You're going leaf-peeping. What will you wear? October 20, 2012 06:25

Ahhh . . . a perfect day. The weather is fine. Cool not cold. Sunny. And you, my lass, are going leaf-peeping. A lot of sitting in the car. A lot of oooohing and aaaahing over the magnificent fall colors: sienna, umber, gold. Then dinner in Santa Fe. What, you ask, as you paw through your closet, what to wear that is comfortable, yet smart enough for a very nice restaurant? You pause at your beautiful, sassy Betsey Johnson suit, made last year, but still a favorite: Butterick 3292 from the 1970s. The jacket with its flattering princess lines; the pants with their wide-legged magnificence. This is it! And it's made of a wool knit in the color of the New Mexico sky, so you won't have to fret over wrinkles. 

The skinny: Butterick 3292 Skirt, Jacket and Slacks Designed by Betsey Johnson Bust 36 Complete Circa 1970s $50.

And, of course, this versatile pattern can be yours. Just drop by The Blue Gardenia, where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling, and domestic shipping is free. But you knew all that, didn't you? Of course you did. (And, yes, we do ship abroad. Absolutely. With enthusiasm. Shipping fees do apply.)