Friday, July 29, 2011

Number Nine

Kate Spade Karolina in Strawberry

I think I have a problem. These babies came in the mail yesterday. I realize that since I moved into my place last September, I have purchased 5 or 6 of these bad boys. I haven't been on a week long vacation to a foreign country in three years. People keep getting married and having babies and birthdays and they all require gifts. Kate Spade keeps making Karolinas in new colors that I have to have and new dresses that I absolutely cannot possibly live without. In fact, I just purchased another one today. Don't even get me started on Chanel.

During law school there was a 6 month period when I just didn't buy any clothes. I think I may just have to resurrect that lifestyle. It's so embarassing to be turning 30 soon and to not have been anywhere. I will be going to Montreal this weekend. So that's a start.

Monday, July 25, 2011

What I Did This Weekend

I did absolutely nothing this weekend and it was fabulous. My Saturday night was spent chatting on the phone with my sister and watching the last episode of the Voice. Of course I could only really enjoy it because the past couple of weeks have been so hectic. I did manage to do a few loads of laundry, watch Friends With Benefits with my dear friend J, and pick up this beauty at the Lilly store on Madison.
Blossom Dress Embroidered in Starfruit Yellow

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Look For Less

Last night I went to see "Baby It's You" on Broadway and I was inspired by the 50s style clothing the women wore. I have a vision:
50s Housewife

But, with all my recent purchases, it wouldn't be prudent to buy exactly what I want. This is what I really want.
Kate Spade Floral Wynn Dress

Unfortunately it's $495. ModCloth has this dress for 69.99.
Fresh Bouquet Dress

Forever 21 has this dress for $17.80.
Sweetheart Roses

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Big Homes in the Smallest State

Last weekend I was supposed to go to Nantucket, but ended up in Newport, RI instead. It's a beautiful New England town that I'd never visited. While there we went to see the famous Vanderbilt mansion, Breakers. It was enormous and exquisite. I once lived in a house with over 20 rooms. It could not compare to this place with it's intricate design features and construction. We couldn't take pictures inside these places so I just got images from google. They are bad. I am lazy.

We also went to Rosecliff. I was particularly excited because the Robert Redford version of The Great Gatsby was filmed there. I actually preferred it to Breakers.

People can still have parties there. According to the audio tour, a man once rented the entire place for himself and his wife on their anniversary. How romantic! After 11 years of apartment living, I can admire the beauty of these homes, but my aspiration remains a Classic 6, or 7.