Last weekend I made myself a kimono dress. Next up is a dress guaranteed to remind me of 70’s summers spent attending concerts like Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, and the Dead. I had at least 3 different versions of this dress as a teen and loved each one.
The Alice & Olivia Spring 2017 runway look pictured above reminds me of those maxi dresses of my youth. To recreate the look I plan on using lightweight solid rayon challis for the skirt, a contrasting embroidered cotton print for the bodice and straps, and some complimentary jacquard and satin ribbons for the trim. All I need to complete the look is a pair of hoop earrings, some espadrille wedgies and a concert ticket (or two)!
This weekend begins a 12-week schedule of travel (details here) and I am looking to pack as light as possible for each trip. My summer clothing leans heavily towards inexpensive pieces that I only need/want to last a season (although many items last a lot longer). Regardless of temperature, my wardrobe always consists of lots of black and blue basics mixed with pops of color. As I rack up the miles I’ll be packing an interchangeable wardrobe that can see me from work to play and day to night. I like to think of it as Garanimals for adults.
I don’t usually go out on weeknights but on Wednesday I was invited to the unveiling of Gibson’s 2016 guitar line. I got to see some beautiful axes, mingle with a bunch of Nashville cats, dine on upscale BBQ, and hear lots of jamming by the talent in the audience.