Friday, May 1, 2009

Looks from Life - Stove Burner

Today's Look from Life title may have you a bit puzzled, but I found this photograph of a stove burner and immediately fell in love with the contrast of grit and grunge and the bright, shiny white enamel:

How do you turn this image (in need of some serious Mr. Clean) into an outfit?

The heavy, dark grey-green cotton of the dress has the same weighty feeling as the grit on the stove. While I'm generally not a huge fan of booties, I think I could handle these; plus, the strappy cut-outs echo to the gas flame holes of the stove. For the white enamel, I chose a beige belt with white patent leather and silver detailing. The beaded clutch might otherwise be considered too dainty, and not fit in at all; but it has a beaded, "gritty" texture to it, and the colors tie in with the belt, making it feel like it actually belongs. This look could use a bit more of a brownish gray, though. How about a cardigan when it gets chilly at night?

Happy Friday!


Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Greek Dress
Nude teardrop clasp waist belt
Booties (via
Vintage beaded clutch (via


  1. Love it! These look from life series are inspiring and fresh, way to go! :)