All Of Sudden I Need, Fashion

All Of A Sudden I Need… Camo Crops And A Polka Dot Maternity Top?


Our recurring feature about those inexplicable manic fashion moments when all of a sudden we have to have a bizarre item of clothing. Immediately.  …


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Marcy walks into the living room to find Cynthia manically staring at the Anthropologie website. Her finger is twitching violently above the Add To Cart button.

Marcy (looking at the computer):  Uh oh. Here we go again.

Cynthia (bug-eyed):  This outfit is so CUTE.

penelope kitten (squeaking):  supercute.

Marcy:  Please keep in mind that those pants are joggers. Camo joggers. (Marcy shudders) And that top will make you look preggers.

Cynthia waffles. 

Cynthia (desperately): I know. I know.

She raises her fists at the Anthropologie gods.

Cynthia (dramatically):  Why? Anthro, why? Why must you make me want to buy a maternity top and military gear? And wear them together? Whyyyyyyy…..???

She bangs her head on the table.

Cynthia (moaning):  Why oh why oh why?!

But then – 

Cynthia (lifting her head):  But it’s so CUTE.

penelope kitten (squeaking):  supercute.

Marcy:  Camo joggers with a polka dot maternity top is not cute. It’s just plain strange. Just because Anthropologie says it’s okay does not mean that it is okay.

Cynthia and penelope kitten (gleefully screaming):  SUPERCUTE!

Cynthia is recklessly about to hit “Purchase” when Marcy hurls herself on top of the computer to prevent irrevocable credit card and societal fashion damage.

Cynthia and Penelope Kitten look stricken. 

Marcy:  Shake it off, you two. Shake it off.

Cynthia (suddenly):  Oh! My phone is ringing. C’mon, Penelope. Let’s go see who it is.

They slink off.

Marcy catches them an hour later furtively looking at more (supercute) military crops and maternity-type tops.


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  • Reply TheLadyK June 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I am on the fence about these. Yes – super cute. And I bet they’re super comfy, too.
    I couldn’t wear the top, because boobs.
    But the shirt would work for you in NYC — if people think you’re pregnant they will (usually) give up seats on buses and trains. So there’s your answer. You must buy this outfit AND a trip to NYC. It’s the only way.
    (No gold sandals, though. That pair looks too “grandma” in the bad, “get off my lawn, sonny!” Kind of way.)

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 4, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      I like your idea of adding a trip to New York! Especially since if I wear that top I get to sit down in the subway. No one in Los Angeles gives up their seats. Hmmm… You know, if I get the gold sandals too I could also go to South Florida and fit right in with all the mean grannies. Wait a minute though – preggers and old lady?! Well, I guess it could happen in this day and age!

      • Reply Luigina Vecchione June 5, 2016 at 8:57 am

        ok, but if you come to NYC you MUST stay with me! ps there’s an anthro right in town!!!

        • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 5, 2016 at 5:09 pm

          woo hoo!! 😀

          • TheLadyK June 6, 2016 at 1:09 pm

            Now you HAVE to go!!!
            I’ll direct you to my awesome wine and apps bar — which is also only a short walk from the Anthropologie on 5th.
            Go and own those gold sandals!!

  • Reply Big Momma June 4, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    It is cute but on the trendy side and expensive for something you may grow tired of. How about buying the top from Forever 21 (equally as cute as Anthro’s) and find similar pants that aren’t camo? This would put Marcy and your credit card balance in a happier place.
    On second thought, being practical takes the fun out of everything. Forget what I said and go for it.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 4, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      The top from Forever 21 is supercute too! Good ideas!

  • Reply Vik June 5, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    It would look cute on you, but is it over $300 worth of cute? Marcy, I believe that this time, you performed a benevolent act if service….

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Yeah – that top really was waaaaay too expensive! And the crops too! Probably could get a cute pair at Target for twenty-five bucks! Marcy is right as always. Darn cat. lol

  • Reply Vik June 5, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Of service

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 5, 2016 at 8:14 pm


  • Reply Liz June 10, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I gotta say that I want that sweet polka dot top for myself too. I know I’ll get it on and hate the cropped length on my shape. The models are so slender and straight, and I know the proportions won’t look the same on me. But still, like all new silhouettes, once you try it a few times, you start to normalize how it looks, and then it won’t be a problem. I remember the loooooong process of getting accustomed to skinny jeans. Now I can’t understand what I was so freaked out about. Hopefully the same is true of a short boxy top like this. But of course mine will also have to have gold polka dots and tassel ties and other whimsies!

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 10, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Ohhhh – I like the idea of tassel ties and other whimsies! You must must must design your own line, Liz! And you are so right about how a crazy new silhouette can become normal for everyone. It took me a long time to get used to skinny jeans too.

  • Reply All Of A Sudden I Need: A Lingerie Top Over A Tee With Cropped Wool Trousers – Marcy Very Much September 22, 2016 at 12:13 am

    […] Marcy:  It’s RIDICULOUS! It looks like a similar version of those camo crops and polka dot maternity top you wanted last month. […]

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