Did you think I had forsaken you?
Never! I have simply planned my week poorly and am running late with everything except Harper’s insulin shots. We snapped these photos in the front driveway while waiting for an urgent pizza delivery.
In my search for sophisticated tops for my best friend’s high school reunion,* I became enamored of the one-shoulder look which I like so much better than the cold-shoulder. It’s very Grecian. Very muse. Possibly very goddess.
I had to have one.
Can you guess what drew me to this particular specimen?
The bow! Have you ever seen such a floppsilicious thing?
I also think the calico[s] are charming.
Take a moment to absorb the bow.
The bow is absurdly large, but the fabric is thin and soft. So it has presence, without bulk. It’s a gentle giant.
I could have purchased a matching — i.e., multi-tier calico — skirt, but that seemed like overkill to me. As my best friend’s mother would say, Too much of a muchness.
The top with a pair of skinny (skinny-ish) jeans is just the right amount of muchness for a casual evening or weekend.
Evenings or weekends! The one-shoulder look is no more appropriate for work than the cold-shoulder.
In fact, it is less appropriate. Unless . . .
How could we make this right?
A smart jacket for office wear — to enjoy the bow and the calico on Casual Friday.
I actually like the bow topping the jacket. It’s like an irrepressible performer who can’t be contained.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Top: Anna October Contrast-print One-Shoulder Cotton Top from MatchesFashion.com; Jeans: JCrew; Smart Jacket: Benetton; Shoes: Nike Cortez
* She decided on the Marni top for the evening dinner and, in the ultimate tribute to this moi, a Helmut Lang Pieced Scarf-Print Silk Top (layered with some other things) for daytime.