Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Online Shopping

All of my friends successfully navigate the shopping malls of the internet. They pick chic styles, get great buys, and look fantastic. Why is it so hard for me?

Okay, so here I go. I don't really know where to start, so I'll start with a brand I like. Jones New York is a good one and here is a cute duo, jacket and top.

Price at just under $300.00


That's right, $300.00

Let's try for the heck of it something called sexydresses.com

Ladder Side Dress Image Bandeau
This would be truly frightening on me. For every one of those little ladder rungs, I could show a roll of fat. No underwear, I guess--or you tape it in place. Masking or Scotch--that's the real question. Let's try something called instyle.com.
Feeling Frilly

This would be good if I were going for the William Faulkner's Rose for Emily look--she's the one that sleeps with a human corpse for several decades, all for love. Or the Bette Davis/Baby Jane look previously posted about further down. I'll pass.
I guess this is okay, but I already have a bathrobe in my school colors . This has a distinct Dalai Lama feel to me and I will pass on it as well.

I'm feeling weary, dear reader, and I haven't left my chair.
Liz Claiborne is always stylish. So let's go there next.

Striped Roll-Tab Shirtdress
Good god. I outweigh this woman by at least fifty pounds and I'm proud of it. I think they sometimes give out feed sacks at Hannaford's so why stop by there and save the money?
Bi-Color Printed Faille Shift Dress
This has to be the same woman. I ain't got toothpick legs. And sleeveless? In New England?

Even Jesus thinks THAT'S funny. Yeah, well, he never had to do this, did he?
All right, so finally I find a cool outfit. It's Liz. No surprise there.

Collection Leather Jacket, V-Neck Sweater & Kylie Pinstripe Wide Leg Pants
Three pieces for just a little over $700.00.

This only took all afternoon. Maybe I'll stick with the wardrobe I have. The look I have.
Femme à  la resille (Woman in a hairnet), 1938, by Pablo Picasso.
I haven't actually fielded any complaints. Soon I will try and navigate the waters of makeup application. Hold tight, dear reader.
A bientot


At 11:42 AM , Blogger BHUVAN CHAND JUYAL said...

I find a new website upon online shopping store.

At 1:22 AM , Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

I HATE shopping ... I used to tolerate it - now I just plain despise it. I find ordering by catalogue is okay most of the time. Luckily these days I more or less have a work uniform, and as ABM and myself don't often go out, I don't need much in the way of a wardrobe - yay!!! (I like your $700 choice by the way.) BTW Did you ever get around to wearing that white top?

At 1:29 AM , Blogger sandman1 said...

Apparently your vocabulary about shopping online triggered someone's simpleminded spam-robot... The account name has a few fake-looking blogs there too.

I don't know how to shop in malls or online either, but I wasn't going to say anything because I know it's a whole other level of complexity for women. On "What Not To Wear" they often argue to people that it's better to spend a lot on high quality pieces than repeatedly spending much less on low quality, but it seems to me that that only works if you can evaluate the quality accurately!

At 6:45 AM , Blogger Becky Motew said...

I think I did wear the white top, CB. Anything white or black I will usually get around to. It's the other stuff I leave in the closet and never wear. I like the outfit you're wearing in your pic, by the way.

I've seen it both ways. Spend a lot for something good and have it forever or buy cheap stuff and be able to experiment with all the trends. It's all frustrating as hell. $700 is WAY out of my league, though.


At 11:49 PM , Blogger Ocha said...

The red jacket is classic. If you add it to your wardrobe it will never go out of style.
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