So - which ass-kicking boots do I buy?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hell No, You Won't Go

My 'Hanging On To Summer' campaign, also known as the 'Summer 2009, You Owe Us Big and You're Not Going Anywhere' campaign, is in full swing. This $12 shirt is the logical next step. You can just feel the warm sun on your back, can't you?

Comes in other colors, for the non-colorphobic.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No, No, No, I Will Not Let You Go

This year summer took its own sweet time coming along, did it not? And if it thinks it's leaving any time soon, it's got another think coming. I'll be damned if I am going to let it go just because September is approaching and every business, whether it sells all-weather radials (like I have ever owned a car) or tomato plants (ditto for me owning a garden), is having a back to school sale or, worse yet, has Halloween decorations up. When summer departs, my arms will be wrapped around its ankles and it will have to pry me off or kick me off or whatever my mother did when I did this to her. I will throw a shrieking, arms-flailing, foot-stamping tantrum right there in the middle of the street until I have shamed summer into staying.

And then I will wear this $20 pintucked dress every day.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Decanklize Yourself

I have a confession to make. My gladiator sandals that buckle up my leg are utterly unflattering. In fact, in my head I secretly call them the canklemakers. I say it with a German accent, as if I am in one of those awesome Mentos commercials or even the Foo Fighters parody (in my head I am great with accents). And as much joy as doing that brings me, I would not be unhappy if the naked eye could distinguish my ankles from my calves, and these $20 gladiator-y sandals might just do the trick.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Totes Obvi

Like Amanda, I believe it is not possible to have too many tote bags. If and when a radio dj (do we still have those? a podcast host?) calls me and offers me a cool mil if I can pack all my belongings into inexpensive tote bags, I will be prepared. But, just to be sure, I probably need to buy this $17 one, reminiscent of a Coach bag I have been visiting.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Skinny on the Cheap

Urban Outfitters has all their Levi's jeans for $39. I have such a fondness for Levi's - they were my first pair of jeans and we got them at Youth Center. I wore them 'til they got holes, which I proudly covered with patches. That doesn't sound like me - - except it sounds exactly like me, really, doesn't it?

Anyway, let's just say you have a pair of skinny jeans that you are not always skinny enough to fit into (and let's just say a friend of yours less-than-graciously offered to take them off your hands because they would fit her so much better, or so she said), you might just want to buy these.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hi Ho Hi Ho

OK, here is how my last two weeks have gone: work work work work work work work work wedding work work work work work work. Also, there was an awesome chocolate cake thrown in there. But I think you get the general idea.
So what better to wear for all that work, than this $42 'workweardress'?! Why, nothing. Unless you're a dude. Or maybe even then. I don't judge. Who am I kidding? I judge plenty. But not men in dresses. Women in ugly dresses sure. Oh my god, I am cracking under the pressure of all that work. Quick, someone buy me this dress.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Skirting the Issue

So, it turns out that there are events during the summer for which cutoff jean shorts are just not appropriate. I know - who knew, right? So for just such occasions, might I suggest this $12.50 jean skirt? Ignore where it Old Navy calls it "high-rise," because I have this skirt, and the phrase seems to be merely euphemistic for "your pelvic bones are safely hidden from view."

Not fancy enough for ya? Really step it up with this $20 skirt. But, beware, Old Navy actually calls this one "low-rise," which may mean it sits around your ankles.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stained Lass

One great thing about purchasing cosmetics from drugstores instead of Sephora is that you can buy more of them. Not that I ration my Sephora purchases. But I got this new Cover Girl product, Outlast Lipstain, to test for free. I like the product -- it gives me a nice, stained look (stained in a good way, not in an I-need-Tide-to-Go way, which is good because I hate Tide to Go, it smells like vomit which I choose to believe is because it is digesting the stain) and is fun to apply. It's like drawing on your lips with a marker, which is more enjoyable than it sounds.

The problem with Outlast Lipstain is that it doesn't really outlast anything. It doesn't stay on very long -- certainly not through my Grande Caramel Light Frappucino -- and it can be a little drying. But like I said, it's cheap (or free, in my case), so I can afford another product to layer over it and help it stay on longer. It's nice with a clear gloss or lip balm. I recommend buying at least five.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Get Thee to an Old Navy

I was all set to order this Greek-inspired top, for $8.75 using my 30% discount. Except it's only available, through midnight tomorrow, in stores. And, I may not have mentioned this, but I have a wedding to go to.