Saturday, November 17, 2007

Shopping, Take Two

I tried a smaller mall (last weekend, I went to the Mall of America) today, trying to find some cute clothes. I had two missions: black pants and a cardigan for the sweater dress. Here's what happened.

First, before I went to the mall, I got a haircut. I am very happy with it. H thinks this is a Jennifer Aniston haircut. I do not think so, but H is weird, so I am not worried about this comment. H also hates that I am wearing a long sleeved shirt with a 3/4-length sleeved sweater over it. Too bad.

Then I went to the Gap because I had a coupon for 20% off. I have been looking for a clutch for several months, but all the ones I like are $75 or more. I am not paying $75 for a clutch.

This clutch was only $24.50 (before my coupon), so I bought it.

I also bought this Jackie O jacket, which I can wear with pretty much all my work clothes. I will probably not wear this red shirt with the jacket, but I make no promises.

Here is a picture I took last week of my Banana Republic dress. You can see my old haircut here.

I would freeze in my office this winter in short sleeves, so I needed a way to winterize the sweater dress. I tried wearing shirts under the dress, but the collar is so scoopy (technical term) that nothing worked right.

I found the perfect cardigan at The Gap. I am wearing jeans under the dress in this picture, but only because I didn't feel like taking them off just for the picture.

Here is a close up of my fat feet in the gray tights I will wear with the sweater dress. The tights are from Target.

And here are the shoes I will wear with my sweater dress. I wear these shoes all the time. I heart patent.

So I only accomplished half of my shopping mission, but black pants can wait.

And now you must excuse me because I have to go drink some absinthe.


Kristie said...

I love the look of the longer shirt over a shorter jacket or sweater. I saw it on 'What Not To Wear' and Stacey London says it's true, so it must be.

Sarah said...

I love all your clothes and your cute haircut! I agree with Kristie--the long sleeve shirt with the shorter sleeved jacket is GREAT. I am glad my lawyer is so fashionable.

Noelle said...

There is another mall in Minneapolis? Why bother? Oh, and I love the dress, and Banana Republic, generally.

nancypearlwannabe said...

Yay cardigan! And I totally think your outfit is cute, even if H does not.

L Sass said...

You look adorable! Especially the gray tights... I need some of those.

Whiskeymarie said...

Why can't I see any of the pictures??

-R- said...

WM, I don't know! I can't see the pictures on Firefox, but I can see them on Internet Explorer. Weird.

abbersnail said...

Well done, lady! Bravo and ten points. All.

Stefanie said...

I can't see the pictures either, but I'm sure that you are cute! :-)

-R- said...

I think I have fixed the pictures now!

Stefanie said...

I can see them now. Yay! The sweater with the red shirt under it is super-cute!

Personally, I can't get behind the clutch trend, as it drives me nuts having to hold onto a purse with no handle. The wristlet clutches, though? Those are a fabulous idea.

KM said...

I love the BR sweater dress. Fabulous. And YEA for the new clutch and cardigans!

lizgwiz said...

I love the look of long sleeves under a shorter-sleeved jacket. I do it all the time. This time you're wrong, H! ;)

KM said...

I also need to say that the picture of your e-ring had me completely confused for about 45 seconds. I kept trying to figure out why it was on your right hand. I was trying to imagine you facing me and what side it would be on and how the picture was completely wrong and then...DUH--MIRROR! I swear I'm not this dumb all the time.

Anonymous said...

Heh. Or she's Russian! They wear their rings on the right hand. -R-, are you and H really named...Boris and Natasha?

Love the clothes, all of them, and concur re: Boris being incorrectamundo.

Your giant mall frightens me.

(and yes, I know this post is not new, but I couldn't see the pictures 'till now!)

--Shana in Missouri