Have been frantic of late about work and have lost the ability to accessorize. Somehow it seems difficult even to choose clothing, let alone the sparkly ornamental things that make clothes so much more interesting. Nonetheless, in the interests of keeping things as close to business casual as possible while expending absolute minimum effort, I’ve been wearing dresses.
I’ll do more next time, but here are two of the not-so-blank canvases with which I’ll begin:
Printed polyester dress: Kenzie (via Winners)
White cotton cardigan: Togo (via The Bay)
Black leather & cork wedges: Clarks (remixed)
Weird story: the Kenzie dress is an extra large. And I only tried it on because it seemed awesome but didn’t come in my (usual) size. Really, I should have the top tailored, but the belt at the waist helps me cheat, so I’m tempted not to bother. (Side note: how freaking short would the dress be if it were three sizes smaller? Jeez.)
Printed cotton dress: Esprit
White denim blazer: Gap
Silver leather flats: Jump
(Gah. I should have done the Wonder Woman in the image on the right. That would’ve made things less rectangular.)
This dress has more of a surfer chick aesthetic than I’d like. For example, how wicked would it be three inches shorter and worn with the tie undone over a bright blue bikini on a bronze muscled beach goddess? See what I mean?
With my tendency to eat chips, not surf, and to freckle and peel, there’s zero chance of my styling it that way next time. ‘Thoughts? How do you style up your cotton dresses for work or play? (I will, of course, keep checking your blogs, but still, you should tell me, again.)