No one’s buying the lame dog-ate-my-homework, check’s-in-the-mail, never-got-your-e-mail excuses anymore.
Time to add something new to your old bag of tricks. Like the latest collection from Kit Kit Dodge.
Known for her kittenish cashmere underthings, Portland-based designer Willow O’Brien works new and vintage fabrics and girlish cuts into clothes that play up your strong points.
The cleavage-loving Eloise dress will distract the dentist (once you stop avoiding him). The silk jersey frock is double lined, so there’s no need for a slip (not like you’d wear one anyway). The scalloped collar on the poufy, knee-grazing Gretl dress is disarmingly sweet in surprising white Duchess satin (an otherwise bridal gown fabric) and punchy floral charmeuse.
For every day, opt for ’70s-inspired silk tops to go with high-waisted jeans.
And the next time you need to get out of a speeding ticket, get into Dodge.