Spoiled for Choice

by Erin on January 23, 2008

I'm so sorry I didn't post yesterday — there were some internet-connectivity issues, and then there were some "I have to give a talk downtown" issues (compounded by the snow issues), and then there were the "back from a long weekend" issues. I guess I "have issues." (Except for issues of the magazine, which are the only issues I want to have. THOSE are still at the printer!)

Of course, any day on which I don't post is NOT a day in which I have NOTHING to post — I usually have the OPPOSITE problem, as in, I could post so much every day that I would do nothing else. For instance, just in the last 36 hours or so, I was sent links to:

– this incredibly cute squirrel-print sundress (sent by Julie)
– a reminder that PurlSoho has new Liberty cottons in stock (from Rebecca)
– a link to a wedding-perfect satin dress WITH POCKET (from Kai, and let's just see a picture of that pocket, okay?)


satin pocket dress

– some paper art dresses (sent by Theresa)
– an Anne Fogarty polka-dot midriff-emphasizing dress on eBay (sent by Robin, and let's just peek at that one, too, shall we?)


Anne Fogarty

And there were several more links that I will save for another day. Aren't I the luckiest blogger in Blogdom? Thank you (and keep 'em comin')!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Jill B January 23, 2008 at 8:41 am

DRAT!! I am loving that Anne Fogarty dress, but I couldn’t fit that waist line even if I had nothing but water and rice for a month.

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julia January 23, 2008 at 10:05 am

*Ahem*…I do not believe that pocket is for your keys and cell phone! Looks like a drop box sort of pocket for envelopes and loose bills.

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Nora January 23, 2008 at 11:03 am

Gray with orange and pink polkadots!!!?!?!?! That dress is killing me. But I’m with jill b on the waist line – especially since just looking at that dress makes me want to eat cupcakes with sprinkles on them, out of sheer sprinkly joy.

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sixties sewer January 23, 2008 at 11:04 am

The Fogarty dress….sigh! I don’t think I ever had a waist that small, even when I was young. Outstanding!

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Anonymous January 23, 2008 at 12:15 pm

I love the wedding dress, its so simple but still cute and modern. I received a pearl necklace for x-mas and it would fit in perfectly with the dress. I am so happy that you posted this……I have the necklace, need a dress and a future husband!!!! JK

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enc January 23, 2008 at 12:31 pm

I feel like the luckiest bloggee (read: reader) in blogdom. That polka-dot dress is divine. And I don’t ever use that word.

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Toby Wollin January 23, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Well, that wedding dress would be very useful if you are the sort of person who has the sort of family that gives checks at weddings. Now, I’ve heard of some customs where the money gets actually pinned to the dress. But this would be so much handier.

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Kai Jones January 23, 2008 at 2:39 pm

I thought you’d like the dress. I love the asymmetry of the large, voluminous, decorated pocket against the simple lines and fabric of the rest of the dress. I’d want to wear a huge jeweled bangle on the opposite wrist with no other jewelry, or very simple earrings. And purple or green faille shoes. (Red would be too expected.)

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Anonymous January 23, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Since Erin has “issues,” I have to share the funny kid story about issues. My nephew gave his son (6 yrs) instructions on how to do something & told him to let him know if he had any issues. Another great nephew responded, “Don’t say issues! We don’t like issues!” He’s only 4 and knows about issues!Lori

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Jeannie January 23, 2008 at 4:39 pm

I’m pretty certain that is a skunk! But an adorable dress. Have you since this blog for vintage fashion?

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Jeannie January 23, 2008 at 4:40 pm

And this is the link:http://bibigreycat.blogspot.com/search/label/modeFeel pretty silly over here….

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lorrwill January 23, 2008 at 8:55 pm

sigh. The rice and water thing would get me to that waistline. The bust would then be 4 sizes too big.:-(

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Anna January 24, 2008 at 4:46 am

I did a google search for acorn fabric … check out this Japanese squirrel print that looks A LOT like the one used for the vintage sundress:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8739879

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Latter-Day Flapper January 24, 2008 at 7:06 am

Oh. My. God.Yo quiero squirrel-print sundress. Actually, this is a fun post. I bet that satin dress wouldn’t be too hard to copy, and the Fogarty one has a cool neo-1840′s fan-bodice thing going on. Wacko.

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Jen January 24, 2008 at 7:48 am

What a treat! Dresses, dresses, and more dresses! Especially the paper ones, after last night’s episode of “Project Runway.” Amazing what a creative eye and more time (than the PR competetitors have) can accomplish.I LOVED the squirrel dress! We call my eldest daughter a squirrel because she keeps all sorts of things — leaves, nuts, rocks, pieces of paper, etc. And she’s 17! Has done it since she was wee little. I sent her the link and told her to look closely.Oh, the goodies you have today Erin! Thank you! Thank you!

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Ang January 24, 2008 at 11:03 am

Thanks for the mention on the squirrel dress! Its one of the cutest prints I’ve ever seen….that etsy one is similar! Strangely, the ones on my dress have yellow eyes….guess its a colorway thing. ~Ang

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floribunda... aka Julie January 27, 2008 at 9:32 am

the dresses are great, but wow! — Verbatim! I subscribed to that magazine a million years ago, like in the early 80′s, and had totally forgotten about it. thanks for the reminder and the link so I can check it out again.

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bec January 29, 2008 at 8:28 pm

The wedding dress…I just found it’s twin in my closet this weekend…it’s in black, but has the exact same pocket. Anyone have an idea of era or designer? Mine is missing her tag too. http://fisherfolkfarm.blogspot.com/2008/01/if-its-not-houses-its-dresses.html

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Rebecca January 30, 2008 at 9:39 am

and again – great dresses…. the pocket, though — i’m just not sure what to think about it!it’s ummmmmm. large.

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