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My Looks

Best Zara Picks, According To Me: Spring 2019 Edition

I did not buy this skirt. That was a mistake. (Fixing it.)

For the past few months, I've been pretty good about keeping my shopping at a minimum thanks to my Rent the Runway Unlimited subscription: Every time I'm in a store and think "Ooh! I want to buy this!" I remember that the little high that you get from a new clothing purchase is a) temporary, and b) something I can get via RTR.

Except I just cancelled my subscription, and here's why: In the wintertime, it made sense to me because winter clothing is more expensive, more fussy, and more situation-specific (holiday parties and what have you). In the summer, I default to a uniform of Whatever Is Lightweight And Comfortable, and I simply can't imagine wanting to rent, like, a structured blouse or designer dress. I just don't care enough.

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Sweaters & Things

Vince sweater (via TJ Maxx); Hozen bag; Zara sparkle pants (similar).

The point of this post is to answer a reader question that is very close to my heart, because it is about sweaters. But the secondary point of this post is to answer another reader's question, about Rent the Runway Unlimited.

Just so you have a sense of what you're getting into here.

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I Got Dressed Three Times Yesterday

This is not one of the times.

Well, technically speaking, I got dressed seven times yesterday. (I KNOW. And only one of them involved pajamas!) But the pictures here commemorate my favorite times.

I spent eight hours yesterday shooting a video for Tiny Tags that focuses on...divorce, actually. It was an emotional day, and I definitely cried, and the video will speak for itself when it comes out - so instead of talking about feelings this morning, I'm going to talk about clothing.

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The Preschool Dropoff Uniform

 

PJs | Glasses

Here is a nice thing about having moved from Northern California to Southern: When you live in San Jose and roll into preschool drop-off looking like you just stepped straight out of Grey Gardens, people tend to look at you a little funny. In San Jose, I was definitely “the mom who wore pajamas and sunglasses the size of her head even in the rain.”

Lifestyle

Freezy Freakies Are Back…And Now Available In Kids’ Sizes

Last year, right around this time, I was walking downtown on my way to visit her mom at her office, and wandered by a little pop-up holiday shop. I hadn't really been planning on browsing, but then I saw what one of the booths was selling, and instantly screeched to a full stop like a Bugs Bunny cartoon (or, if we’re being generationally thematic, a Tiny Toon Adventures character).

If you did not grow up in the Northeast during the 1980s, there is a decent chance you have no idea what Freezy Freakies are. But if you did, you are PUMPED right now. I have so many feelings about these things. We’re talking intense, visceral sense memories, wherein I can actually physically revisit the joyful experience of watching the invisible unicorn appear out of thin air. (Freezy Freakies are made using thermochromic ink, which is translucent when warm, and turns bright colors when cold. But we can pretend it’s just straight-up magic; that’s more fun.) But your memories are also likely filled with intense longing and angst - even rage - because your parents probably thought they were expensive and wouldn't buy you a new pair when you left one in the park, except Cynthia had TWO pairs and it WASN'T FAIR.

Guess what?


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