I started thinking about Raymond Chandler yesterday and all the women’s outfits he described. They’re really fantastic–“a brown linen suit with a pimento-colored scarf,” a white suit with delphinium blue gloves and hat–but this one is the clear winner:
She was searing a white wool skirt, a burgundy silk blouse and a black velvet overjacket with short sleeves. Her hair was a hot sunset. She wore a golden topaz bracelet and topaz earrings and a topaz dinner ring in the shape of a shield. Her fingernails matched her blouse exactly. She looked as if it would take a couple of weeks to get her dressed.