Tonight I met up with a pretty Sable Crow. He helped me with some work stuff, I helped him with some life stuff. We laugh, we cried, we shopped, we grubbed. That's how we do on Tuesday nights.
Also watched The Rachel Zoe Project. I wanted to cry when I saw her INSANE closet and how she packs 40 pairs of shoes for a jaunt to NYC. I actually teared up when I saw how fabulously she lives during Fashion Week - showroom previews, front row seats, makeup artists dolling her up. I openly wept when she had a tete-a-tete with my Marc.
For the last 31 years, I've had some ideas about what would make me happy professionally. Write a book, inspire people, do something with my eye for style, leverage my people skills, travel, be surrounded by creativity and greatness.
Now I know. I know what I want. I want Rachel Zoe's life - said with a Varsity Blues drawl ;)
Except I want it not as bitchy. And much funnier. And more intellectual. And with better perspective. And some gratitude. And definitely more eating. And preferably less wrinkling.
You got that, Universe? Danke.
Banana Republic sleeveless turtleneck
J Crew mini skirt
Manolo Blahnik heels
Stella McCartney purse
Had a big meeting today. A guy in another department sent an email around yesterday with an idea that got some big cheeses excited. Only issue was that I had already had it. And started to excute on it. Months ago. When I was on the job all of two months. F.
So today my boss called a meeting to find out if there was anything new about the idea. And there wasn't really. Ugh. I sat in a room for half an hour with men who were talking but not saying much. Sigh. All I could think of was: how did I get here?
Well, that's not all I was thinking. The lack of creativity in the room sparked a good idea in me. When I shared it, my boss LOVED it. We'll see what happens.
So with ALL that background, you understand why I wanted to look buttoned up professional Barbie today. Grabbed the simple basics in my new fave color combo. And only at the last minute added this beautiful sweater. Funny that it turned into the centerpiece of the outfit.
Got it at The UCLA Thrift Store years ago. $20. The cut is so rich old lady I loved it on sight. It's got this funny drawstring around the bottom and a great ribbed texture (that's what she said.)
And the collar! The ruffled collar kills me. Love that there's no need to pop it :) It's a little Star Trek meets Queen of England. Felt very regal all day. Also reminded me of the ruffled dreaminess of Christian Siriano Spring 2009.
Sable Crow ate my outfit up today. YAY. He also pointed out my earrings matched his new cuff links. Purchased in Peru. Excuuuuse me ;)
Two more fashion thoughts on my brain today. This was my favorite dress at the Emmys. Ruffled wonderland. And the color with her coloring. Exquisite.
Saw this picture of Ms. Zoe at the Milan shows. Cropped black pants with killer heels. F. I had just been thinking it's a look I want to try. Very Euro. And Fashion Toast is feeling it too. Love watching someone else fall for my studded Rodarte lovers. Demon shoes, I tell you.
Here are some more delish inspirations. Can't wait to give it a whirl. Think I will call it high water chic...