Thursday, June 20, 2019

We Discuss: Going Gentle Into That Good Night.


M: In the Future, We’ll All Be Wearing Eileen Fisher

A: I’m not ready

M: I honestly am

A: I do like the “good quality” aspect

A: But, like, my Mom wears Eileen Fisher

A: I need to get over it because soon it’ll be all I want

M: Hahahaha

A: I should probably at least figure out what size I am in EF

M: same

A: Here’s my thing. It’s nice to have quality basic pieces but I get bored and want new shiny things, not just dependable and boring.

M: Yeah I get that

M: I am the opposite and just want a uniform apparently

A: I mostly only ever wear, like, five things so I don’t even know why I’m like that

M: “sartorially unburdened” seriously sums it up for me

A: I totally get that

A: I really do tend to wear my most unchallenging clothing the most these days. Stuff I don’t have to fuss with or wear special underthings.

M: yupppp

M: Why am I not wearing this right now?



A: Ugh, shit that is summer perfection

M: UGH I KNOW

M: I haven’t ever really looked at their site?

A: I am always looking for EF at the thrift store

M: I need to try some of it on

M: I have no idea of the fit

A: Same

A: I think it runs pretty big

M: That’s great, I accept vanity sizing

A: SAME

A: Oh, I’m an XS? How dainty!

M: Tiny!

A: So eensy

M: I got a smoothing treatment yesterday and forgot how STICK STRAIGHT it makes your hair for the first couple of days

A: Welcome to my world!

M: Haha

A: There was some podcast I was listening to recently that went deep into some curly hair care nonsense and I was like, YALL ARE CRAZY I AM OUT

M: Yeah it’s intense

A: I'm going to shampoo my hair EXTRA hard just because I had to listen to all that

M: Hmph

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Outfit of the Day: Just My Outfit.

I've been posting my outfits on this blog for nine (!!) years and when it started, I tried really, really hard. Like, really hard to make my outfits interesting and accessorized and I wore Spanx and high heels and...yeah. Wow. (See this girl? Isn't she cute and skinny? She was also completely miserable.)

Anyway, I have come out the other end of those nine years feeling like a completely different person and now I don't really try, I just post what I'm wearing and what I like. Obviously I post the outfits I'm most happy with but they aren't always interesting or groundbreaking. Y'all don't care, right? Maybe you do. I don't know and I'm a little afraid to ask. Anyway, today's outfit is just what I wore earlier in the week and I feel okay about it:


From the top, I'm wearing a J.Crew striped boatneck shirt that I like, but it seems to be sold out in the navy stripe. Also, it's getting pilled, which is irritating. But, this more structured version seems like it would hold up better and there's always Everlane who can be depended on to make a decent striped tee. And Boden! They know a thing or two about striped tees. Always room for one more, I say. 


Now, I don't know that I have you all convinced about the excellence of the Athleta Chelsea Cargo pant but I now have a second pair in army green (via Poshmark) and I freaking love them. Light as air, super comfy and cut just right. This particular color isn't available anymore but they do have an interesting blue. Just check them out, you might be surprised. If not, maybe these more structured cargo pants from Madewell?  So cute! I also like this Sanctuary pair and this pair at Anthro ain't bad either. 


I've started tucking in my shirt (at least in the front) because it really does make things look more pulled together and hey, I have a waist! Who knew. Details: 


I'm wearing my old fishhook necklace from Giles & Brother and my Lisa Freede hinge bracelet that I haven't worn in ages. This one is similar but much cooler, or you could go with a Giles & Brother bangle


Finally, I'm carrying my ridiculous Marc Jacobs westside satchel (this one is adorable and much less flashy) and wearing a pair of Sam Edelman Trina sandals that I forgot I had. They're still available in a snakeskin version which is VERY tempting. You know me.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Anthropologie Tag Sale

Y'all, I am having A WEEK and it's only Tuesday! When I get stressed out I want to buy things and Anthro isn't helping with their GD tag sale (no code, prices as marked.) Here's what I am tempted by:


Okay, yeah, I already have this but maybe you don't yet? It's really good. (Def dry-clean though.) 


I love a metallic sandal and these look comfortable! (I also loooove these which are less practical.) 


This cute top comes in a bunch of colors but I like this one best. So cute with shorts! 


Okay, you might now want this jacket right now, but you'll definitely want it come September. 


I love a canvas tote for summer and this one is really usual! It also comes in a black floral. 


Wear this with a plain black or white dress and you are DRESSED. I also love this subtle option


Oooh, comfy cute pants with a rope belt! These seem like a great shorts-alternative. 


