I'm Just Too Old To Wear Marc by Marc Jacobs

Yesterday's Marc by Marc Jacobs show was cute. A friend said it looked a "little too J.Crew" to carry a runway, but overall I was impressed. The pal
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Yesterday's Marc by Marc Jacobs show was cute. A friend said it looked a "little too J.Crew" to carry a runway, but overall I was impressed. The pal
PHOTOS BY MORGAN O\'DONOVAN

PHOTOS BY MORGAN O\'DONOVAN

Yesterday's Marc by Marc Jacobs show was cute. A friend said it looked a "little too J.Crew" to carry a runway, but overall I was impressed.

The palette--lots of red, putty and olive green mixed with tan and bright blue and yellow accents--was pleasing, and there were plenty of pretty dresses to wear to weddings, proms or just on a fancy date. It was one of the diffusion line's strongest showings in years.

Britt especially liked the strapless number with red, black and gold vertical stripes. Luckily for her, I'm an expert at talking people into buying things, so I'm sure she'll be wearing it to our company's holiday party.

However, I've got to admit something. I'm in my late '20s and...I just feel like, in general, I'm too old to wear most of this stuff.

The only other brand I feel similarly towards is Betsey Johnson, but that's a little bit more understandable. Marc by Marc was my "reach brand" in college. It was what saved up for when I had a little extra money and what I was constantly on the hunt for at Marshalls, Loehmann's, Century 21, etc.

But now, with a wardrobe that's predominantly black and predominantly designed by Scandinavians, it just isn't enough for me. I'd much rather save up for one dress or jacket from Marc's Monday night collection than buy four dresses from his Tuesday afternoon one.

Does anyone empathize?