Category Archives: Where to shop

Meet Nordstrom Liz

Darn, I had to take Michael to the Apple Store today, and the closest one is at the mall where Nordstrom Liz works. It was a bummer, but I tried to deal with it gracefully. After Michael took his broken ipod (the jack was broken, and even though he had dropped it and the screen was cracked, and it was eight months old, they gave him a brand new one), I went and met with Liz.
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And Now My Toes Look All F***ed Up…

Two days ago Mean Pinterest Girl got me down (but only for a little while, and then your outpouring of love and encouragement here and on Facebook boosted me up again), and then day before yesterday my toenail fell off, making it a little awkward to show my feet — and just when sandal weather has finally arrived! Oh well, not a big deal, except I have to wear comfy shoes for awhile, like these:


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Lace Shorts at Last! (I Look Like a Gladiator)

Happy Saturday, friends. At last it’s warm enough (sort of) for my new Free People lace shorts. I love them! I added a belt and some gladiator sandals ($29.99 from Target). With the sandals and the scalloped bottom of the shorts, don’t I look like an actual gladiator? I should have grabbed one of the kids’ swords.

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Fashion Tip: Buy This Shirt Immediately

I’m still upset that, amidst all my comments, emails, and Facebook replies, not a single person gave me positive feedback on the wedge sneaker thing. I mean, really, there must be someone out there, one single person, who likes them for more mature women.

But I will put my pique aside for a moment to tell you about this delightful shirt. It’s the one I got for Mother’s Day along with the lace shorts (which I have still not worn). It’s another Free People top, under the FP Beach brand. Here’s why it’s awesome:

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Very Important Info and a Fashion Mistake

I’ll get the mistake out of the way. I don’t think today’s outfit worked in the least. I started with just the lace skirt (Anne Taylor, $79.50 but I got it on sale for $50ish), brown shirt ($78, Free People) and boots, with bare legs, but it was freezing cold, so I added the leggings and the jacket. I think the look is too random with all the separate pieces. Plus, all the brown is too dark for the cream-colored skirt. (You can’t see it with the jacket, but the shirt has pretty lace on the sleeves. Not exactly lace. But it’s pretty…)

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Banned from Wearing These Lace Shorts

Okay, that headline is a little dramatic (what can I say? I’m a Leo). I’m not really banned from wearing the shorts – I just have to wait until Sunday. Paul and the kids bought me an outfit for Mother’s Day — lace shorts ($78) and slouchy but pretty T-shirt ($58) — which I picked out and tried on. When we left the store, Paul took the bag and hid it away. (Darn him!)
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I’m Lucky: My Mom Can’t Wear Heels

Got a question about the shoes I’m wearing in my previous post. The shoes were a hand-me-down from my mom, who says she can no longer wear heels, which is a pity, because she has great legs. They’re Donald J. Pliney (the shoes, not my mom’s legs), a brand I must admit that I have never heard of, but the shoes are great: super comfortable and you can dress them down or up.

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