Outfit: Comptoir des Cotonniers dress, Rick Owens leather jacket, Hermes Collier de Chien and Christian Louboutin pumps.
Oh. Em. GEEEEE. Marlene, the tomboy is wearing a dress. And heels. Let it be known that this will NOT be a common occurrence nor should you expect to see such ladylike attire on my body in the near future. This is what happens when you're faced with torrential and continuous downpour as well as severe flooding. Basically, it means that I'm stuck at home with Lil L and her buddy and partner in crime. So I put them to work (actually, it was that or I start climbing the walls) as my photographer and assistant.
I nabbed this black Comptoir des Cotonniers dress years ago for £40. Cost per wear? £40. Notice those semi permanent crease? That's because the dress has never seen daylight (and I'll do ANYTHING to avoid ironing). EVER. I kept it because the clever construction gives me a waistline and hides my protruding tummy. Ever tried sucking your tummy in for a couple of hours when you're wearing a bodycon dress? Yeaaahh.....I don't recommend it.
The thing is, the dress is too feminine for my taste. I've been thinking of a way of reviving it to suit my personal style. I figured a bada$$ leather jacket and Hermes dog collar (sorry, couldn't resist. The French made the words Collier de Chien sound more sophisticated than it actually is) will make it a little more edgy. I'm still hunting for a pair of mid heel caged sandals to complete the look.
p.s. LOVE blurry smartphone photos. The best (and free) anti aging solution on the market. Oh, the kids said I had to credit the photos back to them. Sheesh.
Photo credit: Lil L (photographer) and Lil C (assistant & smile critic).