boots. And of course a black bag. I’d be curious how this outfit looks with black tights. It would probably look a little weird. And would take the black over to the level of “too much”.

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The mannequin’s visit to the Palace of Venaria in Venaria Reale in northern Italy was made possible courtesy of Photoshop. She is posing in the Galleria Grande.

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