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New pink stuff

My new coat and dress arrived. Thank you post-Christmas sales!

Pink coat and dress

Aren’t the linings cool?

Suzette and Etta

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  • Pink 2.0

I bought it

Actually, I bought them. Two cocktail dresses. I went looking for one dress for my company’s upcoming holiday party but the prices were so good that I bought two. Total damage with sales and a Lord & Taylor coupon: $220.

First option is this silver number from Anne Klein.

Anne Klein

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Guest post: @eimski on colored wedding gowns

Here’s the third in a series of guest posts from the wonderful Eimear.

While visiting @1chicklette a few months back, we discussed pink wedding dresses and she suggested that I write a guest post for her on them. Lo and behold less than two weeks later, Jessica Biel married Justin Timberlake in pink, and posed for the cover with her new husband nearly kicking her in the head and making this post all the more relevant.

Via People.com

Via People.com

(Did anybody else find it funny that People put Britney on the cover as well??)

Colored gowns have been in vogue for years. During World War I and II and in the post war periods, many brides could not afford expensive and elaborate lace and silk white gowns and many turned to colored dresses and smart suits. My own grandmother married my grandfather in a pale blue/gray suit nearly seventy years ago. When I got married off white was the color to have–mine was a cream, lace concoction). It seems more and more brides these days are embracing the color trend for their big day.

Here are my best and worst celebrity colored gowns. Continue reading

I bought it: Nanette Lepore waterfall dress

Another day, another dress. I’m so excited to wear this one.

For some reason, images of the Nanette Lepore waterfall dress in “seaside” are hard to find. Here’s a full-length image of the dress in papaya.

I usually like shades of yellow, but papaya didn’t appeal to me (at all). Here’s an itty bitty look at the turquoise version which I bought.

I bought it: Nanette Lepore dress

My wardrobe sucks.

It has been a long time since I bought new, exciting clothes for myself. I kept putting it off, saying I’d upgrade my wardrobe “once I got back in shape.”

But instead I just started dressing poorly. Not just plainly, but like I had given up.

Today I bought this Nanette Lepore dress (and a few others) at Lord & Taylor.

It’s time for me to get it together.

Making up my own story

I wish I knew why this dress was hanging out a window, flashing brightly against a dingy building in the Flatiron District.

Someone’s bridesmaid dress needing freshening up? A prom in February? Probably not.


This is New York. Someone probably just wanted to make people like me crazy with curiosity.


The @nytimes asks: What Will Bella Wear?

NY Times Style Section – Field Notes


I’m going to do my very best to avoid the big remaining spoiler that is Bella’s wedding dress. My plan is to see Breaking Dawn on November 18 in the afternoon which means I’ll need to stay away from Twitter once the midnight showings begin.