Archive for March 8th, 2009

March 8, 2009

room runway

I am up late tonight.

Not even an hour’s worth of Daylight Savings Time fatigue can conquer an Excedrin+Diet Pepsi cocktail at 8:30. That move was silly of me, but when the telltale throb in my jaw began shortly after dinner I decided that feeling sleepy tomorrow would be better than feeling crappy all of today (and some of tomorrow). Migrain prevention therapy (shower, drugs, heating pad, resting eyes) ensued.

So I am alive-awake-alert-enthusiastic at midnight.

What better to do than try on my new clothes!

Clothes that are currently giving me a stress attack because I just dropped 69 dollars onto my credit card. Sixty nine dollars! Do you know what 69 dollars can buy?!? A lot of stuff that I’ll probably buy for myself even though I already spent that 69 dollars!


Perhaps that migraine-wannabe has something to do with said unreasonable shopping “spree?”


So help me decide, internets. Keep, or return?

Item Number One: The Sassy Denim Pencil Skirt

Note the 80’s side-swept hair, and the dangling hanger strap. I didn’t say I was completely fastidious after midnight.

Pro: I’ve been looking for a jean skirt since I started my job. In July 2007.  I finally found one that met my requirements!

Con: One of my fave outfits is jean skirt, tights, and flats. But due to the length (little above the knee) and fit (pencil-y pencil tight) of this particular skirt, I don’t think I would wear it with tights and flats.

Pro: It’s comfy! I loooooooove comfy work clothes. The extra 7-10 pounds I’ve been hauling have rendered my black pants NOT comfy, so this is a big excitement.

Con: When I turn sideways, my waist looks like that.

Do I dare to…. TUCK IN MY SHIRT??!??!

I’m not sure how lovely that would be. I feel like such a mom when I tuck in my shirt, and I think I should at least HAVE a kid before I feel like Such A Mom.

Pro: It’ll be nice to have when the weather gets nicer – like jeans I can wear to work that match every shirt! Including the dreaded Summer Reading T-Shirt

Con: It’s 25 dollars I shouldn’t spend.

Pro: Marked down from 50!!!!!

Item Number Two: The Comfy, Warmy Boyfriend Sweater

Pro: Who doesn’t need another cardigan? I keep getting the shivers when I’m at home and end up looking for a long time to find something slouchy to throw over whatever I’m wearing.

Con: Did I ever tell you about the other TWO black cardis I bought since Fall? Um yeah. This would bring my collection to three.

Pro: Granted, one of them is looking pretttty ragged. Like, holes and unraveled threads ragged.

Pro: And none of them are so dang long!

A butt-shielding cardigan. That is a thing of beauty.

Con: You don’t need another black cardigan, Jessica!

Pro: But I love it sooooooo much.

Con: It was marked down from 50, but only to 32. Which is 32 dollars I should be saving to move out. Or pay my mom back for my car insurance. Or to get a massage so I’ll stop getting neck cramps that give me migraines. Or to buy up some cheap stocks. Or go on this vacation in 3 weeks (THREE WEEKS!) that threatens to boil my blood.

Pro: I really love it. Even though wearing it makes me feel like I’m doing something naughty.

/fashion show