A very sort of behind the scenes. I went out and took some pictures with friends. There was a big swing, loads of fresh April mud, and one very big red bow involved.
I’m loving the revival of ridiculous blouses, over the top shoes, and rejection of all things minimalist. I can even get behind those jeans with the clear knees! But I’m not on board with the whole sweatshirt thing. I’m guilty of wearing shirts as dresses, and of rejecting form for functionality, but I’m just sick and tired of people wearing oversized sweatshirts with no pants in the name of fashion. I guess I’m that bitter person who just wants everyone else to be uncomfortable. What do you think?
This shirt feels like a mix between a tuxedo x maître d’ x Elizabethan shirt. It’s pure silk, and through some twist of fate I got it for 80% off at J Crew. I spent two months trying to figure out how to style it before I realized that it has a mind of its own. It’s the sort of shirt that you wear knowing full well that you look like a 1590’s nobleman. You just have to embrace it. I teamed it here with a little denim skirt I made, and some Docs to make it a little tougher.
dress- me, shoes- Doc Martens, jacket- thrifted, belt- vintage
I hadn’t done a really *public* photoshoot in a while, and had almost forgotten what it is like to have people slow their cars as they pass because there’s some crazy girl taking photos. Always a fun time. The outfit is a bomber jacket I found at the Garment District in Boston, pure silk, and pretty windproof. I teamed it with a little black velvet dress that I made for a school formal (any plainish formalwear, in my experience, can be repurposed for everyday wear), and my docs. The belt was a last minute add, but it makes the outfit just that much more interesting, adding a dash of rocker and a tablespoon of western.
What’s your favorite way to rewear formal clothing?