Make An Exit

Open-back dresses are such a nuisance even in winter, but I still can't seem to resist them. There's something about dresses or clothes with details on the back that beg for a subtle sort of attention. Watch me as I walk away. My impression is made not in the coming, but the leaving. A face seems open, emotions almost obvious in wide-set eyes, but with the turning away and the display of some unexpected detail, a sliver of skin usually hidden now exposed to air and eyesight first impressions shatter. Pre-conceived notions dissipate and what seemed obvious becomes questionable. It all reminds me of this article I read once of a mysterious woman--I found the advice on how to achieve the mysterious aura hidden between the lines of prose too dogmatic to follow in my own life, but pieces of it left an impression. A mysterious woman is all about unexpected details and rarely makes an entrance, but always knows her absence is noted...

Outfit details:
Tulle coat (old, similar here)
thrifted cardigan



  1. Beautiful look! Gorgeous jacket and lovely dress, the back is great!

  2. Lovely lovely outfit. You are so dang pretty :) I wish I could wear backless dress. Unfortunately, I have some big girls in the front, so I shouldn't go without if you know what I mean, haha.

  3. I love those sunnies!

  4. This one covers your birds though! But its still very pretty. Love your coat too!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  5. This reminds me of how the geisha would paint their faces and necks but leave a sliver of skin unpainted... Sometimes giving only a hint to what is there and leaving the rest to the imagination is more intriguing than seeing it all at first sight. The mystery is what is captivating.

  6. I love this outfit, your coat is gorgeous, and I love the flash of skin with the cut out back (weren't you freezing though?) xo

  7. so lovely, as always. I wore an open-back dress today as well!

  8. I love open back dresses too, in fact I just love cut outs be they at the back, the shoulders, the sides of the collar bone!

  9. those necklaces at the top are stunning!


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