Grey black white animal print polka dot style

mannequin animal print dress black white polka dot scarf

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 about 2 years ago, and a black and white polka dot scarf that I bought last year.

mannequin in animal print dress

mannequin black white polka dot scarf

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.

mannequin in animal print dress with black white polka dot scarf

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Singer songwriter Adelamonica AKA Avenue Sixty editor in chief. Writing as Monica for The Monica Archives. Writing has always been one of my passions. In fact, when I was a teenager, I used to tell people they should remember my name, because I was going to become a famous author. I used to live to write and write to live--not in the sense of writing for income but writing to combat depression and to feel a sense of purpose. I've written novels, poems, articles and essays that I tried unsuccessfully to get published over many years starting in my teens. When I discovered blogging several ages ago, I turned to that avenue as a means of doing what I love without having to worry about publishers and their rejection letters. Modeling is also something I have always enjoyed and something I wanted very badly to do as a teenager. So badly that I used to lie and tell people I was a model. I would carry around a large portfolio style photo album and claim it was my modeling portfolio. But, as with my writing, the people with the power to make my modeling dreams come true saw nothing in me that made them stop me in the streets of New York to offer me a modeling contract with their agency. So when I discovered the ability to photograph my own self (before cell phones and selfies) I took up a hobby of pretend modeling at home and that hobby has remained with me throughout my life as a form of self expression and self therapy. I ask that you kindly excuse my lack of worldliness and any instances where I demonstrate lack of tact or lack of knowledge and even lack of basic intelligence in my writing and posing. I'm just here trying to have a little fun doing the things that make me happy. I'm just an average human for whom writing and posing and singing and dancing and the other things I do are ways I express myself and keep myself going on this ever challenging journey of life. I hope you will find something even remotely useful or interesting in the things I share.


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