I found this teal leather dress on a whirlwind thrift store tour, and figured it was too bad-in-a-good-way to pass up. For months, it sat in my trunk aka third closet, languishing in the heat and cold, only to see the light of day when bags of groceries needed a ride home.
Lately, I've been trying to wear more of the clothes I own, so out it came. But what to do with it? Teal leather
The 70's is one of my favorite decades in terms of style influence. High-waisted pants, polyester leisure suits, and fluffy 'fros? Hell yeah, you jive turkey!
Note to self: Must refrain from watching reruns of Good Times before "DY-NO-MITE!" becomes a part of my everyday lexicon.
Jeans, Grey Ant; shirt, thrifted; shoes, vintage; purse, Coccinelle; scarf, handmade
I found this skirt on a thrifting venture a few years ago and was immediately drawn to the gilded paisley print and lacy trim. I imagined wearing it in Moscow, standing in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral, exhaling puffs of cold air, swathed in a exotic furry hat and muff. Since that particular vision has not yet come to fruition, I figured I'd better think of some other way to wear it.
Pairing it with neutrals and muted shades works,
I tend to be veeeery impatient. This applies to pretty much all aspects of my life, and fashion is no exception. The stuff for fall from this past New York Fashion Week? Yeah, I want to wear it NOW. If the look is simple enough--like this one from Marc Jacobs' show-- it's fairly easy to duplicate. So, without further ado:
1. American Apparel Tri-blend long sleeve v-neck, $30 2. Forever21 Tribal print scarf, $5.80 3. BuyCostumes.com
In an effort to add a little variety to my already plentiful collection of black pants (really, who needs this many?), I ordered these drop-crotch trousers from asos.com. I love the high waist, silky material, and tapered leg, and since they're so "trendy" I kept the top simple and focused on accessories.
Shirt, Express; trousers, asos.com; shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti; Indian bridal necklace, bombayfashions.com; vintage earrings and pendant necklace.
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