It’s Thanksgiving Day!! I know I’ve been anxiously awaiting a day of feasting for the past week. Actually I’ve been salivating just thinking about the sandwiches I want to make with all the leftovers…turkey, stuffing, cranberry on a baguette? It’s my yearly tradition!! Before we get to the leftovers, here’s my ensemble for the day!!
Um, a mix of deep, deep purple velvet with a lacy collar – it was perfect! Had a hint of pilgrim, but all I needed was a hat, some tall white socks, and buckled shoes! My favorite part about the dress??
Whoot, whoot!! Hello vintage Scott McClintock from the Jessica McClintock family. I mean, I just couldn’t let this one go. The color, the fabric, the lace…the perfect Thanksgiving trifecta!!
In preparation for Thanksgiving, I was thinking how autumn-y and rustic this fabric felt. It was like a fall bouquet! OK, maybe it was just because of the rust colors blended with the browns and purples but it was in tune with how it feels outside. Cold!
Ooh, the best part…
OK, ship shape time now! A little carving of this Thanksgiving fabric turkey is about to go down that won’t have it looking anything like this very soon!!
Look at this shiny pink number complete with some height at the shoulders, tapered sleeves and a lacy collar!!
It brought me back like 20 years because it actually reminds me of this shiny peach two piece top and culottes (yes, I was the queen of culottes when I was a lass) I wore when I was a kid – the shiny fabric with subtle leaves imprinted in it screamed Marisa’s childhood wardrobe. Not only was I reminded of my wardrobe, but I was reminded of the wardrobe of a certain other person…
Tom Hanks!! I remember watching Bosom Buddies when it went into syndication on like TBS or USA and clearly loved the ‘fancy’ dresses they wore. Such style for those two goofballs!! Tom’s rocking the lacy wrap top dress and so am I today! I’m just going to throw it in a time machine (aka, a seam rip/sew combo) to take it out of the 80s.
Can anyone guess why this ended up coming home with me? Two words.
When I came across this dress for a buck I just had to take it home with me. Thinking how coveted these were in the 80s I was looking forward to some adjusting!
My goal is to take it as far away from “Laura Ashley” as possible. I don’t want it to politely whisper, “Hello, my name is Laura Ashley”, I want it to scream, “How you doin’, call me Lawr”.
And PS, as much as I LOVE Beetlejuice and old school Alec Baldwin, I’m totally alright with leaving Geena Davis’ Laura Ashley number in 1988
Key ingredient to today’s dress…the fabulous emerald green color!!
An ingredient there could be less of? The big, billowy sleeves. Also…
…how closed up and just not fun it is. There are very cool pleats that cover the top of the dress and they were something I wanted to make stand out! Time to get to work!!