Maybe it’s very Margot Tenenbaum of me, but I love little polo tshirts.
My ideal style of dressing is 80’s aerobics coach meets Maasai tribeswoman, so a really prim, preppy look is not something I do too often. But just as I would wear a House of Harlow headdress jewelry piece to work to see if I could pull it off, I also like to rock a preppy look now and again.
At work, I’ve been told over and over again by various (male) writers that their favorite way a girl dresses is in a plaid button down and tight dark jeans. I obviously get why guys like this: it shows you’re not trying too hard (instant turn-off) and that you’re conceivably a girl who could have grown up across the street form them (instant boner).
I was in Jonathan Adler on Melrose two weeks ago because I had people coming over for dinner and I wanted to get new decorative pillows for my sofa. I love Jonathan Adler. It’s cheeky and colorful and chic, and the furniture equivalent of having a great gossipy conversation with my gay best friend.
I needed new sofa pillows because my current pillows were threadbare and the tiniest bit greasy from hours of my hair and body laying on them watching Academy screeners. Whatever, a small price to pay for seeing War Horse in the comfort of my living room. I ended up buying these pillows:
Yeah, it spells love. Yeah, I’m a fan of love. You want to give me shit for publicizing my love of love. Fine, go ahead, mean fascist.
And as I was checking out, I spotted these special edition polo shirts perched on the corner of the store. I’ve always loved the Lacoste alligator icon, because it is a technically vicious creature that Lacoste has made cute. It’s one of the only “branded” things I don’t feel like a walking ad wearing around. What I loved especially about these ones were:
a) the alligator was enlarged and extra statement-y,
b) the shirt is slim fitted and curve-accentuating, and
c) Jonathan Adler gives you a free tiny alligator pillow if you buy a shirt.
Kind of amazing, right? They have them for guys and girls.