I’m flummoxed. What a delightful ingenue! But why the sleepwear? I can understand wearing comfy shoes while traveling to and from work, but the entire bedroom ensemble! It’s too much comfort, not enough style. What I do like is how she pairs her lipstick with that baronial extravagance of hair. Pre -Raphaelite!
This is a great example of how something can be kind of cool and insouciant on someone very young yet would not work on an older woman. Baggy, vintage-y, long dress with sneakers and red lipstick is cute on her yet would be frumpy, sad and depressing on someone older, for the most part. (Guess there are a few who could pull it off!) Nice that she is having fun with this look â€” and that great head of curls adds to the appeal.
Oh, I agree! My first thought looking at this was: I used to wear stuff like that. These days I would have to put a belt around the dress and shorten it to my knees, make sure the sneakers are new and fresh and make frequent hair salon visits. Not much spontanaity left after all that and a very different look. I try to remind myself of the benefits of growing older but I must say the sartorial ones are few and far between. I’m glad this gorgeous young woman is enjoying getting dressed in the morning (or not) and inventing her own style. Thank you for the image.
Ah, my yes to all these comments. I never had the beauty of this woman but had years when I could allow the bloom of youth carry some of my more creative and even whimsical clothing choices. I think those of us of a certain age may also agree that the people who referred to early 90s Andie MacDowell as frumpy may be in for a shock when time renders their current style choices taboo for awhile. They too may cringe and laugh a bit when they look at their own photos from the current era. With luck they will live long enough to see today’s styles revived and reinterpreted by subsequent generations of sartorialists.
This picture takes me back to a new york summer evening.. i can smell the city air and feel the heat of the pavement. i love that it is just getting dark and the taxis have their lights on…. this shot is amazing. i miss nyc
The saddest thing happened to me! I was in New York for this summer. I must say I had lots of expectations about this summer, but the thing I was expecting the most was running into you, to be published in your blog but I didn’t. ): sad sad.
I agree with the beauty of her hair the contrast with the red lipstick and the outfit, OK….I agree with the choice to combine Nike ( or other sporty shoes ) with a dress but God those are just hideous!
The sneakers look frumpy, but I will give her a pass on them. Comfort is far more important than looks. I would much rather see this woman walking to work in sneakers than riding in a vehicle and wearing regular shoes. Walking is supposedly the best exercise one can do, and Lord knows that Americans need to exercise more. The obesity rates in our country are terrible! This reminds me that I need to go walk the dog – the vet tells me that our boxer mix mutt has put on 10 lbs. in the last year. Time to grab the leash!