Mod was a difficult way to start out the week. Unlike many of the other styles (e.g. “arty slick”), most people have a definite mental picture of “mod.” I do too…but I don’t own go-go boots or a zippered a-line minidress. My initial plan was to wear a turtleneck sweater and a red corduroy miniskirt, but the skirt proved far too butt-hugging for the office!
Mod Lucky Girl Erika Forster’s picture put me in mind of my own tie-neck vintage dress. I topped it with the mod essential, a turtleneck top, and a not quite perfect boxy jacket. According to Lucky, the “perfect boxy jacket” should “hang straight down your body in a clean, unbroken line to the hip.” My jacket has a bit more shape than that, but the print seemed era-appropriate. The completed look is more mod-inspired, than truly mod.
Perhaps a little mod-er without the jacket?
Inspiration from the book:
Erika Forster (the girl in the dress) is a singer and keyboardist in the band Au Revoir Simone. I love their music!
In the Lucky tradition, I’m going to nominate my own Mod Lucky (Blogger) Girl: Audi of Fashion for Nerds. She even has go-go boots! (And I suspect there’s a zippered a-line minidress lurking in her closet, too.)