Shopping With Dr. Seuss

Shopping With Dr. Seuss
13/05/2016 Jenny Cook

This is absolutely one of my favourite outfits at the moment. I’ve worn it on a weekly basis over the last month because it just ticks all the boxes. It’s cute, quirky and comfy all in one without requiring much effort! I named this look ‘Shopping With Dr. Seuss” because this awesome hat reminds me of the scene in Clueless where Cher says to Dionne, (who is wearing an insaneely flamboyant hat) “been shopping with Dr. Seuss?” Dionne responds “well at least I wouldn’t skin a collie to make my backpack.” Feels.

American Apparel are one of my biggest brand loves right now. Their jersey pieces provide the best platforms around which to build casual outfits. This body suit has a super low scoop back and is skin tight so that everything stays where it needs to be and you don’t have to put yourself in boob jail which is fabulously freeing and something I’ve aimed for when dressing lately. Let’s just bring back bra burning shall we?

The dress is of course by me and can be bought from the store here. I wanted to include a simple 90s style slip with a cute scoop back in my collection because so many of my pieces are definite “going out” items that you’d tend to wear for an occasion and I wanted to showcase my prints on more garms that you can just chuck on. I think that wearability is important in good fashion design as well as the whole “look what complicated stuff I can make, how fancy am I” aspect. It says a lot that my slip dresses and maxi skirts are my most worn items (by me) as well as my biggest sellers to the good people of the world of Cosmic Drifters!

The shoes, hat and jewels are all vintage/ handmade and uhhohh that’s it! What a simple but effective ensemble. I could just dance around like a merry idiot. In fact I think I will…

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