Sometime in mid-July, Caroline informed me she wanted to be a ninja for Halloween. Not a pink Ninja or some type of girly ninja. A real ninja. Dressed all in black. With nunchuks and a death star.
I didn’t know about the nunchuks and the death star. P had to tell me about those. And also that ninjas wear odd little black boots because I was envisioning some tall black boots. Something a little more Sydney Bristow and less Bruce Lee.
(Was Bruce Lee even a ninja? I have no idea. Let’s just pretend that’s the case because I’m too tired to google “famous ninja”.)
But then yesterday morning P let me sleep late. Except Caroline still came and woke me up because she needed me to fix her hair. So I braided her hair, kissed her goodbye and started to fall back asleep. Until I felt someone breathing on me and heard the rattle of catalog pages in close proximity.
I opened my eyes to find Caroline standing over me holding a catalog while she whispered, “Mama, I’ve decided to be a Disco Queen. Just look at this outfit.” What? Where am I? Is this some sort of weird dream like the other night after I took that ALL NATURAL sleeping supplement and had repeated dreams about trying to flush a pair of khaki pants down the toilet?
(Can someone interpret that for me, by the way?)
I mumbled something along the lines of “Let’s discuss it later”. Which she took me up on the minute she got out of school. Everything is about that Disco Queen costume. And the sweet bell bottoms and the sparkly headband and the platform shoes.
In fact, after I tucked her into bed tonight, she came back out and said she’d like to sleep with the picture of the Disco Queen costume because it makes her so happy. And when I went in to check on her a few minutes ago, she was sound asleep with that picture grasped tightly in her hand.
And, really, I understand. I felt that same way about a pair of boots from Anthropologie a few years back.
Now I just need to figure out how to get P a white suit so he can be Tony Manero.
Here are some cute things I’ve found this week:
This is so pretty. Perfect with jeans and tall boots.
I saw this in the White House Black Market catalog the other day and fell in love with it. Love the black and white stripes. I have some black skinny jeans that would like to be friends with this sweater.
Personally, I couldn’t wear this. It’s a little too empire-waisty for me. But I love the color and the length and think it would be darling with a pair of leggings.
I haven’t seen this in person but it looks like it has potential. Plus, all Old Navy sweaters are 40% off right now. It’s the time to get a deal.
I’ve had my eye on this for awhile because it seems like the perfect coat to throw on. Casual, but with super cute pintucks in the back. And all coats at Anthropologie are 30% off right now.
It also comes in an ivory color if the orange makes you feel a little too Coast Guard. However, I really like the orange.
I don’t have the picture of this but, OH MY, it is a vision of darlingness. So cute and so chick.
I realize it may be a little too early to talk about holiday parties, but I saw this skirt and thought it was so cute. It would be perfect for a little Christmas get-together.
Not going to lie. I’m a little obsessed with these.
I’m going to an A&M game later this fall and if I knew it was going to be cold I’d order this in a heartbeat. But it might be 85 degrees and I wouldn’t get to wear it.
However, I may order it anyway because I have an Anthropologie gift card that’s burning a hole in my pocket.
I really like this because it looks so comfortable yet stylish. I realize the bare leg might be problematic in a daytime setting, but that’s what cute patterned tights are for.
This is slightly off-topic but Gulley and I were in a store the other day and they had this cute charcoal gray maxi dress with a heart on the front. But we noticed it was totally see-through. Then the salesgirl showed us this strapless girdle thing that you’re supposed to wear under it. We were kind of on board until we looked at the price and saw it was $175.
Yes. I’d like to pay almost $200 for a see-through dress that requires me to wear a strapless girdle under it.
Now I really like this. I think it would look so cute with some jeggings or leggings or skinny jeans or whatever.
When I’m not dreaming about flushing a pair of khaki pants down the toilet, I’m dreaming about this coat. It is so beautiful. And it’s so outrageously expensive.
But I wanted to share it with you because I want others to experience it from afar.
That’s it for today.
Except for Gig’em Aggies.
Beat the hell out of Arkansas.
Y’all have a great Friday.