Tonight Mr. Diabolina and I met Sable Crow for dinner at Souplantaion
Followed by shopping at Old Navy.
If that isn't a horseman of the apocalypse I don't know what is.
Pretty sure that in 13 years of friendship, the three of us have never had such a low cost (read: low rent) excursion. Not on purpose. Not even when we were po' teenage college students.
I must confess that I've always kinda liked Souplantaion. Sable Crow just discovered it and confessed he does too. Sure, they are constantly being shut down for health violations but, I ask you, what salad bar is without reproach?
Plus, as Mr. Diabolina pointed out, you can make "very Chanel" desserts. He cracks himself up ;)
Old Navy and I have more of an off/on relationship. We go months without talking. And then, randomly, I stop by to say hello and fall in love with everything.
Today there were knock offs of the James Perse button downs my mom loves - in a rainbow of options.
Studded sandals in my colors of the moment.
Ballet flats in a print very similar to the one I am loving at JCrew
And ones that if you squint could look like Miu Miu or Lanvin
But tonight I was more interested in the rows and rows of maxi dresses.
We have a wedding in Mexico coming up and I want to get easy, inexpensive maxis that I can dress up with accessories.
So I hauled in half a dozen into the dressing room. Alas, mostly misses. Which is to be expected at a cheapie retailer.
Could get into the ombre but the material was crapOLA. Boooo.
Heart the color of this dress but not the fit around the boobage.
Loved the material and detailing on this one but again super weird on the girls. FFFFFFF.
Was beginning to lose hope when I tried on this jailbird.
And this goddess gown. The material on both dresses was like butter. So Rachel Pally but $30 instead of $200.
While the boys snapped up summer shorts in a bit of a discount shopping frenzy, I decided to come back on my own. Want to take my time and try on a few more sizes, think through the color choices.
Besides I get anxious shopping with Mr. Diabolina. I feel like he's always thinking, "You don't need that."
And who needs that?
Diane Von Furstenberg dress
Trench coat I got in Austria
Fashion District bracelets
Woke up still reeling from the wrongness that is Olivia.
First the Elle cover incident (btw I want that jacket)
Then flubbing the presentation in the presence of the women of all women, DVF herself. What. A. Horror.
The only saving grace of that incident was that Whitney was wearing a jacket very similar to a DVF dress that I got resale last year.
Haven't worn it in nearly a year because the cutout in the middle CONFUZZLES the shit out of me. Remember how I didn't quite know how to tie it the first time I wore it? Well, I definitely forgot the trick to the tying situation because my ESTOMAGO was peeping out all day. Gross. Thinking maybe I should wear a black bodysuit with it. Or go into a DVF and demand a tutorial.
The print of Whit's jacket DVF refers to as "zebra." Much like this SICK Balmain that I covet.
Think those are the only zebra prints I've liked in a long time. Ironic since zebra print is black and white - my signature colors. Dunno why I associate it with gaudy (says the woman who loves leopard.)
I actually think the jacket and my dress are more of a chevron print.
DVF has loads of chevron prints at the moment.
Patriotic chevron in particular
This chevron maxi with a hint of yellow is my dream dress for this summer's south of the border wedding. But at over $695, I'll pass.
Sad because it would look great with my Prada shoes.
Even though they are not this season Prada
The wood heel, straps and color blocking make it very on trend for this spring.
Always on trend? Piling on the bling bracelets. Today I decided to rock the only other zebra I own and added the snake to complete the menagerie.
Felt tres Nicole. Except for the whole bangles fitting on my upper arm when I'm pregnant thing :)
p.s. To celebrate International Women’s Day, DVF shops worldwide and DVF.com will donate 10% of sales from March 8 - 15 to Vital Voices, a charity empowering women worldwide.
Reduce your carbon footprint and wear your gender proudly with this purty $30 tote bag. Who doesn't like a little DVF at Old Navy prices ;)