Currently Wishful Thinking About: Lela Rose Floral Print Skirt

Lela Rose Floral Print Skirt
Lela Rose Floral Print Skirt

I don’t want to know how much it costs. I just want to look at it. It is so pretty, and so impractical. And so PERFECT. And the styling here is so on point, as they say. Are those anemones? Sigh.

Currently Loving: Inappropriate Texts with My Ladyfriends

Some days, I owe my sanity to the lovely and endlessly patient ladies who have agreed to share their phone numbers with me.

Currently Hunting: Marc Jacobs Mareika Silk Tulip Dress

Marc Jacobs Mareika Silk Tulip Dress
Marc Jacobs Mareika Silk Tulip Dress

Another dress I fell in love with on a blog, this time on Jess. I feel like I could surely find a way to make this office-appropriate, even though the length seems questionable. eBay has been disappointing me over and over lately, so I can only hope that I’m due for a home run soon.

Currently Reading: Dreamsongs, Volume 1
51FPLXr-MxL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_I have just started this, so I can’t really tell you much about it just yet. I assume it’s going to be good. George RR Martin knows how to write good stories. I read Tuf Voyaging at the beginning of the year, and greatly enjoyed it even though I am not a sci-fi fan for the most part. That was actually the book (it’s really a collection of short stories aggregated around the same central character, Haviland Tuf) that made me want to read Martin’s non-Game of Thrones writings. Tuf gets a bit too didactic for my taste towards the ends, but the premise is brilliant (weirdo outsider accidentally acquires a very powerful spaceship with some pretty interesting life-creating capabilities, and begins to travel the galaxy offering his problem-solving services as an ecological engineer). I know better than to hope that Martin will go back to writing Haviland Tuf stories, but I am hoping for a TV show adaptation soon.

Currently Obsessing Over: The Desired Effect ** Game of Thrones

I’m not going to discuss the ending of the last GoT episode, because I’m still upset that HBO made me watch that. (I realized, as soon as Littlefinger mentioned Winterfell, that things were heading in this direction, but I talked myself into believing that the show wouldn’t go the gratuitous route on this story line. I was wrong.) Let’s talk about everything else. The good: Arya is ready to be Somebody Else! I am so excited to see whether the show sticks to the book on this story line, or where else it goes. My bet: the latter. Yess! And … that’s about it for the good.

The bad: Tyrion and Jorah’s “road trip” to Mereen bores me, as it did in the book. #SorryNotSorry Ditto for the King’s Landing story line. Wake me up when Cersei’s machinations blow up in her face, okay? And don’t even get me started on Dorne’s excuse for a story. Yawn. Also, superficial quibble: HBO, you couldn’t find two slightly less comatose performers for your Romeo & Juliet-lite? The one thing I can usually rely on GoT for are ridiculously good-looking people, generating lots of heat, dammit. If I want to watch cookie-cutter tweens make out with all the passion of a bag of frozen peas, I can watch Nickelodeon.

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I can’t wait to catch up with Stannis and Dany next week.

** Who are we kidding? I am TOTALLY still obsessing over The Desired Effect. And dreaming up a list of 80s anthems I need BFlow to cover next.

8 Comments on Weekend Shortlist

  1. That Lela Rose skirt! OMG. If they had paired it with a boat neck top the same colour as the one they have on the model, I’d be saying to hell with the budget and buying the whole outfit. Happy early birthday/Christmas to me? It’s gorgeous 🙂

  2. Lordy that skirt is absolutely gorgeous!

    Speaking of skirts – I popped to the PO this morning so you should have it in 5 working days 🙂

  3. That Equipment butterfly blouse is currently on the Outnet if you’re still searching for it. I can barely handle Ikea alone…I cannot imagine bringing kids. #sobrave

  4. That Marc Jacobs’ dress! I usually shy away from prints because I’m rather petite and still look like I’m 17 (one day I will love it), but that dress is gorgeous! You would rock this one, I’m sure!

  5. The Tulip dress is beautiful.

    I am also extremely upset with the direction they took with Sansa’s storyline. I had been holding out hope that they would do something substantially different than what happened in the books with the other character in Sansa’s current situation, but both this and last week’s episodes suggest that they’re following the books rather closely outside of swapping in Sansa? It makes me rage.

    I also found the whole Dorne situation last week a bit absurd. The teenager Romeo and Juliet situation felt exceedingly out of place for the series.