Wednesday, March 31, 2010

dresses for a gray day


Sleeves that flutter, a noticeable yet dainty bow, a little teal to break the monotony.

Asymmetrical neckline. Lace detail. Pockets. What's not to love?

Clearance aisle: 1, me: 0

The Asian in me loves clearance aisles. I ventured into the Ralph's aisle the other day and grabbed a bag of English muffins for 80 cents. I came home, reached into the bag and it was soggy. The moisture seemed to be coming from the raisins. I couldn't find the expiration date, but I did find the original price. It was around $1.60. I saved 80 cents, 80 lousy cents on some questionable English muffins. You win, Ralph's clearance aisle. You win.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

kindness without pity

Last week, I went to volunteer at Union Rescue Mission. We served breakfast to people who are part of the mission's program and people off the street. Another lawyer was next to me on the assembly line. As the people filed by, she said to me, "Those poor people." Her words bothered me.Wasn't it enough to be kind? Why is it motivated by a sense of self-righteous pity?

I think it's enough to realize that I have excess and some people have less. The people with less are probably happier with my excess than I am. Net happiness increases. I voluntarily offer up my excess out of a sense community, an acknowledgement that sometimes we need to help each other. Ugh, bugs me when people couple pity into this mix.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

bargain shoes!

I couldn't resist. $19.99 at H&M.

Low heels. Suede round toed pumps. I like the tiny studded details.



Kind of like a mullet--business in the front and party in the back. lol!

Then I found some cute Nine West heels at Ross for $25.99.



They look better on, so I took a picture of that too.


These shoes are surprisingly comfortable because of the platform in the front. My foot isn't on as much of an incline as in my other 3 inch heels.

I'm still on the look out for a pair of wedges and nude pumps, so if anyone knows of good deals, lmk!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fuschia dress LOTD

I've been so boring lately. I know everyone likes pictures, so I'll be better about pic updates. I just wanted to post this dress that I am currently in love with. I saw it near the door at a shop on Melrose. I tried it on, loved it and paid for it without taking it off. Sometimes you just need a bright pink dress to drive away the winter doldrums.

the look for less?

It's on for $38, but the store on Melrose sells them for maybe $31. I took the belt off of a F21 dress. Here's a picture of the Lulu's dress.


I also did a FOTD. Nothing special,just my usual dark shadow and a plum lip color. I did really like how my hair looked though.


I played with the colors to make it look like an old photo. Didn't work too well, but I can't figure out how to make it normal again. Oh well!