Saturday, November 24, 2007

Officially Christmas

With the passing of Thanksgiving, I find myself overwhelmed by an urge to send Christmas cards right away. I love sending them and receiving them. I like sending them the week after thanksgiving so that they can sit on the mantle of one's fireplace for a whole month possibly infecting an entire household with the Christmas spirit. While it may seem like I have lots of holiday spirit to spare, trust me it runs out about the second week of December, after I've gone shopping for gifts numerous times unsuccessfully, and can no longer take the holiday commercials or packed malls, or even a Christmas tune.
I know a lot of people like to put up lists for gift ideas, and I know a lot of people like to get these hints to avoid defeat at the malls. While I generally like the idea of buying someone something you think they'll like, even if they don't (been there), I'm going to put up some things that can give a person an idea of my style at the moment, and potential starting points.
The long/loose cardigan: Lux Thermal Cardigan Lux Basic Long Cardigan
The vest: Lux Double Knit VestBorrowed From the Boys Vest
The flannel shirt:

Kimchi & Blue Mackenzie Plaid Blouse
The if-I-had-boobs shirt:Free People Royal Paisley Top
Other tops that I like:
Tracey Striped CardiganKimchi & Blue Silk Dot BlouseLux Pleated Bib Babydoll
Brushed Mandarin Placket Top LUX BRUSHED HENLEY
And of course socks and stockings:
Chunky Ribbed Tights

Maybe this gives you a peek into what Mary might want this Christmas. More peeks to come.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Poor Toe

Last night I went to a Karaoke birthday party for someone I hadn't seen in 5 years. It turned out to be more fun than awkward, even when I sang (and I can't sing) Kelly Clarkson. What does a toe have to do with this story? Well...I decided to wear my new patent leather heels to the event to dress up an otherwise casual outfit. The moment I got out of the car and my sole hit the pavement a tingling overcame my right foot. This tingling turned into a numbing of my big toe. People, my toe is still numb! I learned a few things last night:
1) Karaoke parties are fun
2) I should keep in touch with Eunice
and 3) I'm doomed to wear flats forever

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Where are my scissors!?!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Mission Accomplished

While I may not have accomplished any professional goals over this break, I managed to find the three must haves of the season (according to Mary). I got my black bag, and today at Nordie's I got the last two on the list. The shoes may not be suede, but patent will do. I have actually been eying them for quite some time. But my size was never there. I just happened to peruse the Macy's sale rack and tahdah! Fate.
Check 'em out:

Love it.
And after about a year of hunting for skinny jeans, I finally found them. And you'll never believe the price. My well-known dilemma of having short legs has stunted my search for the perfect skinny jean. Apparently only model sized women are supposed to wear them. So imagine my surprise when my visit to the b.p. section ended with a pair that actually fit. But these jeans had no price tag, and I was worried I'd have to pay the price for the perfect pant. I looked around aimlessly trying to find where I had found them. Finally a sales woman saw me searching frantically and said she'd check with her manager for the price. Drumroll please....I paid a whole 10$ for my amazing fit pant! (apparently they were a return that was supposed to be sent to the Rack. What are the chances!?! Looks like the shopping gods were definitely on my side today.