Cut Out


I bought this top at Topshop last year but until recently had only maybe worn it once. Here's the thing: the cutouts in the back are pretty gaping and tend to attract gawking stares from any families with small children I may pass on the street. So, I had been saving it for the perfect occasion - a sassy girls night out or a date in a city where I might never be seen again. In this case it was the latter, and the city was Savannah, GA where we went to dinner at The Olde Pink house - a fantastic restaurant in an old mansion that was once owned by a confederate general. We sat in the tiny wine cellar that they called The Vault because it was once a bank vault in the 1800's - a dimly lit room that was only big enough to hold the two of us.

We snapped these photos in a hallway at our hotel before venturing out into the rain for the evening. My favorite ripped boyfriend jeans grounded the outfit while the spikey heels added a touch of elegance and edge just right for the eery city. I wrapped my bird print sequined scarf around my shoulders to protect me from the downpour, and any particular moments draftiness in the back region. I may not have normally mixed all these components together, but with this outfit I felt tuned in to the city's eclectic spirit.

Topshop top, Zara jeans and scarf, Fleur of England bra, Sam Edelman heels, Alexander Wang bag, H&M ring, Gel manicure c/o Bellacures
 Photos by Ian Sheppard