Last weekend, I collected my thoughts and planned on paper the posts that I will put together for the next three months. By “planned on paper” I only mean that I jotted down as many ideas for outfits (and weighty topics) as I could picture in my head in five minutes flat. Scribble, scribble, scribble.*
I realized that over the last three summers (2015, 2016 and 2017) you have seen all of my summer dresses. Well, all but one . . . which you will see soon enough.
So, as previously previewed, this will be the Summer of Variations. For example, this diaphanous Marni overdress, last seen in the summer of 2016, is reappearing with a new slip-dress under it and different shoes and jewelry.
I previously wore this dress with just a black slip (not a slip-dress, but a slip) under it — until last year, when I decided that I had, perhaps, been wearing underwear as clothes . . . which really does not qualify as Business Casual.
The search for a black slip-dress — something a little more substantial than a slip — commenced and went on for over a year.+ I wanted something simple with a v-neck in the front, standard spaghetti straps, and a straight back that would cover a bra. And I didn’t want to pay too much for it.
This slip-dress has side slits, which I think I like. They create a little movement at the hem.
If this dress were silk (or slippery like silk) it would be perfect, but unfortunately it is rayon-tencel blend and therefore creates a little friction when it comes into contact with the overdress . . . which it does continuously when I am wearing both.
You know how I frequently forget to accessorize my outfits? When I plan them on paper, I always include a piece of jewelry, a scarf or a belt. And yet I still forget to put the accessory on before leaving the house to take pictures.
I forgot my Gemini Capsule bracelet!
Must remember to accessorize!
I think you need to come a little closer to see this bracelet, which is 3-D printed.
Dress: Marni; Slip dress: Splendid; Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff; Bracelet: Maria Eife at Jewelers’Werk
* When when presented with a volume of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — a seminal work of history published in 8 volumes over the course of 12 years that remains influential to this day — the Duke of Gloucester said to the author, “Always scribble, scribble, scribble. Eh, Mr. Gibbon?” I think of this encounter often.
+ It was not a full-time search.
** Surely you remember this line? From a movie.