Friday, March 18, 2011

Enamored

This sheer shirtdress arrived via Gilt just before I left on my trip, so I didn't actually get to wear it until after I got back. And let me just say, I am absolutely enamored with it. The waist can be adjusted by pulling on the ties in the back, so I can control how snug or how loose the dress fits. The sheer silk chiffon feels very elegant, and I just love the way it moves when I walk. I've already got another outfit lined up for next week that uses this dress.

I ended up wearing a variation on this outfit when Laura and I went out to see Peter Murphy in concert (who still sounds amazing after all these years, btw). For our evening out I swapped the jeans for black tights and wore a short black dress (more of a slip, really) instead of the tank I have on here.

To hide all the bra and tank strap action that was visible under the sheer chiffon, I added this lacy shrug. The neckline is just low enough to pair perfectly with the bow at the neck of the dress.








Dress: Fremont
Shrug: a gift from my sister
Jeans: Joe's
Boots: All Black










And because I think everyone could probably use a good laugh on a Friday afternoon, I thought I'd share a video by Canadian comedian Jon Lajoie (how could he not be Canadian with a name like that?), who Jess played for Mark and I when we were up in Seattle. To me the funniest comedy is the kind that points out truths, and this video perfectly sums up exactly how I feel about 99% of music that's played on the radio (which is why I almost never listen to the radio). Be forewarned that the lyrics contain a lot of swearing, so it's NSFW unless you've got headphones.



15 comments:

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

Ah, I remember Jon Lajoie from the comedy clubs when I lived up there! "Guns don't kill people. I kill people...with guns."

I love how your tattoos peak through the sheer sleeves of the shirtdress.

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

That was great! Asslicking isn't a word I've heard a lot. Gorgeous sheer dress.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

K.Line said...

HILARIOUS! And I love the dress. It's so feminine and delicate.

lina said...

He could easily be from Louisiana or Maine.

notSupermum said...

Beautiful outfit, you look gorgeous x

Nyssa said...

I wish I could wear such a dress. But I loved the song, especially after the day I had yesterday.

ReaderRita said...

Your outfit is beautiful- a perfectly balanced mix of earthy and ethereal- the grounding forces of jeans and boots, paired with the cloudlike aspects of the chiffon and shrug.
I love it.
and...
That video is HILARIOUS! I'm sending the link to everyone I know.
Right.Now.

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

I can see why you're enamoured. It's gorgeous. And that video is hilarious. I get the slight impression those songs bother him a little.

WendyB said...

Crap! Why does video never work on my computer?! I miss all the good stuff.

Healthy and Homemade said...

Oh my goodness, in love with that dress! I really like how you styled it. Can't wait to see the next outfit using it!

Cel said...

I love this outfit! That shrug is great, too. I can't wait to see your other planned outfit with this dress.

Ketura, The Wardrobe Workshop said...

Although my body and budget and everything else is pretty different from yours, I always, always find inspiration in your blog. This outfit is particularly great. I especially love how you roughed up the sweetness of the silk and fur with jeans.

Between Laundry Days said...

Audi, this is so fantastic! I love the chiffon-y style of the dress, and the totally awesome shrug. :)

a little sewing said...

This whole outfit is to-die-for. Chiffon and a lacy shrug, I am in heaven just thinking about it.
You look amazing.

Kish said...

Sheer top + Lace shrug = Gorgeousness