Monday, July 13, 2009
Dress: Oasis, cardigan: French Connection, shoes: Aldo, pencil necklace: 1928
This is my favorite go-to outfit for hot days when I still have to look somewhat professional. Almost everything was on sale when I bought it, including the dress and the cardigan, which I purchased on our honeymoon in Union Square, San Francisco. You can't see it in this photo, but there are pintucks near the hem of the dress, and pintucks and lace inset detailing on the cardigan as well. I love the shoes, which I got on sale from Aldo here in Taipei. I bought them in another colorway as well. They remind me a bit of the 1920s reproduction shoes from Remix Vintage Shoes and are pretty comfortable. The heat, humidity and frequent showers in Taiwan has not been good for my vintage items and so I've been looking for new clothing with a vintage flair. I'm sad because I brought quite a few nice vintage sundresses over with me when I moved here, but now I'm afraid to wear them unless I know that I'll be indoors all day with access to air conditioning. Alas.
I wore this to go have lunch at El Toro in Xinyi District (read my review of it here). I highly recommend it -- it's world-class, modern Spanish food updated with molecular gastronomy techniques and served in a very relaxed and casual atmosphere.