I wrote in my last post about my wardrobe foibles and lack of suitable clothing to wear to England next month. Yesterday, I spent 3.5 hours shopping, and at the end of the night, all I had to show for it were to white camisoles to wear under shirts from White House, Black Market, and a pair of (free) underwear from the Gap. While I'm sure TLS wouldn't mind if I walked around his house in just my underwear and pearls, he's not going to be appreciative of me doing that in public. I absolutely cannot fathom as to why not?
Fortunately, tomorrow I have a girl date with Preppy Coastee, and we plan on hitting up the essentials: Lilly Pulitzer and Alice's Tea Cup. (Sometimes, dates with girls are so much better than dates with guys.) I am hoping, nay, praying, to find something that works on me. With this in mind, I present you with my favorite things, the Lilly Pulitzer fall edition.
**Side note: while I am a huge fan of Lilly Pulitzer, particularly the polos, I feel like a lot of the clothes are just not designed for my lifestyle. I'm 26 years old and live north of the Mason-Dixon line in a city where black is the new black. I just can't be walking around wearing a pink and orange glow in the dark sundress. This is why I like the fall collections more, when they focus on darker colors. Does anyone else feel the same way?**
I need a dress for date night- drinks at the Ice Bar proceeded or followed by dinner at a place with a fully functioning heating system, and then, of course, Phantom on the West End. So far these are the ones I've had my eye on.
Jonah Dress Printed, $168
I am not sure how this dress will look on me, but I love the combination of navy, white, and pink, so I have to give it a shot.
Marcella Tunic Dress, Paisley, $168
Marcella Tunic Dress, Printed, $168Sabine Shirt Dress Crinkle, $168
Also, I am constantly searching for long-sleeve shirts and sweaters. Despite the fact that I cannot stand inclement (read: anything colder/worse than 73 degrees and perfectly sunny with no humidity whatsoever) weather, I love long sleeve shirts. Here's what I've had my eye on.
Hazel Henley Heathered, $58Hazel Henley, $58Hazel Henley, $58(No, I don't see a pattern here. Why? Do you?)
Hollin Sweater Solid, $98I love a good v-neck sweater. It can really open up your face and be so flattering. It is a wardrobe staple and every girl should have one.
Hollin Sweater Novelty, $118
Please please please pray to the retail gods for me that something works out for me this weekend and I am able to get clothes! You are supposed to spend money in a recession, after all.
As a side note, if you have not yet done so, be sure to sign up for my beverage swap! :) I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I can't wait to read about it.