Thursday, February 28, 2008


I just did my taxes and realized that in '07 I made half of what I made at my former job in '06, though my standard of living hasn't changed (if anything, its improved :) Strangely, my credit card debt has gone up significantly. And while I really think I'm at the point in my life where I should have my three favorite pieces from Emma Cook's f08 line and the Miu Miu Comoscio bag to go with it, most of the time I have to settle for some simpler things (and still manage to dig the financial hole deeper). The nice thing about working retail are the steep discounts (that i get way to carried away with). So, i recently splurged on this easy dress from Philip Lim with an exposed can by it in the near future at Then we recieved some Rachel Comey shoes, which were amazing. Fate would have it that the company sent us one pair of shoes in the wrong color that just happened to be my size. Instead of hassling with sending them back, my boss said I could have them at cost. A girl can't argue with fate, so I bought those too. And, when I woke up this morning, Old Navy updated their website with new items, and they had this really cool tie-dyed canvas bag, so I went to the store and the visual merchandisers where just putting them out. This is what I have in lieu of my beloved Comoscio at an unbelievable 1.5% of the cost (seriously, you do the math). I also picked up this dress for a mere $25; I am completely in love with the ambiguously-ethnic print. Even though I swear I'm a smart shopper and only buy things at a discount, my bank account is still screamin' "ow!" with every transaction....

Fashion Weak

just when i need inspiration the most (sketching some ideas for my imaginary spring 2009 line) Fall 2008 fashion shows have left me more or less uninspired. so much blah blah black and not enough new. Now, some bloggers have been discussing the return of boho, and even my friend, Heather said to me last night on the phone "i'm not just imagining it, am I? the boho look is returning." Is it me, or has this ethnic meets boho meets whatever look never left?
While nothing involved was a new concept in my opinion, the only collection that left me absolutely lusting was Emma Cook's concoction of black and white tie-dyes mixed with frilly lace and latex leggings. I want I want I want.
see my next post for a list of things I bought in lieu of tie-died pretty things I can't afford

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Face of Influenza

did you know that the flu is deadly in .1% of those affected by it? For the past three days, I honestly believed I would be among that tenth of a percent. I have never felt this sick in my life. Make sure to get vaccinated..and thats all i have to say because I am far too weak to write anymore...