A few weeks ago, I accompanied a friend to a discount store in Berkeley to look for a costume. As I went through the racks, I came across a beautifully embellished sheer dress by Free People. I tried it on and it fit. But not only that, I felt sexy in it, which is the most important part.
It’s pretty fancy and I didn’t care that I had no fancy plans in the near future. All I looked at on the tag was the price ($29.95, originally $78.00) and I was sold! I took it home to try with different undergarments and re-examined the tag. To my surprise it is actually part of their intimates line, Intimately, and formally called Intimately Embellished Slip in soft peach. When I think of intimates, I think of undergarments or sleepwear and I couldn’t understand how something so intricately beaded could be worn either under something or in bed. Regardless of what it was made for, I will only wear this out to a fancy place or event, in public.
Here, I am wearing a black bodycon slip, Jeffrey Campbell Aurora suede heels, a vintage black and gold purse from Down at Lulu’s, and a 3D Metal Square Bangle.
I chose to wear a black slip underneath as opposed to a white one as I felt that there needed to be a little more contrast. I have to do a little more experimenting with different colored slips underneath for different looks and seasons.
All photos taken by Scott Louie.