To Cape or Not to Cape

At first I wasn’t into the whole “cape” idea. I’m not Little Red Riding Hood and I don’t find myself in situations where donning a cape is preferable to a regular old jacket or heavy sweater. Unlike capes,  sweater coats or even sweater dusters are easy to pull on and off at a moment’s temperature change. My issue with capes resided squarely in the hassle of having to pull it over your head every time you needed to take it off. It just seemed like a lot to ask. But, the more I look at them, the more I am drawn to them. I would probably only wear them when I would be outside for extended periods of time: sporting events, flea market shopping, or sightseeing.  Being the traditionalist that I am, I would be more apt to purchase a camel colored or black cape in order to easily coordinate it with other items. But, you don’t have to be a boring person like moi. If you want to rock a flaming fushia cape while grocery shopping on Saturday, by all means, do it and take pictures and send them to me so I can look at you with envy.

Wardrobe Envy: Allison Williams, Girls

Just in time for fall, I bring you your workplace inspiration for that first week with a chill in the air. In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t had access to a television or the internet, Allison Williams plays Marni on Girls. She is the type A, stick up her ass counter part to Lena Dunham’s free wheeling, care free Hannah. For much of the previous two seasons, Marni worked at an art gallery. Thus the majority of her wardrobe includes solid colors, classic sheaths, and conservative jewelry. Obviously I was a WASPy YUPPY in my previous life because I love her wardrobe and I really just want to raid her closet and roll around in all the soft, soft wool and cotton.

camel jacket coral dress floral dress mint sheath purple dressGo ahead girl, drink your wine in your fine ass purple, cowl neck dress. Looking fierce.

VINCE is just as sick of all the sunshine and happiness as you are

When I looked at the VINCE Fall 2013 collection I immediately thought, Now here’s a designer who gets me. Who understands that one of my dreams is to look like  a cast extra from 2002’s Minority ReportDo you remember that movie? I love it. Everything is dark and somber and the days all have a grayish overtone. I imagine it’s like living in London.

Fall usually brings about the subdued colors and deeper, richer tones of brown, gray, burgundy, and emerald. There’s an understated luxury to the fall collections. I, for one, cannot wait for the days to get colder, nights to get crisper, and the kiddies to get the hell out of the streets. Go back to school already, you crazy whippersnappers!

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Ralph Lauren’s Spring/Summer collection and my ovaries go on a date

It’s no secret I love a well dressed man. What’s not to love? A well fitted suit, the perfect pair of jeans, a great shawl collared sweater…it all looks good. Luckily for me, Ralph Lauren’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection checks off all of those looks and more. Prepare yourselves and gird your loins.

 

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Wardrobe Envy: The Fall

Have you seen this show? If not, put down that book, pick up your nearest Netflix ready device and plan not to move for the next 6 hours.

Oh, and prepare to start coveting Gillian Anderson’s wardrobe as police investigator, Stella Gibson, right about now.

 

 

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