The Blue Gardenia

Lilli Ann. Peplum. Velvet. Dots. Do jackets get any better? September 12, 2011 23:58 1 Comment

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I think not. At this moment, anyway. I'm quite likely to change my mind tomorrow. Or next week. Or next month. I love Lilli Ann designs from the 1940s and 1950s. The details. The tailoring. The bound buttonholes. The hand-stitching. I have several suits, coats and jackets. I've never worn this one, even though I've owned it for more than a decade. It fits perfectly. But the collar, dear readers, the collar is too wide for my figure. Too flamboyant. I have a fabulous cherry red Lilli Ann coat that I wear. I have a navy blue Lilli Ann jacket — exquisite asymmetrical ruching, so flattering — that I don occasionally. It looks great with jeans. It looks great with pencil skirts. It looks great. Period.

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