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Life of Colleen: Random wardrobe meanderings part 12.49

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Random wardrobe meanderings part 12.49
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Monday, July 5, 2010 at 12:36 PM (Pacific)

poppysam dotted swiss top

The owners of POPPYsam did get back to me about the dotted-swiss blouse. Ah...they had to liquidate their stock. Wondering if they're still in business, or just not etailing (they sell at a b & m store called Cherry Pie in Atlanta). sighs Wouldn't it be marvellous to shop at a store called Cherry Pie, in Atlanta?

I've had my eye on some of their stuff for quite a this:

poppysam button back top

...which came in pale blue or pale pink. Even something like this:

poppysam ruffle tube top

At first I'm thinking, the eternal strapless bra issue...and everything is puking ruffles these days. But this top was created long before the "throw ruffles on it, ship it" mentality. Ruffles here are placed carefully...even strategically, if you want to pick it apart. Might well be worth the extra step of wearing a strapless bra.

Here's a look that's been on my mind as well:

jcrew lipstick gold foil pencil skirt

The idea of wearing sensible shoes with little socks, but not in the expected context of, well, being a man.

I'd like to try it. I'm already playing with the notion of ditching stockings on Fridays and doing something with socks. If you look closely...I made a thumbnail for the Sartorialist's image; the original shows the shoes in fine detail...the shoes are high quality. The socks are dark grey or black, thin, and short. Would folded socks be too much?

Side note: can you even believe I'm asking this question? Not--is it okay to wear so-and-so without a girdle (or shapewear, which is what they call it now)? Or--can I survive without mascara? I have those Asian why-bother eyelashes, and have never bothered with mascara. I'm not even arguing as to how high my heels need to be. Just wondering if folded-down socks would work with what is essentially a man's shoe.

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