Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Garrott Tee: Look #4-Garrott a-Go-Go

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For some of the newcomers, or lackadaisical visitors to the blog, I'd like to fill you in, and/or remind you, of my collaboration with Garrott Designs.
As mentioned almost 4 weeks ago when I posted "Look #1", for 30 weeks, I will be showing you 30 ways to wear the Garrott Tee.
Both Garrott Designs and myself urge you to show us your styling of a tshirt as well--better yet, get yourself a Garrott Tee and email us some photos of your preferred method of wearing the tee...we'd love to see what new ideas you all can come up with!
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This time around, I was told I went a little too impractical, maybe a little too risky for the Garrott customer...however, I'm just giving you some ideas of what you can do and how you can think outside of the box in terms of a tee. 
Like it or not, this is my Look #4-Garrott a Go-Go.
(Plus, not going to lie...I've been working my butt off to get rid of the holiday cookie weight I put on at xmas, and well I'm a bit damn proud of the way my legs are looking and the fact that I can fit into the pair of sequin hotpants I made back in college--totally aging myself here, but I made them 10yrs ago!!!)
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OK, here we go--this citron green lace dress is vintage (and as if I knew my shit back then, the label in the dress says "Rebecca-Saks 5th Ave"  Perhaps its private label/exclusive to Saks from back in the day?  Anyhow, not too shabby for a early in my career vintage purchase to pick up a dress from Saks, eh?).  It's my first vintage dress I ever bought--back in Evanville, IN at a headshop called The Abyss.  The Abyss was the mecca of cool when I was in highschool; they had such awesome stuff, and just to be in the store made me feel like I was in college at the University of Evansville or something--really I just looked like a highschooler from the catholic high school a block away...gah!  Story of my life, never quite cool enough.

Since buying this dress back when I was 16, I've never been able to wear it...for one, I didn't have an appropriate slip that would look right underneith the lace see-through sheerness.  Nor, did I ever have a small enough bust to button the closure at chest level....gah!  Again story of my life!

Oh.......but finally!  Finally, 15years later, as if angels sang from the heavens and a light shown down, I finally figured it out!
Why not pair the Garrott Tee and my hotpants underneath for a vintage clubby look???
Probably totally missing the boat here, probably looking like I want to be a Lady Gaga hot pant wearer,
but whatevsies!
Here in NYC, anything goes, and I could totally wear this out if I desired.  And really lately, I've been desiring my sequin hotpants, but I'm not brave enough to wear them just as is-so this vintage dress adn the t-shirt kinda temper the overt 'in-yo-face' leg action my hotpants would create if I were to wear them alone.
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Love it, like it, hate it, or despise it...maybe you can tell me how you'd go about wearing the Garrott Tee?
Or what about this vintage dress-what would you do with it if you had my conundrum of a larger bust?
And hotpants?  Just bad decisions of sewing angst while being a fashion design student back in the day??IMG_2861
Wearing:
*Black Wool coat-Kenneth Cole
*Citron vintage lace dress-Rebecca for Saks 5th Ave. (bought in Evansville,IN)
*Gray graphic tee-Garrott Designs
*Black sequin hotpants-my own creation
*Black leather boots-Jessica Simpson
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Disclaimer: Vodka bottle in background=NOT MINE!

4 comments:

CAITLIN said...

phooey to impracticality, i actually really adore the way you've styled the tee here! it doesn't hurt that the dress is absolutely fantastic. well played :)

Jennifer said...

I love this outfit! So very unique and wonderful. I may have to copy this look at some point.

Mens Suits said...

This dress of yours are so different from my eyes you see it so thin and transparent and i guess there's no buttons to put in. Well the boots caught my eye a little bit because i remember when my girlfriend kick me using that boots. LOL!

Amy said...

I absolutely LOVE the way you styled this lace dress! So unique and perfect. LOVE LOVE LOVE

xoxo