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Wardrobe meanderings part 8
posted by Colleen Shirazi 2009-11-17 at 9:54 PM (Pacific)


j crew gathered tie-front top

This totally reminds me of a shirt I had when I was twelve or thirteen. I mean the general shape, tie neckline and lovely pink color. To the point I was tempted to buy it. But, eh...how useful is this particular top? You'd have to see it in person, to determine its casualness or formality.

I don't really have much to say; I've been knackered lately. It's the worst time of year for my department--or the best, depending on how enamored you are of being, well, knackered. I'm okay with it. One trick is to take a nap when you get home, for even an hour.


sundance queen anne camisole

Love this...not sure what I'd do with it though. The lace appears to have been sewn over a cut-out area of the camisole. Argh! What you want is a solid neckline, with the lace sewn over that. Still, it's quite pretty.


jjill ice cream

And finally... It's not the clothes...it's the ice cream. (Although a part of me craves the velvet jacket, in a 1970's kind of way.)

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Wardrobe meanderings
posted by Colleen Shirazi 2008-10-27 at 12:01 AM (Pacific)


sundance catalog skirts

Listening to: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Blitzkrieg Bop (This song is cute with an English accent.)

Okay, so I finally got my fall/winter skirts. I just took the olive velveteen one out in fact, to look at (it's not cold enough to wear it yet). It's beautiful. In natural light, it morphed back to olive-dusted brown (had appeared greener in the shop).

The genius of this skirt is that it can be washed at home. That's one thing that struck me when I discovered J.Jill (the skirts are from Sundance Catalog, I'm just saying): the genius of J.Jill is that most of the items can be machine, or sometimes hand, washed. Granted you take a cut in fanciness. But, unless you're independently wealthy or are paying someone to take care of your clothes, time and money are key factors in building your wardrobe. I don't care to be either, so hey...

The only other fall/winter skirt I've been tempted by is from J.Jill in fact, but it's insanely difficult to find. I've never seen it in the b & m stores. It was on the website briefly before vanishing; I've spotted it in two print catalogs. It's a sort of grey herringbone gored skirt. Eh. I'm not in a rush.

What I really need now are shoes and boots. Those I want to spend money on, so I'm really not in a rush here. There are now many relatively inexpensive, comfortable-looking, decent-looking shoes about. And I could get those. But I've never been into owning a variety of shoes. What I like is owning one or two pairs of shoes that I'm totally crazy about. The shoe has to exist in a vacuum; it has to coordinate with my clothes, of course, but for me it's not a matter of matching particular shoes to particular outfits, if that makes any sense.

My next pair of shoes will have been made in the U.S. I decided that long ago.

I'm frantically in search of a sale or coupon code lol

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