Nautical Disco


For Like… Real. Anthropologie says so. …


(buying via the affiliate links may result in more treats for Marcy and Penelope Kitten)


Friday afternoon.

Cynthia is staring at the computer. She is concerned and befuddled.

Marcy saunters in and sees Cynthia’s pinched up face.

Marcy (immediately):  It wasn’t me.

Cynthia:  No no, look at this email from Anthro. They want us to buy a look called “nautical disco”.

Marcy takes a look just as Penelope Kitten bops in to see their pinched up faces and wrinkled up noses.

penelope kitten (immediately squeaking):  it wasn’t me.

Cynthia:  I mean… I love disco. And, I love nautical. But… but…

Marcy:  … together?!

Cynthia and Marcy continue to stare confusedly at Anthropologie’s idea of a new fashion trend.


They try to make sense of it.

Cynthia (reasoning):  Okay. Okay.  So. It’s standard red, white, and blue nautical with shiny material, silver, and/or a ’70’s silhouette added.

Marcy:  It must be a joke

Marcy checks the calendar. 

Cynthia:  The only person who could pull this off is Debbie Harry.

♥Check her out her nautical disco fabulousness here. ♥

Marcy (shaking her head):  April Fools Day isn’t for another six weeks.

Long pause as they stare at the computer with their heads tilted sideways.

Marcy:  I’m sure it was a joke and you’ll get an Anthro-apology in a few minutes.

They wait.

Cynthia:  I don’t think it’s a joke. I think it’s official.

Marcy:  Yup. Anthropologie has finally –

Cynthia:  – and completely –

Marcy and Cynthia:  Jumped the Shark!!

penelope kitten(squeaking):  gasp! gotta get disco duck off the dance floor before he becomes shark bait.

She races off.

penelope kitten:  “there’s no stopping a duck and his beat”.




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  • Reply Big Momma February 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Fashion has become as ugly as politics. And I need new clothes. Help!!!!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      sorry but i can’t help you when cynthia’s (formerly) fave store is promoting nautical disco and thousands of off-the-shoulder tops. wait it out for a few years. or buy some hospital scrubs and people will think you are an off-duty doctor.

  • Reply Patty February 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I think they’re throwing darts at words to try to come up with something new. BTW I’m still laughing at Anthro-apology!!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      You nailed it! And, thank you!

  • Reply TheLadyK February 18, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I am officially quitting everything.
    This cannot be a thing. Except the Debbie Harry part.
    I’m almost curious to see who falls for it and buys this stuff.
    If you need me I’ll be on my very isolated private island.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 18, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      We’re taking a boat over to visit!
      xo and meow and squeak,
      cynthia + marcy + penelope kitten

      • Reply TheLadyK February 19, 2017 at 5:51 pm

        Well, it seems Anthropologie has your outfit for when you do… 😛

  • Reply Gwen February 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Nah, you know the manatees in the idea-tank that they had on Family Guy? Maybe they have a similar method at Anthro HQ…
    But seriously, Nautical Disco?! I kind of want to steal that name for a comic, except I’d have no idea what to write… In a far-away land, where people make their clothes out of tinfoil and the only religion is practiced in the Discoteques… ;P
    It’s kind of sad but true, everyone I’ve had this conversation with has agreed with me – Anthropologie used to be the store where we wanted everything, but now all we go there for is cute plates and mugs – it says something that the last thing I bought full-price from them was a re-issue of the Dressage Coat from like five years ago! And all the reviewers were saying how excited they were about this nice piece coming back in stock! Anthro doesn’t look like Anthro anymore – and I think I’m kind of over it…

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      LOL – I was just over on your blog when your comment on my blog popped up!
      I think Anthro may be AnthOver! Wah!

  • Reply Liz March 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Hmmm. I’m all for interesting and unexpected juxtapositions, but I’m not big on nautical nor disco, let alone nautical-disco. To me it looks like a nautical photoshoot with an unexpected, irrelevant element thrown into each outfit to “refresh” the theme. Then they looked at the photos to find a common thread and were like, “I guess it looks kind of disco…?”. I love editorial fashion, but editorials should sell you a fantasy. If the models can’t sell the aesthetic, I don’t know how I’m supposed to rock it when >I< wear it. Bring back more boho, and romance, and whimsy, Anthro!

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch March 6, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Seriously. They have run out of ideas and forgot who their customer is. I opened the catalog the other day and there was a model in droopy drawers flower pants. The model had no idea what to do except strike a pose that said – see, even I know these are insane. So bizarre.

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