Ripple Effect: an effect from an initial state that can be followed outward incrementally.
Hmmmmm. This phrase is often used to describe a profound or lasting economic, political, or social impact. But I’ve been witnessing one this summer in my closet.
- I saw an advanced shirtdress that required a slip.
- I bought a slipdress to try.
- In an effort to rationalize the slip dress, I paired it with a few sweaters and blouses I already owned.
- And then I found this asymmetrical plaid top!
- Now I am wearing the top with the slip dress.
Some might say that I have described not a ripple effect, but a cycle of violence, but I disagree. I love these two things together.
How fun is this? It’s also very floaty and light.
Some of you have previously commented (favorably) on my willingness to wear silhouettes that are not conventionally flattering. This one’s for you.
I look somewhat pregnant. But remember, looking pregnant on occasion is no bad thing.
In person, I think I look less somewhat pregnant than in these photos. The slip dress is actually very slinky and the top is transparent and mobile.
Let’s take a closer look at that ruffle, shall we?
Top: Isa Arfen Ruffle-trimmed Cotton Top; Dress: Derek Lam 10 Crosby Sleeveless Floral Silk Midi Flamenco; Shoes: Donald J. Pliner Fritz Sandal; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Watch: Michele
If you haven’t seen Next Stop Wonderland, you should. Phillip Seymour Hoffman has a small, but memorable, role.