I have been watching Pretty Woman for so many years I don’t even remember the first time. I’m pretty sure I didn’t understand what was going on when I first watched it as a child, but something in it captivated me. It was probably Julia Roberts, she definitely has that effect. Anyhow, as dated as this Cinderella story might seem now, I still like to indulge when I need a little pick me up (and so not the kind mentioned by Kit in the Blue Banana – and props to you if you know the scene I’m talking about.)
Anyway… the outfit. I was going to do that famous polka dot dress. There is polka dot everywhere this season, and I did find a very similar one, but because I started with the Virgin Suicides inspired dotty nightie, I decided to go for a look that was completely different.
So I give you Vivian looking effortlessly oh-so-stylish in an uber-casual mom jeans and blazer combo. This is at the end of the film, just when she has decided to take control of her life and board a bus to San Francisco. Of course (SPOILER ALERT), Richard Gere turns up in a limo and it’s all about 250 grand necklaces and cocktail dresses again, but for just a moment, I feel like we see the real Vivian here.
This kind of look is an easy go-to for every day – just switch out the tee, rotate your jeans, and you’ve got a zillion outfits in one. Most of the pieces are from my wardrobe, but I’ll link to some similar staples at the bottom.