I just bought this top from Anthropologie.
Perhaps you’re thinking, Why, Directrice? That sad, drab, shapeless rag . . .
Stay with me a moment.
What could be more charming than this back?
Also, I like the severe lines of the front and think the top has a vaguely 60s (early 60s) vibe with some Japanese kimono undertones. Laura Petrie and The Mikado are top-notch design influences.
Unfortunately, however, the top has precipitated a rare crisis of imagination. I had thought I would wear it over a crisp white blouse with cropped grey trousers, but when I tried it — non, non. It looked very awful. I tried five different white blouses under it and they all looked varying degrees of awful.
So I turn to you, my brilliant readers! How would you wear this? How do you think I should wear it? Submissions for office-wear and casual dress are equally welcome.
Wishing you a cozy Thanksgiving — I hope it’s reflective or raucous to your taste — and taking the opportunity to thank you for visiting this blog, reading my posts, and sharing your comments.