I love how the ensembles on Polyvore look so cute and complete. I can imagine it on a person so easily that I readily jump into the style. Since I am not a 5'10" size 0 however, I sometimes have a hard time translating the outfit for my body. Especially when the silhouette is a skinny one. Or if it includes a scarf apparently.
I happen to have 2 different black scarves. One is shorter than the other as you can tell from the first to the second image. It's really obvious that I have a short neck when I have a scarf wrapped that tight to it!! Wasn't a good look. The second is ok, but its still too short I think. I wore it, and no one threw things at me so I guess it would pass. I also don't own a leopard bag so skipped that element all together. In retrospect, would my long leopard scarf have done a better job than trying to recreate the look directly? Possibly.
The lesson? Be careful where your scarf lands or you could end up looking like it's trying to choke you. AND don't use a belt unless you really need one. I used one to tie in the brown boot since I didn't have the leopard bag to do it for me, but the inspiration is a slouchy look and I think it would have been best to leave it all slouchy. Why don't I ever learn the lessons before I take the pictures?? I think my blog would be doing so much better if it weren't about what NOT to do. LOL
It's Thursday so go check out Carly and Mary's link party and do a copycat post of your own. I'm sure you'll be a DO!