There are very few blogs I read on a regular basis and it kills me when people ask me what I read and I’m like, uh, does A Taste of General Mills count because that’s literally the only blog I read on the daily.
What I like about that blog is that its steeped in history, both past and present. You have your Pinterest worthy pictures included, but there is substance behind the post and no filler work. No repetitious list of “link love” and nothing that feels like a PR person was obviously behind the post, pushing to promote a product. And the tone! The tone is so grounded and doesn’t brag about itself despite having more than enough clout to do so. Truly my Midwestern roots are talking here, but I genuinely look forward to all of the emails I get from them letting me know there’s a new post live. Few sites provoke that kind of feeling within me and I know that for this one, it’s also partially because I’ve spent so much of my life engaging with the brand. But it’s nice to know that as times change, a brand’s voice will stay consistent and won’t lose its footing in the race to get some plum partnership ads or act flimsy in the face of looking relevant for all of five minutes. (cough, cough, Doritos and Lady Gaga at SXSW with that idiot hashtag, cough, cough)
Ahhh, this pencil dress with waterfall detail from ASOS inspires a Hallelujah chorus to go off all around me. I only have but few requirements in dresses when I buy them - length, jewel tones and/or black and white, versatility (day into night), cut to figure, and duration of wear. Also minimalism, as I don’t like to look like I spent too much time pulling a look together. Next paycheck, you’re getting ordered bb.
You ever get so busy with your day and life that you completely forget it’s the start of NYFW ME NEITHER.
(I’m actually pretty mortified about this. For me, this is the equivalent of forgetting about the Oscars or the VSFS. These are holidays to me. But in my defense, this whole morning was a nonstop blogging and tweeting race and I spent the greater part of the afternoon signing and writing up all these papers for an interview I have tomorrow. Not job related. Still important and exciting though. But I ask myself… where did I go wrong when I still couldn’t remember the most very important of all the February dates?)
Today is payday. And tomorrow is rent and student loan payment day.
Okay. So maybe it’s the end of days for me shopping wise, but I am so completely underwhelmed by almost every look in the Loft Spring 2014 Lookbook that I just don’t know. The above look gets a B in my book but only because all of that can be worn separately and not together and be okay. All of the other looks in the lookbook are all the same patterns and variations of things Loft formerly did better in previous years.
My go-to summertime outfit has long been black shorts (cut almost to the knee), a white blouse (sometimes sleeveless, other times with sleeves), black flats or grey heels, red lipstick, red sunglasses, hair in ye olde bun, sometimes a ponytail, sometimes down but it drives me crazy when it’s down and makes me feel so much less on my game. Sometimes jewelry but that’s usually earrings. Keep it simple and timeless. My wild cards are all in my jacket game, especially this one magenta trench coat I have that I’m just as crazy about today as I was when I bought it 5 years ago. I suspect this year’s usual summertime looks will be making their annual classic comebacks.
Overheard at work: a discussion on a friend’s upcoming wedding and the cost of all the dresses for the bridal party and bride.
I’m not sure what makes me more frightened - how much everything is on just the dresses alone or that everyone is so passionate about the discussion with advice and tips on where to shop at and colors and materials and stuff. I just don’t get it. I’m trying to. I really am. But I could never spend that kind of money on clothes, wedding or not. (Thousands of dollars on one dress for one day? THOUSANDS?!) Sometimes, especially when it’s a younger age group at hand, I feel like weddings have a tendency to take on a prom night part deux vibe.
Idk. If you’ve got the money and feel comfortable about it, go and do what makes you happy. But the most accurate bridal thing I ever heard was in that episode of Sex and the City when Carrie got engaged to Aiden and told Miranda that she didn’t care about the date or finding a dress but she just wanted to take a nap and felt like a deadbeat bride. Me IRL if I was ever engaged.
+ From start to finish, it was BUSY at work. All of my days are fairly fast-paced anyway but this one was even more hectic than most. Lot of tweeting going on (both personally and professionally) and basically me just trying to get everything as squared away as possible before my dental appt. tomorrow.
+ Also it was community manager day! Go hug these people if you know ‘em because it is so NOT an easy job. What’s a 9-5 schedule? Don’t judge my latte life now that you know. (I only have one a day M-F which I consider reasonable.)
+ They got my application at Gothic Beauty and while they are currently reviewing everyone’s materials… THE PUBLISHER REMEMBERS OUR INTERVIEW FROM 2007!! Even if nothing happens with the position, this is just thrilling to me. Ah, the days when MySpace was king and Instagram didn’t exist yet. Got my Lorde dark berry matte lipsticks at the ready, world.
+ Something that has the potential to be truly amazing happened (kinda? just a smidge?), but I have to be really quiet about it because I have literally all my fingers crossed everything works out. Form a prayer circle, pls. (Though admittedly I am investing a lot in that heads up penny I found on the ground Sunday than I should be…)
+ The official Bob’s Burgers Twitter handle followed me today which was the best kind of community manager present a girl could get. I’m @howveryheather btw. Aggressive and slightly insane sounding tweets during and on Oscar/Golden Globes/NYFW/Met Gala/VSFS nights and weeks, lots of exclamation points, wine and champagne talk, bite sized ramblings about burritos too. Twitter is where I go to hide from the weddings and engagements and babies on Facebook and Pinterest. I like it there.
This is, essentially, what my conscience looks like. The fact that they’re both well dressed is just an added bonus.