I really like this — I miss you, Lady Mary, because I’m not watching that show where you are a sexy conwoman or whatever — but, and hear me out, would we all like it better if the skirt were black? I wonder if the pattern on the bodice (which I otherwise like) might look less like two sassy potholders that way? Having said that: This looks good on her. She’s always wearing some kind of kooky bodice — The Kooky Bodice being the bookstore that opens in Lady Mary’s village eventually, scandalizing her as an old woman — and this is one of the better ones.
HOWEVER. This is obviously Monse:
J’adore that preppy color combo, but do any of us really want to look as if our clothes are literally trying to choke us to death? I thought no, but as the years roll on, I realize how little I truly know about anything.
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