I wore this to attend a reading by Rachel Hills and Kate Harding put on by The Riveter. Both were discussing their new books – Rachel’s is The Sex Myth, Kate’s Asking for It – and both were articulate and engaging speakers. I bought both books and based on these ladies’ blog writings I know they’ll be fascinating reads.
Also I arrived late and had to sit in the front row. Which put me about two feet from both Rachel and Kate. I hope my breath didn’t smell too bad …
A few of you have asked how I planned to take badassery into the summer season, and for the most part I’d say jewelry has been my secret weapon. But a few of my looks have lapsed back into my summer default of quasi-cowgirl, including this one. This Gudrun Sjödén dress is floaty and sweet on its own, but grounded by a chunky necklace, denim jacket, and weathered leather accessories, its vibe shifts.
Before I switched up my style aesthetic, most of the prints and patterns in my wardrobe were pretty vibrant and often a little retro, which means that most of them have been handed down, sold, or donated over the past few months. But I realized I was missing the movement and interest added by prints, so I picked up this top which is both neutral and cut with a curved hem, one of my favorite design elements. It’s reminiscent of animal print, but nothing I’ve ever seen on an actual critter. So it’s interesting, flattering … and somewhat mysterious.