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Athens, Georgia – Several rotations in of re-cycling the look I call – Eleanor. So perfect that I am listening to my copy of the Slaves of New York soundtrack…on vinyl. Oh, thank goodness. The oversized floral print shirtwaist dress – paired with everything else in this ensemble – is brunch-made. I’ve got on heavily patterned socks to add that extra spark to my feet in sensible block heeled slingbacks.

Gratuitous alliteration is maximalism. This lo-fi look was pulled together quickly and on the cheap. If you were looking for brand names, you aren’t going to find them here. [Pro tip: Load the breast of the dress up with cheap mis-matched rhinestone decorative pins – small, medium and large. If it’s cold out, throw a fur coat over the sweater. Think eccentric grandmother of 1968. If you weren’t alive then, dial up photos on Google Images. It’s a lost art, fer sure.]

I wear this outfit pretending I am quickly ushering in chilly temperatures and hearty faire. Truly, this outfit says: homemade chicken pot pie with a topping of crushed quaaludes. Yes, it does. And the music? It’s so good.

wine red oversized sunglasses with brocade gold details

gold metal eyeglasses chain with faux pearl accent

beige turban with rhinestone brooch

olive oversized floral printed shirtwaist dress with pussy-bow

1970s vintage evergreen knit cardigan sweater

gold lame slingbacks with rabbit fur puffs

Slaves of New York [Original Soundtrack] [Virgin/ 1989] – various artists

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“Disco ’77: It’s Where You Need To Be”

1970s vintage color-blocked wrap-style sundress [Climax by David Howard]

gold metal serpent necklace

gold metal disc necklace

gold chain-mail bauble handbag with silver hardware

gold lame high heeled sandals with bows [Chic]

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Feeling very Maurice Chevalier.

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straw boater with navy + wine red grosgrain band

gold metal round framed sunglasses

gold metal oblong drop earrings with white marbled spheres

navy + white pinstriped mock turtleneck crop top

jet black oversized baggy linen pants

black cracked leather brogues

A Happening

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Deee-lite – Runaway/Rubber Lover

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powder pink rubber ‘squiggle top’ sunglasses

gold metal cuff bracelet with skull accents + assorted gold metal bangles

Runaway/ Rubber Lover [12″ single, vinyl] [1992] – Deee-Lite

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assorted gold colored metal bracelets

gold metal oblong drop earrings with white marbled spheres

Mama Said Knock You Out [1990] – LL Cool J

 

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burnt apricot colored velvet dress with multi-colored floral print

gold metal round framed sunglasses

evergreen colored tassel earrings

black satin vintage style bullet bra

1940s vintage pink nylon floral decorative brooch

1970s vintage caramel colored leather crossbody bag

jet black leather – round toe booties [Nine West]

 

A Happening

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Eyes of Laura Mars [Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [1978] – various artists

gold metal ‘wedge’ disc necklace

gold colored round frame sunglasses