Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I just got my July issue of Vogue, and apparently the manny is this season's "chicest accessory!"
Now I'm going to be all unchic this summer, because not only do I not have a manny, I don't even have a baby to warrant the hiring of a manny.
I'm just going to sit in my cube and wallow in blatant unchic mannylessness.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
In interviews, I say I work best under a tight deadline.
One of my newest favorite idle pastimes is checking out Project Beltway, a blog devoted to highlighting great style around DC.
Honestly, I think this site is so great for two reasons:
1. It shows everyone that people in DC do actually wear things other than layered pop-collared polos with chino shorts and Rainbow flip flops (I live in Georgetown...this applies to both men and women.)
2. It inspires me to get my lazy ass out of that Ann Taylor hole and actually put together an Outfit my crying out loud. Oh, and maybe actually do something with my hair for once in my life.
And for all of you outside the Beltway, see! We aren't all office drones all the time! Well...some people aren't.
Oh, and PS. I'm issuing a fashion fatwa on that guy I saw who was wearing not one, not two, but THREE Lacoste shirts in sherbert colors with all collars popped.
Your ass is grass, dude.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I could delve deep into my psyche and tell you that these items fit into a mental image of myself that I want to outwardly display.
Or maybe they are just cute!
Well, my latest fantasy wardrobe obsession is basically the entire Tory Burch collection. From her ubiquitous and much copied logo flats to her adorable dresses and chic tunic tops, her clothes are perfect for the life I don't actually have, but really really want.
I would wear this dress for a relaxed summer Friday at the office before jetting off to the Hamptons in my Mini convertable with my fiance, arriving just in time to meet our equally chic friends for a quick glass of Prosecco while we watch the sun set.
This would be perfect for shopping around Georgetown with the Bush twins. We'd clean out Intermix, then head over to Leopold's for brunch and skip the Euro trash traffic jam out front. Oh, right, I never work out, by the way, these legs are a birth right, like admission to Deerfield Academy.
I would wear this out on a summer night for drinks on a rooftop party. That's right. In my fantasy life, I wear white pants and they never get dirty.
Seriously though, some of the Tory Burch clothes are really great as separates and her clothes are not cut teensy tiny and come in a range of sizes. They can be reasonably priced if you catch a sale (like the one going on now online). I have one of her dickie sweaters from fall and I just love it.
Yup, I giggle every time I say "dickie" too.
So, I encourage you to look beyond the logo flats (seriously, if I see one more person in those...) and incorporate a little fantasy life into real life.
Is there any designer whose aesthetic embodies your fantasy life where shoes don't ever give you blisters, the humidity never gets above 30%, and you never lack an invitation to a killer party or something to wear to it?
photos courtesy of toryburch.com
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
it doesn't look like this at all. but I love the little tadpole shape.
They also had some products on sale...so I snagged a tube of Essie's gloss-e in Vanity Fairest at half off! It is described as "very twinkly and pinkly" on their website.
I mean, who can resist that?
All in all, the wedding was beautiful and my sister and I had the best lipgloss around...the best part about NARS lipglosses is that they stick around through the tears at the glass smashing, the post ceremony cocktail, and the never-ending slightly awkward toasts. However, pastry flakes from pigs-in-blankets should be approached with trepidation.
photos courtesy of sephora.com and essie.com