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Fashion Sads: Personalized Style

September 25, 2013
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L-A: I’ve got the fashion sads bad today. What is quite possibly the most Me sweater to be made to date is one I can never own:

lilypulitzer-marielle

 

You see, this Lily Pulitzer number only comes in the colour salmon and that is one of the colours that my genetic cocktail has deemed unwearable. That and beige turn me into the most washed out looking creature.

But you’re probably all, “L-A, how is this even remotely perfect? There are no stripes!” Well, it’s rare, but I will occasionally do wear solids. Not often, but it happens (not today. But I swear it happens. There are at least two solids in my closet). And if it’s a personalized boat neck sweater, well, it’s a prime candidate for my small collection of non-striped clothing. It could only be improved if they made it L-A instead of just L (and maybe added stripes). That’s because I kind of love personalized stuff. Remember these necklaces?

swag

 

I legit wore mine daily until it was a tarnished mess.  I can only assume this is part of some leftover childhood hangup in which there was NEVER a novelty comb or barrette or sticker that said “Lesley-Anne” (and I was lucky if I could get “Lesley”. I’m giving the stink eye to my almost name twin Leslies right now who probably could get more personalized shit than I did). And because Romper Room never, ever said my name. And I was watching.

How the fuck did she see a Harley and a Marlin, but not a Lesley-Anne?? Seriously.

All of this is probably why,  in spite of my husband’s objections, I’ve been seriously considering rocking this look on one of my cardigans.

laverne

 

Don’t mock. Laverne and Shirley had, at times, some serious swag.

Laverne_and_Shirley_Sing_LP

No idea why anyone thought this album was a good idea, but Laverne is working the pencil skirt and the belted top.

 

laverne-and-shirley

Take away Laverne’s socks, and I’m 99% on board with this outfit (I don’t love a V-neck).

I’d go for a smaller “L” and it’d only be one sweater instead of everything I own, but I think it could work. Or maybe I just need a new personalized necklace again (haven’t found one). Until then, fashion sads and I’ll be dreaming of a sweater in a colour I can never wear since my skin tone is basically the same colour as a salmon.

 

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2013 1:25 pm

    I love Laverne and Shirley! You should definitely rock an L cardi.

    • la permalink*
      September 25, 2013 1:31 pm

      That’s what I’ve been saying! And really, it’s not like I actually listen to my husband when it comes to my style. I ask if it looks good, he gives me a random response (real life example: those are the colours of the San Jose Sharks), and then I ignore him and wear it.

  2. September 25, 2013 1:35 pm

    If it makes you feel better, I could very rarely find “Leslie” stuff, and when I could it was in the boy section. I blame Leslie Nielsen for that.

    • la permalink*
      September 25, 2013 1:38 pm

      It does. Or at least it stops my life long grudge against Leslies on this particular subject (otherwise, I have no problems with the alternative spelling of my name).

  3. Ellie permalink
    September 25, 2013 1:35 pm

    Romper Room never said Eleanor either. I’m convinced every child of that era with an uncommon name needs a PTSD group.

    • la permalink*
      September 25, 2013 1:39 pm

      Agreed. Romper Room was all “we’re inclusive and love everyone! Except for you kids with the weird names!” and that’s left me with some deep scars. My problems are privileged, but real.

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