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Tuesday, May 25, 2004

take a walk around my block

Ralph Lauren Store, Michigan Ave.

Why is it that Warm Weather and Bright Colors seem to be locked together in a torrid embrace?

For the past few weeks, the skies of Chicago have been drabbly heavy with thunder clouds and constant rain. The bright neon stripes of this tube top are shocking in their ability to almost blind with COLOR in the midst of all this gloom.

The Great Lakes Area is lucky to receive tropic-like sunshine for more than a few weeks every year. One year, I lived in a large house with a larger garden and counted the times I could sit out in the yard without extreme weather: 6 DAYS TOTAL. There was plenty of High wind. RAIN. And just the bleakest drab outlook for most of the summer.

Then again, we can have killer sunshine and temps for three months in a row.

As the temperatures now climb, the very same colors are starting to make sense…

So, perhaps, Mr. Ralph is practicing some Miami voodoo on us Northerners by dangling these clothes in our pallid little faces…


I would wear this suit in a second, if I lived 3 hours south…


What summer house wouldn’t be complete with some very bright cabled pillows and a kelly green afghan?

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