Sunday, May 12, 2013

Things I buy when Meg isn't there to stop me

This is a dress that really shouldn't work. It's by Dressing Clio (which seems to be important on etsy/ebay—so maybe I actually was onto something), it's made of rayon/acetate (whatever that means), and it's ultimately the genre of early 90s mom relic that probably shouldn't be resuscitated under any circumstances.

In other words, it's the kind of thing that—had I been thrifting with Meg—I would have pulled out as a possibility and then, noting her skeptical gaze, would have slipped back into the racks silently. However, I wasn't thrifting with my better half when I came across this diamond in the rough a while back, and when I pulled the waist in tight enough in the back, it actually felt pretty cute. It's light and swingy. Plus, it has pockets. I went for it.

When I first wore it to hang out with Meg, she mostly approved; she said it would look crazy on anyone else. I think that meant that she felt like it looked cute on me, but I can't be sure. In any case, I guess she'll learn to be more direct with me in the future if she meant that it looked terrible, because here it is on our blog.

Some polaroids of me wearing this dress a few years ago at a holiday/Meg's birthday gathering. Shout out to my lover C.Fields and to Ali, seen here laboring over some delicious treats for us.
After a long period of disuse, I pulled this on today for a casual lunch with K.'s mom who is visiting from Maine. The weather ended up being rainy & unpredictable, but, like I said, this dress is made of acetate or whatever, so I take that to mean that it's pretty much indestructible. It's kind of touching, really. Maybe some other femme will thrift this against the advice of her betters 20 years from now, and it will still be ready to roll. I guess if dresses like this weren't meant to survive their decade, they wouldn't have been made of such sturdy materials, right?

cafe au lait as big as my face.
lipstick gone; casualty of cafe au lait as big as my face.
Jacket: gap factory (similar)
Dress & bag: thrifted
Necklace: beacon's closet
Watch: fossil
Shoes: dansko "sam"


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