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In Honor of Valentine’s Day Part I: Lingerie

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You already know how I feel about kitten heels. And Diane might like them, but pink and lace aren’t really my thing. Like Carla, I’m not the most feminine of women. For example, it was only from looking for modern alternatives to Diane’s pink nightie that I actually learned the difference between (and in some cases, the name of) a teddy, a chemise, a nightie, a camisole, and a slip.

I’m not one who can understand spending $600 on a plane ticket, let alone a nightie, but for those of you who can, here are some that don’t make me feel like I’m at a My Pretty Pony orgy.

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1. Rosamosario Silk-Georgette Chemise. 2. Zinke Andi Jumper. 3. Jenny Packham Open Front Babydoll. 4. Araks Ryan Short Slip. 5. byLangley Brulee Vamp Teddy.

Here’s to Saint Valentine, of whom “nothing is reliably known except his name and the fact that he died on February 14,” according to Wikipedia. (Seems like we did a bit of unfounded postulating in creating this sappy holiday in his name, now, doesn’t it?)

Cheers,

Chloe

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Valentine’s Day: Carla vs. Diane

It’s easy to imagine what Diane Chambers – the eternal optimist, the feminine lace-and-puff-sleeve-loving, purple-and-pink-wearing aspiring poetess, the highfalutin Shakespeare-reading romantic – might wear on Valentine’s day (if she could ever get her unrequited love Sam Malone to commit).

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Diane tends towards the delicate, the pastel, the classic black and white – anything to draw Sam’s attention away from the common hussy at the bar and towards her more refined (read: stuffy), hard-to-get (read: frigid), subtle (read: prudish) ways.

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1. Rachel Comey Loveless Atlat Top.  2. Dior Junior Vintage Round Sunglasses.  3. Equipment Femme Mina Black/Nude Heart Print Sleeveless Shirt.  4. Anya Hindmarch Joss Heart Studded Purse.  5. Moschino Vintage Heart Dress.  6. Robert Clergerie Jonas Loafer.  7. Vanrycke Heart Necklace.  8. Forever 21 Heart Print Scarf.  9. Asos Peplum Dress in Heart Print.

On the other hand, there’s Carla Tortelli – the eternal pessimist, the diehard Boston Red Sox fan, the aggressive and foul-mouthed single mother of four (or five or six…I know she ends up with eight but to which season each pregnancy belongs is a bit hazy), the Nike-wearing tomboy. What might she have worn on Valentine’s day if any of the three fathers of her raggamuffin brood showed up with flowers in hand?

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Find Carla a Valentine’s Day-themed sneaker, sweatshirt, hair clip, diaper bag, or a heart-shaped ring that could leave a dent in a rude customer’s face, and she might just be willing to play along.

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1. Vintage Needlepoint Hearts Vans (This is the real thing. Carla might actually have worn these on the show. Ebay will be your best bet to find ones like these).  2. Chinti and Parker Heart Sweater.  3. Moschino Round Frame Sunglasses.  4. Tobi Meeting Hearts Ring.  5. ban.do Cross My Heart Gold Plated Bobbi Pin.  6. Two-Sided Heart Tote.  7. Lauren Moffatt Love Pocket Top.

Here’s to Sam and Diane, Carla and…well, whoever can afford a dinner for two!

Cheers,

Chloe

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