[Photos: Splash News]
Fugger: Michelle Williams
I hate to fug a girl who’s just going out for brunch with her man and some friends, but the circumstance is somewhat extreme. Jason here clearly tried to spruce it up a little…
… and Michelle seems to be wearing the pajama top of an older lady who holes up in her living room with her hundred-strong doll collection, plays “It’s A Small World” on a loop, and tries to weave them friends out of whatever textiles aren’t hidden under all her hoarded newspapers, TV Guide back issues, and old grocery coupons. It also doesn’t seem to button south of Dawson’s Creek, which means things could get indecent up in this joint if she takes a rogue step. Oh, Michelle. I know vintage is the word of the day, but seriously, hipster brunch-casual is Anthropologie’s bread and butter. Let them help you. It’s okay. It might even feel good.
Clearly we need a new subset of posts on GFY: Things That Look Like Home Furnishings In A Heinous Way, and then Things That We Kind of Want To Decorate Our Houses With Someday. There’s been a lot of viable powder-room wallpaper lately; this could be that, but personally, I’m tempted to turn them into drapes for my bedroom once I paint the ceiling dark blue:
None of which is to say that it doesn’t work as a dress, too. It does. On her. She’s teeny. She’s a sprite. You can pretty easily wear a swingy, shapeless mod cut when everything poking out of it is tiny and toned. I might love it more sleeveless, or with more of a three-quarter length, but that’s picking a nit. It’s cute, and she’s SO HAPPY. It’s proof of how much difference a smile and some confidence makes; if she wore this with her previously standard tight-lipped quarter-grin with wide eyes tinged with fear, we’d be all, “Oh, dear, I don’t know how to feel.” But the radiance she’s emanating sells the entire ensemble beautifully. The lesson here is that Jason Segel does good things for a girl’s wardrobe.
And I love the purple shoes with it, for a splash of funk and bravery. Clearly, “A Splash of Funk and Bravery” is also the title of SOMETHING. Album? Book? Beat poem? Whatever. Add it to the list and I’ll figure it out later.