Tuesday, December 6, 2011

behold my caftan


I am so not being not being sarcastic.

This baby is wending its way to me from Monday's Child as we speak. (Hello, do you see the PERSONAL DANGLING DISCO BALLS?)

But here's my question:

a) Should I rock My Caftan to all the holiday parties this year?* and b) If so, WTF SHOES DO I WEAR?
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*If the answer is, "NO POLYESTER CAFTANS UNTIL AGE 65" I'd rly appreciated it if someone told me.

43 comments:

  1. open toe wedge the shit out of that ensemble.

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  2. I think you HAVE to rock the caftan.

    Shoes

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  3. Apparently me & Raenovate are on the same effing page.

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  4. that would not work for holiday parties in Seattle, but only becuase you'd freeze your tits off.

    surely you have some of these or something

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  5. If these holiday parties are 60s themed, then sure, you can wear that. But don't you want to wear something jewel-toned?

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  6. love it. so happy you finally got one!

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  7. I can't even picture a body in this...do you belt it? How long is it? Are you rail thin? So much mystery...

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  8. That dress looks like a band-aid. I hope you're being PAID to wear that.

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  9. it's ugly as shit. i'm with rob.

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  10. If you do wear it, can you please post it? Just cut off your head or something..

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  11. Should have just got the damn clogs. That thing is shit

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  12. Really? Why would you do that? This is one of those fashion trends that 2% of the people will look at you and think you're fabulous and the others will wonder why you wore your grandma's nightgown to a fancy dress party.

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  13. uh oh. me thinks you should have done a poll before making this purchase.

    (I'm only half kidding...)

    my friends would take the piss out of me for wearing that, but then you've probably got more open-minded(?) friends. but hell, eff what anyone else thinks, if you like it - rock it with confidence.

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  14. meh. that color doesn't exactly scream - i look good on all skin tones.

    that being said, i can kind of see you in it.

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  15. I love it. Screw what anyone else thinks, slap a belt on it, and wear the hell outta that thing. - Jem

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  16. oh my god, this is hilarious!

    for all of you wondering, esb has a HOT body. she can rock a caftan. ;)

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  17. i think you should wear it for the 2% who obviously know what's up. you can wear it. for sure. and it is warm tone so it will double work.

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  18. i think it's groovy, but i'm one of those freaks that loves caftans. it reminds me of something grace slick would wear. i'd wear it with a pair of rock and roll wedges or platforms -- in black, pref with buckles or studs.

    make sure you do plenty of drugs in that dress, tis the season to get loaded.

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  19. a.) YES!

    b.) Wild wedges like these or these. Good luck. Have fun!

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  20. I'm surprising myself here, but I actually think this can work. I'm pretty meh on the color, but that's because it would make me look AWFUL. That said, if your skin tone can handle it, and I'm sure you would know if it can, then I think it'll look awesome. I'm with the wedge girls as well - big, awesome wedges. Can you get all Mrs Roper and rock some big jewelry too? Or am I starting to think 'costume?'
    <3s

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  21. I vote wear it! I'm imagining either loose waves or a top knot and great black shoes with it.
    These are hot, but super expensive. These match the rad disco balls on the dress, but might look cheapy. THESE are on sale, and funky and sexy.

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  22. @Tonia as a long-time reader, YOU SHOULD REALLY KNOW WHAT MY HAIR LOOKS LIKE BY NOW. (i.e. This is what you get.)

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  23. Haha!! I thought it was longer now?? Either way, the KR look is EVEN BETTER than a top knot.

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  24. This morning, I packed my grandmother's bag for the hospital, including her nightgown. It looked like this, except it was a lovely jewel-tone green. She is 92.

    Last night, my mom wore her (30-yr-old) caftan to bed. It looked like this. She is 66.

    Doesn't mean you can't rock it, of course. But I thought it might help answer your question in the post script.

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  25. No polyester caftans until you're dead.

    (No natural fiber caftans until you're 65.)

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  26. DO NOT WEAR THE "SWEDISH HASBEENS" (Nikki 9:50). Ever. Anywhere. With anything. For any reason.

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  27. Darling I have a lovely Halston one shoulder piece from my Belle Mere and you would NOT BELIEVE the mad compliments I received when I wore it out. (I also love that I can throw the damn gown in the fricking washing machine. How great is that!)

    I wear gold strappy heels (I think something lighter on bottom is best since you've got all that fabric on top), dangling but simple gold earrings, and a big hunking gold bracelet a huge bangle would do it to. I'd also throw on some hot pink or red lipstick too.

    Hold your head up and walk with confidence and feel it grow when the compliments come rolling in.

    And unless you live in a snowy town and your Holiday party is held outside you can SO wear this to all your holiday functions.

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  28. And as a side note I'm pretty sure Halston was the king of sex appeal and also king of the caftan.

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  29. Come ON people, the lady is asking for shoes! Since you live in L.A. I assume these are year-round appropriate, I think these in the electric blue would look smashing. I am one of those who happen to like ugly-on-purpose, though don't hold your breath when it comes to getting any Christmas sex.

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  30. I AGREE WITH ANON 2:57 ... IF YOU WEAR THAT CAFTAN WITH WOODEN CLOGS I WILL BREAK YOUR FEET OFF AND BEAT YOU WITH THEM.

    not hatin on the clog -- i have several pairs -- but they are for running errands ONLY ... NOT HOLIDAY PARTIES.

    (i sure i don't even have to post this. you a smart girl, girl.)

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  31. Givenchy metallic-capped heels
    or maybe
    merlot Dolce & Gabbana
    Heck if I know. But I really like it. It's the type of garment that will take on whatever attitude and confidence the wearer has and look completely different as soon as you put it on.

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  32. Normally I adore your style, but no you are not 65 so please don't dress like it.... no shoes can fix this hot mess.

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  33. Oddly, I concur. Black wedge cage booties. Go for it. No belt. No underwear either.

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  34. Where the caftan. Take it from one who knows. You'll enjoy it. It's impossible to be unhappy in a caftan. As for shoes, all I would say is please don't wear anything even remotely gladiator-sandalish.

    From

    The bride who wore the caftan.

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  35. I really don't understand the controversy behind the kaftan. I love em.

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  36. i normally love caftans, but this one is hideous. sorry.

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  37. I work in luxury fashion and this is hawt. I really think that a classic high, high evil lady pump would be amazing with this. High heel, narrow but not stiletto. Ups the glam/fab/shiny factor of the whole shebang.

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  38. ooooh, i'm with rachel on this.

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  39. Don't you DARE pussy out and wear a wedge with this, unless you're going to a garden party in July (and if that's the case, there's something else we need to talk about). Ultra high heel, flagrantly contrasted color (I suggest indigo blue). A disco dress deserves a disco shoe. Here, you're welcome:

    http://m.aldoshoes.com/m/http/www.aldoshoes.com/us/women/sandals/occasion/85835663-detamble/50&flagid=wholiday?vm_qb=al_proddisp%2Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.aldoshoes.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fsandals%2Foccasion%2F85835663-detamble%2F50%2Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.aldoshoes.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fsandals%2Foccasion%2F85835663-detamble%2F%2C%2Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.aldoshoes.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fsandals%2Foccasion%2F85835663-detamble%2F%2C%3Bwww.aldoshoes.com%2Fal_proddisp.tt&vm_co=0&vm_o_js-poll-page-load=al_waitforsize_updated&vm_v=voPBKV5kyocUVGGcqQago8w8Jd8c7p_6bEnhZzdhb8Q%3D

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