Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The White Stuff

Readers of BeanStalk know that we basically adhere to a clothing adage we heard on the Today show several years ago. We wish we could remember the fashionista who spouted this bit of wisdom, but we guarantee you, she was NO DIVA. Just someone smart (and we think most divas are so self-occupied, they don’t have time to exercise their tiny brains. Getting back to the point, she pointed out that white was not a good investment in clothing. White is very difficult to keep and get clean. Dry-cleaning will eventually turn a crisp white suit ivory and so on. But it can be so pretty on a tan body. We know we were focusing on color, but these were so sweet, we couldn’t resist including them.

Nicole Miller Floral Lattice Dress
• White floral lattice cutouts.
• Scoop neckline with tonal gathered trim.
• Wide shoulder straps cross in back.
• Drawstring Empire waist.
• Dry clean only. $400

Basimah Pintuck Dress
Sleeveless short length pintucked bodice dress
with delicate floral embroidery detail on the bust and skirt
- 32'' approx length from shoulder to hem
- 55% silk, 45% cotton, 100% polyester lining, dry clean only
- Imported $32.80