Remember a few months ago when I found that vintage dressing gown at Low and blogged all about how I’d be wearing it at my book party? And then didn’t because I thought I looked like Count Chocula? Well, I finally found a way to incorporate it into an ensemble without bringing to mind vampires that sell cereal! Layered underneath my tweedy sportcoat it looks like just a scarf, no? Which I suppose detracts a bit from the unbridled Hefner-esque awesomeness that is a vintage dressing gown you’ve had cut into a lightweight belted sweater-jacket, but such is life. It still adds enough drama (look at that collar!) to sustain the additional intensity of my jangly jungle-pirate necklace.
Then, of course, we have some feisty below the wrist action going on. Not only am I wearing my new House of Harlow art-deco tire print knuckle-duster AND my butter London blagger nail polish, I’ve bedecked my thumbnail with an iPod bling cross. Which is sort of gross, considering I put that bling on my iPod over a year ago, but each bead had just enough sticky residue left over that I could stabilize it on my nail and lay some topcoat down for the win. It wasn’t the world’s most artful process, nor its prettiest, but it worked! And the effect is just so budget Lacroix it works.
My beloved photographer Fareine is unable to contribute to *fruitpunch for the next couple of weeks thanks to school, of all things, so let's send her endless kisses and hope she does exceedingly well so she can get back to the things in life that really matter.
Sportcoat – from China (just says, “St. Lauren”)
Dressing Gown – Garfinckle’s from Low Vintage
Necklace – Beijing 3.1 Shopping Mall
Shirt – American Apparel
Bag – Croquis