Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Maria Cornejo Design $60
If I don't get the Nanette Lepore tee, the above and below bags will be close contenders for my shoulder. Derek Lam $75.
Marc Jacobs $75
The above and following items are from the more affordable regular store sections. I mean, we are Democrats right? If you don't want to get called an elitist liberal you might want to go with one of these picks. The above is a youth t-shirt for $12.50.
This coffee travel mug is so campy and I kind of love it. $15. Plus if you look really closely in the picture you can see the photographer and what appears to be a scantily clad woman. Dark side of Obama? Sexy.
All the "Artists for Obama" posters on the website are sold out, which is a bummer because they were all really interesting. This one is by Scott Hansen.
Gotta represent the home state right? If, by some bizarre chance I end up on the news in it, then maybe the rest of the country will believe we're not all rednecks? These are $20.08 each (get it? a little cutesy but I'll take it).
So...McCain, could you get some designers on board with you so I can have a fair blog post?
Friday, September 26, 2008
Today during my lunch I had to come home and change clothes because the pants I was wearing (black ankle length ones similar to those above) revealed my ankles and did not fall under the "business casual" dress code. Also, apparently it is not, as I had originally thought, 2008. It is instead the middle ages and although the office allows knee length skirts and sleeveless tops, ankle revealing pants are a no go. Of course this has forced me to come home and change into a knee length pencil skirt, which shows a lot more leg. Don't you love hypocrisy.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Today a guy I work with invited me to come watch a UK game at his place with some other coworkers this weekend. I thought this was sort of weird but said "I might be able to," even though I had no intention of going. He asked for my phone number to call me with details. I thought this was even weirder but didn't want to be rude so I gave it to him. He apologized if that was "inappropriate," and I realized "oh shit." He has already called me once and sent a text message to see if I wanted to meet him and his friends for dinner and drinks. Instead of saying "um, no thanks, you are so weird," I pulled out the ultimate cliche and dropped a line about "my boyfriend," (my imaginary boyfriend, don't worry I haven't left you out of the loop blogosphere). Bad girl, I know. But trust me, this boy with his white trash accent and workday e-mails with no punctuation were just not doing it for me. I've only been working here for four days! Let me at least have one paycheck under my belt before I have to sue yo' ass for sexual harassment.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
So, New York Magazine does this thing where they recap episodes of Gossip Girl and award points based on how real/fake it is. At the end of the recap they decide whether that particular episode was more real or fake (although, let's be honest, if the game weren't rigged, they'd all come out fake). ANYWAYS, I'm not going to do that for the whole most recent episode of 90210 because there would really only be a fake column, but if I were to play that game I would definitely award reality points to the very end of the episode where Annie comes home, offers a lame excuse to her parents about going to bed, then goes into her room and slides down the door crying. I.e. what I must have done approximately a thousand times while in high school (and what I would've have continued to do in college if I hadn't had my own apartment and thus, no one to offer lame bedtime excuses to). It was all about keeping a stiff upper lip in front of the parents (if they were still awake when you crawled home) and then melting down against the back of the door in your room, covering your face in tears because BEING IN HIGH SCHOOL IS SO. DAMN. HARD. Of course, in her particular case it's because she's almost lost her virginity to a boy she has being seeing for approximately one minute but then is (gasp) deceived by a jealous bitch who tricks her into thinking he's cheated on her. At the Roosevelt Hotel in L.A. Those particular details were not so much relevant to me as a teen but the whole dramatic door slide? Oh yeah.
p.s. sorry for the tragic photog skills; was done with the blackberry (lazy lazy lazy)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tomorrow is my first day on the job. Oh, the illustrious world of life insurance. I'm sure it's going to be all glitz and glamor and will not AT ALL inspire me to work harder at getting a real job (dear god, could I be working harder? i mean, really, could i?). Just wish me luck that it's not at all reminiscent of the above photo.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Now, will the double-cloth lady day coat actually turn your world upside down? Because if so, it would totally be worth the $330.
Your bangles are cute. I always try them on while checking out at the store but wearing one bangle at a time doesn't really complete a "bangle" look and $40.00 a pop that's all I could really afford. I was happy to see your harlequin bangle on sale this afternoon but this:
Friday, September 19, 2008
This one, I didn't so much understand the ranting and raving of the judges. Great color for the dress. Great print. But that jacket is SO old lady for her! It's totally from the contemporary line at Chicos. And it doesn't look too bad in this picture but during the actual runway show I thought the skirt was a little too short and not very flattering on her legs. Plus, I think Korto got kind of unfairly lucky here, the girl works in a lab so she kind of got to make whatever....
