Did everyone survive the weekend?
We enjoyed a delightful time with TQM, engaging in some art viewing followed by pursuits of a retail nature. All of our time together was just wonderful, although we only made minor purchases when shopping: a Lilly Pulitzer polo, a few dress shirts at Brooks Brothers, two pair of shoes at Nordstrom. As these are all basic wardrobe staples, and you all know what they look like, we won’t waste brain matter displaying photos. (Frankly it is rather out of character to report in on the shopping excursion at all, as it would seem that hearing about this sort of activity would be more than tedious for readers, but a few blogging buddies emailed or Tweeted and asked us to share.)
There is one item of a slightly offbeat nature that we bought, a cute little pair of tennies that will make the Fashion Herald beam with pride:
Why will the Herald be pleased? Because these are made of hemp, ever-so-progressive for TP, and also quite eco-friendly. The Simple sneaks are available in a smorgasbord of colors and feel all squishy-soft-comfy, we love them!
Enough about TP, let’s move on to something *really* important (heh-heh), tonight’s special episode of everyone’s faux-prep favorite, Gossip Girl. The episode lays some groundwork for a G2 spinoff, as described at NorthJersey.com:
“Lily (Kelly Rutherford) remembers getting kicked out of boarding school when she was 17. Nate and Blair’s (Chace Crawford and Leighton Meester) evening at the prom does not go as planned, thanks to Chuck (Ed Westwick).”
The new show is set in the 1980’s and the fashions reflect that: Brittany Snow, as a younger Lily, and Krysten Ritter as Carol:
Here is another look at Krysten Ritter:
And then we see an argyle-clad ‘Lily’ again, looking rather preppish:
Somehow the look is not as elegant as when ‘Betty Draper’ goes for a ride on Mad Men.
Actress January Jones looks fabulous IOHO. What 80’s styles do you like the most? Did you wear any of them…? Is there photographic evidence? Do tell.
We’re off and out the door, we’ll be back for a chat tomorrow.