Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Black Leather Jacket.

Sometimes I get an item of clothing in my head and cannot stop thinking about it. For example, a while back it was cowboy boots. I now have a great pair of Tony Lamas, but I'm having a bit of difficulty breaking them in.

Before the cowboy boots it was a good leather jacket. I've been struggling with finding just the right one. At first I was going for a brown bomber because I like the aviator vibe and brown leather is always my favorite. I was very strict that it had to be leather. But of course, this wasn't great for my wallet.

So I tried Etsy and Ebay. I did eventually find a leather jacket and buy it, but it was a really wrong shape for me. I sold it on Craiglist (and profited a little!).

I then decided that a more sleek silhouette is better for me. Also, I'm kind of smitten with the rolled sleeve look. I realized that I would need to allow for faux leather ($$), and switch to black because my purse and shoe collections lean very heavily toward brown leather land, and I was getting pretty matchy. Now I'm looking at one very similar to this:

I already have daydreams of wearing it (and being able to justify buying it).

Black Leather Jacket 1

Black Leather Jacket 2

Black Leather Jacket 3

Friday, November 12, 2010


I would just like to tell Nina Garcia and Michael Kors to suck it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Project Runway.


I finally watched the Project Runway finale last night and am just as dismayed and bummed out as everyone else. I adored Mondo and have yet to see a single person say, "You know, Gretchen winning made total sense to me." I could go on and on about rewarding boring clothes that women aren't interested in and dismissing fun, lively, unique clothes that I would wear daily, but it's all kind of been said.

I. want. these. leggings. so. bad.

I didn't realize they were selling the designer collections immediately after the show, which is a huge bummer. But then again, I doubt I could have afforded these right now anyway. I mean, I know they'll make my large thighs look larger. I just kind of don't care.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Things I Am Currently Crushing On:

1. Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra. Specifically, her makeup. The movie is a bit slow for me (and I'm barely into hour 2 of 4) but her makeup is totally worth it. Look at those eyebrows!

She also has a bunch of great dresses that are all slit down practically to her navel. I'm constantly on the lookout for dresses that are super low cut (I have a smaller chest, so it looks less risque on me) and I would love to have one of these!

2. This Fossil bag. I made the collossal mistake of going into the store yesterday and was totally mesmerized. Fossil bags are generally my aesthetic anyway (leather, lots of detail, kind of rugged, etc), and this new one is loooovely. I keep looking at my existing Fossil bag with some sadness. This one folds over!

When I went in, the salesgirl told me they'd just set up for Christmas, and that I looked a lot like the models in the Christmas catalog. I was flattered (but baffled) until I realized a lot of them are pale with blunt brown bangs. Ah.

3. Nail buffers. Did you all know these existed? I feel totally out of the loop. This girl in the mall pulled me aside and buffed my nails- they looked like they had clear polish! I turned down their increasingly discounted offers, figuring I'd pick up a buffer at Walgreens. It was only $2, but the results are noticeably different. I'm trying to justify spending $35 for nails that always look shiny and polished...

4. Fable 3. 'Nuf said.

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