This gorgeous plaid dress is one of my very favourite things. I'm so glad I rediscovered it last year during the capsule challenge - it was featured in the October capsule (recap here) three times - when I realized how versatile it could be. Plus, it has a wonderful punk-ish, Vivienne Westwood kind of vibe. Anyway, expect to see it a few times in the next 6 months.
For the first time ever, I am layering a cardigan under the dress - it's this green mossy cardigan that I last wore here in February with brown and mustard. I don't like it as a cardigan that much, but I love the colour, and it's thin enough to work as a layering piece.
This outfit was partly inspired by this mish-mash of images from the fashion mags.
The centre black-and-white image shows a waffle-weave sweater worn under a fancier dress. My cardigan is nicer than a waffle-weave (too casual for my taste), lays open at the neckline nicely. I like it under a dressier piece. And of course, all that plaid!
Your eyes do not deceive you in the first picture: I have patterned knee-high nylons on and a slip peeking out (quite boldly) from under the dress. I am resisting full-leg tights still, and I liked the socks-with-shoes look in the above images. This is not quite the same, but I thought it gave it a fun punk sort of look.
The stuff:here in September.
My new-to-me Midzo cuff:
It wasn't as snaggy as I thought it might be - it was actually great at work. The earrings are homegrown 90s vintage - I bought them at a mall store I used to work in back in about 1994.
Also also: Just like last year, I'd love it if y'all would join me in dressing up this weekend for my birthday party. We're having a 70s-themed party this Saturday, so by all means, be "on theme"! Send me your picture of you in your party finery, or drop me a comment with a link to your post, and I'll include your picture in the Sunday round-up.
Dress (Plum), cardigan (Kersh), knee highs (Filodoro), shoes (Wonders Ayers, Fluevog), obi (consignment), cuff (Midzo, thrifted), earrings (LA Express, 90s).