Style Underdog has been doing 'copycat' posts for a couple of weeks now. She'll find great outfits in catalogs, magazine, etc. then 'reproduce them' and in the process knock 'em out of the ballpark, vastly improved. Recently, she opened the field to her fellow bloggers, challenging us to do our own copycat posts and she'd post our links. Did you notice the timing of that - right after that well-deserved shout-out feature on Already Pretty? Yeah, she's like that......
Copycatting sounded like lots of fun...for me, especially copying the Dawg Herself. It's a tossup if i'll grow up to be The Dog or Sheila - it all depends on IF i grow up. But Ms. Underdog and i have such different styles, leaving aside the reliance on neutrals. So it all seemed a mere pipe dream.
Until i saw this post. Hmmmm....i have plenty of ribbon, a jacket that mite kinda work. Lord knows Style Underdog has a penchant for raiding her male relative's closets when necessary, so the button down could be obtained. But - black velvet trousers? Especially overly long ones? Stymied once again!
But wait......eight years ago.....ordering Carushka velvet leggings via mail order.....the trouble i've had figuring out ways to wear them, fabulous as they are.....it started to snowball into Actual Possibility.
Still and all, it's a wee dressy for around the house - even pour moi. But nite before last, Mr. E proposed a trip across the bay this very nite, to see the incomparable Stew. With HEIDI!!!! Enough for me. All systems go!!
to quote you know who,"That is all."
secret message for S: don't think this
gets you off the hook!