This summer I’ve purchased several simple cotton A-line skirts. Usually I wear long skirts in the summer, but these are knee-length and very comfy. I much prefer wearing them to wearing shorts. Anyway, when I was in New Hampshire I bought a really cute pleated skirt, and it is lined, IN COTTON! (No picture, my camera is still broken.) My mama always lined my skirts in cotton when she made them, but I’ve not seen it in a purchased skirt before. Normally with my other skirts I wear a slip because I hate the way they wedge up when you don’t, but nylon slips are so hot, and I haven’t had any luck finding cotton slips. So now I’m trying to figure out a way to put cotton linings in my other skirts without taking them apart. I’m thinking that I can just make a lining using a skirt pattern I already have, then just sew them together at the waist. Anyone have any experience with this?
Isn’t this something? Ann Taylor has made a knock off of that fabulous Michael Kors blouse I’ve been lusting after for so long. It’s “only” $88. Considerably more than I typically pay for a blouse, but hey, considering that the original was $500, I could certainly see it.
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.
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
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.
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!