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Shoes @ Burberry, Selma Hayek’s Brother @ Target, LL Cool J @ Sears, Men @ Hermes

Burberry Shoe Boot at Nordstorm

The Princess is beyond mystified at this juncture by the ups and downs, the little vagaries of the retail world, so without editorial comment here’s what we can report about the varying ‘marriages of commerce’ recently announced.

Burberry Stud Plate Bootie at Nordstrom Available for pre-order  Burberry \'Armor Plate\' Buckle Flat

First off, the numbers are in, the data never lie, and the shoe sales at Burberry are more than sizzling, they are on fire. Therefore the luxury retailer plans to expand this segment of their business tenfold, and accomplish that massive task in five years time. The Princess loves capitalism. Really. Above you see the company’s ‘Stud Plate Bootie’ (left) available for pre-order at Nordstrom, and the Burberry ‘Armor Plate’ Buckle Flat (right), also from our good friends at Nordstrom. Those who think The Princess is merciless in her criticism of this firm for their commercialization of the brand should note the second shoe shown above, as it is a style perilously close to “cute,” also something we might actually purchase and wear! Egads! Not to worry. Our keepers will ensure that doesn’t happen.

Also Wednesday, word from everyone’s favorite discounter, Target, they have another limited-edition collection on its way, this time from Sami Hayek, brother of Hollywood actress Salma Hayek. The line will feature contemporary furniture, bedding and stationery. Prices will run the gamut, with a low of .99 cents to a high of $149.99 for an office desk.

Sami Hayek™ for Target® Floral Comforter Set Sami Hayek™ for Target® 220-Thread Count Sheet Set - Pink Star

The collection is aimed at college students and according to Le Boutique, it will be done “with minimal packaging that is designed to be reused or recycled, making the items both stylish and practical.” Hayek is quoted as saying the Target collection reflects his “core design beliefs, which include structure, humor and a commitment to sustainable design.” Below you see the Sami Hayek™ for Target® Striped Comforter Set in Brown on the left and the Reversible Coverlet Set in Gray/Tan on the right.

Sami Hayek™ for Target® Stripe Comforter Set - Brown Sami Hayek™ for Target® Reversible Coverlet Set - Gray/ Tan

 

The snooze news release goes on to say that “Anyone who values function and practicality housed in great design will gravitate toward Hayek’s product.” Of course; we were thinking just that. When one does a search at the Target site for ‘Sami Hayek,’ 17 results are returned. We do know there are pieces also available for purchase in the stores, we just don’t know how many or what kind of merchandise they are. Have any of our fearless readers spotted any Hayek pieces yet? Anyone with early reviews they can share? As best we can ascertain, this clearly isn’t the Whim line from Cynthia Rowley, but then it’s not intended to be. Some of the pieces appear to have bright colors that pop and reversible fabrics – and you know we like reversibility!

And now for some truly significant discourse. I know, I know, you have been very patient these past months and previous 99 posts, wondering if we might ever engage in some kind of meaningful conversation about life, man’s inhumanity to man, that kind of thing. Well, that time has arrived, and to whom do we give our thanks for initiating the dialogue? Eddie Lampert* and his gang of goofballs at Sears. (This is definitely a candidate for the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” list.) Evidently LL Cool J is going to save Sears, with a casual clothing line for juniors & young men, girls’ & boys’ that is supposed to hit stores starting this September. The price points will be at the higher end of the spectrum for Sears, $22 for a graphic tee and approximately $50 for a pair of jeans, according to Women’s Wear Daily. What greater topic for meaningful conversation than this?

LL Cool J LL Cool J for Sears

According to WWD “The collection of casualwear for juniors, young men’s, girls’ and boys’ will roll out to 450 of Sears’ 900 stores in September and could generate as much as $100 million to $150 million in its first year, sources said.” A 40-year-old hip-hop star at Sears? I dunno’. Apparently he’s at Macy’s (See reference below) with a different line, and has been for a few months. BTW, we don’t know about the hyphenation of hip-hop, and that is causing us all sorts of aggravation…. guidance from any of our, well, our hipper readers? 

