i have been spending a lot of time lately staring longingly at candy stripes. you could say that i am a stripe maniac..never met a stripe i didn't like. i am wont to frolic in boat neck stripe T's.. and for years i made wonderful striped genie bottles. but then (even) i had to give them a rest. BUT! i am thinking they might be coming ba-aaack!
so the other day my kids and i headed to the men's j crew store (love) in copley to buy some cute new shirts for dad's bday.
(ok this was a while back) but it was at the height of bruins mania during the lead up to the historic stanley cup win for our local boys, and..
all the sales guys had huge beards at the shop. so dopey me asks.."hey are you guys all growing your beards as a y'know..bruins good luck charm?" (fyi. local fans (women too?) will grow their beards all during the playoff season in solidarity with the team who also put the kibosh on shaving for good luck)
wouldn't you know..they had nooooo idea what i was talking about. the beards were simply their fashion statement..(de riguer at je crew). i believe they might not have even realized that the bruins were in the finals..or what the stanley cup might in fact be, and what beards really have to do with it in the first place.
you just gotta love that jill r knows more about local SPORTS than the dudes over at j crew!
all the cute girls at our studio go "clickety, clickety click" in their heels.
to be honest with you i am simply jealous. they look cute. and tall. ahh tallness..you who have always eluded me..and my willowy real self!
oh but i do digress. pardon me. my mom always called heels,"limousine shoes" meaning of course that one wore these shoes from the limo to the table where one would sit down and have a cobb salad and a chablis at le cirque.
me..i like walking. and so i am obsessed with colorful tod's. oh how cute are you?
my kids and i went halloween shopping this week, and i have to say it is fun/depressing going into i party right now.
and i think the reason is that as much as i adore halloween..i mean what is cuter than kids getting candy from a bunch of strangers all night?
the costume assortment sends a transparently loud message to girls vs. boys..and women vs. men.
i mean..it doesn't take a sociology major to figure out where our culture is at in the battle of the sexes. the men are allowed to have a choice in how they want to express who they are..and women are made for one thing baby!
last weekend in celebration of my dear friend chris' bday, we were treated to a wonderful weekend trip to islesboro in maine.
the hostess mallory marshall is a famed interior designer whose amazing style was storied in many shelter mags over the years..but i had never seen her house in dark harbor which in my mind has always been infamous due to it's association with the great sister parish.
let's just say mallory's house was way beyond fabulous(sorry sister). i wish i had more pix to share..because mallory has such classic effortless style..the kind that makes hanging out in a house with friends a total pleasure. and we all had a ball!
ms. marshall is a great proponent of the "little note" (in fact she has even written a book on the subject!) so i understand if i do write to her soon..i just may be able to go back..here's hoping!