Friday, November 23, 2012

black friday sticker shock

1. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel color block silk top, was $460 now $322
2. Diane Von Furstenburg Laurel wool blend boucle coat, was $695, now $417
3. Kenzo textured knit sweater, was $260, now $130
4. Yves Saint Laurent Charlotte glossed-leather and metal loafers, were $6745, now $472
5. Acne best lux wool crepe pants, were $500, now $200
6. Preen Rombus silk crepe de chine top, was $905, now $543
7. Maje smart stretch leather leggings, were $1120, now $560
8. Jonathan Saunders Benedict cropped printed silk-gazar top, was $960, now $480
9. Jonathan Saunders Belle printed silk-gazar midi-skirt, was $1585, now $792
10. Yves Saint Laurent Tan large Chyc tote bag, was $2150, now $1720
11. Marc Jacobs stud ankle boots, were $895, now $626
12. Miu Miu Bow-embellished snake-effect leather ankle boots, were $895, now $537
13. Richard Nicoll leather mini dress, was $1355, now $678
14. Emilio Pucci amethyst and glass ring, was $275, now $192
15. Alexander Wang Nikola mule heels, were $525, now $368

The grand total for these items, were I to become momentarily insane and buy them all, would come to $8,037.00. Now I don't know about you, but even with a generous offer of free shipping, this is skewing a little bit steep for me.

Did you get anything good on the internetz for black Friday? Do tell! It will help make up for my empty virtual shopping cart.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

happy thanksgiving

Y'all know the drill. It's the time of year to really stop bitching about traffic, stress at work, those studded boots you missed out on at the Gilt sale, and the eternal fight over national politics. It's time to pardon turkeys, slaughter many, many more turkeys, wear clothing with forgiving waistbands, and camp out in front of appliance stores. In other words, it's decorative gourd season, motherfuckers!

Monday, November 12, 2012

gone country

IMGP6605 IMGP6602 IMGP6585 IMGP6597 IMGP6608 IMGP6618 wearing vintage shirt, UO jeans, Pixie Market shoes, Faulenciaga bag

Cowboy shirts: so much less offensive than Native American war princess headdresses. Yeesh. You'd think people would know better by now. You'd also think I'd know better than to wear a wool gabardine shirt to go wedding dress shopping with a friend, but apparently I don't know the meaning of wool gabardine. Anyway, FYI, it's quite warm.

Special photobomb appearance by my friend Annie, who obviously didn't take note of the fact that I was posing and walked right into my photoshoot. Probably because I pose a lot sans camera.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

everything in life is just for a while


Thinking back on my trip to Fargo and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota this summer and the freak thunderstorm that came out of nowhere one evening when we were staying at the lake. For about 20 minutes thunder pealed, lightning struck, and the wind howled. Then as soon as it had started, it was over and the sun came back out and drenched everything in a garish orange light which gave way to one of the most spectacular sunsets I've ever seen. Reminds me that everything is temporary in life, including of course life itself.

If you don't like the story line, give it 5 minutes. Something is bound to change.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

you've got to climb mt. everest to reach the valley of the dolls

Spent Halloween in a slowly increasing state of dishevelment as Anne Welles from Valley of the Dolls (which was a terrible book before it was a terrible movie...I highly recommend reading it). For work I played the more put-together polished version, and by nightfall I was a smeared mess, 'dolls' in hand.

The day before Halloween we had the world-famous pumpkin carver Shawn Feeney in our office to work his magic on a pumpkin, which we streamed live. This guy is seriously talented. Check out more of his work here.

More hot mess action. It rained really hard on my way to the party, which added to the overall affect:

The party was a 'Hotel California' theme, complete with a creepy butler (hired on Craigslist), a reception desk, and room keys as souvenirs:

The bathroom was delightfully reminiscent of a murder scene:

And finally, we all know it's not a real holiday without pictures of dogs looking distressed in adorable costumes. L to R: Quasi as the horse + headless horseman, Kobe as a mod, and Gus as a dinosaur (begging for cheese cubes):

Hope you all had a fun and fantastic Hallow's Eve!