LL Cool J for Sears look #2 LL Cool J

Think of all the other old dullards like TP learning what LL Cool J stands for: Ladies Love Cool James. Oh. Duh. Did everyone but yours truly know that? Huh? I mean, I might have walked into a Sears to learn that fact (doubtful), maybe (not) looked more closely at an ad, perhaps (please call Sister Mary Hand Grenade as this whopper is getting bigger and bigger) watched a TV commercial more closely if I had the time. Or not. Gone into a Sears to return a Lands End purchase gone bad? In a heartbeat. But then, we are not, most assuredly not the demo Sears is after. Not even close. And as mentioned above, we are a raging capitalist at heart, and nothing would be better than to see this little endeavor go great guns. 

Now, The Princess does know celebrity lines are what it’s all about in terms of branding and buzz for retailers. Think Vera Wang at Kohl’s. Or the upcoming Avril Lavigne at Kohl’s. Can we talk about Jessica Simpson? Martha Stewart? Hello? It is not as though this is unheard of. But it is also not as though Sears hasn’t tried this. Repeatedly. Again. And. Again. And Again. The Chicago Sun-Times covers Sears quite well, they have to – the company is practically in the paper’s backyard. And according to an article in Wednesday’s paper, Sears has been down this path 97 times:

“Sears previously launched 97 multicultural concept stores in its stores, and has offered African-American-themed items in its catalogs. It also has sold labels by Latin TV star Lucy Pereda, as well as well-known designers Liz Claiborne and BCBG’s Max Azria.”

“Meanwhile, analysts expect another dismal quarter at Sears when the Hoffman Estates-based retailer reports earnings on Thursday.”

Where the Princess becomes completely confused is this: no one seems to mention in any of today’s coverage that LL Cool Jay just launched another line of clothing this spring, the Todd Smith line! (The star’s real name is Todd Smith.) Nor do we see mention of Smith’s 2006 apparel line; this link takes you to a 2006 MSNBC story that makes interesting reading. The photos below are datelined March 8 of this year with a caption reading “LL Cool J Debuts His New Clothing Line ‘Todd Smith’ at Macy’s Department Store,’ so TP is most confused. Why start an additional line, arguably competitive line?

LL Cool Debuts Todd Smith Clothing Line at Macy\'s Culver City

We leave this confusion behind for the time being, and move on to the news that Hermes will open its first stand-alone Mens shop in New York sometime this fall. The success of its men’s and women’s apparel lines has been explosive, and added emphasis on menswear has been in the works for some time. The luxury goods seller wants to continue raising its mens ready-to-wear profile; the heavy focus on men’s products at its Financial District Boutique that opened earlier this year is proof of that. Below, a few looks from the Hermes Spring and Fall 2008 RTW Collections.

Hermes Spring 2008 Hermes Fall 2008

Tomorrow we’ll celebrate our 100th (or 101st, we have to check!) post and chat about the competition Hermes will face from another upscale mens retailer also planning to open a store on Madison Avenue. 

 

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Preppy Seersucker: “Save those Bucks for the Country Club”

One of the great joys of ‘officially entering the Summer season’ is that for those of us from an era that adheres firmly to certain fashion guidelines, it’s the time of year when we get to have certain favorites walked out of the walk-in. More succinctly, we’re down with the seersucker.

Oddly enough, we’re not the only group appreciative of the fabric’s finer points. A few other establishments and members of the media have caught on as well; we thought it a good day to share some of their observations and links to their original stories should you like to peruse them at your leisure.

We start with The WSJ’s ‘Ask Teri’ feature from last Thursday, the 22nd, in which a college student wonders what is appropriate attire for a summer internship in Washington, D.C. With a little help from a friend, Michael Macko, men’s fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue, here is a portion of the response:

“Why not consider today’s more urbane take on seersucker, as in black-and-white or dark-gray-and-white seersucker suits?”

“Save your white oxford bucks or white loafers — without socks — for the country club.”

We’ll move on to this month’s issue of GQ with its snappy feature entitled “An American in Shanghai” and the subhead, ‘In the old city of China’s most booming metropolis, nothing catches the eye like an expat in a new-look seersucker suit.” There is an online slide show that you can start or stop at your pleasure with outstanding photos by Peggy Sirota of some great… and not-so-great seersucker suits. A few fashion tips are provided, such as ‘Know your Seersucker’ and the reader is advised that seersucker doesn’t need to be splashy. (Really? Noooooo! But we generally prefer ours to be splashy.) The first is this Polo by Ralph Lauren; the shirt, tie and pocket square are also Polo by Ralph Lauren.

