Project Runway is back! Probably no one but me watches this anymore, I mean, Lifetime, really? Some friends and I used to convene weekly to eat fat lard treats and adopt horrible fake German accents while mocking the hot mess outfits and Heidi’s shenanigans, but they lost interest a couple seasons ago and left me all alone. Sad day.
This season looks promising though. I’ve read about a couple intriguing guest judges though I am currently blanking on their names. Also, there is Bert! The oldest competitor ever and a recovering alcoholic who worked for some major fashion houses in the 70s but started hitting the bottle and hitting it hard after losing some friends to AIDS. I am totally team Bert, his dress rocked except for the bow but I can’t get behind bows of almost any sort in clothing. Anyway, go Bert and here’s to a new season!
Image courtesy College Candy
I’ve made a major, earth shattering decision that will completely change the rest of my summer. No more shopping until Fall! Now that I type it, it doesn’t seem THAT insane since this is Seattle and fall will probably be here in about two weeks, not that winter/spring ever really left in the first place for more than a couple fleeting days at a time…
I DO tend to shop a lot though and in an attempt shared by my darling husband and I to actually start saving money for the first time in either of our lives, I am temporarily swearing off the shopping. This will mean avoiding my typical shopping achilles heels: Zappos, Forever 21 (not linking, they are kind of evil after all), Bluefly, etc. etc. I also tend to read a BL of fashion blogs (shoutout to Man Repeller, my fave as of late) though they do tend to feature high end designer shizz I mostly can’t afford, anyway.
So the million dollar question is, does my recent discovery Rent the Runway count?? Rented this Herve Leger number for a wedding and while in retrospect it was maybe a bit hoochified for the occasion, I’m kind of obsessed:
Anyway, we shall see how this goes. Hopefully it makes fall shopping really purposeful and fun a la back to school shopping in days of yore.
Not feeling that fulfilled creatively by work, or life, really (assembling outfits from my 90% black, 90% Forever21 wardrobe doesn’t count), I’ve decided to start a blog just like my hero Michael K of the always glorious DListed. Most “social media experts” (GAG) will probably tell you blogs need a focus to be successful blah blah but I don’t feel like a very focused person most of the time so eff that. I also don’t have an easily identifiable passion or area of expertise I can expound upon (or maybe I’m just boring and shallow, hmm). I will attempt to unite my many interests into one messy blog, including exploring Seattle, shoes, food, music and general shit talking. Yep, this will most likely be a smattering of randomness that I will most likely abandon within a matter of months if not weeks, but I’ll give it a shot. HELLO BLOGGING WORLD.