First things first, that blouse isn't doing her boobs any favors. Second of all, it's not super creative. Still, in comparison to Suede's outfit I think he should have been allowed to stay. The girl is job interviewing, and even though it's for graphic design jobs, when Joe suggested a suit, she didn't correct him so...
This girl just graduated college? She looks like an annoying high school student that would be overly into Japanese culture and talks about her thrift store finds CONSTANTLY. And I couldn't believed that her and Kenley laughed at Joe on the runway. Or that Kenley brushed off Tim's suggestions. Um, hello, respect for elders much?
The jacket makes her look totally boxy but the dress was fine. Although I was sort of confused from the beginning about why a kindergarten teacher wouldn't demand pants...
OVERALL: so confused! nothing was spectacular! the worst one didn't get kicked off! Kenley's voice is the most painful thing to listen to ever! AGH!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
can't blog today. too apathetic towards life. at a certain point, after doing nothing for an extended period of time, one starts to feel as if they will never be a productive, useful person ever again. that day is today.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Besides the occasional Donkey Kong binge on the Super Nintendo my roommate and I had in Montreal, I'm not much of a "gamer." I've never played any of those online role playing games or made a Sim and my Tamagotchi lasted for about ten minutes when I was twelve. So why is it that I find myself really wanting Spore?
Monday, September 8, 2008
This morning I went to a Roman Civilizations class with my friend at Vandy and it was so delightful! Who knew how fun school could be when you know that you're not going to be quizzed on the material later? I just got sit back, take a few notes so I didn't totally stand out, check out the cute boys (and freaking adorable grad student who was teaching; that's totally allowed if you're not a real student...right?), and listen to all the delightful stories about the founding of Rome and Greek mythology. I've been a student for so long but I didn't realize that I missed it until I got a little taste today. Hm...maybe I'll go back to school sooner than I thought?
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tomorrow morning I'm shoving what will end up being way too many clothes (especially shoes), my laptop, and some stuff my friend left at her parents' house into my truck (oh that's right, who lives in Kentucky and drives a truck? THIS GIRL), cranking up NPR, and going to visit my friend at Vanderbilt in Nashville. Vandy is playing South Carolina in football tomorrow night so I will get to partake in a time honored southern tradition: tailgating. Think frat boys, grilling stuff, girls in unnecessarily cute dresses and lots of beer. Sigh. The true purpose of this trip will be revealed in due time but for the time being all you need to know is: I'm taking my computer so there will be blog updates (prepare to hear about all sorts of delicious greek life happenings, maybe I'll get hazed!) and the boys in Tennesse are unbearably cute so I'm sure some sort of disaster will take place. Anyways, go 'dores?
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The Wild Rose
Random Brutal Love Dreamer (RBLD)
Colorful, but unpicked. You are The Wild Rose.
Prone to bouts of cynicism, sarcasm, and thorns,
you excite a certain kind of man. Hoping to gather you up,
he flirts and winks and asks you out, ultimately professing his love.
Then you make him bleed. Why? Because you're the rare,
independent, self-sufficient kind of woman who does want
love, but not from a weakling.
You don't seem to take yourself too seriously, and that's refreshing.
You aren't uptight; you don't over-plan. Romance-wise, sex isn't a
top priority--a true relationship would be preferable. For your age, you
haven't had a lot of bonafide love experience, though, and this kind of
gets to core of the issue. You're very selective.
The problem is them, not you, right? You have lofty standards that few measure up to. You're out there all right, but not to be picked up by just anyone.
|The Online Dating Persona Test|
New York Magazine has a slideshow (although I'm not sure three photos does a slideshow make) of Jonathan Saunders new line for target. I don't get it. Do you get it? Is this part of the whole "bringing back 90210" thing?
Someone got to my blog by googling "do i put on a strapless dress through my legs." Fair blog viewer, I hope you have figured this out by now but I am really curious to know under which circumstances you needed to GOOGLE this question? I myself have been in a Zara dressing room and gone "hmm...over the head or step in?" but that was usually involving either a skin tight dress or one with many bizarre strappy things. A strapless dress can usually be stepped into and then zipped up, especially if it's really tight around the butt because you don't want to pull the thigh part OVER your bottom and rip the seam where the zipper gets put in (have you ever noticed that EVER tight dress at Zara is ripped there? maybe this "how to get into strapless dresses" issue is more a problem then I initially realized). However, it should be noted that this might be different than what you had in mind when you typed "through my legs;" I hope you were planning on straddling the dress and wearing it Sumo style. Photo from here.