Polo by Ralph Lauren Seersucker Suit GQ Gentleman\'s Quarterly

A higher contrast stripe is shown in the next suit, Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers with a shirt also by Black Fleece and tie by Banana Republic.

Seersucker Suit Black Fleece by Brooks Borthers GQ Feature

Before we move completely away from GQ/Men’s Style, they have another feature on ‘Building Your Perfect Wardrobe for Spring/Summer ’08‘ and they show the following, another Polo by Ralph Lauren seersucker suit, this time with a Gap shirt and tie/pocket square duo from Robert Talbott.

Polo Ralph Lauren suit seersucker

Of course, we know it isn’t all about suits and it most definitely is *not* all about menswear. How about these simply divine blue Seersucker Golf Club Head Covers from the good folks at Club Contessa.

Seersucker Golf Club Head Covers Contessa

Or the absolutely sweet Gingham Checked seersucker striped dress for your little girl, complete with pink grosgrain ribbon? This treasure can be found at Kule, a delightful little shop online from Nikki Kule; you can even host or attend a trunk show if you want to see the goodies in person. (And who wouldn’t want to from looking at them online!)

Pink Check Seersucker Dress at Kule with Pink Grosgrain Ribbon

Or this precious Florence Eiseman Seersucker Dress in a deep aqua stripe, for Sizes 3-9 Months, 12-24 Months, and 2T-4T. The Princess asks, how can you possibly resist, especially since it is on sale at Neimans? (I mean, look at those cute little flowers…..oh my!)

Florence Eiseman Seersucker Dress Neiman Marcus Florence Eiseman Neiman Marcus Seersucker

Of course, seersucker can also be simply outstanding for home decorating purposes, as evidenced by these Seersucker Window Panels in Pink Plaid or Aqua Plaid (actually The Princess would call these madras plaid seersucker…yes?) at everyone’s home-away-from-home, Le Boutique Tar-szhay.

Target Aqua Plaid Seersucker Curtain Panel

If you aren’t going to wear it or hang it from the walls, one location you should definitely think about for seersucker is your table. As in dining room table, breakfast bar, kitchen island, wherever one has Cook serve their oatmeal and morning papers. (Or perhaps where you give Junior his Fruit Loops and sippy cup; you get the drift.) The pink Seersucker Pod placemats from the Preppy Princess are precisely what you need to enhance your summer dining experience, or to give as a luscious gift with the coordinating napkins. (Of course they’re a Princess design! You knew that the moment you saw them!) <grin.>

Preppy Princess Pink Seersucker Stripe Pod Placemats Preppy Princess Pink Seersucker Pod Placemats

And because the Times felt compelled to mention seersucker in their amazing story on the swimsuits at Parke & Ronen, we thought we should share it with you as well, just in case you missed it in Thursday’s paper. The story, part of the Times’ Critical Shopper series that TP simply adores, is entitled Swimsuits Make the Man. We must acknowledge that information was news to us. At any rate, it is a most entertaining read. If you are in need of a gentleman’s swimsuit and wanted to see a Parke and Ronen version in seersucker (and on sale!), just click here.

Orrie King for The New York Times Photo of Parke & Ronen bathing suit


Now some of you may know we spent the better portion of the last few days looking at fashions from Sex and the City as worn by Miranda (and personally styled for Book Mamma) as well a McMommy version of Charlotte’s aesthetic. We are now left with only one question: would any of the four primary characters have any seersucker apparel or accessories in their closets? If you answered in the affirmative, then it would seem you have a moral obligation to leave a comment telling us which character, and what on earth she could possibly own in seersucker? Oh, good. We so hoped you would do that.

It is clear to us there is so much more to be done on seersucker, but sadly, that shall have to wait for another day. Board meetings, flowers, Spousal Unit, Vet, just too-too much happening! But Happy, Happy Day to all! Speaking of happy and the vet, here’s one of the household who does her best to make us happy: Tilly, our little rescue bulldog about to celebrate her second anniversary with us. She asked if she might say “Hello” to Mummy’s friends; it didn’t seem right to deny her that opportunity as you know how we feel about good manners and children learning as they grow and learning by doing. (Of course the vet believes Miss Tilly is fairly ancient as English Bulldogs go, but as we always say, it is never to late to learn good manners.)

