Saw Kate Hudson wearing these in one of the tabloids and thought they were too adorable. I think most swimsuit coverups are too frou-frou, but I could just throw on a big t-shirt with these and go and still look cute. Check out the price: $148 bones. I should have known that if I liked it the price would be absolutely insane. Really I need to stop looking at magazines altogether. Guess I need to get out my crochet needles. I haven’t worked in that gauge since I was a teen. Sure I’d make a helluva mess.
Crochet short, white.
My hair is out of control. No, seriously it’s starting to remind me of the Sleestacks. I’ve always loved locks and couldn’t wait to lock mine, and I loved them fiercely until recently. Now they’re too dadgummed long. I have to tie them up when I go to bed, otherwise they get caught under me, or worse under Whit. (For such a skinny dude it’s surprisingly hard to roll him off your trapped hair.)
I can’t decide if I just want to go back to a twa or cut them shorter, say maybe shoulder length. I do miss having loose hair, so the twa is appealing, but I’m so fat these days a twa would probably emphasize the roundness of my face. I suppose I could just cut them, and see how I like it.
I bought a new skirt today. I’ve never had a skirt that’s so high-waisted, and I’m incredibly short-waisted. I’m thinking that maybe a high-waisted skirt on a short-waisted woman is a “Don’t,” but it still looked cute, so I dunno. It’s got a little stretch to it, so it’s crazy comfy. I could dress it up or down, which is crucial for my budget.
Whit says it’s figure-flattering. I paid a little more than I normally do, but it’s Ralph Lauren and his clothes always give me such a dreamy fit so I’m willing to splurge. Because the buttons are so big I was thinking about just a plain white cotton shirt. I
V8465 | Misses’ Jacket and Coat | Jackets/Vests | Vogue Patterns.
My mama always told me that if I wanted nice clothes I’d have to make them myself. Of course she then spoiled the hell out of me by sewing for me. Anyway, this coat is actually pretty easy. I can see it in jade green wool. I could make it in white too, which would stay clean for all of two seconds.
I so need this blouse in my life, or a reasonable fascimile thereof. It’s Fendi and no longer available. Of course, that’s not nearly the barrier that the $855 price tag is!!! This is something the fabulous Erica b. could whip up while waiting for her mani-pedi to try, but for me, not so much. This one is also backless and I’ve got to much frontage for that, but I just think it’s so beautiful. Has anyone seen anything similar?
How the heck did this happen? Y’all know I’m not crazy about Nicole Kidman, but she at least normally looks nice in her clothes. Where on earth did she find this ugly dress? It looks like something I made in 9th grade Home Ec.
Merrell Encore Chill Stitch at Zappos.com.
So, I’ve been looking for a pair of WARM comfy shoes for a while now. Primarily for house shoes, but I also wanted them to be durable enough to go to the mailbox or drop the Little Guy off at school. Picked these up at T.J. Maxx yesterday, and they haven’t been off my feet since. I thought I would wear them with my Wig Wams, but I didn’t need them; my feet are positively toasty. I even wore them to Luke’s game today and they felt great. For the first time in my life I have warm feet! (Yeah, I know, I don’t get out much. Leave me my small thrills.) Whit pointed out to me that I should’ve picked up a second pair and he’s so right. Going back tomorrow to do just that. It would be such a bummer if they wore out.
I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I have some very specific goals fashion-wise for this season. I want a denim pencil skirt, a pair of dark red Mary Janes, and a white poofy shirt. I also want a few more jersey wrap dresses. I love a navy print one I got at cabi this summer, but IMO you can’t have too many wrap dresses. Anyway, so I’m in Target the other day and I saw these shoes. I think they look fabulous, especially for $30 shoes, but I was in a scurry and didn’t try them on. I’ve never bought shoes at Target before. I usually only get my stockpile of tank tops and other summer stuff there. Has anyone bought any shoes there? What are they like? Of course, in my very rich fantasyy life I would be buying Louboutin Mary Janes, but as Whit points out, I need a rich husband and so does he!
I’ve seen lots of print DVF wrap dresses, but I think it makes the most sense to get one in black. This would be a major investment. But I know I’ll be wearing that dress for the rest of my life. I’m pretty sure I’d be buried in it. Unless of course, somebody is kind enough to purchase a vintage Balenciaga gown for me. (I’d have to be dead to wear it, as far as I can tell vintage doesn’t get any bigger than a size 2!) Meanwhile, in the real world, there are lots of really nice wrap dresses out there. They’re probably the most universally flattering dress design ever!
So far this is my favorite DVF print. If money were no object I’d be all over this, it is stellar. But no, in my dreams I get the black one, which you can dress up or down with accessories. That’s the great thing about a classic dress in black, put on some shinies and suddenly it’s evening wear!
For Christmas last year I got an absolutely fabulous sleeveless black and white tweed A-line dress with an inverted box pleat and narrow black belt. I love this dress like damn and whoa. It’s so Michelle O. and now that my guns are looking better, I want to show them off.
Initially I thought I would just wear some black pumps with it, but now I think that will make it dowdy and boring. Now I’m thinking some red pumps, maybe some Mary Janes. Obviously I need something significantly cheaper than Mssrs. Weitzmann and Zanotti, but aren’t these fab? What do you guys think? Is red still too predictable? T
I knew that if I kept looking I’d find something fabulous that I can’t afford. A lot of the mamas around here carry backpacks. It’s always a good idea to have your hands free when you’re schlepping The Luke around. I don’t like the look of just a regular old backpack, I wanted something a little more stylish. I’d picked a low-priced Lily Waters bag and was going to ask for it for Mother’s Day.
Then I came across the one at the top which costs nearly five times as much, and it’s not even vegan. I prefer non-leather bags because of the weight issue, and I don’t like the idea of killing animals for their skins. I’m no purist though, I do own some leather shoes, but I try to avoid buying leather if possible. I don’t mind leather shoes, but something about touching a leather bag skeeves me out. Hey, if I wasn’t crazy I wouldn’t be a writer. Oh, damn look at the pretty yellow one! I want a bright bag for the season. Okay, I need to shut this isht down.