Friday, January 29, 2010

Zac Posen for Target: Blech!

It is such a depressing time for fashion right now. The spring/resort clothes are just barely starting to trickle in, but no one is showing me anything I would die for, the winter sales are all over, and the First Look at the Zac Posen line for Target is terrible. I expected the dresses to be short, since the Target stuff always is, but I didn't expect it to be ugly, too. The only interesting thing was the look with the pants, though I'm not hopeful that the pants will actually look good in real life.

See for yourself here.
- alison

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Barf! Jimmy Choo and Ugg to collaborate

I don't care much for Jimmy Choo and I really don't care at all for Ugg, so imagine the strong gag reflex that occurred when I read the news that  those two brands were going to collaborate. Ugh! it's still giving me dry heaves. And I'm not the only one who feels this way. Read the story at Refinery 29.

Kym - under no circumstances are you allowed to buy anything from this abomination.
- alison

Monday, January 11, 2010

2010: So far, so good

We are 10 days into the year, and I'm happy to report that I have kept to my non-spending resolution so far. I even returned a couple things that I bought in December. One item I exchanged for a lower priced item, and the other was a straight return, though I am fighting the urge to purchase a similar item to replace the ill-fitting one. Trying to hold strong! Honestly, I've looked at all the sales sites for so long, it's a little challenging to get excited at all. I keep seeing the same stuff over and over.  Bring on Spring/Resort!  Which reminds me, I must find a picture from the Miu Miu Spring runway show. I am pleased to tell you that it is the year of the crazy cat lady!

- alison

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Resolutions

Happy New Year! I figured I better confess to my resolutions for 2010 so you all can keep me honest.
Resolution #1: Try to go as many days as possible without buying clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.
So far, so good.  The only shopping I have done, this 5th day into the new year, is online window shopping, and shopping for car tires. The car tire shopping took about as much time as shopping for clothes, cost just as much (though I haven't paid for them yet), but was not nearly as fulfilling. I guess "safety" is the new black.
Resolution #2: Attempt to wear contact lenses more regularly. 
Since I am now too old for laser eye surgery, the only way to indulge my vanity is through contact lenses. This means i will need to buy some contact lenses first, so this resolution might take a while to get started.

I think I might have had another resolution, but I've already forgotten it. Probably something about exercising. Oh well.

And in case any of you were wondering about whether or not my dog ever got her medications, the answer is "yes!"  I returned a bunch of the Rodarte stuff to Target, and was just shy $30 of what I needed to take my dog to the vet and get her meds.  That leaves me with 2 cardigans, 3 dresses and 1 t-shirt from the collection, and I'm sure at least 3 of those things will probably go into the Alison's closet bag 6 months from now.

I'll keep you updated on my resolution progress!
- alison