Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
why yes, my hair is naturally wavy, although the haircut does a lot to bring out the curl. i agree that i'll probably like my short hair more in a month or two once it settles in and grows out a little. i wanted to wait a year after having leon to cut my hair off, and i'm glad i did. however, as jenny gordy mentioned, it's strange to have short hair again after nearly 6 years. it's a bit like time travel, it was a shock to my system to look in the mirror and see me circa 2004 (so much has changed). at least my current stylist is very good at cuts that grow out gracefully. i probably won't bother doing anything for the next 6 months. come summertime, i'll be back to my old ways--ponytail, bun, braids.
now, on to the denim question. thanks for all the suggestions, you've given me a solid list of brands to try over the next week or so.
this is my list so far:
Sass and Bide
Earnest Sewn (Harlan)
APC (New Cure and Petit Standard)
i actually adore the Current Elliott legging jeans, but they are super lightweight for winter wear. the C/E skinny jeans don't really flatter my back side, sadly. i haven't tried on a pair of denim from Levi's or the Gap in ages, so they might be worth checking while at the mall.
i'll keep everyone posted with photos and reviews from the trenches next week. my r13s stretch out so much, they look like jodhpurs! i spent $160 on them, and would like to spend no more than that on the next pair. wish me luck. for some reason, there's nothing more demoralizing and exhausting than shopping for jeans...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
well, my haircut didn't exactly turn out like my inspiration photo. in fact, it's startlingly similar to a haircut i had 6 years ago (making it dated in my eyes). i spent a few days hiding and periodically crying out, 'what have i done?!?' but i think i'm getting over the shock of losing over 10 inches. it'll grow out, like it always does, and maybe this is a sign that i should get a new stylist. i can never decide whether i want short or long hair except right after a drastic cut. so, hopefully this time next year it'll be well past my shoulders (it grows very very quickly).
on another note, can anyone recommend a good pair of skinny (but not too skinny) jeans that don't stretch out after two wears? i'm wearing my new pair of R13s from Barneys Coop, and they bag out terribly in the seat. jcrew's toothpick and matchstick jeans both fit awkwardly on me, especially right above the knee. i used to wear earnest sewn keatons, so maybe harlan would be a good fit. acne might work, too. i like my martin straight legs, but they're too lowcut. i need something closer to an 8 inch rise.
any thoughts about this never ending dilemma?
i am considering this DR K SH D W pair but am unsure about sizing. i definitely prefer a slightly faded black wash.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
sven shearling clog boot, $288, 37, 38, 39, 40. go up one full size. sven makes the no. 6 boots, also. this version is 11" versus the 15" no. 6, and it looks like the shaft is a little wider. i'm saving up for a pair of the no. 6 because i prefer the narrower shaft and the aviator brown color.
a.p.c. black knitted mini, $98, xs-l. i wore this skirt throughout my pregnancy last year. it was so comfortable and warm. fits true to size, even a little big. i wore a small because it's so stretchy.
Friday, January 08, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
correll correll grey color wheel tee, $46, xs and s
steven alan soma dress, $132, xs and m (runs true to size to slightly small, better suited for fuller busts).
a.p.c. knit coat, $168, s (substantial knit, soft lining, perfect for spring and autumn as outerwear).
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
i found this jeffrey monteiro peacoat for $400 at the LouisBoston sale. it was nice, but it wasn't amazing. maybe i needed a 6 instead of a 4, but it just didn't look as good as i thought it would. the fabric was so soft, especially the lining, but i decided to walk away from it.
the hardest thing about shopping is knowing when to abstain. buying simply for the sake of possession is something i no longer want to do. i have a pair of loeffler randall boots that are languishing in my closet, too precious to 'ruin' with wear, too coveted to sell. it's a hard distinction to make, knowing which pieces belong in your 'collection.' some things, like my marni hummingbird coat, are only worn once a year, but my wardrobe would be incomplete without them. other things, well, i'm learning to admire from afar....
Saturday, January 02, 2010
i never thought i would spend the last week of 2009 laundering new sheets and towels. the sheets took over 2 hours to iron; i found it to be as meditative activity as jogging. and the results were so very worth the effort. perhaps 2010 will be the year when i finally get my house in order. although, there's a good chance we may be moving. to somewhere exciting, i hope.
i'll be 30 in 17 days, leon will be 1 at the end of february.
may this new year and decade be a happy and healthy one for everyone!