A new recurring feature about those inexplicable manic fashion moments when we have to have an item of clothing. Immediately …
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Cynthia: So I noticed that here and there I mention my latest fashion cravings on the blog – ponchos, plaid, penny loafers.
I have no idea why I suddenly see an item of clothing and MUST. HAVE. IT. But I do. I get butterflies in my stomach and obsess over the item. Usually it is something that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Like… ponchos, plaid, and penny loafers.
Where does it come from? I mean, usually I hate plaid! And why wasn’t I craving penny loafers last year? Or five years ago?
The good thing is that I am pretty good at realizing this is a manic moment – (or day, or week) – and resist the item –
Marcy: Ahem. Ahem. Ahem.
Cynthia (protesting): What? I resist.
Marcy : Shimmer Sleeve Anorak.
Cynthia: Okay, but –
Marcy: Plaid pants.
Cynthia: Okay okay. Point made. Sometimes I give in and purchase the item but it is usually because I love it soooo much or I know I will wear it a lot. I’m really quite cheap, you know.
Marcy: I know.
Cynthia: Which is why I could never be a fashion-only blogger.
So. Anyway. My latest fashion obsession is this cape from ModCloth.
Cynthia: It popped up in the new arrivals section a few days ago and now I want it. I want to wear this cape because it reminds me of my Nancy Drew books and I want to be Nancy Drew and I can do that in this cape.
Marcy: Until tomorrow when you see a tulle skirt and want to be Carrie Bradshaw.
Cynthia: Whatever… right now… I WANT THAT CAPE!
Marcy: Well, you can’t have it.
You just bought an army jacket with glitter sleeves. And who do you think you are in that thing anyway? Michael Jackson? In Platoon?
It’s October in Los Angeles. It’s 95 degrees out. Fall in love with a tank top or something.
Cynthia: Ohhhhhhh! Funny you should mention a tank top. I just saw this gorgeous metallic gold tank/tunic with a tie waist that reminds me of Bianca Jagger at Studio 54. Gasp! I want to be Bianca Jagger in 1978!
Cynthia races off to her closet to find something that might go with a groovy gold top.
Marcy: Human girls. Inexplicably bonkers.
I think having trends constantly pushed in our faces slowly makes us immune to them and can convert hatred and indifference into pure obsession. Fashion is a fickle thing! lol For me, it’s ponchos, ruanas, lariat necklaces, and chunky ankle boots. I think these obsessions also happen because as trends become more popular, the designs become more diverse and cater to a wider range of tastes. Essentially, there’s a design that fits the style and personality of every woman. It’s great. I love it. But it gets me into so much trouble because if I feel like something was “made for me”, I just have to have it, you know? I’m such a sucker. Have a great weekend! I’ll be out shopping. For ponchos and ruanas no doubt.
Yes – you explained it exactly! And then there is that fear that if I don’t get it right now it may sell out and then oh my gosh the sky will fall in! LOL
Now I simply must google “ruana” to see if this is something I might need right away! 🙂
I love your fashion cravings! They’re always so interesting and out of the ordinary but totally wearable! I also love Marcy’s attitude 😉
Marcy is the little mean devil that sits on my shoulder and tells it like it is!
I think that cape is awesome! I think that pretty much anything in plaid is awesome (or gold). 🙂
What about… GOLD PLAID?!!! I wonder if they make that? The cape up above has some gold-like color in it. But – gold plaid would be amazing!!
You bought an army jacket with glitter sleeves?? Why haven’t I seen this awesomeness? WHY ARE YOU HOLDING OUT ON ME????
Because it’s 100 degrees outside and if I put on my wondrous jacket I will die of heat stroke! Arghhhhh… when will it stopppppppp!
Also, how awesome will that cape look will your flares?!!? Maybe you need a cool flap-earred Nancy Drew hat to go with it?!!
OMG OMG OMG – now obviously I have to get that cape! And a flap-earred cap! Oh Merrie, Merrie, Merrie!
How long do you think the plaid/poncho/cape trend will last? ‘Cause I’m thinking you could make a cape like that easily from a thrift store blanket. Just cut a hole in the middle for your head, round off the corners and cut slits for your arms. It would save a bundle and if you’re tired of it next year you can give it to Marcy to shred or to smother others.
Amazing idea, Big Momma! And I agree.
I love DIY stuff, and repurposing fabric.
So I found this for you, Cindy:
You can also go backwards, and buy the trendy poncho this year, and repurpose/resew that into something else when the trend is over…
I think you two are severely overestimating my sewing skills. Even that poncho on A Beautiful Mess looks too complicated.
Besides – I have moved on from ponchos and now want … a CAPE! 😉
OMG – I saw a blazer cape recently!!! Can you imagine? A BLAZER CAPE!!!! Aaack – I need to stay off the internet for a while. lol
Oh Gawd seeing that it was 100 freaking 2 degrees here, outerwear thoughts give me the heebies! And just a few days ago I was wearing a long hooded robe in the house, sigh. That was a nice spell. But yes I know what you mean about sometimes getting obsessed and having to shake things off, and mostly successfully. Keep us posted! Oh good, I just checked the temp and it is now only 99°. She said bitterly.
I am having serious doubts that it will ever get cool again. Ever. Sigh…
I love that cape! I loved the Nancy Drew books when I was younger (ok, I still love them). I think I identified more with George than Nancy, but still. Love the cape!
Yay! Another Nancy Drew fan! I wanted to be Nancy so badly! I heard that they are making a tv series with a grown up 30 year old Nancy Drew. I hope so!
It’s a good thing you’re there to be a sounding board to Cynthia Marcy, although it doesn’t look like she does much listening..! My cat Clove says the same about me and that I ‘waste’ too much of ‘our’ money on my whimsies that SHOULD go to cat gourmet food, treats, toys, etc. I reminded her of her more than one toy box and pantry full of Fancy Feast, but apparently this isn’t good enough. Can we moms ever please our kitties?!
never. but keep trying.