Tilly\'s Big Smile

Tilly in her School Sweatshirt Before the Tailor Alters it

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  • NYT: New York Times
  • TP: The Princess

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Another Sex and the City Soiree, Book Mamma Style (with a Touch of Miranda)

After reading a previous post that we had cobbled together regarding a Sex and the City Premiere party a friend was attending, and the ensuing assemblage of a hypothetical party wardrobe for said friend (who happens to be the one and only fantabulous McMommy), we were asked by another reader for assistance of a similar nature.

This time it’s a wonderful friend of McMommy looking for some fashion guidance (although why anyone would seek help from these quarters remains a mystery to us), and let’s face it dolls, any friend of the McMommy is a friend of the McPrincess, we all know that. It’s also another brilliant blogger, the wonderful Book Mamma, (who has two darling little boys and we just can’t figure out how she has time to blog but we’ll leave that for another day) and she was good enough to provide us with a bit of guidance regarding a SATC character she might model, in this case suggesting it would be the generally all buttoned up legal lady, Miranda. However, it has been pointed out to us that Miranda has also been known to let her hair down just a bit, usually when she is at more relaxed formal functions or very, very casual events. (Pointed out to us because it could be said that we are a bit SATC-challenged…is that a polite way of saying we are essentially clueless about the show, the series, the movie?) We are presuming Book Mamma’s premiere gala falls into just such a category as cited above, the kind where she can relax a bit, and be comfortable among friends.

Barrie Pace Flowing Ruched Silk Dress Barrrie Pace Ruched Silk Dress Detail inset

Now, having taken that into consideration, The Princess is thinking that Miranda/Mamma might be feeling a little well, let’s just say a bit fancy free and perhaps even a tad frisky come Friday, so we are thinking it is possible (we’re only saying possible) that Mamma/Miranda may want to have a bit of bare shoulder action going on. (Oh my!) It is in that spirit we bring you the Donna Morgan Silk Ruched Dress seen above, which has exquisite hand beading at the waist that is oh-so-elegant, and a wonderful girly-girl skirt the Mamma can play with and twirl around in all evening long, totally making the boys crazy! (And making all the other girls just pea-green with envy!) The Book Mamma is smokin’ hot! Now if price should influence your thoughts on which dress the Mamma should select, we want to advise you it is on sale, for only $79.99 at Barrie Pace. Don’t tell me you’re not feeling the love The Princess is sending your way! We so heart your bank statement on your behalf, we can’t tell you!

Donna Ricco Rosette Blouse at Barrie Pace

If that doesn’t light your fire, we offer something in a completely different direction from the Donna Ricco Collection at Barrie Pace, in this case the Donna Ricco Rosette Blouse shown above; it’s 100% silk (of course) and completely lined so it’s also going to look better and wear better as well. It’s paired with the coordinating Palazzo Pant in silk chiffon, fun and floaty, very versatile and a staple you’ll be glad you have in your evening and formal-wear wardrobe.

Because we want you to feel that you are making your dress selection from a broad base of garments, we also included this elegant dinner suit in metallic brocade that makes a great style statement without being loud. We know you loathe loud; we won’t let that happen to you. Not on our watch. So here is the suit by Muse, also at Barrie Pace.

Muse Shimmery Metallic Brocade Dinner Suit at Barrie Pace

Now when speaking of shoes, regardless of which dress you select, we’ll be speaking of heels methinks, substantial, significant, major heels. M-A-J-O-R. Not MAJOR as in say, The AntiPrep type of MAJOR, no, not that sort of MAJOR; just no flats or kitten heels for this little extravaganza, agreed? So here are a few suggestions for your tootsies: We start by suggesting either the Kate Spade ‘Lover’ sandal (what an appropriate name) in black satin with a jaunty little bow, or the Kate Spade Loupe, both with a 3.5″ heel, and both at Nordstrom.

Kate Spade Lover Sandal at Nordstrom Kate Spade Loupe shoe at Nordstrom - Gold & Black

We recognize the party frocks may have been a tad over budget. (I know, you’re shrieking, “a tad…a tad, could you puh-leeze tell us how you define ‘tad’ in PrincessVille or wherever it is you park your pumps at night, hello?” and we are sorry for that, truly we are.) So on the off chance you may be looking to economize on a shoe, here is a suggestion: the Dulce Patent Peep Toe Pump shown below in gold, with a 4″ heel. I think that qualifies as a nicely understated yet substantial shoe…yes? And it is certainly soft on the pocketbook at $17.49! I bet you already know where to find it: Le Boutique Tar-szhay. Of course.

