A few days ago I received a Land’s End Canvas catalog in the mail and was somewhat surprised since I never shop there. Well, except that one time when I got the somewhat-distant relative Thousand Day’s skirt in navy. I was pleased with the results and even more tickled that returns could be taken at any Sears for a hassle-free transaction. Back to the catalog- it was actually quite pleasant, in that preppy, oxford-style kinda way. Perhaps it was all the Fall outfits but I really liked how things were paired together, like oxford and chambray shirts with cute little corduroy skirts in various colors. It got me thinking of simpler times without all the whimsical Anthro pieces. Now don’t get me wrong, nothing could ever replace Anthro, but there is definitely something special and clean about a button-down shirt, solid-color skirt, tights, and boots. Throw in a beret and cardi….we’re headed to Cambridge!
Here’s a couple of pieces I’ve got my eye on: