1. If you don’t mind an essay filled with expletives, you HAVE to read McSweeney’s “It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers.” I. AM. DYING. Though I’m totally guilty of loving an ugly gourd or two myself.
2. Sticking with the season, someone wrote into Dear Prudence complaining about having to buy candy for less fortunate children that don’t even live in her super wealthy neighborhood… REALLY?! Prudence totally verbally slapped this person: “Stop being callous and miserly and go to Costco, you cheapskate, and get enough candy to fill the bags of the kids who come one day a year to marvel at how the 1 percent live.” Touché, Prudence. Touché.
3. Have you seen IKEA’s hilarious ad for it’s low-tech catalog? “Introducing the new 2015 IKEA catalog. It’s not a digital book. Or an e-book. It’s a book book.” lol. Check it out.
4. Tory Burch has a new line of watches, and I’m totally crushing on the small gold one. But $800 for a basic watch?! I guess that’s her thing though, which I fell for with the basic black flats… But three years later, they’re still going strong so I think it’s worth the $200 price tag. Quality over quantity!
5. And finally, I’m Kansas City-bound tonight and I’ve never been, so if you have suggestions on things to do, bartenders to visit or BBQ to eat, let me know! xoxo
Sweater: Charter Club, Macy’s
Black capris: Gap
Flats: Tory Burch
The yellow statement necklace. I’m starting to like this mustard-y yellow more and more. I may even bring the color into my bedroom. (Stay tuned!)
After the jacket and heels of yesterday, I was feeling lazy today and just wanted to be comfortable. It shows. This outfit is acceptable but nothing great.
Grey tank: Loft
White tank: H&M
Cardigan: Ann Taylor Outlet
Black pants: Mossimo, Target
Flats: Tory Burch
The statement necklace. It’s not often I incorporate a bit of punk rock in the wardrobe.
It could use some color. I wish I’d worn a hot pink tank underneath. Or mint would work too. This outfit makes me think of the adult version of a cavewoman costume my mom made when I was little. I’m just missing the Bam-Bam ponytail : )
Polka-dot blouse: Macy’s
Gray cardigan: Old Navy
Black pants: Loft
Black flats: Tory Burch
The diamond and pearl ring that I bought in Bali. I get compliments on it all the time! (Plus, I like the repetition of shapes in the ring and the polka-dot blouse.)
I really dislike this outfit. Always have, always will. I mean, it’s fine. But when I got this blouse, I was in desperate need of work clothes and so I bought it even though I didn’t like it. And now it’s been in my wardrobe for like three years… this is my go-to outfit when I don’t want to think about what to wear. The challenge is wearing (get it?) on me already!
Striped tank: Old Navy
Purple sweater: Loft
Black jeans: Else, Macy’s
Black flats: Tory Burch
The purple and yellow together. Well and the stripes, obvi.
Gah, can you see those under-eye bags? Oh, Mondays. Anyway, that’s a very ill-fitting tank. Ever since its first wash, it was never quite the same. More and more, I’m becoming a believer in buying less but higher quality (usually meaning more expensive) items.
Textured top: Loft
Gray sweater: Loft
Gray slacks: Ann Taylor Outlet
Black flats: Tory Burch, Nordstrom
My J.Crew pearls. A gift from my Clare Bear!
Gah! I had no idea this shirt was so unflattering. Those layers do nothing for my shape. The pants are ridiculously comfortable, though that’s not a tenant of the challenge of course!
It hurts to wear shoes with my bum foot, so what can I not stop thinking about? New shoes, of course!
I have to buy new black flats about every six months because I wear them out (could have something to do with this injury, by the way). So would it make sense to “invest” in a pair of expensive flats instead of cheapy ones a couple times a year?
I have a big, fat crush on Tory Burch and her signature flats. I know I’m flashing back to my middle school mentality when I would have died for a pair of Abercrombie & Fitch jeans. It’s just about that medallion, right?
Well, whatever, I don’t know all that psychological crap behind branding and shopper appeal and what not, but I do know that if I had an extra $200, I’d give Tory a try. It’s hard to resist that smooth leather. My only question would be: gold or silver? (Probably gold to match my Marc, right?)