Subdued Superhero

I think this outfit looks a little better IRL... Or is that just an excuse, lol?

In any event, something about the boots, skinnies, flowy top, and emblematic belt makes me feel like I've stepped out of a b/w comic. In a good way. I also got a compliment on my rear, which is... Better than a criticism. :-)

The taupe boots are more visible in this light, but I have also attached a close up.

Draped tee - unbranded $1 flea market find
Sloan crops- ebay
Belt - flea market
Paul Green Optimist boots - Nordies
"Cartier" watch - $1 at flea market
Brahmin bag - Nordies

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  • replied 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness, I love this! I have to make a T like that. Love this so much.

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Ceit, it would be super easy to make! I will post a pic of what it looks like laid flat when I get home.

  • Tanya replied 5 years ago

    I think the outfit looks great, totally super-hero worthy.  love how well all the acessories play together.

  • pil replied 5 years ago

    Gosh Rae, you're killing it here. Did you do the draping of the tee yourself? Love the combination of colors - and the belt and boots are gorgeous.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Thanks Rae!

  • deb replied 5 years ago

    Nothing subdues about this. You look great.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago


  • Emily replied 5 years ago

    I bet the draping on the tee is even more interesting IRL.  You look great!

  • El Cee replied 5 years ago

    What a great look! That draped tee is fabulous... and only a buck? I can hardly believe it. Sounds as if you have some amazing flea markets out by you. Nothing like that in Connecticut. Love your boots.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Wow, this is so subtle and so gorgeous. You look fantastic in the draped tee, and I am dying over those boots. Also love the belt. Everything is so harmonious. 

  • replied 5 years ago

    Very understated and luxe. The belt, bag and boots steal the show. Love it!

  • Janet replied 5 years ago

    That tee is awesome! I totally want to see how it's made. Maybe you can bring it to the OC meetup. ;-)

    You look fantastic.

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    You look great - the tee really makes it!

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    Love the Superhero look.  Strong and simple.

  • replied 5 years ago

    I like!!
    I go nuts when Tees get all twisted, you know when the side seam is near your navel.  This Tee shows how to be twisted!

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Love it too - and looking forward to the laid-flat pic :)

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    This is fantastic on you. Comic-con elegance.

  • annagybe replied 5 years ago

    It looks like some ironkurtin would wear. I hope that's a compliment.

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Ceit, here is what it looks like laid out flat. If I had a serger, I'd consider making another one myself!

  • jurocha replied 5 years ago

    I am saving this link in my favorites; maybe my seamtress can copy this T-shirt from the flat pic!

    You look gorgeous! (Not only this outfit, but also the indie bob!)

  • Mrs Moo replied 5 years ago

    Rae, like everyone else I am super in love with this top! I am studying the pic and am going to have a go with making a template! (when I get a spare few hours of course...perhaps after Christmas ;) )

    Can I just ask though, are you wearing a cami poking out from underneath in the picture or is the more ruched bit by your left arm all part of how the top lies?

  • replied 5 years ago

    You look great; very superhero-like :) I'm very intrigued by the flat shape of that tee, so unusual.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Thanks Rae! I need to experiment with this now :) is the left square side sewn up to almost the top to make an arm opening?

  • AnnieMouse replied 5 years ago

    Fashion superheroine, for sure.

  • texstyle replied 5 years ago

    I can see why you said superhero (and why you got the compliment) - you look fantastic and what an interesting tee!

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    I had missed the latest questions... MM, I am not wearing a cami, and Ceit I think you are correct. The one armhole comes from one side not being sewn all the way closed.

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