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Modern Tweed

 
I bought this tweed dress two years ago.
 

 
 
It’s rather elaborate: tweed trimmed with velvet and eyelash-fringe, hook-and-eye closures — and doesn’t require any further ornamentation. I don’t think it could support more detail.
 
As originally sold, it had a thick, banded collar around the neck — Mandarin-influenced. I generally like that look, but this tweed fabric is too thick for such use. It felt like a neck brace. So, after wearing the dress with limited enthusiasm last year, I had a breakthrough this fall. I had the collar removed. Presto! I suddenly have a new dress that I adore. 
It only took me two years, but I outwitted that collar

It only took me two years to outwit that troublesome collar


 
Let’s take a closer look:  
 
 
 
We both look nice in this dress As it was, avec self-fabric neckbrace
As it is now

As it is now


 
I don't understand.  You removed the collar, then added a scarf where the collar had been?

I don’t understand. You removed the collar, then added a scarf where the collar had been?

Well, yes.  But the scarf is removable.

Well, yes. But the scarf is removable.

These patent leather boots, however, kind of make the dress.

The boots

The boots . . .

fully aware that they are making the dress

fully aware that they are making the dress

Dress: Tory Burch “Ackley”; Boots: Fratelli Rossetti (from YOOX); Scarf: Liberty (vintage)

4 thoughts on “Modern Tweed

  1. Stumbled upon your blog and very pleased to have found it! Really great content and a nice niche as well. Though not employed, I’m a big fan of staid. :)

  2. Oh, forgot, the boots are wonderful. I have a pair of black patent boots and find they transform everything I wear, I wouldn’t do without them!

  3. Ok, so I finally noticed how to get through your archives in order! Now, I’m wondering how this would play with your new kimono-like, tie-at-the-back, top?

But what do you think?