Lacy shirt: Dynamite (last worn here)
Dress: Lilikoi from Chartreuse Style (last worn here)
Boots: Fluevog Bellevues | Libby Smith (last worn here)
Not sure why my foot is up in the air. Maybe I'm feeling kicky.
I'm always challenged to find something to wear underneath this dress because it's so low cut in the front and back. This shirt kinda works because of the grey on the boots.
There's a zipper down the back. Puts me in mind of the episode of M*A*S*H where Hawkeye is telling BJ one of his fantasies.
B.J.: Okay, it's your turn. Tell me a fantasy.
Hawkeye: Picture, if you will, a crisp winter afternoon. You by a crackling fire in a smoking jacket.
B.J.: Mmm. What color?
Hawkeye: Red... with blue satin lapels. And a zipper down the back.
B.J.: What for?
Hawkeye: You'll see. There's a light tapping at the door. "Who's there?" you say, checking your zipper. You saunter to the door, straightening your ascot... and casually slide back the bolt.
B.J.: Come on! Who is it?
Hawkeye: Lana Turner.
Hawkeye: An angora sweater... with a zipper down the back.
B.J.: What for?
Hawkeye: You'll see.
B.J.: Go on.
Hawkeye: She throws her arms around you. But you push her away!
B.J.: I push her away? For what?
Hawkeye: Your smoking jacket is covered with angora lint. In a fit of pique, she leaves.
B.J.: That's it? The end?
Hawkeye: That's it.
B.J.: But what about the zippers down the back?
Hawkeye: They didn't catch on.
B.J.: Oh, I don't believe it! I had Lana Turner in a fantasy with a sweater with a zipper down the back and I let her get away?
Hawkeye: You always were short on zip.
Speaking of Jackets, I found this coat in a vintage store on Ossington St.
It was only $35.00! A bargain! Maybe it was so inexpensive because the sleeves are so short.
The brand inside is Brown's Apparel, Huntington, West Virginia.
I feel very conspicuous in this coat because most other Torontonians are wearing black or grey outerwear. Good thing I'm not too concerned about blending in.
It's warm. Not -40C warm but warm enough for a reasonable winter day.
And the back is pretty nice too.
Back to work.