An alternative title for this post is “Return of the Accordion Slip Dress.”
I promised I would show it again, styled in a couple of different ways.
Here we are.
While I did not go with full-on combat boots (only because I don’t own a pair), wearing this dress with my granny boots recalls grunge style.
Smells Like Teen Spirit, wouldn’t you agree?
Listen, no one is going to look at me and think I’ve just come in from a stint of living rough to follow my favorite band through the Pacific Northwest. I know that.
I am modifying the grunge look for a law firm partner. In Washington D.C. It can be done!
How am I achieving this extraordinary feat?
I am wearing a light weight, merino wool stretchy turtleneck (companion, actually, to this cardigan), a black slip under the dress, the Kick-A$$ belt, and boots. To add a little drab excitement, I’ve added a small bucket bag in maroon suede. It’s not red, it’s not crimson.
I think this pairing is fresh. Remember: I vowed NOT to wear a slip dress over a tee shirt because that is too 90s for me.
A small detail today. The watch looks pretty over the cuff of my sweater.
But wait! There’s more!
Switching gears to — I don’t know, Elizabethan England? — here is another look for the slip dress.
Black tights with this particular ensemble might look better, but I was too busy to do so. The Photographer and I were in the middle of a holiday weekend speed shoot.
I found this Tibi blouse at an end-of-year (2018) sale. It’s off-white with black and gold metallic pinstripes.
The voluminous sleeves are so delightful and despite their distinctive shape, I actually think the blouse will be versatile. I’ve already used it in another post, which will be revealed next week.
Come closer and take a better look. The stripes work well with the pleats.
Slip dress: Vince; Turtleneck sweater: JCrew; Blouse: Tibi; Red bag: Jerome Dreyfuss; Black bag: Sophie Hulme Bolt Bag; Boots: 8 from YOOX; Watch: Michele; Belt: Philopsophy di Alberta Ferretti