Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pink and Greenlee: Fall

This is what the five different sections of my dream store would look like this fall.

Green Bean
Green Bean by jennifermg featuring J Crew

Mellow Yellow

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Southampton. Check.

This weekend I did a lot of cool things. I went to Fire Island and Southampton for the first time. Fire Island is so cool. You just walk around on this little boardwalk everywhere. The deer there will come right up to you. I have never been so close to a deer before. I wish that I had my camera. It was nice there and I love to be on the beach when its scorching hot.

I knew I loved Southampton when I discovered that Main street had a Brooks Brothers, J Crew and a Lilly store called Splash of Pink where I found these on SALE:
Morgan Dress Printed Slub

Bidi Tank in yellow

On the dress it says Lilly in tiny pink cursive at two places on the front and two places on the back. I love those details. My burnt orange dress says Lilly on the seem inside the dress over and over and its these little touches that just make my day a little brighter.

So that leaves 9 destinations left on my list.

I also went to the Kate Spade outlet in Riverhead where I got my sister a very tiny gift that I won't discuss because I want it to be a surprise. I found the black Kate Spade organza petals shift dress and a cute shirt by someone named Virgina Johnson. I googled her. She has done illustrations for Kate Spade's books. I totally like some of her other clothes. If I ever open pink and greenlee then I may include her among the brands as she seems to have some cute yellow, green, and blue options. If I lived near a Kate Spade outlet I would likely lose my mind. I wanted every piece of clothing I saw. As I have said in the past, Kate Spade is my absolute favorite. I was a little too overwhelmed to take it all in.

Finally, I got these and a white cardigan at J Crew.
Lacoste 2 Button Stretch Pique Polo

Lacoste Stretch Pique Drawtring Skirt

Thursday, August 13, 2009

10 things that make me go ewww

10. pathological liars. I am tolerant of the occasional lie. Nevertheless, I have 0 tolerance for people who habitually lie. I cut them off.

9. when guys sit with their legs spread wide open despite limited space. As my sister overheard a woman say on the subway, "We could all sit down if these guys would close their legs."

8. when guys scratch/readjust themselves. I will never get used to it and I wish they would wait until they are alone. It seems like a private activity in my opinion.

7. indiscreet people. I keep secrets forever if I like people. Now if someone is not a friend of mine then I have been known to get a case of verbal diarrhea. I think it's very important to be discreet. I enjoy being in the know, so I listen a lot more than I share. Although they hate to admit it, guys can be huge gossips. I try not to tell guys anything because they cannot keep it to themselves. In fact I often feed them information just because I want it to be spread around.

6. questions/comments about physical flaws. I am of the mindset that pointing out peoples' physical imperfections or inquiring about them is rude. These friends are nice, but I never even notice their flaws until they point out mine. Why would someone whose parents didn't care enough about her to get her braces as a child criticize my teeth? Why would someone with mouth herpes comment on my pimple? To put it in Biblical terms, don't point out the speck in my eye before removing the plank in your own!

5. disloyalty

4. most Coach and Louis Vuitton bags. This is because they are ubiquitous. Why do grown people want to own the same bag as every thirteen year old girl walking through the Augusta Mall? [and every other mall in anywhere, USA]

3. unsolicited advice. Lately, I have been getting a lot of unsolicited advice from friends. Some relates to the job search, but the much more irksome relates to my style/appearance. Actually it's just my church friends. This relates to number 5. I just don't know how to tell people that I find their advice to be insulting. I ask for advice often from appropriate people. I ask relationship advice from people whose relationships/relationship style I respect. I ask style advice of people whose style I admire.

I am purposefully low maintenance. My mom raised me that way and it has saved me a lot of time and money. Instead of wearing makeup I focus on keeping my skin clean and smooth. During law school I had skin problems due to stress and lack of sleep. I have gotten this largely under control with a lot of effort and that is what I consider most important. Furthermore, I know I don't spend as much money on hair care as other girls, but I believe I spend my money wisely. I purchased laser hair removal for my upper lip and it has worked well. I feel like who people make suggestions to me are not considering that I may be concentrating on more pressing needs. I would rather have a few strays than a mustache. I have curly hair type 3A. (straight hair is 1, wavy is 2 and super curly is 3C.) I have always gotten advice on my hair from people with type 1 or 3c hair. Their advice always assumes that different hair types can achieve the same look. This is not necessarily true. People with straight hair don't understand that their hair is shiny because it is straight and light reflects more easily off of a straight line, not because it is more healthy. Hair is dead. It will never be healthy. Finally, the reason that I like preppy style is that it is simple and classic. I have no desire to wear trendy clothes.

What is a polite way to say: "If I want your advice I will ask for it."???

I must say that I welcome good advice from people who know what they are talking about even if it is unsolicited. Thank God my friend M told me I needed to pluck my eyebrows back when I was 12. I was looking crazy.

2. foreign accents (with the exception of British and Australian ones). This might not be PC but it is the truth and according to John 8:32 will set me free.

1. status updates on facebook. Twitter is less offensive because the people who sign up actually care about the minutia of your day. Status updates on facebook on the other hand are just obnoxious, presumptuous, and insipid. Ever since twitter got popular people have been treating status updates on facebook as if they are on twitter. Stop. Please move it to twitter.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

10 places I should have visited already

I don't know if I mentioned in my post about my Independence Day weekend, that I hung out around the Brown campus in Providence. That was my first time to ever go to Rhode Island. I have this whole thing about wanting to visit all 50 states by the time I turn 50. I am definitely of the mindset that seeing my [entire] country is far more important than seeing any of the foreign ones. Rhode Island took me to 31 states thus far. So I have a few years to fit these in: Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming. If I average 1 state a year I should be ok.

I have compiled a new list of 10 places I would like to go before I turn 30. Now this is a huge feet seeing as I only have a couple years to go. Nevertheless, they are all places I should have visited by now. I really can't blame my lack of funds. It's sheer laziness - and the fact that leaving Manhattan gives me hives.

10. The Kentucky Derby. I just want to wear the hat.

9. West Palm Beach. I've always wanted to visit, but I've never gotten down that far south in Florida. Watching Privileged all last year really made me want to visit.

8. Mount Rushmore. I wanted to go while I was living in Minnesota since it does border South Dakota. However, it would have been a eight hour journey and I prefer not to drive. I'm so into

7. Hong Kong. Disney Land.

6. Nantucket. I totally watched Wings growing up (as soon as my bedtime was extended to 10:00.)

5. Las Vegas. I want to go see Mariah there next month so badly.

4. The Hamptons. I moved to New York 9 years ago this month and I have never been. Weird huh? I have been to Paris, London, and Rome since I moved here, but not "the beach" as people in my neighborhood like to call it.

3. Nashville. I love country music and it's a crime that I have never been.

2. Germany aka the mother land. Is it wrong that I've been to Britain, France, and Italy, but not the country my ancestors left 300 years ago in pursuit of religious freedom?

1. The Masters.
I was born in Augusta. I used to live around the corner from the Augusta Country Club which borders the National. I should probably attend this momentous sporting event one of these days.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Free at Last

I am so happy that journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee are heading home thanks to President Clinton. This is something that had really weighed on my heart these last few months. It still scares me that it took us this long to get them back. My heart goes out to all the people who die in those work camps because they are not fortunate enough to be from America. I love being American and all of its privileges.

Fashion Inspiration: Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly is one of my favorite actresses. I also love Alfred Hitchcock so it makes sense. Of her movies, High Society and Rear Window are my favorites.