Saturday, September 08, 2007

One dress, one weekend, five ways.

After previously making a firm decision to focus on other people's wardrobes rather than my own (bar a few shoe-off-purchase posts..) and the fact that I had decided not to include photographs of myself on my blog, your comments* have persuaded me to go for it, and instead, pay a little attention to my own wardrobe, which gives you all a chance to get an insight into who "this person" is behind Discotheque Confusion.. (but I still refuse to reveal my face, for I think anonymity is fun and novel.)

Casting one LMD (little mustard dress) from Reiss as the star of the show, I have created a weekends worth of outfits, all very different, for a variety of occassions, using pieces from my wardrobe. The dress is fairly new, I spotted it in the sale, and received it for my birthday (that's my birthday, not DC's!) You Brit bloggers may have spotted it before in the shop, but for those who haven't, its made of silk, making it hang beautifully, and is the most beautiful decadent, mustard yellow colour. In a wardrobe full of other dresses from H and M and Topshop, this is definitely a "grown up dress".


Here goes...

1. Friday. A day at College.
Just seen, a bright peek of the dress around the neckline. Reeboks for stomping around the art block and the suede skirt to wear and inevitably spill paint down, but worn anyway for "sensible" flirtiness.


2. Friday Evening. Art Gallery Opening.
Yeah, because I go to these all the time... Worn with a circus inspired theme of an old frilly, gold blouse from Spitalfields Market and a pair of colourful 90'S kids glasses as a humourous antidote to wayfarers. (I have no idea where they came from, but they have always been around..)

3. Saturday Afternoon Shenanigans.

Worn under a super white oversize shirt (noticing a theme here?...) and cinched with a belt for some structure. The reeboks tone down the "matchy matchy" edge. Ideal for an afternoon in a coffee shop, or buying vegetables ("chic-ly", obv.)


4. Saturday Night. An autumn evening by the bonfire.
Worn on a crisp autumnal evening snuggled by the bonfire with blankets and friends. For grunge factor, I paired the dress with my oversize plaid shirt, wooly knee socks and faithful beanie. It's like the pretty, rich dress is Marissa and it's been tainted and influenced by Volchok.



5. Sunday. Lazy days at home..
Worn simply, under a long graphic tee from all saints. The fabric of the All Saints tee is pleasingly "maleable" after being worn, and can easily look baggy, which compliments the smart look of the dress, perfect for lying about on the sofa on a sunday afternoon.


*(Thanks to Elle, Buttonsandstars and Penelope for the suggestions!)

32 comments:

emsie said...

love the analogy of marissa and volchok!

nice feature; great outfits

x

penelope said...

the dress is so so cute!! loove the 2nd look best!!! haha!

lisa mona said...

good idea to start working on your wardrobe! cool outfits! esp the one with the oversized white shirt. theme? what theme are we lookin for? :/

p.s try to turn on more lights next time! :)

xx

discothequechic said...

I know, I forgot to mention, sorry about the lighting, I had a flash (no pun intended) of inspiration at about one in the morning (which I always do, I swear, it's so unhelpful) so the lighting wasn't great.

I kind of conked out in bed and had to resume in the morning! Ha.

For some reason blogger is getting its stress on, and won't let the image enlarge, but mehhh!

S xx

martha said...

hey, found your blog from your post on RR just now. i'll check out the rest of your site now but this particular exercise you just did reminds me of editor's first blog 34pieces.blogspot.com
good job with that dress.

Allure said...

I also decided not to post pics of myself in my blog, to keep the mystery alive. But you are breaking the rule...don't tempt me! ;)

*** MeMiLy EdD *** said...

i love the one with the plaid shirt and socks!

coco said...

ahhh great idea and amazing looks, some are very imaginative like waering the shirt over it.

I have tried that before but with a more casual dress than yours so i may have to try it with a more dressy dress!

And i know what you mean about the turn out! I was shocked too. I don't even like Miss Sixty very much.

And am I the only one slightly dissapointed with the collections coming out?

editor said...

ooo, faves are 1,3,5 lol nevermind, i like them all. :)

alluretone said...

i love the mustard dress, it really is a nice color. i esp love it paired off with the flannel and the shirt.

Juliet said...

oh, how i loe your LMD!

juliet xxx

Kat said...

Great outfits DC!! Very arty and cool. I love the bonfire outfit actually, it's my favourite. It's funny how many outfits you can get out of one piece. I have this plain grey longsleeved top from zara that cost me the grand total of €10, that i wear with everything! It's great to layer under my all my dresses to make them more casual! Shhh though, us fashionable people are supposed to spend thousands on clothes!
Thanks for you lovey comments as usual:-)
x x x

-S said...

love love love the colour of the dress! and really cute outfit ideas!

muze1990 said...

You really have a great style!! Love your outfit with the plaid blouse, outfit number 1 and outfit number 2 & 5! You should do it more often, give us a little tour in your own wardrobe. It's fun!

Aisha said...

I'm so in love with your style =) and I love the idea of you posting about your own wardrobe a little bit more =) i love that kind of posts =)

The 4th outfit is my favourite and the yellow dress is pretty rad, i love yellow =)

x

Victor said...

looks awesome! <3

coco said...

i agree on Proenza Schouler's collection, i really really liked that one, and although all/most other collections have all been very nice none of them have grabbed me yet.

mandyjane said...

i love your blog :)
that dress is so nice, i cant never find stuff like that :(
x

Isa said...

now that´s way of really wearing your clothes until they come off!

adore the blog.
xxx

la Belle et la Bête said...

Epic Blog. I love the first look.

Filó said...

Eba!!! its good to see a previous of you ehehehehh...
I love the look 4 and i was talk about this in my blog today after seeing the looks of NY fashion week. Is my look today traducing who i am?? i am trying to now...
kissesssssssssss

mandyjane said...

oh thank you :)
yeah she's so gorgeous!

how was/is your weekend?
x

Elle said...

3,4,5 are my fave. You are rocking that dress well!

The Stiletto Effect said...

Hi :)

I'm glad you are going to add The Stiletto Effect to you list (I hope it works)! I already added you :)

I'm the only one who writes on Tne Stiletto Effect and it belongs to me. My friend Cris wrote 2 posts a long time ago, but as a contributor. Although she quit it because she has no time to write.

Maybe one day she could have the time to write a few posts again, lets see!

So for now, it is just me and my blog!

Kisses
Su

penelope said...

thanks for d comment(: haha!!
owell. i understand.. sometimes.. it's just so so frustrating trying to find THAT bag~ which will go well wif everything amazingly. sigh.

haha but it's fab u've found yrs!!
love!

Fabi said...

wooo you look fabulous! I'm glad you finally posted pictures of (half) yourself!! I especially love the first and fourth outfits!!! you look great

Cris Lazoru said...

Great post! Loved #3. That LMD is to die for.

C.

Mrs Fashion said...

Gosh! Quite a revelation...
x

buttonsandstars said...

These outfit are fantastic! I think I like the second one the best... They're all amazing though. That dress....oh my goodness! I want it so much!

Iheartfashion said...

Great outfits! I love looks 2 & 3.

a. said...

this is genius! i love it all.
xx a.

Teresa said...

You've convinced me, mustard is totally the new black! Note to self: Must get yellow frock.