Thursday, September 30, 2010

Funk Me

Kate Spade has put me in a *mood. It started off with this dress. As in I MUST HAVE THIS DRESS EVEN IF IT IS $475 AND I COULD TAKE ANY BASIC BLACK FROCK AND TIE A SWATH OF LEOPARD AROUND MY THICK WAIST FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR WHATEVER THAT MEANS, I STILL MUST HAVE THIS DRESS!
And then this one. Even if the pose is a little Bristol Palin, god I could turn this mofo out. You know, for a mere $425 more.
Just $525 more will get you this sunny raincoat. AND I NEED A NEW RAINCOAT.
Apparently I also need a new bib necklace. With jeans? A white tee and jeans, some leopard print flats? A green glass bib necklace for $595? Please?
But what really stole the show is this very simple jewel-embellished cardigan ($295). Because as I stared at it lovingly (completely forgetting the fact that I have owned maybe a half dozen very similar sweaters over the years and got rid of them for one reason or the other), I realized that I am not this waifish twenty year old model, that I would wear this with jeans that would never be called crisp, that I have boobs that are sometimes called big, that I would spill tea down the front and that the sweater would pill in the armpits and holy mother of all that is mignon that model has **very large hands.
The grand total of my gnawing, growling, very real consumeristic case of the gimme gimmes is $2,315. Which I don't have. Though if Kate Spade were the bargaining kind I would offer her $300 for the whole pile. Or $100 for that first dress, because that truly is divine.

*Truth? Kate Spade is not responsible for my mood. A thousand other things are, but they don't come with pretty pictures.

**More than likely normal-sized hands placed on a wishbone of a pelvis.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm in a mood too, blah. And I am coveting that necklace. I want it, I want it, I want it! Why does it cost more than I make in a week? Depressing.

A Perfect Gray said...

we are wearing the same *mood today. although I wore it yesterday and also the day before that...

krista said...

"holy mother of all that is mignon" is the new "what the french, toast?"
well played.

Richie Designs said...

I'm with you on the kate spade clothes. could. wear. every. single. one.

here's what I've sort of figured out about the brand though. It seems not a whole lotta people buy the clothes and if you wait till say Feb? it will be on sale for half. Not that you want a raincoat in Feb or March but still.

sign up for their newsletter and it will get you into super secret sales etc. Wait 4 days or so if you can, they always drop the price a second time.

yes, stalking Kate Spade

Author said...

I went into Zara the other day just to have a look-see... and on the first rack alone was a to-die-for wool coat and below it some killer brown suede boots. First look at first rack in 15 seconds: $498 possible damage. Walking out of the store instead of continuing to look: priceless. I feel your pain!

tschitschi said...

love the yellow jacket!

DawnMarie said...

I desperately need Peacok Avenue Kay Dress from her 2010 Spring/Summer collection like I desperately need a $400 hole in my head. Glad I'm not alone in this endeavor.

Jaima Brown Emmert said...

Love the green drop necklace. Fabulous and very glam.