Ed: The below post is a little jacked up right now...my apologies. I hope to get it fixed and enjoyable again soon.
Haven’t you lain awake at night, wishing you could look more like the denizens of Sweet Valley? Or perhaps you’ve wondered to yourself, “How much does it cost to live like a Wakefield twin?”
Well, lie/wonder no more. Here are the twins on the cover of Book #1, Double Love:
|On Jessica, we find a lovely dark jean jacket, such as have only just come back into fashion (I think). Amusingly enough, the first spot-on match I found was this “Phoebe” jacket by Rock & Republic, retailing at the bargain-basement price of $298. Of course, in 1983 dollars, that’s, like, $4.50.|
Of course, both twins wear a gold lavaliere, which, as we’re constantly reminded, was a present from their parents for their 16th birthday. I found an approximate match (visually, at least) at BlueNile.com. That’s an 18-karat gold BAR we’re talking about, so naturally it costs $265. Hey, it’s still less than the jacket.
(Editor's note: since the original writing of this post, the necklace I wrote about is no longer available...the photo in question is from Wolf & Badger.)
On Elizabeth, we find an ever-so-matronly yellow sweater. This one was the trickiest to hunt down. The world is full of yellow sweaters, but most of them are just a little too sexy for Liz. Take, for example, the yellow sweater we find on Kevin Jonas.
You’ll find all sorts of not-the-right yellow sweater by googling “Yellow Sweater.” I thought maybe I’d find something in the vintage section of eBay, but after some digging, I found this closest match...
L.L. Bean. Circa 2010. It feels right, doesn’t it?
|This particular sweater has few too many cables in the cable knit, maybe, but I have a feeling this design hasn’t changed much in 30 years. Also, this one is made of cotton, while Elizabeth’s looks patently acrylic…but maybe I’m going overboard at this point.|
I’m venturing into strange waters here, but if the spirit moves me, I might post some more Sweet Valley fashions in the future. What do you think?