February 29, 2008
I know a few have gone private recently (Hemstich & Hydrangea, Kimba, and the Happy Homemaker) and a few are "on a break" a la Grosgrain Garage.
Latter Day Lilly and Preppy Rider are two who come to mind...I know there are more.
If you're still reading us, we miss reading you!
And then the things for kids! I must say, madras is the one style that is just as plentiful in the shopping ghetto that is the boys' department as it is in the girls' department. TCP Baby needed some new summer threads as well--obvs, as the 6 mo. outfits from last summer won't be cutting it.
The TCP Grandparents (truly authentic Third Coast-ers, 80+ years of living in the city!) got him a pair of green madras shorts from Old Navy...and I picked up a pair of the classic madras shorts for him.
With the massive Baby and Kids sale at ON, these were under $10 each!
Then I found him a swimsuit at TJMaxx, under $15:
So you see how I have developed this addiction. I can't explain it, but madras makes me happy. Madras + crazy good sales? Joy.
Now if I could just convince Mr. TC that madras would be a good look for him...
February 26, 2008
And an extended trailer for the new Sex and the City movie is online here. I'm embarassingly excited about this movie.
February 21, 2008
February 19, 2008
I managed to squeeze in a quick trip to the library earlier this week, and let's just say I have fallen off the wagon when it comes to reading the classics. These somehow found their way into my totebag:
- The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld
- The Yummy Mummy by Polly Williams
- Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein
- Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler by Wade Rouse
- Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields
- Taste by Letitia Baldridge
- Mere Anarchy by Woody Allen
Sometimes, a girl just needs to read a little fluff! (Although, I think the Brooke Shields book is definitely not fluff, and probably something that everyone should read. I picked it up because a friend just shared her own story about PPD with me, and I wanted to understand it better. Very informative and well written, IMO.)
February 15, 2008
February 14, 2008
Tickled Pink & Green asked why I dislike Chloe Sevigny....and I must admit that I have no good answer. She just bugs. I guess I've never seen her act in any movie that I really enjoyed, and generally see her posing in magazines wearing some godawful get up that is being heralded as edgy and fashion-forward. Blech. Also, TP&G, I would LOVE to borrow your book! Email me at email@example.com to figure out the details! Thanks so much for offering!
Preppy Mom asked how I have time to read my book a week...the answer to that is easy--the CTA and it's interminable delays. I have a 40 or so minute el ride to and from work every day, and that's when I do all my reading. If I wasn't trapped in a slow-moving train every day, I probably wouldn't read even half as much as I do.
And lots of you asked about PayPal and the alleged protection that it offers to buyers. According to their website, if their "investigation team finds the claim in favor of the buyer, the amount of the transaction, if available from the seller, will be transferred back to the buyer" (emphasis mine) but for eBay transactions, "PayPal Buyer Protection covers eBay transactions paid with PayPal up to $200.00 USD and qualifying eBay transactions up to $2,000.00 USD. This program helps you recover funds if a seller does not deliver or significantly misrepresents an eBay item." Most of my paypal-ing (don't mind me as I make up new words!) in the past had been for eBay purchases, and I assumed the rules were the same for other transactions. Not so. So be careful out there, internet shoppers!!
February 13, 2008
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. It was well-written, deep, allegorical, etc. But the whole time I was reading it, I felt very much that I was completing "an assignment." Not a fun beach read, that's for sure.
The Last Days of Disco, with Cocktails at Petrossian Afterward by Whit Stillman. Eh. It was good, but I'd rather just watch Metropolitan. Same kind of feel to it, but with a slightly older cast, set in a slightly earlier time. It's also a movie, starring Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale. But I loathe Chloe Sevigny, so I'm not likely to watch it anytime soon. Although I bet it has a great soundtrack. I had to add a few things to my Project Playlist after reading that one!
Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh. Loved it. Always love Waugh, so no surprise there.