Okay, this is crazzzzyyy but in the very best "Is is Missoni?" way. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Weekend Window Shopping: Summer Sale at J.Crew

Okay, so J.Crew is basically always on sale but right now there's a flash sale which is worth checking out. Use code GETAWAY for an extra 30% off sale styles and 50% off select women's full-price items. I stuck with the sale section and here's what I like:

         
       

         
       
     
       

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Outfit of the Day: Summer Play Clothes.

I mean, you knew this was coming, right? I should probably be posting outfits of me wearing cute summer dresses and whatnot but instead I'm going to post what I REALLY want to wear all the time:


JEANZ FOR TEENZ. Ha. Seriously, though, these AE Tomgirl Bermuda shorts are SO FUN. And they're under $15 right now! They are ridiculous and wafer thin and will probably disintegrate by the end of the summer but I don't care, I love them. I love that they're a reasonable length but still look cool. I love how soft and comfortable they are (at least until I Hulk them out, which will probably happen.) I DON'T CARE. I am just delighted with my garbage shorts. They also offer this version which is slightly less likely to turn to dust, so that's an option. 


I am wearing my shorts with my other favorite stupid purchase, my Lululemon Brunswick Muscle tank. Now, real talk: this is an over-priced thin cotton tank top. I get it. BUT, it's weirdly magical. I don't know what to tell you but it's just really freaking cute and super comfortable and drapes just right, tucked or untucked. (FYI It does run big, so I sized down.) I love it despite my stupid cycling tan. I might have just bought another one in the striped colorway and it's also on sale in a couple of cute colors (I like the gray with the green trim, personally.) Oh! And the logo is the same color of the tank so it's stealth, which I appreciate. Here it is tucked in: 


 So cute! I am just really pleased with my dumb summer play clothes. I tried to not be a total garbage person by adding some nicer accessories:


This is my much-loved Soko Paddle pendant which Marianne gave me last year. The petite version is still available and this one is similar in size, but it looks like mine is sold out. 


I dusted off my other pair of Lotta From Stockholm clogs because sometimes I need a bit of heel without all the suffering. I did a review my red Lottas a few years ago if you're thinking about buying a pair. I'm also carrying my Liberty of London tote which is lightweight and holds everything. One of these days I'll get the grey one too but in the meantime I'm being tempted by this Jonathan Adler tote. (It's a steal! Someone snap that upppp.)  That's it for today! I hope you have some fun new dirtbag clothes for summer as well. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): I Love A Graphic Tee

Something about summertime makes me want to dress like I did when I was a kid: cut-offs, a graphic tee and beat-up sneakers for running around the neighborhood. I still really love a good graphic tee (and cut-offs!) so I went searching around for some good ones. Here's what I like: 

This J.Crew tee is pretty much my brain on summer. Yup. 

I love a good repro band tee but it has to look old! This one is nicely faded. 


Band tees aren't for everyone but shoulder leopards totally are. 


This retro pride tee helps support the UN Free & Equal Campaign


This one is ridiculously expensive but isn't it cool? (I am definitely a child of the 80s.)


Madewell totally gets me with this one. 

And, because I can't not: 

I might need this for my collection, right? 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Shopping Report: (Near) Future Goals.

You guys, I didn't buy a single thing except groceries this past weekend so I have nothing to report. However, I do have a few things I have filed under "near-future possible purchases" that I thought I'd tell you about them. Probably no real surprises here but it's Monday and raining and ugh. Why not.


Okay, I posted about this damn Miu Miu bag last month and ever since then I've thought about it pretty obsessively. The price was at it's lowest back around Memorial Day so I am just biding my time and saving my pennies until it drops again. It's just a LOT to spend on a bag I can't return. (Did anyone buy it? If so, tell me everything.)



I also keep thinking about these Everlane Day Glove flats. They just look so squishy and comfortable and I love the bright poppy red color. Hmm. I am mostly into sandals in the summer so this might be a fall purchase (unless they go on sale before then.)



Y'all, I want an Emerson Fry caftan and it's all Marianne's fault. She has a couple of them and they're so beautiful and comfortable and I don't even know where I'd wear it but I DEFINITELY want one in my life. Maybe specifically this one. This is a want, not a need, but ugh. So floaty!



Okay, so you know I love my Athleta cargo pants and shell top, right? So now I'm checking out their dresses and this one looks interesting but is juuuuust a price point or two higher than what I normally spend for such things. But, I wonder if it wouldn't be a perfect hot weather dress? Light and breezy and easy to wear. Maybe.



And finally, there's this little nugget. This is exactly the thing I'll buy myself one day to celebrate... something. I'll know when that day arrives. It's the kind of jewelry I would just wear all the time and never take off ever, right? Right. Sigh.