Jason's mom arrived two days ago (I know--I am being way spoiled in the help category), and among other things, she brought me a magazine from the States. One of my favorite ways to zone out is to read a magazine. It's kind of like a mental hot fudge sundae: fun and yummy and okay to have in moderation. (I wish I could apply that last principle to regular hot fudge sundaes. But anyway.)
The magazine is this month's Marie Claire. Now, I usually enjoy Marie Claire for a couple reasons. One, it does not make me feel embarrassed to be seen in public with it and two, there is some actual journalism within its pages. But this time...I don't know, it seems that the wheels have maybe fallen off over there. Or maybe it's me. Maybe I am more suburban, boring, and out-of-touch than I thought. (This is entirely possible.) Here's a few samples...
I love how fashion mags are trying to be relatable in this financial climate. They point out that, in these tough economic times, don't worry about buying whole new outfits. Just update your accessories! They can provide "an instant update to a well traveled look". I'm thinking of adding these to my Gap jeans/diaper bag combo--a pair of metal-studded Christian Louboutin loafers for only $995. Check it.
Somebody's fahhhbulous! Not to be pedantic, but I'm not sure that one can actually loaf in loafers that have spikes on them. They just don't seem conducive to loaf-age.
To be fair, not all the accessories are $1000 and up. You can also get a pair of gold, black dotted Furla gloves for $175.
Do you think I could get the snot stains out of these from when I have to wipe the kids' noses? Just wondering.
Flip a few pages over and find out, as one model proclaims: "Fall is all about thigh-high boots as pants!" Y'all, I had to read that twice. I feel like I'm turning into my grandma or something. But, thigh-high boots as pants? Really?
Are we doing that now? I mean, this young lady looks fetching, but can you imagine rocking the produce section in those babies?
And from the world of work, we are informed that sometimes your boss will be in a bad mood and may take it out on you. In case you were unaware that sometimes people are in bad moods and stuff. So be on the lookout for that.
On pg 108, I learned that Asperger's Syndrome is now the "disorder du jour". Apparently, due to a couple of characters in TV and movies portrayed as having AS, Marie Claire is sensing a "trend" of fascination in it. I'm sure that, across the country, the parents of kids with Autism Spectrum disorders are breathing a huge sigh of relief. It's trendy now! Maybe they'll all get free thigh-high boots or something.
Oh, and a few more tidbits: Red is the new neutral, it's good to brush your hair before a job interview, and it's cheaper to dye it at home than have it done in a salon. But it won't look as good, 'k?
That's all for now. Hope this helps--just consider me your source for completely impractical fashion ideas or obvious stuff you already knew! Have a great day, everyone!
(Ok, I'm hesitant to post this, cause it sounds so cynical! That's not usually my thing, but all this stuff just seemed so SILLY and I couldn't help myself!) Alright, I'm done now. Just wanted to say that. Bye. No, you hang up first. Go ahead! No, YOU!