I bought a bunch of things during the post-holiday sales (late December/early January) and have been rolling them out. I bought them so fast, but as I am rolling them out slowly I cannot help wonder if I was overly hasty in my acquisitions. And I haven’t even shown you the weird stuff yet.
You know my weakness for effortless, and thus slightly subversive, French style? I bought this Isabel Marant dress because I thought it conveyed that message. But I fear that it conveys a different message: No Effort.
Let me tell you what I am supposed to look like. I am supposed to look like I am wearing a chic dress with a blouson top and oversized half-sleeves because I am too cool to wear a form-fitting sheath.
The fabric is an elegant navy glen plaid in a tropical weight wool.
Perhaps I need to take the skirt in a little?
For now, I think I have salvaged the situation with a great belt. Come closer and see my great belt.
I first saw a belt like this on Style du Monde. As you can probably imagine, it spoke to me: yellow; adjustable; wacko.
How not love?
What outfit wouldn’t be, instantly, twice as fun if adorned with this belt? Think grey and blue dresses, navy and black jackets. My black/white/grey tweedy jacket!
The Photographer asked, so delicately, so gingerly, Do you really want to wear something that says ‘Weight Securing System 5,400 lbs?
HoW cOuLD I NoT?
I’ve been waiting my whole life for this belt. My law partners don’t know it yet, but they’ve been waiting, too.
Dress: Etoile Isabel Marant Neou Jewel-Neck Wool Sheath Dress (dress has been re-issued for spring, will probably be on sale by April; mine was AW2017); Belt: Off-White C/O Virgil Abloh* Mini Industrial Belt; Shoes: Tory Burch; Bag: Coach; Watch: Michele
* Everything about the Off-White website is riveting, starting with the fact that each page says “WEBSITE” — in quotes — at the top of the page. Is it genuine? Ironically hip? Check out the How To videos; my favorite is “PLASTIC BAG” — which is the third from the top, left side. I think it’s best if you don’t ask too many questions or try to understand. Just let it wash over you.
3 thoughts on “A Heavy Lift?”
Oh no. The website was down yesterday due to a glitch and then required significant maintenance. Unfortunately the comments posted in response to this entry were LOST. A true loss because they were so entertaining. MC Bontemps referred to the Off-White website, belt, prices as delightful provocations — which made me chuckle.
I apologize, Commenters! Please feel free to re-post your comments and know that I read them, enjoy them, and do my best to preserve them.
I love the belt! The dress I think looks like a lovely garment, though with the rather – dare I say it? – conservative shoe & bag choices, I fear it does look a little as though it is simply too big for you. The belt is not enough. You need more unexpected shoes, and some of your more avant-garde jewellery, in my opinion. Then the dress will look more effortless, I think, and less as if it isn’t quite something else. Please bear in mind that all of this is said with utmost respect, & and only because you seem to have asked.
I agree with Jessica. HOWEVER, I think you have remained true to yourself with this outfit. The belt can be enough. Dare I say it is enough for you? You don’t need anything else. Both pieces show themselves spectacular when combined. brovo