Might I suggest...Signature Collection Blushing Cherry Blossom Body Lotion for $5
Thursday, June 26, 2008
One of my lovely best friends sent me an email to let me know that Bath & Body Works is having their semi-annual "Big" sale with nearly everything from their classic collections on sale for only $5! So B&BW always reminds me of awkward junior high dances and having braces but even I have to admit cheap body wash/lotion/body splash/pump soap/C.O Bigelow is always awesome.
She's been wearing a lot Kimono inspired pieces lately which I love. But kimono sleeves always seem to look wrong or awkward on me somehow. Maybe you have to be tiny to pull it off? Anyway, I wish we could get a detail shot of her amazing orange shoes...look at the top of them! I'm not sure how I feel about them with this dress but they're definitely interesting.
I also loved that she paired that intense, leather (Balenciaga?) belt with this soft, feminine dress. The belt doesn't exactly cinch her waist so much as make her appear fuller, sturdier, somehow. The deeply cut dress would be too easy on it's own; the belt maybe you can have it but you have to work for it.
Still, my favorite thing might just be seeing MK look happy, healthy, and really pretty. I usually get annoyed with her makeup choices because she's such a beautiful girl and she seemed set on erasing that a few times on the red carpet. But here she just looks like a beautiful girl.
Her after party sartorial choice is bewildering. For one thing it's colorful and for the other well...see for yourself...
First thought? Did she steal that dress from The Golden Girl's wardrobe department? And black shoes with that? Really? And...is that really the bag to carry with this?
But then I erased the shoes and bag from the picture. I pulled the dress down slightly and belted it just a bit looser so that the neckline was a little lower. I put nude, very simple, flat, sandals on her. And I saw something in it. It's a shock to see MK in pastels but once you get past that (and the poor accessorizing) I really love this dress on her. I know it's weird, and maybe a bit old lady by the pool. But I like the idea that she saw this somewhere and just liked it. No stylist could have possibly been involved (not that MK uses them anyway but you know what I mean...) it's not perfect. It's a strange risk but I like it. And I like that she took it. I would have done it differently but if this dress made her feel confident and pretty then that's all that matters. And I think it might have!
Don't forget to watch David Letterman tonight...MK will be making a very rare late night TV appearance to promote The Wackness, presumably talk up both The Row and Elizabeth & James, and hopefully tell us about her episode on next season's Samantha Who!