Random Fashion-Related Thoughts

Monday, September 14, 2015

Aww yeah I'm staring down the barrel of 70-degree temps and I am lovin' every minute of it. I'm gonna wear the CRAP out of my leather jackets because it's supposed to go back up to 80 next week. Utah ugh.

How do we feel about lace-up flats? I'm not a huge fan of lace up heels (maybe it's because I haven't found the right pair but they always seem trashy to me. I could maybe get on board with these) but lace up flats might be OK, right? I feel like these would look super cute with a cropped jean and loose-knit sweater for fall.

Now is the time to buy swimwear, my friends. I've gone on a rampage and had to calm myself when alllllll the swimsuits I've been ogling are on for 75 percent off. My swimsuit collection is getting out of control but how can you not buy them when they're like, $13?

I'm on a shopping diet right now and it's horrible. I only have to make it until the first weekend in October. The first few days I found myself browsing online and feeling nervous and sweaty and then it became so unbearable that I scrounged up an old half-used gift card so I could order something (IT DOESN'T COUNT). Whenever I do a shopping diet it makes me painfully aware of how much I actually shop and it's mildly horrifying.

How glad am I that plaid is super in this fall? I bought this shirt (before the diet started I went on a binge because that's what you do before a diet starts) and it fulfills me. Plaid button-ups have been my jam since I was like, 14 and really into bowling shirts and cargo pants for some reason (not to be confused with my short-sleeve turtleneck phase) (or my too-small overalls phase) (or my sassy phrase T-shirt phase please someone just burn all old pictures of me).

Jae's Law: Whenever I get ready for work and shower and do my hair and slap some makeup on, my video call for that day will inevitably be canceled. If, however, I decide to tempt fate and bank on an audio call, sure enough, I'll see a video call coming through and I'm left feigning technological difficulties while I race around the house and throw on a cardigan and mascara. Also, it means I look nothing like my superprofessionalglamorshot and I can feel clients' confusion when a bespectacled, bebunned person pops on their screens.

I'm getting a haircut this week. My ends are fried. I'm thinking a lob (long bob)? I'm really feeling this one. Or maybe I'm just feeling Chrissy Teigen. Thoughts?

So can we declare the summer of the romper over? I understand that people think they're comfortable but a) they give everyone wedgies and b) we still have not resolved the fact that in order to pee, you have to get naked. Which, whatever, if you want to do that in your own home that's fine just make sure your blinds are closed. But in a McDonald's bathroom?

We are having a lively discussion about ironic mom jeans WHICH ARE A THING THIS FALL on my Facebook page. Feel free to weigh in unless your opinion is that mom jeans are chic and timeless, in which case you can leave forever and never come back. 
Okay, I think that fulfills my needs to word vomit fashion-related topics for the month.


Nathaly Blalock said...

I'm getting my hair cut that length this week, tooooo. And maybe trying bayalage. We'll see.

Jae said...

Got my appointment for tomorrow morning so it looks like we'll be haaaaaair twiiiiins!

Nora Bradshaw said...

Would you believe me if I told you that every time I hear about the great "Mom Jeans" debate, I think of your blog? Because I do.

Regarding how flattering they are...there are mom jeans and then there are MOM JEANS.

What bugs me about people showing off how supposedly fabulous they are is how the proof is always a photo of someone who is young, thin and very pretty.

I'm tempted to join both of you in your lob/bob endeavors, but I've been trying to grow my hair out as long as possible because I saw a woman who looked insanely glamorous with very long hair. Not like a cult member, just really, really beautiful and feminine. If I were younger, I would want to embrace the current mermaid hair trend. I may give up, though, this is a lot of effort.

Allison Hill said...

Younger Shmounger. I am going full on with the mermaid hair. I even went to the trouble of updating my profile picture from someone else's wedding cake so I could show you. And yeah, I'll give you it's a bit of effort, but not as much as you'd think. (also it's not curled in this pic, please forgive-it's the one with the best face. win some, lose some lol)

Nora Bradshaw said...

ha ha

High-five, Allison.

Jae said...

Fight the power Allison!


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