Mossimo Dulce Patent Peep Toe Pumps - Gold

You simply cannot go wrong with Stuart Weitzman, and the final suggestion we offer in the shoe venue is the Stuart Weitzman Trixie sandal, slim and sexy without being well, tacky. We show it in both gold and black because both would be appropriate with any of the outfits shown above and both would be a wise investment. And both have the killer 4″ heel that make you look even sexier than you already are. I beg your pardon? You can’t what? You can hardly walk in 4″ heels? Well dear, we are *so* not wanting to hear about that this evening. You will simply have to deal with it. Tell your besties not to buy the jumbo popcorn, as they are simply going to have to leave an arm free to prop you up with, how is that? And if they say they *really* want their popcorn, what does that tell us about our BFFs?

Stuart Weitzman Trixie Sandal Stuart Weitzman Trixie Sandal - Black

Of course, we’re still practically naked, at least when it comes to accessorizing. Let’s talk jewelry for a moment. We believe some ‘statement type’ bracelets are in order, perhaps a few like these, starting with the Natural Horn and brushed brass followed by another Horn and Brass bangle bracelet, also oversized, both from Target and both less than $20. (Natch.)

Natural Horn and Brushed Brass Bangle Bracelet - Brown Horn & Brass Bangle bracelet Target

Since you’re in the Target Sale section, look at these bracelets and think about putting several of them together to start a look: the 5-row Stretch Bracelet, the Black Triangle Beaded Stretch Bracelet, and the Stretch Beaded Silver/Black Bracelet. Or as The Princess has been known to say, rack ’em and stack ’em.

Target Jewelry 5-Row Stretch Bracelet Target Triangle Beaded Stretch Bracelet - Black Target Stretch Beaded Silver Bracelet

Or pop into Kohls and peek at their jewelry; they portray themselves as something of a price-sensitive retailer, offering goodies like this Daisy Fuentes oversized cuff bracelet at $14, or the Axcess faux antiqued cuff bracelet at $24.

Daisy Fuentes Cuff at Kohls axcess Antiqued Teardrop Cuff Bracelet

Or check out the Nordstrom half-yearly sale online and snag a handful (more appropriately, an armful) of the Tasha Faceted bangle bracelets, the Tasha Organic Metal Resin Bangles, or the Tasha Square bangles with some around $19, others approximately $24, all are on sale.

 Tasha Faceted Bangle Bracelet  Tasha Organic Metal Resin Bangle Tasha Square Bangles at Nordstrom

Handbag. Purse. Yes, we are aware that task has yet to be accomplished. And we *do* want to get it accomplished, as TP is thinking about another statement piece if at all possible. Not necessarily a head-turning, eye-popping piece, but not any wimpy, wuss-bunny, lame-brain, whiny kind of bag either. Nay-nay. Not for this party, on this night, for this movie, in this town.

Now it seems to us that if McMommy had the luxury of perusing and cruising eBay to make an acquisition of this nature, Book Mamma should be offered that opportunity as well, don’t you agree? After all, fair is fair. And would you look at that?! A drop-dead beautiful Antique Beaded Evening bag that can be carried by its short handle or carried as a clutch, whichever you prefer. The silk charmeuse lining in that chartreuse color is to die for!

Antique Beadsed Purse Auction on eBay

eBay Auction ending 6.2.08 Beaded Vintage Purse

But if vintage is not your thing, and you would like something ‘brand new’ from your local or online retailer, here’s a definite ‘statement purse’ that is well worth a look, the Jessica McClintock ‘Disco’ Mirrored Minaudiere in gold at Nordstrom for a relatively reasonable price in our most humble of opinions (and that’s very humble, trust us) of about $98.

 Nordstrom Jessica McClintock \'Disco\' Mirrored Minaudiere

If you don’t want anything quite that flashy, we have just what you are looking for, a bit more conservative, and at a stellar price point. The Merona Pleated Clutch has loads of chic little vertical pleats that you can’t really see very well in this photograph, for only $14.99 at….the envelope please….of course. Target.

