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September 19, 2011

Symmetrical Asymmetry

Love asymmetrical floral dress, vintage soutache jacket, Steve Madden Shazzam gold heels, Los Angeles fashion blog

Love asymmetrical floral dress, vintage soutache jacket, Steve Madden Shazzam gold heels, Los Angeles fashion blog

Love asymmetrical floral dress, vintage soutache jacket, Steve Madden Shazzam gold heels, Los Angeles fashion blog

Love asymmetrical floral dress, vintage soutache jacket, Steve Madden Shazzam gold heels, Los Angeles fashion blog

Love asymmetrical floral dress, vintage soutache jacket, Steve Madden Shazzam gold heels, Los Angeles fashion blog

While shopping at a secondhand store last month, I discovered this vintage soutache jacket for under $2.  Although it needed some minor repairs to its intricate beadwork and some stain removal, I was willing to give it a try. Fortunately, while browsing, I met a kind woman who admired the jacket and we got to chatting about fashion. She turned out to be a former patternmaker and seamstress, and she gave me a helpful tip on how to remove old age stains and armpit yellowing by using a toothbrush with baking soda to blot the stains carefully away.  With some persistence and patience, I later put her advice to good use, and recently paired the jacket with my latest purchase from the LF sale.

After stalking this floral dress at LF for a few months, I finally managed to score it dirt cheap this weekend.  In contrast to some of my dresses and skirts that have a high hemline in front and low hemline in back, this one intrigued me with its low hemlines on the sides.  After making the purchase, I promptly wore it out to a friend's birthday party, where I tested the impracticality of wearing 6.5" heels on the dance floor.  Let's just say that I sacrificed some of my dance floor mobility in order to feel tall, and I'm perfectly ok with that.

Wearing: H&M sunglasses, vintage beaded jacket, Love asymmetrical floral dress, Zara handbag, Wild Pair Sister WP heels (same style as the Steve Madden Shazzam heels)

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