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I think I’ll go shopping now.

January 5, 2011

Ally: One of the most delightful days as a self-employed person is “invoice day”. While working for an organization, you can expect regular payments every two weeks, such is not life as a freelance consultant. I’m ok with this as “invoice day” is like Christmas when all of your invoices come tumbling in at once. Sure – I have to pay bills and something called the “mortgage” and then there is groceries which means lots of food for the little guy, office supplies and blah, blah, blah. But! There will be some allocated to hair maintenance and wardrobe maintenance.

I hope El Jeffe is not reading this.

It’s not like I’m buying Louboutins here (although I wish I was). Really all I want is a pair of black skinny jeans and a black tuxedo blazer!

Source (FabSugar gives an overview of this look that is way better than mine)

Yes, it’s a trend, but in fairness it’s been around for a while now. I particularly love what Olivia Wilde did on the red carpet.

Skinny jeans? I’m trying to figure out if I should go ahead and order jeans online without trying them on. I’m a bad online shopper…in that I never do it.


Forever 21,  Life In Progress™ Brushed Denim Skinny Jeans, $29.80. You know who else has black, skinny jeans?


If I had a reason to buy this dress, I totally would. Official Intern Eden found a Vera Wang wedding/prom/wash-your-dishes dress while out thrifting. She’s selling it online (for those crazy online shoppers!) at Ladyface Desirables. Here are some pics. VERA.WANG.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristine permalink
    January 5, 2011 11:01 am

    As a rule, I generally despise wedding dresses. But I totally need that dress to wash dishes in! My last designer washing dishes gown has a stain.

    Thanks for all the pretty!

  2. January 5, 2011 2:05 pm

    I found black skinny jeans at my secret store, Garage. It’s my secret store because I KNOW I’m way too old to be in there and I usually walk around and pretend I’m shopping for some child and end up leaving with an armload of stuff. They have great deals and cute cheap things like plain t-shirts, plaid shirts, and black skinny jeans!

    • L-A permalink*
      January 5, 2011 2:19 pm

      That’s how I shop in the YA section of bookstores. If I thought people were giving me odd looks, I might actually say out loud: “hmmm…I wonder if my niece will like this book by this author that I am of course too old to be reading”. (I don’t have a niece. And my nephews are 1 week old and 2 years old).

    • allygarbs permalink*
      January 5, 2011 7:46 pm

      I will totally go there. Shhh.

  3. Becky permalink
    January 5, 2011 2:07 pm

    Ally: You should try to find Mavi skinny black jeans. I know Mavi’s not the “cool” label it was in 1997, but I have an awesome pair of skinny grey cords I got in Montreal, and the fit rocks my socks.

    p.s. The Vera has some good points. Although the cut and fabric look slightly dated to me, the back is beautiful and very flattering.

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