Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nine

Nine

Works Cited
dress: anthro
sandals: steve madden (via dsw)

That's it--dress and shoes--on a day so hot I kept thinking of that scene in The Great Gatsby on a scorching day where Jordan, Nick, Gatsby, Daisy and Tom drink mint juleps in their hotel room. When I first read Gatbsy at 17, it was a brutally hot day. I'd never heard of a mint julep before, but it sounded like the perfect cooling drink for a hot, hot day. (Then I turned 21 and drank one and realized I hated bourbon!).

Nine

I'm not sure if this purple thing I'm wearing is actually meant to be a dress. I picked it up at anthro on sale for about $19 and it's quite possible it is a tunic or a top or a nightgown and not a dress at all. So I walked around all day kind of feeling like I forgot my pants. Then again, if there's any day to forget your pants, it's a 95 degree day.

36 comments:

佳伸佳伸 said...

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eek said...

Supercute dress! I love the way you are wearing your hair too!

Completely understand about the heat. Where I live the temp can get pretty high, but it's the humidity that kills me!

perfectionishuman said...

aww The Great Gatsby is one of my all time fave books! x

Larysse Tavares said...

Yay for nine! :) This dress is adorable, I think you also could belt it! I also loved your braid and the headband. Have a nice and cool day (that what I wish for you!)

:D

Beijos :*

Alex said...

Definitely looks like a dress to me! Love the plait and scarf combo too :)

Lisa said...

Love the dress! You'd never be able to tell it's a 95 degree day you look so cool and put together.

Emily Kennedy said...

The top of the dress is so adorable!

casual ambiguity said...

this is cute!

The Woollen Typist said...

I love that dress. And nothing can ever be too short. xx:)

roller coaster teacher said...

This heat wave trend should result in the no-pants trend! Love your outfit!

Lauren said...

lol, I love your description - "then again, if there's a day to forget your pants, it's a 95 degree day" too funny!

Adorable dress/tunic/nightgown! Perfect for a hot summer day!

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gee said...

love that dress and i love the great gatsby!! hate mint julep's. blahh! xoxo

Sarah said...

So true, I wear nothing but skirts in the summer because I can't stand heat and pants. Love the shoes by the way!

406 Olivia said...

Mint juleps are yucky, but mojitos are yummy.
I adore this dress...I'd probably wear it with a huge tacky belt and too-high heels. It would be vulgar and inappropriate and I'd wear it anyway. The end.

Molly said...

such an adorable dress! I love the embroidery.

Clare said...

Dang, now I want a mint julep! (Though I'm not a fan of bourbon either...hmm...)

Oh, and I adore this dress. So perfect for summer!

Becky said...

I love your dress! It's so cute. ♥

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Tien said...

I think it's supposed to be a cover-up or a night dress, but it so does't matter. I have robes and slips from Anthro I wear as dresses. Great look! I LOVE bourbon, whiskey, rye, and scotch. But I like it neat or on the rocks.

rlutz said...

that dress is perfect for a hot and steamy day like today!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I think its a dress because it kinda hits your legs at a really good length. I always ask in a store when I buy things if its a dress or a shirt because you really never know! I love the Great Gatsby, I remember that scene. I don't like bourbon either!! =)

spoozyliciouzz said...

Whatever it is, it looks great on you. Referring to the Great Gatsby, isn´t that the scene where a woman is beaten because they all get drunk heavily?

Elaine said...

Hhahaha, I loved your pants comment. It is definitely better to lose pants when it's hot out than not! I think it looks fine as a dress! As long as your butt isn't sticking out which it doesn't look like from this angle ;)

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What About Lunch said...

Whatever it is, I like it!

shealennon said...

Love this look--simple but perfect for a hot summer day! Now I feel like I need to reread The Great Gatsby too!

Emily said...

I like the embroidery at the front. Very Mexican-inspired!

Cara said...

Bah - I've seen teenagers wearing what I own as "shirts" as "dresses"... and you are far far far from that!

Audrey J. said...

you look like a tourist in europe, i don't why. maybe for the little bag ;) but it's a compliment, you look gorgeous!

Melanie said...

It's been killer here, too. I can't even imagine wearing pants right now.

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An Engineer's Closet said...

Oh, T, you make me chuckle. I feel the same way about garments that end mid-thigh... a little too long to be a shirt, a little too short as a dress. Actually I'm so used to wearing leggings that it feels really strange to wear even a skirt without much underneath.

Yours definitely looks like it qualifies as a dress, though. I like what you've tied in your hair! Is that a scarf? Super cute :)

megan at Transmission Me said...

Haha!! I feel that way about a lot of drinks, for example, Long Island Iced Tea. Sounds refreshing, but it is like a bunch of nasty alcohols mixed together with a dash of lemon! I love the dress, so adorable on you. And I noticed a while ago that we chose the same sandals for our 30-for-30! Samesies! :)

Kelly @ blackdog finds said...

Well, however one classifies the garment one thing is for sure: it's undeniably cute!

And oh, how I love Gatsby! And bourbon.

Viv said...

Looks great! As long as we can only see the cheeks on your face, I think you can wear it without pants.
Have a great weekend!
viv

Lexie, Little Boat said...

your Gatsby story is too cute! as a southerner, i'm ashamed to say i've never had a mint julep before!

Shop T.O. Live said...

Oh the outfit is so cute, and it's definitely long enough to be a dress. I try to keep everything to at least my mid thigh, but sometimes I just can't deny a cute mini skirt.

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tarynzhang said...

New to this site, but love it! I'm always thrilled to meet another person who loves both literature and fashion and finds some innovative way to mix both. Me, I'm a former aspiring-writer and lit. journal editor turned fashion designer of sorts. =) F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels are such a great, endless source of inspiration for style and fashion! Lots of what I do design wise is inspired by The Great Gatsby. Btw, LOVE the "Works Cited" aspect.. so cute! I just can't get over how cute and creative it is.

L1L2 said...

love the dress and the way the bip matches with the head scarf won as a band... cute!

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