30's/40's striped day dress - vintage
Tights - JCrew
Suede pumps - Kathryn Kerrrigan
When I was in college, my Faulkner professor was a Southern gentleman who used to wear seersucker suits and was irreverent and hilarious and really wonderful. At the time I took that class, I was in a bit of a rag-doll, striped-stockings-and-socks phase. When I ran into my professor a few years after graduation, he said "I hardly recognized you! Where are the red and white stripes?" Then he said, in his great drawl: "They are your signatuuure."
This a very roundabout way of telling you how I've been searching for years for a great red and white striped dress. You can imagine how happy I was to find this one, in the perfect size, in great shape, and from my favorite era!
I've only had it a week, and I've already worn it twice - I think it will be in heavy rotation from now on!