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Repost: Etsomnia™ 271: Calling Mrs. Roper!

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Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

Fabulous kaftan above by KaftanDiscotheque.

Today’s repost is dedicated to my darling friend LT, who we lost a few weeks ago.

6/11/20: I have a very stylish friend with a great, classic look. This smart lady rocks vintage styles that beautifully suit her face and figure, and they make me long to emulate her. This week, my darling friend LT has inspired me to shop for kaftans and chunky earrings like a maniac. When kaftans are good, they are very, very good, but when they’re bad, they’re awful.

Kaftans may not be exactly high style these days, but I grew up in the sixties and seventies, and all the most fashionable TV ladies wore them. Carol Brady, Shirley Partridge, Mary Tyler Moore, and of course, Helen Roper, all swanned around in their Kaftans, looking well-dressed and fabulous and fabulously comfortable. But it wasn’t until we started hanging out in Fire Island that I fully began to appreciate the beauty and practicality of the kaftan.

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

You just know this tragedy is ending up on a cruise ship somewhere.
While I don’t think I could pull it off, I am in awe of this beautiful, handmade traditional Egyptian kaftan! By FoobsShop
I don’t object to kaftans on men, but that pocket placement is going to get you in trouble.
This is exactly how I hope to look in my new kaftan. Stylish, comfortable, and carefree! (And thinner and tanner wouldn’t hurt, either.) By StylePark1
Context is everything.
This 1940s silk kaftan is just gorgeous! By ShopMorphew
I thought this was ugly, but then I saw the other colors it comes in…
Loving this Pucciesque goodness! By PreciousIdentity
This one’s just aggressively ugly.
Well, that’s just fantastic! By PaisleyBabylon
I don’t mind looking like Blanche Devereaux, but I’m not ready for Sophia Petrillo

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “Repost: Etsomnia™ 271: Calling Mrs. Roper!

  1. Oh yes…I could go for the black and white…Even the hat is grand but I would completely disappear under the hat.

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  2. Mrs Roper…she was wonderful!

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  3. I really like a couple of them. Especially the Egyptian kaftan. Jan was 5’1″ and I just don’t see her tall enough to wear it But if it did come in various sizes, I would show her the picture. Hal

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  4. I had a gorgeous kaftan that my grandmother bought somewhere in the middle east in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Alas, she was a tiny woman (five feet tall) and it was too small for me by far. We use it for a theatre photo shoot once; now my sister has it. And while she is much smaller than I, I suspect it is still too small for her.

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