Monday, March 10, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Well, today I wore pleather. I wear pleather everyday in some form. The older I get the more pleather I need. And leather. Tomorrow I'm wearing a leather skirt. And striped tights. And a boat-necked 3/4-sleeved tee.
I also have a new book. That there Detroit Rock City's an oral history. I'm starting an oral history project this summer.
I haven't been meditating. Getting back to it tonight. But I've been trying to stop and make a zen prayer before going to sleep and before leaving my bed every morning. I'm trying to channel some of the best people I've ever met in my life by doing this.
I also drank coffee today at Box Kite Cafe. It's a beautiful place, perfect for mourning the season's lost hour.
I announce coffee drinking with some self-consciousness, being raised Mormon. I still wonder why Mormons are allowed to drink caffeinated sodas like Coke, yet are banned from coffee, which has proven health benefits, unlike Coke. Anyone? I really want to know.
Friday, March 7, 2014
|moses loves that his birthday falls in the luckiest of lucky charms months. green is his favorite color.|
|more shamrock-themed birthday times.|
|lucky rainbow sans pot o' gold.|
he's a handsome little dude, and looks almost identical to his father.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
at the hair salon the other day, i listened to a client and a stylist chatting about thrifting and house-flipping (apparently, one does a lot of thrifting when one is a house flipper.)
1) the d.i. (short for deseret industries, the thrift store owned by the mormon church, with a chain of locations) in american fork, utah still has old-school d.i. prices while the provo d.i. has jacked their prices way up. in fact, you could easily buy new items at F21, h&m, or target for the same prices or less.
(this doesn't account for the environmental or human rights costs of that cheap clothing--i'm not editorializing here, just reporting what i overheard at relik, the hair salon in american fork (a.f. to locals.))
2) check the dates on the price tags at d.i. if an item has been in the store for more than two weeks, the manager will discount the item for you. if, that is, you are nervy enough to negotiate on prices, which i rarely am.
3) d.i. in sugarhouse, a neighborhood in salt lake city, reportedly has the best merchandise.
i've found some great things at second-hand stores, but i'm not one of those super-thrifters (unlike ALL of my four daughters). but here's one of my favorite thrifting tips: if the best thing about an item is the price, don't buy it.
if you're a super-thrifter, what's your favorite thrift tip?
p.s.--i requested julie to do a "what i wore" column on this blog. since she has the raddest style of ANYONE i know, i'd love more details on what she wears and how she shops and puts her looks together, her inspirations, etc. did you know she was once a fashion merchandising major, before she caught the writing bug?
Monday, March 3, 2014
|This is from H&M. Zipper back. Fake tweed. It's just polyester with a tweed surface treatment. No big deal.|
Would you like to see the top half of my winter uniform?
I was heartened to see peplums on the Oscars' red carpet last night (JLaw, yo!), because it made me feel like my peplum top, bought last winter is perhaps not so tired. A relief!--as I literally wear it almost everyday to work with skinny cord jeans and sometimes my hideous, crusty snow boots, when apropos (sic?).
It does not feel like spring will ever come to NYC.
So my practice continues into March. I'm trying to get a meditation habit going. I was up to seven minutes, but I've gone so many days without practicing, I feel like I almost need to start over.