I have got such a massive crush on all the costumes in Divorce at the moment. It’s all modern Seventies, close-patterned floaty dresses, boots and long coats.
I never wear anything approaching to that style of dress, yet I covet it madly. I think it’s because there is no need for smart daywear in my life and perhaps at times I wish there were.
But that does mean that I don’t have any smart daywear, which is problematic the three times per year when I need it.
I was alerted to a red Gucci-esque skirt on Twitter that was from M&S, so, home alone as I was as Giles is in Lapland (don’t ASK), I hopped on the M&S website and found, verily, many things that might pass for SJP-esque Divorce-wear. And I bought the lot! Serves Giles right for going away. DO YOU HEAR ME?!?!?! (I am not drunk.)
Of course the truth is that the costume designer of Divorce did not buy all SJPs costumes from one shop, not even from Marni or Prada (let alone from Marks and Sparks) she got them all from vintage dress shops and had them fitted to Sarah Jessica. Ergo most of the things I have bought from M&S will have to be returned – but a girl’s got to have her fun somehow.
Just by the by, I saw an episode of Divorce last week where SJP does a sort of Carrie-esque turn and smile in the street having seen a hot man. My little heart skipped a beat.
I saw that red floral skirt yesterday and thought it was nice, just wondered how difficult it would be to style it. The shop had put a black poloneck alongside which I thought would work. (Not on me though as I’m 5ft.)
This sort of style makes me look like an old washer woman. And not a stylish one.
In fact, I’m going out on a limb to say that no I know in real life looks good in this sort of thing. Which doesn’t mean I don’t see them on famous people and start to fantasise about who I would be if my thing was to dress in floaty floaty.
Ps whilst writing the above comment, I failed to notice my baby chewing a wire. What a good and observant parent I am…
I love that purple one she’s wearing and the blouse and skirt at the top. I’ve had very mixed results with this sort of thing – sometimes Charlie’s Angel, sometimes chubby Suffragette. I would look terrible in the Paisley. The skirt with a black fitted top – I’ve had success with a similar look before but with a plain skirt. I think I look too stern for florals in general, nobody’s buying it. (P.s I love that you’re watching Divorce whilst your husband’s away, that’s the sort of passive resistance I like)
Echo your feelings about her wardrobe and accessories – thinking of adding turquoise jewellery to my Christmas list.
Oh god, this makes me miss my job. Dresses were my thing, I’d have worn the hell out of that outfit in the bottom SJP picture. How ridiculous of me to miss my job for the fashion, not the mental stimulation, the contribution to society, the money, whatever. I occasionally go mad and throw on outfits like these for my current life then 5 minutes into a morning spent running round a dusty church hall after my toddler I remember what an idiot I am. And you get really funny looks. Elaine x
The black M&S dress is lovely! I have some great dresses from there…..
Caith Olnick says
IMO that Gucci man has a lot to answer for at the moment. I have spent months literally sitting on my hands to stop myself buying a pair of his Christmas cracker loafers. I do have that M&S dress with the big flowers on, and I like it. Slightly odd material, but about a million £ cheaper than Gucci, obviously. Sometimes you just need to wear proper clothes rather than a big jumper again.
Oh god. Now I want these dresses too (and to basically be SJP in general). I have already been googling leather trousers as a result of your tip about Meleponym on Instagram. BUT I’m 5 months pregnant so it’s all just a bloody pipe dream/ body-crisis.
I think you get more pleasure from internet shopping than anyone I have ever known (albeit virtually). I salute this – as I cannot buy anything I have not yet tried on. For a while I convinced myself I too would look like that Lucy girl on ‘Fashion me Now’ if I bought her amazing jumpers and jeans. Then I realised she is a size 6 A cup. aged 28. A model. I am a 43 year old with overflowing E cups and love handles. I woke up to myself and now only if I have tried it now twice – usually in Zara – do I buy it. Also, these dresses would scream TEACHER SPINSTER if I even sniffed at them. Because I do not possess a waist. But I bet you will fab. Pics please.
Thanks Suzanne! I am a firm believer in not wasting time traipsing round the shops, I am also very good at taking things back I don’t like – and I also love the time in between ordering something and its arrival, during which I can wander about in a dreamlike state, as in that time the thing that is about to arrive may well be about to be the BEST THING IN MY WARDROBE
Thanks for alerting me to ‘Divorce’; downloading by the gallon. Have watched first episode. Brilliant
Love the last one but am the wrong shape for that style…xxx