I have a long list of ideas (i.e., outfits) for posts written down, but no time to take pictures! So today’s post is coming from an unused cache of photos taken during the fall, which I was planning on publishing some time in the spring. If you look at these photos and experience seasonal dissonance, needs must!
Blowsy Milkmaid returns!
Also, green leaves on the trees!
Those of you with exceptional recall may remember that this top was once a ballgown. Fatima shortened it for me — or perhaps converted is a better descriptor given the magnitude of the change.
My need for full-length dresses is non-existent, but I saw a second life for this one. In its current iteration it works with equally well with jeans and grey flannel pants.
Isn’t this a much better life for the ballgown? It gets out much more often.
Speaking of getting out, I am in New Orleans for the weekend. I wore the Plate Wiper out to dinner and allowed the cuff to sit (briefly) in a dish of blackened fish covered with a buttery sauce. Oh no. My colleague and I consulted the Internet and immediately headed to CVS to buy Dawn dish soap, which is used to clean birds and marine mammals when they are contaminated by oil spills. The top is soaking in the bathroom sink of my hotel room right now. I shall report back.
One final shot, from behind. Fatima shortened this with an asymmetrical hem. It comes to an off-center point in the back.
To date, I have worn this top with skinny pants and straight-legged pants. I think I need to try it with full-length, wide-legged pants in a fluid (but structured) wool. I know that’s a lot of adjectives to juggle and arrange, but it might be very effective. What say you?
Top: CF Goldman; Blouse: Talbots; Jeans: JCrew; Bag: Orla Kiely