Last week, I had a bad idea. Not, like, the bad kind of bad. More like … the ill-advised kind of bad. I decided to make a video.
You know how they say that some people have a face made for radio? Well, I have a voice made for print media. Also, I get really twitchy on camera. You guys, it’s not pretty. Not even a little bit. But I thought doing a video of the draw for the DVF dress would be something novel and possibly fun. Now that the video’s done … let’s just say that I’m reconsidering the merits of novelty, as well as my definition of fun. But if I had to go through the mortification of making the damn thing, y’all are going to have to experience the dubious pleasure of watching it … if you want to find out who’s joining the sisterhood of the magical wrap dress, that is.
[Please hold all applause laughter until the end.]
OK, I promise not to subject you guys to something like that ever again. Virtual pinkie swear.
Wait, don’t fall asleep! Admittedly, this was not exactly a “fashion moment” but I promise it was actually cute in person (just a pain to photograph) and comfy as heck. I bought this LOFT jacket thingie at my local consignment store because I still can’t find a decent, inexpensive trench I like, and I need something other than (or, rather, in addition to) my field jacket to get me through spring. I like the short sleeves, even though they’re not the most practical things ever; layered over a long sleeved shirt, they allow for an extra bit of colour, or pattern, to peek out and add some “visual interest”. God, that was a convoluted sentence, but hopefully you get the gist. My brain has apparently shut off for the day. Good night! (Wait, it’s morning?! Boy, it’s going to be a long day.)
P.S. I think I’m in love with navy. Like, why did it take me almost 34 years to realize that it’s probably a better dark neutral for my pasty self than black? Yeah, rhetorical question.
Happy Friday! Today, I want to talk about things I need would like to add to my closet. How is this different from every other Weekend Shortlist? It … well … um … let’s just get started, shall we?
Little known fact: while I have a lot of shoes (42 pairs at last count), I don’t actually own many sandals – just 2 pairs, both bought within the last 6 months. Now, I’m still working on paring down my wardrobe, so I’m not looking to go sandal-crazy or anything, but one more pair would be nice. A yellow pair, to be precise. Don’t ask me why the sudden obsession with yellow footwear. (Though reading Caitlin Moran’s How To Be a Woman might have something to do with it – she writes that everyone should have a pair of yellow shoes.) I will tell you this: finding yellow shoes, and specifically sandals, is very, very difficult. I mean, nothing is impossible if you have an eBay account, but it ain’t easy either. I like the look of the Miz Mooz pair above, which I’ve found in my size but a little out of my budget. I also like the look of the J. Crew pair below.
Basically, I don’t really know what I want, but as long as it’s yellow and doesn’t come with crazy high heels, I’m sold. If you guys have suggestions, shoot them my way.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m bidding adieu to my thrifted floral skirt. Because I cannot allow the floral levels in my closet to dip even slightly, I am (of course) looking for a replacement. My first pick: the Phosphorescence skirt above. Some Google digging informed me that it went down to $20 on clearance way back in the day, which makes me a little bit reluctant to pay the eBay prices people are asking these days. Contributing to my reticence, I haven’t had the best luck with Anthro skirts bought off eBay. (Sizing issues, sigh.) So, tell me: do you think it’s worth, say, $60 or so?
I also have my eye on this skirt (also from Anthro) thanks to the stylish Lisa at Respect The Shoes. Who knew I liked orange so much?
And then, there is also this:
Thanks to my enabler (aka the lovely lady behind Spend Save Splurge) who brought it to my attention because she knows my Kryptonite. Flowers and birds? Done.
So, I love my House of Harlow pendant, but I want more. Pendants, that is. I really, really want a Lulu Frost one, but it’s definitely not in the cards budget. Heck, Lulu Frost for J. Crew is not in the budget. I know I should be looking at Etsy, but I just can’t face 659 pages of necklaces to sort through, and I seem incapable of describing more specifically what I want. Art Deco-ish? Not overly bling-y? But, like, a little bit bling-y? Sigh.