Rugby stripes are such a classic. There is a reason that they have been a mainstay in closets since the 1980s. My own rugby shirt memory revolves around moving to a new middle school in the mid-to-late 1990s. I was so envious of the rugby shirts in the school colors complete with the school crest, sported by the student council.
Thank goodness I did not get looped into student council until much later. My twelve year old girl frame would have looked like….a twelve year old boy frame in that rugby shirt. Now that would have been tragic.
I later coveted a coral / shell pink rugby shirt from J.Crew circa spring 2000. Earlier this year, I wrote about my enthusiasm for the reissuing of said shirt. Even better these days, it is available to be monogrammed. Unfortunately, the length of the current style did not work on my tall frame, but I am ever hopeful that a second try with the dress version may work, and if not, I found two alternate styles at other brands that are available in tall.
I have written before about my admiration Lily’s style from the movie Thoroughbreds. (Fashionista did a really great article here.) I could compare it to BlairWaldorf’sstyle, but I think that is simplifying it too much. Lily’s outfits were much more complex. Especially when the costume count is low, every single detail of an ensemble has to say something about the character.
This dress is something I could see in Lily’s closet. That grosgrain ribbon? Ugh. Everything. The contrast between the lace and the ribbon makes the dress. Imagine me wearing the tall version (#andtheangelssang), a lightweight wool navy gold-buttoned blazer, and Gucci loafers. I am getting fall vibes from this combination, so I will have to wait until October to take this outfit on its maiden voyage.
I have been coveting a cricket sweater for the longest time. Ever since I re-binged the later seasons of Sex and the City and noticed how chic Charlotte looked showing Elizabeth Taylor Goldenblatt in the athletic-inspired staple, I have had my eye out for one. For some reason, there is a gentlemen’s version in several price points every season. Not the case for the ladies.
Last weekend I went to a matinee of Thoroughbreds. Highly recommended. It was the one of the last film appearances of Anton Yelchin prior to his untimely and tragic death.
The character of Lily had the most phenomenal wardrobe, though the outfit change seemed low. It was very Blair Waldorf, and I love BlairWaldorfstyle. During the scene where she is wearing a cricket sweater dress, I Googled for an similar style. In the middle of the theater. It is a sickness.
I started to notice that a lot of the items that were going on the bookmarks list were black, white, or black and white. I don’t know if it has to do with my recent obsession with SATC, or if it is something else. Probably something else because the stuff I have been attracted to hasn’t fallen into the late 90s minimalism camp.
Did you know that Abercrombie & Fitch has integrated tall sizing into their line? Yes, they had long denim back in the day, but a long torso’d dress? Forget about that. The following dresses come in long. I am into the fair isle number, but then again, I am on Shopping Moratorium 2018. This is an exercise in willpower.