Jurassic Fashion

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Timothy Westbrook’s Paleontology of a Woman show. I needed the perfect outfit, but what does one wear to a dinosaur themed fashion show that fits the spirit, but doesn’t look like a costume?

I decided to go with a snakeskin dress as a base. I ended up with the Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s dress below which nicely hugged my curves. One of the struggles I always have is that fitted or bodycon dresses tend to be made with a cotton spandex blend which seems to cling to my body in very unflattering ways. This stretch jersey dress flowed nicely to create a fitted silhouette without appearing tight.

I opted to accessorize the dress with earth elements. A bone inspired resin necklace, BCBG snakeskin textured sandals with wooden heels, and a leather and metal cuff from Express all fit the bill. The final touch was one of my Wantable rings that reminded me of a rocky hillside. I thought it all worked well in the backdrop of the Milwaukee Public Museum’s rainforest and glacier exhibits.

BCBG Snakeskin sandals

Jennifer Lopez for Kohls dress

Jennifer Lopez for Kohls dress


Express leather and metal bracelet

Wantable ring

Jennifer Lopez for Kohls snakeskin dress

Jennifer Lopez for Kohls dress

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