Thursday, March 31, 2011

Not for the Faint of heart

Here's that pretty silk chiffon dress again, as promised. This time I gave it a more relaxed look by leaving the ties loosely hanging rather than tying them up in a bow. Since the dress is sheer and needs something underneath, I chose my burgundy suede shorts; they brought in a little color and were an unexpected twist.

My initial thought was to grab one of my pairs of tall, chunky boots, such as my Jeffrey Campbell Clinics or X-Rays. But in the end I decided that they would've been a rather obvious choice to pair with shorts, so I opted for these well-worn cowboy boots instead. The giant wedge boots are so ubiquitous these days that I feel the need to deploy them sparingly, and then only when it's least expected.

This outfit also features the new bag that I brought home from Century 21 in New York; the store is home to some amazing deals on designer goods but is not for the faint of heart. Getting trampled in the mad frenzy, or at the very least jostled and shoved,  is a very real possibility. I narrowly escaped with my life! -- and this infinitely versatile bag. I've decided that soft gray is the perfect shade for a bag; it can go with browns, it can go with black, it can go with color. And I might have been exaggerating just a little when I implied that I risked my life to buy it.

Dress: Fremont
Shrug: All Saints
Necklace: Wendy Brandes
Bag: L.A.M.B.
Shorts: thrifted and shortened (from pants)
Boots: vintage Morgan


Sheila said...

I loved Century 21 - I remember trying on dresses in the aisle, rather than trying to get into the dressing room. I left my poor mom abandoned on the grand staircase in the menswear department while I shopped.

I love the shorts with the cowboy boots - so you.

Anonymous said...

That bag was SO worth the risk!

Cel said...

I love how you made some shorts out of pants! I've contemplated doing something much like that but I don't know how to sew well enough yet. Those cowboy boots are awesome.

Carmen said...

I adore this dress :)

Academic Writer (a.k.a. A-Dubs) said...


Healthy and Homemade said...

I don't think you could possibly screw up this dress. I like this look even more than the first one, the boots are perfect!

Fawn said...

Century 21! I was going to ask if you'd gotten there. It's full body contact shopping.