when you need a good laugh
if you think the comments from the fashion police in USmagazine are annoying but read them anyway
just to make you smile
tee: one of seth's undershirts from target
jeans: paige from ebay
boots: dolce vita from shopbop
*all the links above go to the actual items or something similar...
if you're in the mood to shop!
shopbop.com is fun to look at but pretty expensive. i usually only look in their sale section, and even that is usually out of my price range. but these boots were 70% off! also, they have The.Best.Service. my order was confirmed within an hour, they were shipped the next day and i received them on the third day, from california! forever21, on the other hand, took 4 days just to confirm my order! i guess you get what you pay for--even when it comes to service.
you'll have to excuse me for always looking so lame in the wear posts. i have issues making a normal face when photographed so it's best i just look away. this has been years in the making. i'll try to dig up our family's christmas picture from 1990. that's when it all began...
the other day i was at von maur, returning the jeans and i got store credit for them. the gal helping me was also pregnant and told me about some pants called "lounge act" up in the juniors department. i pictured some version of a juicy suit (which is not for me). but she said i had to try them on. she called someone in the juniors department and had them bring a few pair downstairs to me. (von maur customer service=the.best.ever.) so i couldn't refuse.
and...i was pleasantly suprised! they are normal looking pants (jeans, black pants, khakis, pinstripe), but have a stretchy band around the top. they're not actually marketing to the pregnant teens out there, they're just supposed to be cute, comfy pants. brilliant! i'm guessing they sell a ton of these around thanksgiving.
anyway, i bought a pair and wonderful von maur does free alterations. so a few days later, i picked them up and they are officially the cutest, comfiest maternity-that-aren't-actual-maternity pants i own!
today was the day.
i got myself all motivated and started straightening up the house. most people wouldn't know it, but i'm a terrible housekeeper and i'm sort of okay with it. of course i prefer when the home is neat, but it doesn't make me crazy if it's not. most people don't know this about me because the rare times i do clean occur when people (like you) come to visit. so i'm pretty sure i've fooled everyone into thinking that is the normal state of our home. indeed it is not.
but! an appraiser came today. luckily for my motivation, i wasn't really sure how clean the house needed to be for an appraisal to occur. but i did know we had installed new carpet in the bedrooms and the floor would probably have to be cleared enough so she could actually see it. (this is, sadly, not an exaggeration.)
so, i got right to it and tidied, tidied, tidied. this mostly involved moving piles of clothing, books, magazines, and miscellaneous items that have never been given a home in our new house. i rearranged some stuff, threw out some other stuff, and okay, i hid some stuff too. but i also changed the sheets and made the bed! sometimes we kinda, pull the quilt towards the pillows, but i don't think i'd really made the bed since we moved in.
here are some of the fruits of my labor:
that's our NEW baby on the left!
my little wanna-be jonathan adler elephant
looking a little pensive...
cardigan: j.crew, dress: heritage, tights: a gift,
boots: bitten from steve & barry's, necklace: from a gift-shop
this is quite the thrifty outfit, altogether it cost $50!
(unders not included.)
in other wear news...
today i went shopping/selling at plato's closet. i try to clean out my closet every few months and take stuff there because it's a great way to get a little extra cash from clothes that are just fossilizing onto hangers. it's also a great place to find designer jeans but i don't spend much time looking through the shirts because there are soooo many. you definitely have to be in the mood to look. think: t.j. maxx shopping.
the downside is that they can be so picky about what they'll buy from you and when you look around the store you think, they took that but they're not taking this!?? i also have to keep in mind that though they're only paying me a fraction of what i paid for an item, it's not making me any money just taking up closet space.
today at plato's i found a pair of really light-weight, light denim, trouser jeans. they're really soft and look kinda 70's-ish. for $8! and i got a gap denim jacket. i've had a couple denim jackets in the past that i probably sold at some point because i wasn't wearing them anymore. but, lately i've been wishing i had one. it was inexpensive, in perfect condition, and it'll be great to wear over dresses and skirts this spring. i also found a pair of really nice jeans that i bought at von maur before i knew i was pregnant. i haven't worn them because they were starting to get tight already and they still have the tags on them. so i bought the pair from plato's and will return the other pair to vm and save myself $50!
probably a boring post, but that was my wear of the day.
*oh, and honey, if you're reading this: i didn't spend any money at plato's closet. with the stuff i sold, they actually paid me $0.43 for the clothes i got!