Saturday, May 1, 2010
The Clothing Two-Fer
On "Third Rock" — the funniest TV show ever — one of the characters is called Two-fer (my spelling) because he's not only African American but a Harvard guy. He's a double-whammy minority.
In the clothing world, a "two-fer" means you get two uses out of the same item. Case in point: The printed J. Crew dress seen here is actually last year's Marbella swimsuit coverup. Wear it to the pool, wear it around on the weekend.
This season, J Crew's got the Frankie dress in plain ($50) and floral prints ($59.50) as a contender for this year's two-fer. Don't jump — you know it'll get seriously marked down.
Outfit: J Crew Marbella coverup, J Crew tissue-thin cashmere cardigan, J Crew bracelet and Stuart Weitzman tortoiseshell sandals.