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Monday, October 29, 2012

Friends who used to live in Hong Kong had their annual Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival party last Friday. The invitation encouraged Chinese attire. I don’t have anything authentically Chinese anymore (why on earth did I get rid of that padded silk jacket I got in Hong Kong in 1996?!) but I do have an Ossie Clark jacket with a Chinoiserie dragon print on it. As I dug the jacket out of my closet, I noticed a vintage jumpsuit that I bought from Shrimpton Couture several years ago. I had remembered it as having an abstract print, but upon examination, it turned out to have a Chinoiserie print as well! I figured I’d have to take the jacket off inside but I could wear the jumpsuit and stay on theme all night, so I opted for the jumpsuit.

I don’t think Cherie from Shrimpton Couture will mind if I say that the jumpsuit isn’t my most flattering outfit. She knows I got it because I was perversely attracted to the weirdness of its busy print, ’70s rec-room color palette and gaucho-style legs. On Friday, I wasn’t sure I was in the mood for “peculiar” rather than “pretty,” but then I remembered that gorgeous blogger Patti of Not Dead Yet Style would be hosting her “Visible Monday” link-sharing post. This jumpsuit is definitely visible, so this one’s for you, Patti.

What Wendy Wore
Vintage jumpsuit, worn backwards: Shrimpton Couture (2009?, previously seen here.)
Boots: Prada (Late 2008/early 2009. First seen on blog in 2009.)
Purse: Prada (Same season as boots.)
Earrings: My own Empress Wu dragon design
Lipstick: So Chaud by MAC

I am so ready for gauchos to come back! Look how they show off the boots. Love it. And don’t bother saying “never” to gauchos because Never Is the Next New Thing™.

I’ll take a picture of the Ossie Clark jacket next time I wear it. I didn’t get around to modeling it for the camera on Friday and today I get to be lazy because of Hurricane Sandy. Bad weather always justifies laziness.

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14 Responses to “What Wendy Wore: Mid-Autumn Festival Party”

  1. K-Line says:

    Pls. Gauchos never went away! And I like this outfit on you!

  2. Miss Peelpants
    Twitter: misspeelpants
    says:

    I love gauchos! I already have one pair of early Seventies tomato red linen ones and I hope to acquire more (until the moment everyone else decides they don’t hate them any more!)

    I also love jumpsuits so it’s a double thumbs up from me!

  3. SarahMac says:

    I don’t know what gauchos are, are they referring to the sort of flarey way your pants hang? Good luck with the Frankenstorm. Batten down the hatches!

  4. sulky kitten says:

    I really like it! I am strangely attracted to the print too. Hope you and Mr B and the furballs are all safe and sound.

  5. You did a gaucho jumpsuit in rec-room colors for VisMonday? I LOVE that! And I think you look fabuloso.

  6. I think the jumpsuit looks great on you. The pattern and colors are very 60’s inspired. You shine in whatever you wear.
    I used to love gaucho’s and especially with boots.

  7. Melanie says:

    I think your “peculiar” is also stunning in the “Who IS that woman?” way – in the GOOD way of course! Love, love your jumpsuit and the boots.

  8. Megan Mae says:

    Hope you’re staying safe and dry out there. I’m pretty sure there’s nothing you could wear and look bad in. You are ROCKING that jumpsuit.

    I’ve been seeing gauchos layered under dresses sweeping the blog world, I need to get me a few pairs! Sounds like it’d be more comfortable than layering skirts.

  9. Veshoevius
    Twitter: taxnomywardrobe
    says:

    Awesome jumpsuit! And I’m dying to see the Ossie Clark jacket – is it a vintage one? – please post an outfit shot! Did you get it in London or the States? I’m amazed what vintage Ossie Clark fetches in the UK. I saw a vintage Ossie Clark dress on sale at a vintage festival here – the price tag was eye-watering!

    Hope you are keeping safe and warm somewhere!

  10. Veshoevius
    Twitter: taxnomywardrobe
    says:

    Awesome jumpsuit! And I\’m dying to see the Ossie Clark jacket – is it a vintage one? – please post an outfit shot! Did you get it in London or the States? I\’m amazed what vintage Ossie Clark fetches in the UK. I saw a vintage Ossie Clark dress on sale at a vintage festival here – the price tag was eye-watering!

    Hope you are keeping safe and warm somewhere!

  11. Emalina says:

    What a glam jumpsuit, love it! Great Aztec pattern and colour too, you look fab. Hope you’re staying safe during the hurricane.
    p.s. thanks so much for your kind words on my blog post – I’ve only just started blogging about my clothes and it’s lovely to get the encouragement!

  12. Oh, fabulous, I love gauchos! I am always on the hunt for them. You look incredibly awesome – perfect choice for the event!