Posing As The Pink Panther


Cynthia is rushing around frantically in high heels and a pencil skirt.

Cynthia:  Marcy! Wake up! Let’s go!

Marcy:  Go where? I’m happy here.

Cynthia:  C’mon, Marcy! We’ve got to get an outfit photo in before the sun goes down.

Cynthia hysterically lunges for her camera and almost twists an ankle.

Marcy:  You look like a crazed chicken wobbling around on stilts. And why are you dressed like a secretary?

Cynthia grabs the side of a table to steady herself which in turn causes a stack of loose papers to fly through the air.

Cynthia:  This is my Emily Mortimer Pink Panther inspired outfit here.

Cynthia:  A pink Anthropologie shirt, my pencil skirt from Pink Martini, and pair of cute Jeffrey Campbell heels.  


Cynthia:  It’s perfect? Perhaps?

Marcy (drolly):  Positively.

Cynthia:  I’m trying to get in all of the blogger poses so that someday I will be considered a true fashion blogger. Maybe even … a fashionista.

Marcy:  Dreaming dangerously, eh?

Cynthia:  Here’s a requisite blogger side view.



Cynthia:  And here’s the famous blogger sloucher pose.



Cynthia trips over her toes and lands splat in the middle of the street.

Cynthia:  Oh well, I guess we’ll have to get a photo of me shyly looking down at my kneecap another time.

Marcy:  Some fashionista. Those heels are only 2 inches high.

Cynthia:  I’m working on it, Marcy. You know, a little more encouragement from you would be nice.

Cynthia stoically brushes off asphalt from her arms and legs

Marcy:  Don’t quit your day job.

Cynthia:  Hmpf.

Marcy:  And please get out of the middle of the street.

Cynthia manages to jump out of the way of a speeding car with a texting driver behind the wheel. She lands face first in the bougainvillea.


Jeffrey Campbell Hazelnut Haute Heel

Pink Martini Skirt in Navy and also in Burgundy

Anthropologie Estrie Henley (similar here and a really cute option here)



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  • Reply Anonymous December 2, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Those pictures are awesome! Love the outfit (and Emily Mortimer)! I didn't realize blogging was so dangerous. It really does make me nervous seeing you in the middle of the street.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you! We took these on Thanksgiving when no one was around! So no worries!

  • Reply Anonymous December 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Cute outfit! Where in LA did you find a street with no cars whizzing by? Did you have the police block it off?
    Now I need to see that Pink Panther movie. I remember that I loved Emily's clothes and I've been obsessed with Steve Martin forty years.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 3, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      Ha ha ha. Steve Martin is pretty amazing. I could see being obsessed with him for forty years. I got to meet him once. I was doing body double work for Kimberly Williams for Father of the Bride and the woman doing Diane Keaton's body double work and I posed in the movie poster with him. He was very sweet and also shy.

  • Reply Whimsical Preppy December 3, 2014 at 4:47 am

    You have mastered the blog poses and in this difficult time of year with less sunlight. The rain makes it worse for pictures too.
    The outfit looks great. The skirt fits so nicely and when I read that the skirt was by Pink Martini it made me decide to take the leap and buy their navy paisley skirt. I have never tried this brand but I thought with ModCloth's Cyber Monday sale of 25% off, now was the time to nab the paisley.
    Have a great evening,

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 3, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Oh I can't wait to see the paisley skirt on you. I love this Pink Martini skirt. It is very well made and fits wonderfully. Pencil skirts tend to not fit me well and this one has a bit of an a-line to it. And oh my gosh it is so difficult to figure out the light for outfit posts this time of year!

  • Reply GnomeLover December 3, 2014 at 5:26 am

    You look fabulous! I love your outfit. It is perfectly demure but spunky with the shoes and pretty colors. Those shoes are hot! And you look like you were born for heels. I rarely wear them because I always fall. I get to go on another date night this Saturday. Wheee! Maybe I will try again then.

    Love your pictures! You look so pretty!


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      You should wear your awesome pink shoes on Saturday!! I am terrible in heels. I really do lurch around like a monkey in them.
      Thank you!!!

  • Reply Ms. Phoebe December 3, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Marcy as a ladycat knows better than anyone that you should stay out of the street. Other than to please be careful you look fabulous!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      i keep trying to warn her, Ms. Phoebe, but you know these humans, they never listen. why don't you come over for some catnip tea and we can gossip and plot the cat takeover of the world. i'm done sunspotting around 4pm. oh wait, but then it's naptime. hmmmm… let me check my appointment calendar and get back to you. 3 am might work nicely.

  • Reply Gwen December 5, 2014 at 12:19 am

    AAAAAHHH! My huge comment got deleted! 🙁
    Okay, so anyway, Cynthia – you look so lovely and demure – perfectly classy! Marcy, you just shush up – don't you know that navy and pale pink is like one of the hottest colour combos this fall? Well?
    I hear ya on the heels thing – I always thought I was too tall for heels, so I never learned to walk in them. Well, I can just about manage kitten heels (Hi Penelope!) and my Steve Madden boots, which have the tiniest wedge heel ever. But those heels you're rocking, Cynthia? Respect.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 5, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Ah no really?!!! It got deleted?!! I wonder what happened?!! Blogger really drives me crazy. But only every once in a while so I have haven't changed platforms… grrrr… I am sooooo sorry!
      I once had to wear 5 inch heels for a play. You should have seen me – I put them on and immediately did a slow sink to the floor. Eventually I figured out how to walk in them without looking like a crazed lurching monkey. Well, almost!

  • Reply withwonderandwhimsy December 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    LOL Marcy sounds about as encouraging as Kyle. Sometimes I'll experiment with new poses and he'll scrunch up his face or giggle or something. So helpful and encouraging. Your poses look perfectly elegant and graceful. No one would know the tripping and awkwardness happening behind the scenes. Just as I hope no one knows the tripping and awkwardness behind my own photo shoots…

    This look is positively chic! You know I love a theme, so of course I smiled when I saw your outfit was inspired by Emily Mortimer in The Pink Panther.

    And can I just say that I feel you on struggling to get in photos before the sun goes down? We have to do them first thing in the morning before Kyle goes to work because by the time he gets home, it's dark. Most mornings, I don't feel like rushing to do my hair and make-up when I'm going to be blogging all day and not leave the house until that evening. With family visits, we've lost all daylight to do outfit photos. We shot my last two in front of the closet doors. How inspiring those will be! It's a shame because I really love one of the outfits, and I feel like it deserved better lighting and a prettier backdrop for photos. Oh well! I'll wear it again!

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 9, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Yikes! You must wake up very early to get those outside photos in! You are a real fashion trooper! I can't wait until spring when it starts to get lighter out earlier.
      thank you so much for the compliments! I knew you'd like the Emily Mortimer/Pink Panther idea. Love her outfits in that movie!

  • Reply Merrie K. December 23, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    You look super cute…i don't think i've ever seen you in heels before! Definitely the hitchcock heroine 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 26, 2014 at 12:36 am

      Ha! I am a disaster in heels usually. These ones are pretty comfy!

      I just added your blog button to my sidebar and I love it! You've got the best logo!! Still don't know why your site is not updating on my blogroll. Could it be because you are no longer a blogging specific site? Just guessing of course. This stuff still baffles me.


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