Monday, November 24, 2008

And While We're at It,


Why couldn't this look work for day?

Especially with the right kind of career, like, say, one teaching Edith Wharton novels, or one swanning around Paris in search of just the right mille feuilles for a photo shoot . . .

13 comments:

K.Line said...

OK, can you imagine all the crap the bottom of that skirt would drag around :-)

miss cavendish said...

Ahh, but the lovely, crisp, swishing sound it would make whilst doing so . . . ;-)

Belle de Ville said...

I love that melon-pink color!

WendyB said...

Those sound like good career options.

La Belette Rouge said...

I am with Wendy. And, I think I want to be a professional swanner or at least a dedicated amateur.

Barry Wright, III said...

You certainly don't need an excuse to wear something like that! It's wonderful.

Sal said...

I WISH. If I came swanning into the office wearing that gorgeous getup, my boss's eyes would get as big around as saucers.

enc said...

I don't see why that isn't allowed for all jobs.

Songy said...

I think I can get away with it. I've pushes so many boundaries at work so people just expect me to turn up dressing like ... urg like that!

Anonymous said...

what do you think of this look for a mother of the bride theme? is it dressy enough? it sure is a refreshing departure from the tired look in bridal shops....

miss cavendish said...

Great question, Anon,

I think it all depends on the mother of the bride's attitude and her willingness to own this look. But I'd trade the more casual crew for a smart, very plain white blouse with a strong pointed collar. I'd then fill in the neckline with a gorgeous statement necklace like the one shown.

This is a gorgeous, confident look that reminds me of when Sharon Stone wore her husband's white shirt to the Academy Awards with a Vera Wang ballgown skirt and was the best dressed there.

Anonymous said...

No kidding, so funny you should remember that! I remember hearing someone say it was a gap tee - it has since given me permission to use the 'less is more' approach. Thanks for the input, love your blog, I check it daily.
Kathi

miss cavendish said...

Thanks for your kind words, Kathi,

If I remember correctly, Ms. Stone pushed the fashion boundaries a year prior to her white shirt with a black GAP mock turtleneck tee at the Oscars. Once again, she looked fabulous. I'm all for the high/low mix when possible; love a good bit of *bite* to a look! Thanks again for visiting!