Play the Matching Game

24 May

To give this early '80s dress an updated look, I cut off its 3/4-length, elastic-gathered sleeves into a basic short-sleeve.

The holiday weekend looms ahead and as you finish off the crazy, pre-long weekend crush of work, here’s a short and sweet fashion tip for Memorial Day: Let your clothes match your environment.

It’s pure and simple — I was lucky to have been wearing this delicate, early ’80s frock of dusty rose hues and contrast black floral pattern on a day wear the setting sun painted the Big Apple’s skyline with it’s very finest “golden hour” rays.

But you don’t need luck to look smashing on this kick-off summer weekend. The reason this photo is so striking rests in the fact that the dress reflects its surroundings. So consider the spirit of your days’ events and the settings, then find the shorts, skirts and blouses that match the tone of your getaway — or stay’cation!

(So) What’s the Take-Away?

Make the weekend memorable — and have fun!

Photos by Christopher Doherty


4 Responses to “Play the Matching Game”

  1. miguelgil83 May 25, 2010 at 9:41 AM #

    Love the 80’s, love the dress, what a perfect day!


    • robinesque June 12, 2010 at 8:38 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by, Miguel! I’m not a huge 80s fashion fan, but I do have some clothes from that era that I “make” fit into my style!


  2. Dandy Wellington May 28, 2010 at 8:41 AM #

    Thanks for the comments!!! Your blog is fab and so are you!


    PS When are we shooting?


  3. blondie blu August 7, 2010 at 5:23 PM #

    I’m wild about this dress! I love it, and it looks lovely on you. 🙂



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