What happens when one woman (me) wears the world’s most versatile dress (a classic Diane von Furstenberg wrap) every day for thirty days? Well, there’s really only one way to find out.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day twenty-eight -it's a slippery slope

I love the public library because it has books. And I love the CAMBRIDGE Public Library because they will let you bring tacos and eat them, right there in the stacks! I ask you, how is it possible to not feel like a princess when you're clad in a DVF and eating tacos in your local public library?


But as much as I love the CPL (and tacos, obviously) I realized today I am treading on dangerous ground. The DVF is for sure a timeless garment, and age-appropriate for almost everyone. It's always, always, about how you wear it, and with what accessories. And when you start wearing it with a long, sort of drapey cashmere sweater, and when you wear it to hang out at the Cambridge Public Library...well, you are about an inch away from officially being an Old Cambridge Lady (OCL), even if it's 30 years before you're due for induction. You might as well just get your hair cut into the telltale steely bob and start sewing your own giant sweaters.


Believe me, I am VERY much looking forward to becoming an OCL one day - I'm already a regular at zoning meetings, and I yell at drivers who speed through the crosswalks, and sometimes even shake my fist. But tomorrow I switch back to hoop earrings and heels, and I'm going to a bar like a self-respecting 34-year-old.

10 comments:

  1. The CPL is a beautiful library. Perfect setting for such an amazing dress!

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  2. I didn't know you could eat tacos there! I'm also surprised you can eat on the T.

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  3. This is crazy. I read about you in this morning's Globe and have sent a link to my daughter, who lives in NYC, is a self-described fashionista and has her own blog to prove it. Me? I still think fashion is just "stuff".

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  4. I agree with the gentleman above. This is crazy... crazy good.

    I appreciate your wit and admire your confidence. If you find something that makes you feel fabulous, why not wear it 30 days in a row. In fact, I might wear these same black pants tomorrow.

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  5. great. now you've made me obsessed with owning a DVF. how's this supposed to work with my meager paycheck??

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  6. Nice props in the Globe, Caitlin! Your blog makes me smile daily, and is really making me crave the superwoman-inducing powers of the DVF. Might just have to add one to my Christmas list!

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  7. Thanks guys! Now get yourselves to your local DVF retailer - STAT!

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  8. Caitlin, you have the gift of wit! I’m disappointed that the day in the life of the DVF is coming to an end.

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  9. Awesome blog, Caitlin. Loved every post. And thanks for the info. on Mandy's wine bar. Will definitely plan to check it out.

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  10. what kind of tacos were you eating? were they good?

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