April 28, 2011
April 27, 2011
Okay - like the leather J Crew leggings that I lusted after a few months back, these boots are very much out of my financial reach. But I lust after them nonetheless!
April 21, 2011
April 19, 2011
April 18, 2011
April 14, 2011
April 12, 2011
Claire Brosseau is a very dear friend of mine who is undergoing a year of no herself. She has given up men/romantic love and is now in the home stretch of her s0-called Manbbatical (May 18th is her Manbbatical-aversary!). She is also blogging about her experiences (or lack there of!) and her posts are funny, heartfelt and, at many times, poignant. I wrote a guest post for her blog a few weeks ago; Love, Empowerment & Misery and she thought it fitting to return the favor. We're super glad she did!
When I first met P, it was love at first sight. We had many mutual friends & had seen each other around town for years, but one sunny day we decided to go grab a drink (just the two of us) on a patio. After a glass of wine (or two, tee-hee!) I knew she was a lady after my own heart. We had so much in common, in fact, that we’ve since had an on-going joke of removing our fake glasses from our faces whilst staring at each other saying, “Me?!” as if we were looking at our own reflection in the mirror. There are, obviously, some differences between us. P is very stylish. Not to down-grade my own approach to fashion, but P is one of those women who always looks polished & fresh no matter when or where we are going. That’s one of the reasons why I love her (& A!)’s blog.
Not only do I admire her fashion-sense, but also her drive & ambition, her sexy-brains & her fantastic laugh that makes my job feel worthwhile (I’m a stand-up comic by trade). P actually inspired my own project/blog, “The One Year Manbbatical” (I’ve given up dating & men for a year). P has been incredibly supportive over this abstemious year - helping me with everything from computer glitches, ideas & advice when the going gets tough. She obviously knows the pains of giving something up that you love, yet that you can’t quite seem to balance properly in everyday life. Now that her & A have lived through (almost) a year of completion of Fashion Rehab, lessons have set in for the two of them retroactively that I have yet to learn. P has been graciously sharing those lessons with me, guiding me through.
My year of he-tox is almost over, having little over a month left to go.
April 11, 2011
April 8, 2011
April 7, 2011
For her inaugural post in her official capacity as featured 365FR Guest Blogger (on the eve of A's mat leave), Sarah May from Hunt. Gather. Fashion. gives us some insight on how to thrift like an expert (she is quite talented! I've seen her in action!)
Picture it. You are shopping, alone, and you lay eyes on the most fabulous dress/shoes/bag. The color is stunning, the silhouette is perfect. You try it on and decide that, yes! you and it are one - You. Must. Have. It. Then you make your way to the cash register and, suddenly, you are hit with THAT feeling. Maybe you don’t really need it; maybe you just really want it? Now, you have one of 3 choices:
You put it on hold, walk away and think about it.
You go for it! Why not? It's a once in a lifetime opportunity!
You leave it; decide it's only lust at first sight. Perhaps if you are still thinking about it in a week and it’s still there then it just might be meant to be...
But wait! This is no ordinary day of shopping, this is vintage shopping and ALL the rules are different. How do you know? Do you pull the trigger or walk away? There are no returns, no holds and it’s the ONLY one!
Having recently found myself in this exact predicament (with the dress pictured below), I have come to the conclusion that there are 5 questions one must ask oneself in order to clarify the vintage Lust or Must? conundrum.
Keep in mind this isn’t a fail proof recipe, rather advice from a life-long, self-declared thrifting maven.