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A Daisy Buchanan moment
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 9:06 PM (Pacific)


Dress: J.Crew Tuxedo end-on-end dress
Earrings: made by me (tiny pearls on gold chains)
Grey cardigan: J.Jill kimono sleeve
Distressed leather jacket: ? have had for years
Boots: La Canadienne

I bought this dress on a bit of a whim:

j.crew tuxedo end-on-end dress
J.Crew Tuxedo end-on-end dress

Not something I'd normally consider, but I saw it in the shop and was attracted to its bright blue color, and the fact that it resembled a shirt my husband owns several of.

He took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them, one by one, before us, shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel, which lost their folds as they fell and covered the table in many-colored disarray. While we admired he brought more and the soft rich heap mounted higher — shirts with stripes and scrolls and plaids in coral and apple-green and lavender and faint orange, and monograms of Indian blue. Suddenly, with a strained sound, Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily.

"They're such beautiful shirts," she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. "It makes me sad because I've never seen such — such beautiful shirts before."

On the negative side, it does wrinkle when you've been sitting in it a while. I suppose it's meant for warmer weather; the long sleeves roll up (and can be tabbed). The drawstring is nifty, since you can convert the dress into a drop-waisted effect, or more of a blouson.

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