Thursday, July 28, 2011

How to wear sleepwear to a summer concert (sort of)

I'm constantly inspired by fellow bloggers (THANK YOU). In this case, Niki of A Haute Mess's two posts (here and here) on clothes that look like pajamas, taken to the streets. Except I forgot the bit about clothes that just look like pajamas and actually used my pajamas.
 Some of you may be conjuring images of that brief period, sometime in the late 90s, when it was cool to wear flannel plaid pants. If your geographic location, age and/or general intelligence caused you to bypass this trend, count yourself lucky. But no, I didn't take it that far. The item in question is a beautifully patterned silk slip with an antique-looking lace hem by Knitted Dove, a brand I'd never heard of before. Their website is under development but they have some incredible pieces profiled on their Facebook page. Have any of you ever come across this brand?

I wore I white tank over the slip to smooth out any lumps, then added a taupe knit tank. I accessorized with a chunky brown leather belt, my white cowboy boots and some gold and ivory jewellery. It was ideal for what turned out to be a sizzling hot Sunday evening, spent watching Peter Frampton and Huey Lewis and the News at Ottawa's annual 2-week concert series, Bluesfest (yes, it's a misnomer). If you ever find yourself in the region in July, I suggest checking out the lineup. You may just catch anyone from Kiss to the White Stripes!

Slip - Thrifted (Knitted Dove)
White tank - RW & Co.
Taupe tank - Dynamite
Belt - PacSun
Jacket - Hand-me-down (Olsen)
Boots - Oak Tree Farms via Winners (also seen here)
Bag - Gifted (Dooney and Burke)
Earrings - Le Chateau
Bracelets - Le Chateau and hand-me-downs


  1. That's a very scandalous outfit! You look gorgeous! :)

  2. Fun! I love re-mixing my things for a new purpose:)

  3. I can't believe that's a slip. I'd wear it as a dress too! So glad you linked up!


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