Take Day and Nightie, for instance. I picked this one up back when World of Style Vintage had a storefront on Newark Avenue, along with another piece I'll get to later. In theory, it's right up my alley.
Something's wrong. Not very wrong—I did buy it, after all—but a little off. To be precise, it's a bit gape-y in the bosoms.
"But there's a belt!" I can hear you saying. "Try it without the belt!" Okay.
This pose is my hands insisting that yes, I do have a waist, despite all evidence to the contrary. Además, I find the neckline a little fussy, even for me.
The last time I wore Day and Nightie, I was teaching an LSAT class, and I kept thinking, "Do my students think this looks like a nightgown?" Trust me, that is not what you want to be thinking about while you're trying to explain logic games. Clothes should bolster your confidence, not sap it!
And yet... I can't help feeling that Day and Nightie has potential. What if I got the top taken in? What if I ripped out that preposterous collar? What if I chopped off the sleeves and used the material to make a cowl neck? What if I had the skills to actually do all that stuff?
So I put it out to you, dear readers: what the heck do I do with this benched jv player?