Edith and I didn’t go virtual this week. In fact, we did virtually nothing beyond throwing open our closet doors in search of treasures within.
In a mad frenzy we flung our frocks about until we came up with ensembles we already own that will take us — with our signature elegance and style (ahem) — wherever, whenever this holiday season.
We’re on an economy kick, although we weren’t exactly busting our budgets with our weekly virtual shopping expeditions (please see prior posts on Thursdays). Nevertheless I thought we should see what we could do with what we have.
We plan on continuing the theme next week, but will buy — literally or virtually — an accessory or two to add an au courant edge to our ensembles.
This is what we pulled out of our placards for all those parties to which we have yet to be invited. Note to potential hosts and hostesses: It’s getting late and we’re ready to party (!)
We can be dressed and out the door, makeup and hair included, in less than 30 minutes. Is anybody listening?
From the top:
1.) Edith in a little black dress she has “had forever.” She added a long, soft, wide lurex ribbon — turned twice around her waist, bowed and fastened with a brooch.
2.) Moi in navy crepe pants and matching satin tunic. The satin makes it seem darker, with a large brooch of grapes from the 50s which belonged to my mother and my red grosgrain Louis heels.
3.) Edith in a short-sleeve Calvin Klein sweater (which you have seen before and she cannot describe the material, “it’s stretchy,” she says) and a 20-year-old Yves Saint Laurent lurex skirt. She’s wearing her favorite boots — again — because she thinks it makes her look young and trendy. . . OK, they probably do.
4.) Moi encore, this time in a plum satin square neck shell and matching trousers from my favorite Chinese boutique (again) with an ancient navy crepe jacket made for me by my brilliant couturière (seamstress, but couturière sounds more glam); an ancient cummerbund from Monsoon and the same red shoes with which you can see Edith took a little artistic license with the straps.