Friday, August 1, 2008

Sacrilege

Today's outfit was a cinch to put together, since this fantastic Diane von Furstenberg dress really doesn't require much accessorizing. It was a great bargain that I found the Saks Off 5th store on Nicollette Mall in Minneapolis last weekend. This outfit also features several items I brought back from Copenhagen a few years ago: the hat, stockings, and boots. I have no idea what brand the boots are; in fact, I haven't worn them in quite awhile because at some point I took it into my head that they looked too Western for my liking. Inexplicably I began to love them again today; good thing I held onto them. The bag is by Lucky Brand.

I have only one complaint about this dress: the matching belt is attached. I would've loved to wear this with my wide braided leather belt, but didn't want to fuss with having the attached belt hidden underneath it. So, I have a question for my readers: do I dare cut the belt off? Is it sacrilege to modify a Diane von Furstenberg? I love that the attached belt is more of a wide sash, but it sure would be nice to have the option of putting something different over it.

12 comments:

Stacy said...

Cut it off! Better to have some versatility!

Leslie said...

Cut it off--I think a wider belt would look really good!

E said...

Did you have a good time in Minneapolis!? I'm still SO bummed I missed you!

And yeah. Cut that sucker off. I love the dress on you!

m said...

I would cut it off and use it as a cool belt for jeans!
By the way, great blog...you have amazing style!

metscan said...

Occasionally visited your blog and I simply don´t understand your clothes choices-there nearly always is a vinyl broad belt and then the hats,caps. Well,I hope you understand what I meant.Not everyone needs to dress alike.

notSupermum said...

Great blog! At first I wasn't going to leave a comment about the belt - I'm not really qualified to tell other people what to wear! - but hey, if you take comments from a horse then I think I'm ok. Cut the belt off, the dress would look better with the type of belt you described.

metscan said...

Hi notsupermum:I believe that a comment from a horse makes much more sense than a comment from a bunch of balloons. If someone wants to show the whole world his/her bizarre wardrobe, I believe they have some reason for this. But once you have made the choice to appear daily, you know that all the comments are not appraising. I might sound rude,but while trotting down this blog, all I see is very odd mixes of clothes I never ever knew of. I really have nothing against you Audi. It is just this combination of clothes that surprises me.

notSupermum said...

Metscan, hi! I think Audi has a very unique style, and although I would never wear any of the combinations she chooses (nor am I confident enough to do so) I think she looks great and is having fun with it. Good for you Audi!

Audi said...

Ooh, such a lively discussion! Thanks for the comments. I am fully aware that many people do not share my same sense of style, but I do hope that people can use my blog to get a few ideas and use them to create looks that are their own. The world would be a dull place indeed if everyone dressed the same, and frankly I quite like to stand out a bit, which is why I often push the envelope with my fashion choices.

metscan said...

Hi Audi: I have a 31 year old daughter,who is a microbiologist. She has kept her very own `todays outfit´for several months now. I wish she would give you asset to her site-just for you. I think this could bring our continents closer. Then you could give her some of your comments too. What do you think ?Maybe it would also help you understand my Wow reactions,

Audi said...

Metscan: Yes, I'd love to take a look at your daughter's blog. I do have some perspective on where you're coming from; though I haven't been to Finland YET, I have been all over Europe and I've noted that in the northern countries such as Denmark, Sweden, and Latvia people tend to dress in a more subdued way, though they dress very well. Inspiration is a funny thing though; it can come from anywhere, and I'd say a lot of my outfits are inspired by things I've seen while traveling in Europe, though I give them my own unique twist of course.

I should also point out that my style should in no way be taken as an example of how a 'typical' American (if there is such a thing) dresses. I live in the heart of San Francisco, which has long been known as a center for radical self-expression. In fact, I sometimes feel like I look very conservative and boring in a city filled with so much exuberant creativity. So I'm actually quite tickled that I can still elicit a 'wow' reaction now and then, even if it does have to come all the way from Finland. :-)

Emily Kennedy said...

I hope by now you have definitely cut that belt, because the dress is SO cool. Great colors on you, and it could be mixed really well with tons of other stuf you own. Like I think it would look really great with the red elastic belt. I love red and baby blue together.

Also, those boots are amazing.