That touch of fashion: Doris Day and proper biking attire. August 7, 2012 05:35 1 Comment

Before Mary Tyler Moore, there was Doris Day. And she filled out a pair of capris like air fills a balloon. With curves. (Not that MTM wasn't as cute as a bug's ear, but, let's face it, how many of us are that tiny?)

If 50s_capris_doris_day you want to emulate this look, may I suggest Simplicity 2075?

The details: Simplicity 2075 Top, Bra Top, Tunic, Shorts and Capris Bust 36 Complete  $33

The tops are very Doris as well. Don't you love 'em? I do. Absolutely.

And yes, this versatile and sexy vintage pattern can be yours. It can. Indeed. Just drop by The Blue Gardenia, where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling, and domestic shipping is free. (And, yes, we merrily ship abroad for a fee — just what the post office charges, in fact. Usually less.) So drop by. Do. You'll be delighted you did. I promise.

And here are words of wisdom from Ms. Day: You don`t really know a person until you live with him, not just sleep with him. Sex is not enough to sustain marriage. I have the unfortunate reputation of being Miss Goody Two-shoes, America`s Virgin, and all that, so I`m afraid it`s going to shock some people for me to say this, but I staunchly believe no two people should get married until they have lived together. The young people have it right. What a tragedy it is for a couple to get married, have a child, and in the process discover they are not suited for one another! If I had lived with Al Jorden for a few weeks, God knows I would never have married him. Nor would I have married George Weidler. But I was too young and too inexperienced to understand any of this. Now my heart was busted and I had lost my way.