Monday, May 9, 2011

Outfit Post: Druidia (just kidding, probably)


Okay, so I'll be the first to admit that I was super dubious about this outfit.  This morning it was 45 degrees, but I wanted to wear a dress.  I got this yellow monstrosity when thrifting with Lumberjack and my awesome friend Sparkle over spring break, and still hadn't gotten a chance to wear it.  I like to wash all of my thrift purchases before wearing, and this dress sat in the washing queue for quite a while before getting its turn.  This morning it was clean and dry, and it seemed like as good a time as any to try it out.


I almost didn't buy this dress.  Both Sparkle and Lumberjack were pretty "eh" about it, saying that it looks more than a touch '70s-cult-granola-y.  I loved it for some strange reason - maybe it's that intense golden yellow, or the crazy Star-Trek collar, or the fact that it's cut on the bias and has a fabulous drape.  Plus it has pockets!  But I also knew that, improperly styled, I would like I had just fallen off of the Rainbow Bus on my way to drink the Kool-Aid at the compound with Fabio.


I think I was successful?  I had a ton of fun wearing it today - the cut of the skirt is long and retro and it flows really nicely.  I threw in a belt and some dangly earrings, and even though I was worried the shoes would be too matchy, I think they reflect the color but add a little interest with the brown heel and the white detailing.  I love how the overall cut of the dress is pretty conservative, but hello!  There's a slit right down from the collar that shows quite a bit of cleavage.  Only on this crazy-pants dress could all of these elements work together, and somehow they do.  I think.  Maybe.

Wackadoo 70s caftan: New 2 You in Elyria, Ohio
Green Tweed Belt: GAP (I think), free store at Oberlin
Earrings: Tasi
Shoes: Fluevog Operetta Viardots

1 comment:

bitbopr said...

Todd and Lorraine think you will be fashionably bitch-slapped by a 6 armed goddess (with bracelets!). Mustardy goodness.....