Thursday, February 15, 2007

T-Shirts And Red, White And Blue

Butterbeans, PeaceBang is very pleased to be able to recommend to you the Land's End catalog which is showing all kinds of lovely, well-made t-shirts that come in fun colors, are nicely cut and affordable! Now do yourself a favor and put all those stained and icky overworn tees in the rag pile. Go 'head. You'll feel better.

They have supima cotton t's from $16.50 and if PeaceBang's memory serves, Land's End makes t-shirts that don't fade the second you wash them, and they're not cut so big that you look like a line-backer with big hamhocks for arms.

Check out the ribbed tees on p. 24, which have a lovely shape to them, and a rather nice collar. Twelve bucks, my friends!

PeaceBang loves a good boatneck tee, so she was a bit disappointed to see that Land's End doesn't seem to know what a boatneck is. They show a scoop-neck tee in the catalog, and although it's cute and striped and has terrific 3/4 length sleeves, it doesn't have that French boatneck charm. So I would skip it; it's too informal for work.

PeaceBang feels that this spring is going to be all about very clean lines and a lot of crisp whites and blues, and even red, white and blue. Check out these fetching accessories from Target. I took the photo with my phone so the color is really lousy, but you get the idea. Cute bags with braid trim, and that cherry cotton scarf in the foreground just kills me. I bought one to wear in my hair during the summer. It would also be swell tied around a simple white or black bag:
Target accessories

The fact that PeaceBang is feeling very drawn to cheery red, white and blue accessories scares her quite a bit, because MotherBang used to dress little PeaceBang and SisterBang in red,white and blue ALL THE TIME when we were tiny lasses, complete with red yarn tied to the end of our pigtails. We were so cute. But because of MotherBang's devotion to All Things Navy, PeaceBang started wearing black when she was in college and never looked back. It is only within the very recent past that she could handle navy blue in her wardrobe at all, and apparently she is now also healed of her aversion to the combination of red, white and blue.
MotherBang will be so pleased. God Bless America.

Now, don't overdo it on these kicky little accessories or you'll look like Marlo Thomas in "That Girl."

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5 Comments:

Anonymous jinnis said...

The red, white, and blue is not surprising. This morning's Today show featured spring fashions and nautical was among the themes. Not in any way meant to overdo the look and be confused with a sailor, but clean, bold, and modest use of evocative accents. The other big looks were the ballerina and 60's mod. I must say, though, that the whole thing looked rather uninspired and not fashion forward. (As if I am one to say.)

12:01 AM  
Anonymous jinnis said...

I meant to add that the nautical and the clean look with it was nice when taken by itself.

12:04 AM  
Blogger claire said...

i am also a big fan of boatneck shirts. i got a few different colors with nice little button accents on the shoulder from the gap a month or two ago.

did land's end have much in the way of nautical? that would be silly if they had a lot of nautical things but no boatneck shirts.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

i like Lands' End and I have the same catalogue.

do you have any suggestions on how to make the t-shirts work/office appropriate for spring?

I love your blog.
Sheri

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a former Lands' End employee, I will point out that if you DO wash it, and the color DOES come out (which it won't, but if it does) then you may return it for your money back. Lands' End will take back anything whenever and whyever you wish.

8:37 PM  

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