Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I've been meaning to talk about my J Brand jeans since I bought them in October but I'm not a very good blogger.
But since one pair of them died a terrible death this week I finally remembered to let you all know about them!
Don't ask about the death of the jeans suffice it to say that it involved a 5-year-old, a pair of scissors, and the fact that I'm a bit slower than I used to be.
Actually, that kind of brings me to the beginning of my story.
TJ Maxx had been generous enough to send me a gift certificate and since I needed jeans appropriate for work in a kindergarten I figured I'd head over and be able to get two pairs of Abercrombie jeans for $40 and that way I wouldn't care if they got painted on or ripped at work.
We all know that shopping at TJ Maxx can be a bit of a labor of love- especially if you're a size 10!
I had found a pair of American Eagles that weren't terrible looking as I shifted through the rack of jeans when suddenly looking up at me was a beautiful pair of J Brands. I thought I must be making a mistake especially when I saw the price tag- $59! No way were these actually a size 10?! THEY WERE! It was a TJ Maxx miracle!
Okay they weren't my usual style- I like skinnies but these were straight legs- but at $59 who could pass them up? And when I found an identical pair in black, well....
The J Brand 805 Mid-Rise Straight Leg jean usually retails for $158. That means that I got two pairs for less than the regular price of one!
I'll be going back tomorrow to look for a pair of replacement J Brands and a holiday party outfit!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Continuing the tradition of extravagant runway shows Karl Lagerfeld staged Chanel's Pre-Fall 2010 on barges with Shanghai as a backdrop!
With the exception of the rice paddy hats (really.) the show was classic Chanel. But I was disappointed with the lack of clear Asian influence. There are so many beautiful Chinese traditions that could have been utilized for the show (from fabric techniques to Chinese models) that were not--Shame on Karl!
(...Not really! Please don't send the Chanel Nazi's after me Uncle Karl!)
Otherwise here are my favorite looks from the collection...
Friday, November 27, 2009
I've yet to brave the stores today (and I don't think I will...)
But I have to let you know about the great deals you can find around the city today!
If you love 3.1 Phillip Lim (who doesn't?!) and Vanessa Bruno head over to my old internship site- dress! Through Sunday 11/29 everything is 15% off storewide- even phone orders!
Plus, through December 24th all phone orders shipped via ground delivery will be complimentary!
I'm obsessed with these Giles & Brother Hanging Chain Loop earrings with nailhead studs for only $75!
While you're there tell Martha & Jane that Bostonista sent you!
dress, 221 Newbury St., Boston 617-424-7125
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving my lovely readers!
I hope you all had a great day reflecting on what is really important!
And I'm not talking about 4 AM sales or the YSL Roady!
Today I made whipped sweet potatoes, apple crisp, and whipped cream all from scratch for my favorite people: my family!
How did you spend your Thanksgiving?
More importantly...what are you thankful for this year?
I'm thankful for my mom...
For my family & friends...
For a steady (albeit small) paycheck...
For my warm home...
For memories of my daddy...
For President Obama...
and all of my numerous blessing!