Friday, December 07, 2012

Bond-age and power lines

So I hauled myself off to Target last weekend for the Neiman Marcus collaboration, and while there were many items that interested me not one bit, I made the surprising but fortuitous discovery: I had this giant hole in my wardrobe that absolutely HAD to be filled with long, metal studded gloves.

Because, see, I have this 3/4-length sleeved jacket and until last weekend my arms would get cold. Which is a dreadful kind of first-world problem to have.

But no longer!
Also, I am posting this totally gratuitous photo because I love my outfit and I wish I could wear it every day.

We went to a party on Sunday, and it was the first time since getting pregnant that I've actually felt good in what I was wearing. I've been schlumping around in comfy, non-binding clothes and feeling frumpy. The regular globs of oatmeal/spit up/what is this gunk? don't help.

So I'd forgotten how much I used to like getting dressed sometimes.

I bought this dress in Paris, and it has these fabulous 60s-style buttons and front pocket. I then was immediately unable to wear it. Like, tried it on a wee bit pregnant, splurged, returned to the US, and my thighs doubled in size and refused to be squozen into it.

Now, however, with a little help of the Spanx variety, I am totally ready to kick ass.

I asked Nick if I could be an aging Bond girl in this outfit and he gave me that edge of mirth, "Sure, honey." kind of answer.

But these gloves make me wish I were a spy or hired assassin (except for the killing part) or something like that. Or just an actual international woman of mystery.

Then I would totally make my escape using the hideous power lines behind our house.

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  1. That's all very well and good, but you do NOT want to be messing with power lines while wearing metal-studded gloves.

    I am positively green with envy over that jacket. Green, I tell you!

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    1. You are totally the voice of reason there. I didn't think about the studs and the electricity. Duh.

      And thank you! I got this jacket while visiting Maude 6 or 7 years ago, and I absolutely love it!

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  2. OMG!! I love your outfit! Love the gloves too! You rock!

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    1. Thank you! I feel like it's almost as cool as your fabulous giraffe-print dress and hottie heels. Almost.

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  3. This article isn't about what I thought it would be about... nevertheless since I am here I think the outfit is smashing.

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    1. Ah, Eric, I'm sorry not to be as spicy as one might hope. But thank you!

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  4. You look every inch the international woman of mystery! ;-)

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    1. Oh, hugs to you and your fabulous rack! :)

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  5. Oh my GOD that jacket! And those gloves!! And the boots!! Damn, lady, you look fucking FANTASTIC! And while I normally hesitate to drop the f bomb, you fucking deserve it! Damn!

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    1. Huge huge hugs to you, Luna, for the kind word and the repeated rare use of the f-bomb!

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  6. If only your house had an elevator to whisk you away in on a spy mission. Wait, it does! You're gorgeous and I absolutely love this outfit. I covet the coat especially but it's just perfect for your petite frame and pretty dress from Paris. Hope the party was a smash!

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    1. I looooove you! I do I do! Thank you!

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  7. talk about gorgeous! i am tres jelly of the entire ensemble, as well as your hot mama figure! commencing diet in 3, 2, 1...

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    1. Awww, thanks Emma. Oops, I mean, Coleen!

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  8. You look adorbs. Great outfit!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! Susan totally approved!

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  9. Wow, you really do look fantastic! You are a hottie my friend. You are a total Bond girl, imho.

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    1. Oh, Lynn, huge huge hugs to you! Thank you!

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  10. girlfriend...if i were you i WOULD wear that outfit everyday every where... you look amazing and little like a superhero...
    or at least my hero! good on you!
    :-)
    xoxo

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    1. Than you so much, SB! You are too kind! Hugs!

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