Posts tagged ‘tuxedo’
Party All Over
Mullet skirts are nothing new. In fact some trend-obsessors may even deem them vintage at this point. But I am not a trend-obsessor and will forever wear the things I like because I like them, not because they’re “of the moment.” But I’m not here to preach. At least not this time. Aside from my general affection for the high-low hemline, there are a couple of reasons why I’m still keeping the mullet skirt/dress in my closet.
For starters, the mullet hem (business in the front, party in the back) lets you have the glamour of a floor-length maxi while still letting you focus on the visibility of your shoes, which is easily the best part of getting dressed. Those jeans may not button, but the shoe always fits. Know what I’m saying?
Then there’s the superhero effect, which you see me emulating above. Whether you’re intentionally throwing that lower hemline back or are just lucky to be in the midst of a ferocious wind, you will undoubtedly look like Super(wo)man at some point during your mullet hem wear-a-thon. When you realize that your skirt was just flying behind you like a cape, your face will likely look like the one I’m making below.
Unlike some mullet hems that are skirts, this particular one I’m wearing is a dress (which I’ve also worn here, should you be interested). On its own, sans shirt, this dress is a real boob displayer and there’s nothing wrong with that. The twins deserve their moment in the spotlight from time-to-time, but sometimes I just don’t want them as the focal point. So, using a crisp white button-down – not unlike Dad’s – I covered up the ladies.
As a result, the overall look is multi-dimensional, tuxedo-esque, and debatable as to whether the front or the back of the mullet is the party. I for one think the whole outfit is a party; cocktail peanuts, martinis, dance floor, et al.
J.Crew shirt | Banana Republic dress (old, similar here) | Zara heels | Kate Spade clutch | Dannijo necklace
// photos by Emily Malan
Green Gucci Envy
I don’t normally do posts like this, but new year, new ideas, new posts. You feel me?
Anyways, I didn’t watch the People’s Choice Awards last night (I’m not a big TV person) but upon browsing through my usual morning reads I blacked out while falling in love with Emma Stone’s look last night. I’m pretty convinced this girl can do no wrong (I think I went a little lesbian when she wore that peach Calvin Klein gown to last year’s Golden Globes), and this tuxedo inspired ensemble is my epitome of outfit perfection. The cropped green Gucci jacket with the tailored trousers is so waiter-chic I can’t stand it. I just searched the internet in the hopes of finding this jacket but had no luck. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. But actual jacket or not, you can expect to see me replicating this outfit in the very near future.
What do you think of it?