Target Merona Clutch Black

We do so hope Book Mamma feels like there are some possibilities here, despite our being somewhat inept and ignorant when it comes to the whole Sex and the City phenomenon. We did have a delightful time locating a few goodies for her to consider; spending someone else’s money is always so much fun! And on that happy note, we’re going to toddle off for a little nightcap. Yes, it would seem a nightcap is in order.

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McMommy’s Sex & the City Movie Premiere Fashion Statement

Greetings and a warm welcome to all this holiday weekend! Most importantly, fond and grateful remembrances for each and every individual who made it possible for us to be who and what we are today. Sigh. We are so very blessed.

Today’s post is brief, as what The Princess is actually doing is engaging in a grown-up version of Paper Dolls, only doing it online! How tedious for all of you!

Dolly Dingle Paper Dolls

The Back Story: Today’s post is mostly about McMommy. She is simply one of the very best Bloggers in the Galaxy. Period.

McMommy Chronicles

At any rate, for some reason (we’re thinking a few too many Manhattans), McMommy wrote an absolutely insane comment on TP’s blog related to the McPrincess’s fashion skills. The non-existent skills. As in none. N-O-N-E. You see, The McMommy is attending a gala for a movie premiere later this month with her Besties and thought perchance we might provide a bit of fashion insight. TP was mortified! The only insight we have is determining which pearls go with what twinset! Of course, the movie that is opening is Sex and the City, a film with a cast of gowns, party frocks and accessories to kill for, although (as we have frequently noted) some are more than a bit over the top. Quite. Now McMommy did mention in her query an affinity for the wardrobe leanings of Charlotte’s character, at least more so than any of the other three women in the primary roles; TP is grateful for small favors.

After much window shopping, The Princess came up with the following selections: One of the two short formal party frocks seen below, both from Le Boutique Tar-szhay, both from the Isaac Mizrahi for Target® line. The first is the Pink Lace Ruched Dress, and the second is the deep pink or fuchsia Taffeta Camelot Party Dress, seen just below the lace close-up.

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Lace Ruched Dress - Pink Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Lace Ruched Dress - Pink

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Party Dress - Fandango

Now that you have selected the dress, it’s on to the shoe issue. Or non-issue in this case, as we think you will absolutely fall in love with these as soon as you see them: the Marjean Slide Sandals from Joan and David, complete with grosgrain bow. These are on sale at Shoes.com and while not the extraordinary value the Mizrahi dresses are, where else will you find such a superb use of grosgrain ribbon on a sandal? Exactly.

JOan & David Marjean Sandal with Grosgrain Preppy Bow

JOan & David Sandal with Grosgrain Bow

To compensate for your little splurge on the sandals, you will appreciate the exquisite good taste and economic appeal of a vintage Judith Leiber bag on eBay. Originally purchased at I. Magnin (or at least we think so looking at the label on the interior of the bag), this clutch-style bag can be carried by its crystal studded chain, or used as a clutch and of course, you know which option The Princess recommends. This treasure is the real deal, it is in immaculate condition and even comes with its own little comb! Let’s chat for a moment about the bag’s ability to also provide you a timeless style statement: a Leiber is a classic, and so are you. End of story.

Judith Leiber Handbag CU

Judith Leiber Bag on Ebay

Of course one never knows these days whether the temperature inside the theatre will be bone-chilling cold or makeup-melting hot, so it’s imperative you bring a wrap. The Princess thought perhaps the oversized blue floral Versace scarf or lovely Emilio Pucci draped over your shoulders would work, both at Bluefly.com.

Versace Floral Scarf at Bluefly

Emilio Pucci Magenta Floral Tile Silk Scarf

If these don’t whet your whistle, how is McMommy feeling about a Diane von Furstenburg oversized scarf in a lush linen and cotton blend that is oh-so-soft against the skin?

Diane von Furstenburg Scarf

Diane von Furstenberg Scarf

Or the Missoni woven shawl wrap in one of their always elegant knits? The von Furstenberg and Missoni are both on sale (but of course) and both are from Net-a-Porter, a truly wonderful web site if ever there was one, with such glorious service you’ll think you are at Nordstrom!Missoni Knit Shawl Wrap

Missoni Knit Shawl Wrap

We do hope this McMommy sorta’ kinda’ McCharlotte Party Frockage look we’ve created meets with approval. If not, do let the McPrincess know where we went wrong, so that we might amend our outlook for the next premiere of a SATC film. It is only a matter of time……yes?

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