I always figured there was no chance any of you fashion bloggers would rub off on me. I was pretty sure I didn’t have the creativity required to put together your unusual color combinations, create your amazing layered outfits or turn a skirt into a stole a la Little Edie Beale. And I was right! I haven’t acquired any of your style genius by osmosis. I’m still all about a dress, or a simple top and bottom, usually with black involved. But, thanks to y’all being so inspiring, I have been making more of an effort to dig my interesting clothes out of the closet and wear them on a regular basis.
I wore this rather peculiar Ossie Clark maxi dress out to dinner at Maremma tonight. It’s like an overgrown polo shirt in a heavy knit. Very warm! I’ve always been a little dubious about it, but I enjoyed wearing it tonight.
I got this dress a few years ago on eBay for a good price. When I opened the box I nearly passed out because the smell of mothballs was so strong. Dang! Moths have stank balls. Who would have guessed? It aired out after a few months.
Thank you to Joanne and Tom for picking the lovely restaurant!
UPDATED TO ADD: I wore black knee-high boots with the dress. They are so old it looks like the brand name has rubbed off, so I can’t identify them for you.