Old Dress, New Twist
Vintage Dress, Necklace c/o Lisa Benson, Longchamp Bag
Although I tend to complain that my mother never throws anything away, when it comes to clothes, her reluctance to purge has proven to be beneficial to my own closet. Some of my favorite pieces have been permanently borrowed from both my parents, and this dress is the most recent addition to that wardrobe category.
Though it probably dates back to the 80s or earlier, its simple silhouette, bright goldenrod color, and durable cotton fabric make it a timeless piece I could have easily purchased in the current season. Its length (tea length or just above the ankle) means it also loosely fits in to the maxi dress trend that is still having its moment. Paired with a statement necklace, it was the perfect outfit for some summer cocktails with family at Castle Hill.
Don’t mind if I Do…
Image via J.Crew
Can’t believe I didn’t discover this until yesterday — because let’s be honest, I’m extremely familiar with most things J.Crew — but if you’ve never seen the J.Crew Wedding Album on their website, it’s worth a look. It combines many of my favorite things including: love stories, beautiful photography, wonderfully happy people, and of course, J.Crew clothing.
"…the collar was crucial (one should always sport a collar when kicking the crap out of another person… it’s just dignified)."
-Jake Gallagher, “Dropping Knowledge: The Rugby Shirt”
Fun fact about me, I happen to love GQ (an affection that existed even before I was a Condé Nast intern…). “The GQ Eye,” their style blog, always has great clothes, witty writing, and of course the occasional piece about the necessaries — in this case rugby shirts.
Perhaps I just got too emotionally attached to the smell of Fierce in my pre-teen days, but I maintain the position that despite charging a bit too much for garments that are sometimes flimsy, Abercrombie & Fitch still hits some home runs here and there.
Right now I’m particularly admiring this dress: the large floral print, the pretty sash, and of course my favorite color (navy blue) all caught my eye. Whether I’d feel the same way about it in person will remain to be seen.
It stands to reason that a site focused on parties full of (presumably) well-dressed people would know a trend when they see it.
Most excited about: sheer, sparkles, winter white.
Least excited about (but appreciative of nonetheless): pastels, peplums, furry arms…the last for the most obvious reasons.