So - which ass-kicking boots do I buy?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Buy This

It's late. I'm tired. I want this dress. $15.

Monday, May 25, 2009

I Thee Wept

It was fun shopping for a dress for me to wear to the wedding Amanda was going to. There is no fun whatsoever involved in shopping for a dress for me to wear to a wedding I am going to. I would be lying if I said that after the shopping there wasn't both some quiet weeping and some wine involved. I would also be lying if I said a glass was involved.

So here are the dresses currently in the running. And by in the running, I mean I bought them all and now have two months to agonize over each and every one. Before buying another one. And returning them all and wearing the classic black column dress already in my closet.

$52. Might get a crick in my neck, though, if I have to pose that way for the entire wedding.

$52. OK , this is the picture my sister sent me from her phone, so you have to trust me that there is more to the dress than just this ruffed bodice. It's a knit top with a heavy satin skirt with interesting pleats.

Also $52. A little short - I'd have to let it down. I love the flowers. Black on black - what is more festive, really?

$137 at Bloomies. A favorite of several of the friends (victims) I have enlisted (forced) to assist in this search. I believe the Suri/Katie haircut is optional, but the dress hasn't arrived yet, so I can't be certain.
Feel free to do your own vicarious shopping. Weeping and wine (and wine glass) optional.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Everything in moderation

Hello. I'm back again from another hiatus. I was dealing with some career issues. (They in no way prevented me from blogging, but I did have to deal with them, and I will pretend the relationship was causal.)
So what brought me back? Well, I was pondering one of life's important questions: how many black dresses is too many?

It's a difficult question, and one that requires consideration of many factors before determining the answer. For instance, does this question apply only 
to ALL-black dresses? What about, say, black dresses with white stripes, or with pink flowers? What about trim? And seasonality? Sleeve length? Skirt length? Material?

As you see, there are many, many points of differentiation that can set one black dress apart from another. Which makes me realize that this one is VERY different than the 15 I already own. I don't have a knee-length black dress with long sleeves, a tie at the waist AND pin-tucking trim at the bust!

But I will soon. $32, + 25% off this weekend.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

You Deserve a Break Today

You know what the best feature of this short dress/long shirt/normal-length tunic is? The flowy-flowy sleeves. Not because they're so pretty - and they are - but because they force you to become the woman of leisure you were meant to be. You can't cook - the sleeves will catch fire. You can't clean - the sleeves will drag through the cleansers. You can't help small children with art projects, you'll smear the masterpiece. You can, however, sit back and watch your latest netflix, with a diet coke in one hand, the remote in the other hand, and a cupcake on a saucer balanced on your knees.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dogless in NYC

I am in the market for a used dog. This turns out to be much trickier than one would expect. In order to qualify for a dog, I must answer a barrage of questions, including what I will feed the dog, where the dog will sleep, what type of obedience class I will sign up for, and what vet will vouch for me (but I don't have a dog, so I don't have a vet, so I can't get a dog, because I don't have a vet).

So I decided I neeeeded this dognamed Hippy I discovered online . So very cute and perfect in every way, including her name. But in the time it took me to answer the above questions and get a vet to vouch for me, dogless as I am, my beloved Hippy was adopted out from under me by a family that is no doubt more sure about exactly what food it will serve (organic free range something, cooked exclusively for the pet nightly, while the kids eat Lunchables).

So instead, I will settle for this $10 hippy bracelet. The cleanup will be easier and the application process so much simpler.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Wedding Favor

Amanda had a wedding to go to this past weekend, so of course she was shopping around for just the right dress to wear. And, as the good cousin and co-blogger that I am, I sympathetically began shopping for a dress for me to wear. To the wedding. To which I was not invited. That has now already occurred.
So far I've landed on this ABS dress, $60 from $229. And he best thing about a wedding that already happened, to which you weren't invited, is that you can keep buying dresses for it. And I will. Family means that much to me.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Stripe a Bargain

I haven't really bought into the whole stripes look we are supposed to be embracing. I think it's a combination of its being too '80's-reliving, too hip- and bust-enhancing, and too headache-inducing. But, yet, I love this dress ($20 from $130). It's very now, very Lilo, but with enough length that you don't have to worry that you'll end up on TMZ for giving the world a peek at your lady bits (I don't know about you, but this is a constant concern of mine).

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rack 'em Up

Amanda turned me on to this awesome shoe rack that holds 36 pair. Who has 36 pair of shoes? Not me. Not yet. But, if nothing else, I am a goal-setter. I define an objective, set a deadline, develop some milestones and checkpoints along the way, ramp up my steep learning curve, and hit the ground running. What? Do you not speak consulting-ese?

Let me put it more simply. Buy these sandals for $42.50.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

That Seventies Bikini

In case you didn't heed me when I urged your purchase of that seventies shirt, the shirt that replicated the groovy decor of my cousins' Brooklyn bedroom, and have been beating yourself up about it every day since (with the occasional day of to celebrate a holiday or mark the new tv season), here is your chance to purchase that seventies bikini. Only $15 each piece! (Don't you hate when you see a two-piece that you like at a completely reasonable price, only to realize that that is the price for the top alone? I knew you did.)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Golden Opportunity

You don't need any more sandals, not even a little bit. But you probably don't have any in gold, so you still might buy these at $20. So nice with a long, breezy skirt, when summer comes back for good.