January 9, 2011
fit to print
vintage brass whistle necklace - MyMomsBasement via etsy / vintage wrap "dress" - TimeEchoVintage via etsy / leather belt - vintage, thrifted / wood & brass bangle - vintage, thrifted / trench (below) - H&M / buffalo Larch bag - custom, valhallabrooklyn via etsy / tights - Target / boots - Steve Madden
On our third trip to the post office HQ here in Barcelona, we finally succeeded in retrieving the clothes I left behind in Madrid! And this dress was far and away the garment I'd forgotten that was most important to me. I absolutely love the colors and the crazy pseudo-tribal print, and now that it's one of the only two (two? What was I thinking??) dresses I have, I'm looking forward to dreaming up inventive new ways to wear it. It's not even really a dress, but a very large, long vest. So far I've only worn it as you see here, wrapped across itself in front and belted - although now that I see it in photos, I'm not sure the wide shoulders and blousy top are doing me too many favors, so I think I'll invest a little time in experimenting with ways to make it fit a little more closely. I think it also may be time to do something about that out-of-control fringe....
Of course, I can't help but think (as always) that the thing that's really missing here is an army jacket.... but for now I'll have to settle for the awesomeness that is the leopard lining on my trusty trench.