The Parable of the Mustard Dress

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

On the short list of ways I like yellow mustard (spread on my annual footlog hot dog at the Minnesota State Fair and for dipping French fries), I now add this spectacular, mod ’60s dress.  In fact, it’s Number 1 on the list.  Note the chevron stripe-like stitching on the bodice and the cool stand-up collar, which reminds me not a little of the collar on the winning dress from Project Runway earlier this season.  And, by way of a universal truth, which every parable must illustrate, mustard (as a color, not as a dipping sauce) is tres a la mode for fall.  If you have any doubt, check out the raft of mustard-colored dresses for the picking on Polyvore.  Plus, it’s very Megan Draper, which calls for another picture of Don.


Back to the Future

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

For those of you that think nothing good came out of the 80s, take a look at this fantastic Diane Von Furstenberg dress from that decade.  I picked up this number just last Friday from Lula Vintage Wear to help combat my end of the season wardrobe malaise.  This dress couldn’t be easier to wear — pull it over your head and tie the belt.  Done.  It’s also a great foil for colorful accessories, like this necklace from StyledLife.  And, while the good fashion karma from this dress doesn’t completely off-set the horrific karma from the perm mullett I rocked in the 80s, it is a gigantic step in the right direction.