Friday, June 22, 2012
You know when someone asks a question either online or in person that they could have (more) easily googled? Yeah. That makes me nuts.
I am an avid googler. Mostly because I like to be right at all times. I've been known to whip out my phone to google my correctness at any given moment. I also like to gloat. I'm a gloaty know-it-all.
If you are, too, please to enjoy Let Me Google That For You. A new service that allows you to look up a question for someone and then send them the link to this perfectly snarky google tutorial...
The best part is when it asks, "Was that so hard?" Love it.
Hi. Do you know what this is? This is a Croc. Yes, the very same comapny that makes those hideous orange rubber clogs that Mario Batali wears also makes shoes like this... it's a revelation, isn't it?These are actually leather wrapped "croslite" - which I'm guessing is Crocs' proprietary rubber-like blend? At any rate, these are crazy comfy. And cute.
They also make these:
So, the question remains... if you were wearing Crocs, would you admit to it?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I have professed my love for the Skinny Jean before here at Amateurian. I wear my heart on my sleeve, or pant leg, as the case may be.The other day I realized I had a significant amount of rewards dollars on my Banana Republic/Gap/Old Navy (Athleta/Piperlime) account. This is because I use that card to pay for hotels when we go on vacation. I can then pay the card off AND get free clothes. It's a win/win. My rewards expired at the end of June. Of course. Because I'm a terrific procrastinator.
So, what to buy?
I browsed all the eligible stores. For a long time. And finally I found a cute bikini, and a blouse (I hate that word. I also hate the word "top" so - let's call it a shirt - I bought a shirt) and then decided I needed some new jeans.
After studying all the offerings and reading all the descriptions, I settled on 2 pairs of Old Navy's Sweetheart Skinny Jeans. I was more than a bit apprehensive because I've never found an Old Navy jean that was flattering. But, the reviews were very good and they were cheap. And by cheap, I mean free. What did I have to lose?
Well. They are fantastic. I was glad I listened to the reviewers and bought a size down. I ordered a 2 (and I am, in no one's book, a size 2) and they fit perfectly. In fact, by the end of the day they're even a bit loose - which is ok. I also bought them in the tall length. There are, in my opinion, only two acceptable lengths for jeans - just above the ankle or long enough to wear with stillettos. No crops, no weird tailored-looking length. I should say that I am not tall (5'7") nor are my legs long (my 5'5" mother's are longer) but these jeans are perfect. Perfect. I bought a dark washed pair as well as a more casual, broken in looking pair. Quite honestly they rival my beloved Tahari jeans in fit - and at 10% of the cost! Love!