Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Is it 1992?

I can't believe I am watching 90210 followed by Melrose Place on Tuesday nights now. It's like 1992 all over again. I remember the debut episode of Melrose Place like it was yesterday. I was hooked on Billy and Allison from the very first episode. I hated Amanda (Heather Locklear) and Brooke (Kristin Davis) for coming in between the two of them. MP spawned two actresses who went on to play characters with impeccable style: Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis). It took me a while to come around to Charlotte because I harbored a lot of anger toward her character on MP. That's just how I am.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This is War

I thought it was absolutely brilliant when Blair had the OMJC people show up at Georgina's party on GG last night. What is wrong with Dan Humphrey??? Does he not remember all of Georgina's plotting and scheming? The manipulation? Blackmailing Serena and inserting herself into Dan's and Serena's relationship was so much worse than anything Blair ever did. I have no doubt that B will reign victorious. Isn't Blair's dress perfect? It's the Victoria Beckham Briseux silk mini dress and it's only $1795.00.

This is not the NYU I knew. I can't put my finger on it exactly but there's something wrong. I feel like Felicity was a more authentic portrayal of my Alma Mater.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Gettin' Twiggy Wit It

I thought it would be really cool to be Twiggy for Halloween. I am not blond or thin so it's a stretch. Nevertheless, with a blond wig, a little starvation, and this dress I think it's possible.
I already have a ladybug costume and a cat costume which I might have to pull out because the money is tight right now. But, I could wear this dress again and again so the price per wear would take it from 164.99 to like 1.65.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hilton Head 2009

So I made a polyvore to keep me in check for my annual Hilton Head outlet shopping trip.
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hh 2 by jennifermg featuring J Crew

I got almost everything. It turns out that September is not a great time to look for a new bathing suit. I searched high and low but still didn't find one. Luckily I brought and old yellow J Crew one just in case. Flat black boots are also not ubiquitous as I has anticipated so I didn't get those either, but I did get a lot. I got a navy pinstriped suit at Brooks Brothers and a yellow coat from J Crew that I cannot wait to wear (not that it needs to get super cold anytime soon.)

I got this from my sister as soon as I arrived (and it glows in the dark):

Lilly Pulitzer Sunny Shift Cotton Poplin

Lilly Pulitzer Doyle Shirt in Navy

I got this from TJ Maxx and I love it. So it is true what the say about being able to find Lilly there. Next I am going to work on getting my Halloween costume together. I think I want to be Twiggy.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The September Issue

I have been fascinated with Anna Wintour ever since I read The Devil Wears Prada. The movie was great but as much as I love Meryl, I was much more excited to see the devil herself. So my friend A and I went to see The September Issue and it was really funny. I'm sure it was made to show the EIC of Vogue in the most flattering light possible, but the true star of the documentary is Grace Coddington who doesn't hold back her unhappiness with Anna's decisions. There is lots of tension when Anna keeps cutting pictures from Grace's issue from board for the September issue. I love the disapproving looks Anna gives people. If you care at all about fashion I think you will enjoy this movie.

There are lots of fall movies I am excited for after a very boring summer for film:

Capitalism: A Love Story (opens September 23rd). I went to a school where I'm fairly confident that membership in the Republican Party was a requirement for teachers. For some strange reason my staunchly republican A.P. Government teacher screened the movie Ben & Me. I have gone to see every Michael Moore movie since and I haven't been disappointed yet.

Fame (September 25). Kherrington Payne from So You Think You Can Dance season 2 and Natari Naughton from 3lw both star in this remake and I expect it to be fabulous.

Good Hair (October 9). I just saw a preview for this Chris Rock documentary when I went to see the September Issue. I didn't realize it was going to be a comedy when I first heard about it but it is and that is fantastic.

Precious (November 6). Mariah Carey's 4th movie. They keep getting better and better and this movie has a lot of buzz. I hope it's as good as they are saying.

The Princess and the Frog (opens November 25th). I love Disney and it's been a while since they've made a new princess movie.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I recently watched a fantastic movie on The Movie Channel called Sorority House. The movie is from 1939. Two college girls try to get into a sorority and its all about how much money the girls have and the one girl is denied because she dated a sister's former boyfriend. It constantly amazes me how women worried about the very same things 70 years ago that they do now. I had the same reaction to the older version of The Women. I didn't know women were going to gyms back in 1939. My vision of 1939 is very Little House on the Prairie. I know that those stories are based in the 1800s but I just don't picture sororities and gyms. I picture farms.

The black satin Kate Spade Karolinas I have been wanting for so long are now on ebay for a very nice price. I am so scared that if I start bidding, the price will skyrocket. I typically lose ebay auctions. I find it stressful. I feel like everybody else has this system for figuring out how to get the last bid in, but I don't know that system. I need something good to happen to me today, so here's hoping. Only an 1 hr and 40 minutes to go.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Swimming, Insects, Lilly cards

My mom sends me a card every month. Back in April I gave her the multi-patchtastic Lilly notecard book. Now she sends me notes on the cutest cards that I place all around my apartment. I guess that was a pretty selfish gift.

I have a pool in my building and it's pretty nice but it's so hard for me to get up the energy to put on my bathing suit and go. Lately I have been swimming about once a week which is really a shame. I am going to Hilton Head next week. Perhaps a new bathing suit will give me the inspiration I need to get in the pool.

I also have these weird little insects in my apartment that have been here since I moved in. They are only in the bathroom and I can't figure out what they could be. They are gray and tiny and just slither along on the floor. I keep the apartment so clean and take out the trash. I need to find out if the building has an exterminator.