While noodling around the Nordstrom Annual Sale* — which seems to have taken on the prominence of the World Series and the gravitas of the Nobel Prize announcements — I came across this.
Setting aside the cost inhibition attached to this get-up,+ I understand — intellectually, if not emotionally — that I probably do not have a place to wear a Dominatrix Picnic Blanket mash-up and therefore this ensemble simply isn’t for me. But I can’t help admiring this tremendous look.
I do think I could wear the dress (if the cost inhibition did not exist) which ingeniously achieves the look of a kaleidoscope by stitching together pieces of a straightforward, two-color plaid. So charming.
This bold pairing of a bustier-over-belted-dress (there are two belts there) did give me an idea of how to use my CF Goldman tube top.
Feast your eyes on these impromptu iPhone movies starring The Photographer, Posy, Philo, and The Directrice.
Posy interferes, The Photographer intervenes:
Dress and tube top with kick-@$$ belt:
Dress with self-belt and tubetop; Philo observes:
I’ll take proper pictures soon, when the temperature in D.C. drops back under 90 degrees.
* I bought nothing from the Nordstrom Annual Sale. Such restraint! Such virtue!
+ The bustier is $592. The dress isn’t even for sale yet. For those who are interested in directional looks, Nordstrom has a section called Space: Emerging and Advanced Designers.