September 19 | Favorite Things
Do you ever stare at your closet and think you don’t have anything to wear? I’ve been doing that a lot lately. Of course it isn’t true, but it kind of is. Nothing is really speaking to me. I reorganized my closet recently but it wasn’t very satisfying because I got rid of a lot of things when we moved from L.A. to Portland. It just emphasized how I’m in need of some basics this fall. My mood is just like the weather. Blah!
Here’s what I’d like to be wearing right now:
Fall 2006 runway look from Marc by Marc Jacobs
Maybe if I liked what I was wearing, I could actually get some writing done today. Maybe I need more coffee or maybe I need to take some meds for my headache. I don’t know. Instead of writing, I am updating my blog and looking for new songs to download from iTunes. I need to get cracking, but my excuse is that music helps me summon my muse.
Straight Talk on Skinny Jeans
May 09, 2006 | Favorite Things
Stovepipe, cigarette or pencil leg jeans - whatever you call them, you can’t get away from the skinny silhouette. Check out any picture of Kate Moss, Nicole Ritchie or *insert thin starlet here* and there’s some reference to their skinny jeans.
Remember when skinny jeans used to mean the pair every gal kept in the back of her closet for the day she lost the last 5 pounds? My last favorite pair of pencil leg denim takes me back to junior high school when I couldn’t zip up my favorite Jordache jeans without lying on my bed or breaking a nail.
It’s not for everyone, but I like the straight leg look. My favorite is J Brand’s 914 jeans.
I love this brand for skipping over-the-top back pocket designs and for having a nice bum-flattering fit.
Of course there is something called too much of a good thing. When I see super skinny jeans I just wonder, “Ugh, why not wear leggings?” I loathe leggings. That’s a subject for another time.