So, I've been shopping a lot lately. I'm doing my part to stimulate our poor economy, obviously trying to ignore the fact that I should probably be funneling my extra pennies elsewhere, but I'm also going through post-Paris depression, so it's ok. Anyway, I've been noticing a lot of what Hayley calls, "Trompe-l'≈ìil, but for clothes." Like an Elizabeth & James blazer that comes with the sleeves pre-ruched and an Alexander Wang dress that's supposed to make people think you're wearing a t-shirt tucked into a skirt. There was a grey knit tank at Otte that came with a scarf sewn onto the neck, which really confused me, and a vest attached to the inside of a blazer somewhere I don't remember. I can't, for the life of me, understand the point of this. I understand the initial thought of, "Hey, it might be easier if I don't have to worry about the styling details myself." But what if it's cold and you want to pull your sleeves down, (even though I always wear mine up, too)? Or what if you want to wear that t-shirt with your jeans instead of the skirt it's sewn onto? And what if you want to wear the tank top but it's 75 degrees outside and you don't need a scarf? Wouldn't it be easier to just show the pieces styled together to give shoppers the right idea but let them decide how they want to wear it? Someone please explain. Thanks.
So, I've been shopping a lot lately. I'm doing my part to stimulate our poor economy, obviously trying to ignore the fact that I should probably be fu