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Life of Colleen: Random wardrobe meanderings part 12.51*

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Random wardrobe meanderings part 12.51*
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 3:27 PM (Pacific)

Here is another example of the sensible-shoes-with-little-socks concept, from The Sartorialist (click the link for the full-sized image). Here the focus was on the pink shirt-dress, not the shoes. I love the color of the dress and the idea, but imo it's too short to actually work (she had to wear shorts because of it). A little longer and it would have been perfect. (Yeah, try finding exactly what you want...a lovely shirt-dress this color, but just a wee bit longer?)

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B.ella Codori Crochet Tights in Ivory, preliminary review

I decided to try the ivory shade after all; thanks to the preternatural delivery speed of sockdreams, I already have them. I've tried them on but haven't worn them properly, if that makes any sense.

Ladies, these are bee-autiful tights. At first I was concerned ivory tights might resemble attire outgrown in fourth grade, but the sheer complexity of the pattern precludes that. The ivory is yellower than the almost-white pictured; it's more a delicate cream, which again helps with an older and more sophisticated look.

I went ahead and got the "tall" size (I'm 5'5", 134 lbs. so I'm not small, but hardly tall)--in my experience, Italian legwear tends to run small. A touch big would be fine, whilst too tiny would not work, and the quality usually excels (nice and stretchy, unlikely to bag out on you). Tall is fine.

* Why the silly numbering? I felt oddly superstitious and didn't want part 13.

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