Listening to: "The Graduate" soundtrack.
Dress: Style & Co., Macy's, altered;
Sweater, boots, tights: Target;
Monsho the turtle pin: thrifted, Finder's Keepers.
It's Dress #15 of The Dress Project, and I've been inspired by Anne Bancroft's and Katharine Ross's characters in "The Graduate," so this felt like an homage to both Mrs. Robinson and her daughter, Elaine. A little collegiate-preppy with the sweater and pin, a little grownup with the animal print.
I used to shy away a lot from animal prints in clothes because often the print is applied to seductive clothing --- low-cut spaghetti-strap tank tops, lingerie and I didn't think that it was much of my style or something that I could pull off. When I found this more modest dress, I decided to give the trend a whirl. I've gotten it altered since then --- it had a long hem and sleeves -- so I could wear it in the summertime too, and it's been a closet staple ever since. I don't think I would ever wear head-to-toe animal print, but I'd definitely be interested in trying it in accessories like shoes, headbands, bows or scarves. What are your feelings on animal print?
I'm heading out soon with Jeremiah to hang out and watch some straight-to-dvd movie at V.'s house. V swears it's funny in some ironic, low-budget way. Have a good night!
P.S. In honor of "The Graduate," here's my favorite scene in "The Holiday." Enjoy!