Real Clothes

I don’t know what real clothes look like anymore. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but I feel like I’ve forgotten how to put myself together. After spending four weeks in yoga pants, five days a week, and desperately avoiding having to put on clothes other than sweaters or leggings, I now can’t even remember what I used to wear to work on a daily basis. Damn you, yoga teacher training and general laziness.

I’ve had a few interviews in the past two weeks and it’s been a struggle to force jeans onto my legs. And I’ve lost 6 pounds in the past month (yay!), so it’s not that they no longer fit! To quote the poet Cher Horowitz, they’re just “so binding.”

I had an interview today for a temp job in the HR department of a fashion company and when I went out it was a fashion company, my first thought was, “oh shit.” I wasn’t sure how I was going to convince these people that I gave two fucks about fashion when I clearly don’t. I ultimately decided upon a 5+ year old black wrap dress from Old Navy with black boots and a hot pink leather jacket. 

(Let’s not talk about how the recruiter gave me the wrong address for their offices and the offices are actually located an hour+ away from me via subway. In the end, I chose not to go or to reschedule. Because the fashion industry sucks and Whitehall Street is really hella far away.)

How should I rectify the situation? I thought an inventory review of my closet was in order. IS in order. Meaning, I have yet to do it. But I will. Soon enough. After a season of leggings and sweaters, I have no idea what else is left in my closet. Does that happen to anyone else?

Nevertheless, here’s to trying to dress like an actual human being again. 

I spent most of Friday evening finishing off Lucy Sykes’ and Joe Piazza’s novel The Knockoff. I couldn’t put it down. It’s such fluff, such chicklit. But it was enthralling. I think this book got a lot of press over the summer, but as per usual, I’m a few months late to the game, but better late then never. 

I loved this book and would recommend it to any lady who needs some entertaining, brainless fun to read. 

Now onto ”The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” which I’m told will 100% make me want to get rid of 90% of my books. Hopefully not!

I really love these glasses. I decided recently that I needed a pair of glasses that I could actually wear out of the house and everyone screamed “WARBY PARKER!” So I went down after work yesterday and found these.

I made an appointment for an eye exam on October 12th. Hopefully I don’t change my mind before then!

Also: These glasses, should I actually get them, will probably never see the light outside my apartment. I really only wear glasses after I take my contacts out at night. Maybe cuter glasses will make me want to wear them outside? I feel like it’d be annoying to wear glasses (occasionally) again. Oh-so-conflicted. 

My trophy date (and good friend) Ben & I at my best friend’s sister’s wedding last night on Long Island last night. I loved this dress. I bought it at TJ Maxx. It’s a designer that my mom had heard of but I hadn’t (no surprise there, I haven’t heard of most designers). 

The weather may have been monsoon like, and we did get stuck in 3 hours worth of traffic on a normally-45 minute trip, but it was a great wedding. 

I loved my outfit today. Five dollar black tank top (Old Navy), $15 black shrug (Gap), and a $10 hot pink skirt (originally from $17.50 from H&M, but I got it with the tags still on at Housing Works on Saturday!). The bracelet is from Housing Works too. It was $2 and I’m still not sure if it’s really a bracelet or a dog collar. 

I topped it off with black combat boots and my hot pink leather jacket.

Sunday Afternoon Purchase

I bought a Sweaty Band last year and loved it. I got another one for Christmas and on my first run wearing it, it fell off. I’m not sure how because I was wearing an additional headband over it. I’m guessing it slipped off the back.

Despite this set back (and the fact that their product is not always true to it’s name), I’d spent the last couple of weeks using other headbands I had and they were all a disappointment. They slide. They were annoying.

So, I stopped in Jack Rabbit after my yoga class and picked up this one. It should go with most of my running clothes. 

This is what I wore on New Year’s Eve. It’s apparently “fiesta red” and I bought it the day before at H&M for $10. I wore it with purple heels. I went to my friends’ party and drank (perhaps too much) wine and watched the ball drop on TV (though we were just a few blocks away from the actual thing).

Today is for yoga, reading, and eating eggs. Happy new year!