Younger daughter: What?
My husband: You ought to put these prophecies on your blog so we have some way of keeping track of them.
8 August 2011
Socks over tights
Betsey Johnson/Norma Kamali harem pants
The Fiorucci angels in sunglasses
Rainbow stripe socks
Tube socks, pulled up, with A-line skirts or short shorts.
They’re already making a comeback; the riots will expedite their return: Doc Martens.
Anything but stirrup pants.
US/UK unemployment on the rise > Doc Martens
Corduroy A-line skirt (ordered one in a burnt umber from Land’s End, cute, cheap as chips, but too big, can fit both hands inside waistband despite ordering a size with a listed waist measurement smaller than actual waist; do they assume we all knock a few inches off? Stop it. Stop vanity-sizing clothes and then re-sizing them.)
Argyle sweater vest
Plaid skirt (ordered one from Land’s End; not flattering)
Sad to return mod colorblock sweater from mail-order to J. Crew store today but mock turtleneck activated gag reflex. When the cashier asked for reason I just said it didn’t fit. They don’t need to know that, right? Maybe you don’t either…
I saw these white Gucci loafers with gold snaffle in a thrift shop once. They were too big so I didn’t buy them but I hope to encounter shoes like that again.
I miss my big black-with-subliminal-Prince of Wales print thrift shop coat from high school, but now I have a tweed coat with a fur collar that I really love and I figure you have to make room in your closet and your heart for new clothes.
Kelly green shoes
January 27, 2013
My mother offered me her mink coat when we moved back to America. I think when I turn 50, I will ask if the offer still stands. I don’t like the cold and it would make me feel like an Edward Gorey character.