Aside from the fact that it will be nice to be done with snow and ice for a while, what I am really looking forward to is wearing spring clothes. This weekend's work took me to DC where I had a successful couple of hours shopping on M Street in Georgetown. At BCBG Max Azria I found these two dresses:
Aside from the fact that they look great on, they both have pockets! BCBG has now secured a spot in my person list of favorite brands. The black dress on the right is just perfect - I could wear it to the office with a cardigan (the bodice is sheer, but there's a slip lining underneath) or to a party or nice dinner out.
I had similar good luck at Anthropologie. At the Georgetown shop (which I don't think I've ever been in), I got these two skirts (sorry the images are a bit blurry):
One of the things I love about the clothes Anthropologie carries is that they are beautifully detailed and unlike most things found in department and chain stores. But there's something about their detailing that reminds me of a bit of trivia about the making of "Gone With the Wind." When an actress (the one playing Careen or SueEllen?) commented that there was no need to spend time and money making lace-trimmed petticoats and crinolines because no one would know they were under the dresses, David O. Selznick reportedly responded, "But you'll know they are there." A typical lower-end skirt like this won't have any lining at all. Something more mid-range will have a lining, but it will be simple muslin or acetate, and more often than not, cut in a way that is barely functional. These skirts, like others I have from Anthropologie, are both exquisitely lined, with lining trimmed in matching lace.
Isn't that last one spring in skirt form?